For an unexpected headboard, use a decorative element that’s not typical for a bedroom. Consider painted wooden window shutters, a decorative wall divider that can lie flat and be attached to the wall, or an ornate iron panel painted a fun color. Just make sure to place oversized pillows in front of this kind of installation or hang it where your head can’t touch it.
Unless you’re going for an ultra minimalist look, bare white walls in a bedroom can feel more stark than luxurious. Embrace a little paint or wallpaper to give your bedroom a warmer, more designed look.
Design tip: For a cost-effective bold statement, use your throw pillows as the centerpiece of the room. A curated collection of patterns and textures that are distinct from the rest of the room can really steal the show. For example, in an all-white room, a collection of brightly colored pillows grabs the eye. Similarly, in a room with a dark wall and bedding, try an assortment of either colorful patterned pillows or metallic hues for a dramatic palette.
Look for pieces that have separate legs and just leave them off. One DIY note, if you’re not using a contractor to mount your pieces, definitely consult with one. You want to be sure that your wall can handle the weight, and that you’re using the right support and wall anchors.