I have been looking for headboards recently and had not realized until now that there are a myriad of headboard designs that uses a wide variety of materials.

First up, Apartment Therapy posted in January 10 Headboards one can make for under $50. Cost is definitely the constraint here so these are some very cheap or easy to obtain materials.

Burlap

Burlap Headboard

 

Pallets

Pallets Headboard

 

Hankies

Hankies Bedboard

 

Books

Book Cover Headboard

 

Paint

Painted Bedboard

 

Painted Screen

Painted Vintage Screen Bed Board

 

Cardboard

Cardboard Bed Board

 

Salvaged Wood

Salvaged Wood Bedboard

Ribbons

Ribbon Bedboard

 

Framed Photos

Framed Photo Bedboards

 

And then there are some more in Apartment Therapy archives…

Corrugated Sheet Metal

Corrugated Sheet Metal Bed Board

 

Natural Wood Headboard

Natural Wood Headboard

 

Vinyl Decal

vinylDecalBedBoard

Why do we need headboards? Traditionally, headboards literally hold up one end of the bed off the ground while the foot board holds up the other. As you can see above, there is a shift away from this mere function. Now not only is it decorative, some are also functional in the way that it holds decorations, or books, or general storage for duvets, blankets, sheets etc.

One thought that might be worth mentioning is that I, myself, consider a lack of bed frame somewhat strange and a quick poll with my wife and our family also reached similar results.