Dorm furniture is known for being a little… bland at times. It can be difficult to create a space that really reflects who you are and your personal sense of style. However, bed headboards offer a blank slate for you to really set the tone of your room. Here are some fresh ideas to decorate your headboard next semester.
Fabric Mosaic Headboard
This easy bed headboard instantly gives your room a refined look. All you have to do is buy thick foam, cut it into the size of square you need, and wrap it in fabric. You can pick one fabric or a few to fit your color scheme of your space and rearrange the shapes as you see fit. The best part? This lightweight design can be attached using command strips so it wont rip the paint off your dorm room wall and leave you with pesky fees at the end of the year.
Tapestries have been a staple look for dorm rooms for awhile now. While they usually reside on a statement wall, consider mixing things up and making your tapestry double as a bed headboard. The colorful design will draw people’s eyes in and make your bed even more of a focal point for the room.
If you’re trying to master a modern look, consider investing in a contemporary bed headboard to bring your room together. You can pick these up from stores like Pier 1 imports and easily match the rest of your decor to them. For example, buy something like the headboard below and fill the rest of your space with golden and metallic knickknack.
While wooden headboards are a timeless option, consider making your version a little bit more fun with some pops of color. You are only in college once, right? This design can easily be done yourself by buying colorful paints and thick tape. Line up your design using tape to ensure you have straight lines, and let your inner artist out.
For the truly creative souls, consider painting your entire wall with black chalk paint. From there, you can design your very own headboard and change it whenever you feel inspired. While this option doesn’t offer much head support, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be the most fun headboard on your floor. You can also paint a large poster with the chalk paint and hang it behind your bed if you’re not allowed to paint your walls.
If you end up with an off-campus dorm or a dorm room with a big window, consider making the window itself your headboard. This look really just requires that you buy beautiful blinds or curtains, but otherwise you can capitalize on the beauty of the great outdoors and sunlight to make your room a hit.
Vintage Sign Headboard
If you live somewhere rustic (or pass by one on the way to your college), consider trying to find a suitable vintage sign. This cute look gives your room an eclectic, sentimental feel while still being new and fresh. Bonus points if the sign talks about something or a place you actually like.
Starry Night Headboard
Going for a whimsical look? Get out your crafting gear and create this starry night headboard. You’ll have to build a frame, paint it white, and cover the front in a somewhat sheer fabric. From there, place LED lights on the inside (battery operated if you headboard doesn’t sit close to an outlet) and let the magic begin. While this look takes some effort, the end result is pretty spectacular and you can’t beat built in night lights.