Use a favorite fabric to inspire your headboard’s shape, or vice versa. The Asian motif on this pretty coral fabric complements the pagoda-inspired shape of the headboard, and paired with grasscloth wall covering, gives the bedroom an exotic island feel
Playing with Scale
This dramatically-sized headboard steals the show without overwhelming the room. Repetition of the wall color on the headboard's frame and the fabrics found on the bed keeps the look simple.
If choosing a color palette is overwhelming, stick to different shades of a favorite color. Repeating different tones on accessories, and even the lampshade, keeps the look cohesive. Just be sure to limit the look to one room, else your home may resemble a crayon box!
If a monochromatic scheme isn't your cup of tea, use colors opposite each other on the color wheel to create a unique palette. Here, the pale turquoise walls are an icy contrast to the warm red quilt. Fabric on the headboard that contains both colors pulls the look together.
Use What You Have
A pair of twin headboards can stand in for a larger one. This is especially useful in a guest room, where a variety of options might be needed. Simply pull the beds apart when two twin-sized beds better fit your guests’ needs.
Repurpose a Vintage Find
With a little imagination, nearly anything can be made into a headboard. Here, a damaged – but still pretty – mantel was converted into a one-of-a-kind piece.
Found this great look into all types of bed head boards from Coastal Living and wanted to share it with you. My grandmother always had amazing beds and headboards, coverlets and coordinating wall papers for different furniture & rooms with different purposes - when I would stay with her during school holidays at her various homes through the New England Tableland to the Blue Mountains [in NSW]. I think in essence I have a true fondness for a solid headboard from these moments I think back to - harking of of both sentimentality and a youthful awareness of detail and design - perhaps?
A head board can certainly be a statement and feature piece within your sleeping space, and it can also be a great vehicle to join colours, styles and print patterns together.
Take a look at these fabulous head board ideas... maybe one will fit your style and ideas?
images - sub text via pinterest & coastal living