No Headboard Necessary

Interiors & Decor


I’ve had a hard time deciding on a headboard. While we impulse purchased a simple and practical one at the Blu Dot outlet, I keep longing for all sorts of bedding alternatives: canopy, post, upholstered, wood. I’m not planning to switch up our current bed frame anytime soon, but these four ideas for living without a bed frame may be another option for those of us who have a hard time pulling the trigger on furniture purchases!


Idea 1: Use a tapestry to create a focal point in the room. The addition of tassels and embroidery define this space even more. Try leaving a little bit of slack to create a canopy feeling. Dreamy!


Idea 2: Use colorblocking to ground your bedding. This technique does double duty for wall paneling or chair rails in a cool modern way. A subtle shade of grey doesn’t overwhelm your space.


Idea 3: Paint your wall a bold color and chose bedding that complements the shade. Simple and serene.


Idea 4: Make the most of your architectural details! No reason for a headboard to be fighting with this lovely cathedral window.

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BY Kate Arends - March 14, 2016

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March 14, 2016 12:09 pm

Love this! We have a giant map schoolhouse map over our bed, and I’ve been so happy going headboard-free!

March 15, 2016 9:49 am

I’ve had trouble committing to a headboard too. Great alternatives. Also, liking the shop the story addition.

March 15, 2016 8:11 pm

Ah love idea #3!

March 16, 2016 6:20 am

Wow, I love the headboard solution from the first picture. It reminds me of a nice hotel I stayed in on my last holiday in Tunis. Love your blog. Cheers!

March 18, 2016 10:16 am

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