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5 Alternative Ideas For Beds Without Headboards

Liven up the dead space behind your sleeping cot with these styling suggestions

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Photography: HomeDeco.nl and @habitatstyling via Instagram (Main Photo)

When styling bedrooms, headboards are usually used to make a huge décor statement. From tufted fabric to beveled glass, almost anything can be used to dress up the sad spot behind our mattress. However, these high-quality pieces can cost a fortune and it can be a stretch for homeowners with other priorities. 

No need to worry, there are other ways to spruce up a bare wall—whether you have a limited budget, short on space, or you just can’t find something you love, here are some ideas that can make your #roomgoals come to life: 


Washi tape is probably the cheapest and easiest decorating tool you can use to wake up a lonely wall. Take inspiration from this geometric piece (as seen in photo) and create something minimalist-inspired for your bedroom, too. 

Move your gallery wall from the living area to the bedroom for a one-of-a-kind faux headboard. You can also mix and match different frames for a vintage-inspired feel. 

Temporary wall decals are a great substitute for hanging artwork and a simple way to play with a lot of different looks. When you're ready for an upgrade or a new aesthetic, just peel it off without any hassle! 

Hanging a tapestry of knitted dreamcatchers will give your bedroom major beachy, Bohemian vibes. These are easy to come by and super budget-friendly—try looking for them at your local thrift store and Etsy has a lot of choices available, too.  


Modern, department store beds usually come with a very low headboard. In order trick the eye into thinking it has height, consider having floating shelves installed over it—use it to stack books, display photographs or store extra knickknacks. 

PHOTOS and SOURCES: HomeDeco.nl and @habitatstyling via Instagram (Main) |  (5) | Apartment Therapy

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