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Decorating With a Wooden Headboard
Although upholstered headboards have been riding high on the decorating charts for some time now, that doesn’t mean that wooden headboards have lost their luster. Wood never goes out of fashion: it’s a classic material that complements any decorating style, has endless versatility, can easily be given a makeover, and lends itself well to DIY projects. That’s why you’ll still find so many bedrooms—like this one from The Cross Interior Design—flaunting a wooden beauty at the prime spot at the head of the bed. If you’re wondering how to decorate your own room with a wood headboard, read on. These 25 bedrooms will show you how to do it right.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Traditional Wood Headboard
This bedroom from design firm Muskoka Living shows off wood's traditional side in a serene and Scandi-inspired bedroom. Match dark wood with white, and you'll have plenty of contrast without losing the peaceful vibe.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Reclaimed Wood Headboard
It's a little bit country, a little bit rustic, a little bit contemporary. This lovely green and white bedroom from Janie Molster Designs shows off a headboard made from reclaimed wood: a great way to add a big dose of style to your room while doing the environment a favor. Win/win.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Bold Colored Bedroom Walls
Looking for a headboard that can hold its own—and yet not compete—against a bold wallpaper with strong color? Then take a tip from Lauren Nelson Design, and choose a traditional wooden sleigh bed in a medium-to-dark brown. The simple design of the headboard is the perfect foil for strong color on the walls.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Bedroom with Twig Headboard
Jennifer Worts Design brings nature indoors with this fabulous twig headboard. Mix it with cozy bedding, an intriguing light fixture, and a palette mostly limited to white, and the result is this wonderfully restful bedroom.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Coastal Decorated Bedroom
A reclaimed wood headboard goes coastal in this bedroom from Tracery Interiors. When decorating with a theme, limit your accents to avoid a tacky overload. Here, the coral-themed throw pillows, along with the bed itself, are just enough touches of the coast.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Live-Edge Wood Headboard
A live-edge wooden slab gives a bit of retro, rustic appeal to this bedroom photographed by Christopher Stark. Cut branches are an unexpected accessory, reaching nearly to the ceiling.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Midcentury Modern Headboard
Blonde wood spells midcentury modern in this fun and funky bedroom. Notice the little built-in shelves on the headboard. The geometric rug and comforter add just enough color and pattern without detracting from the overall airiness of the space.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Moroccan influence makes itself known in this mostly gray and white bedroom found on the Decoist. The wonderfully ornate Moroccan headboard is from West Elm.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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DIY Wooden Headboard
Here's a terrific DIY headboard that only looks like it's crafted out of reclaimed scraps of wood. If you'd like to make one for your own room, you'll find full directions at Bright Forest.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Carved Indian Headboard
Wow. When your headboard is as much of a showstopper as this one, found on boho-style blog La Maison Boheme, you don't need much else in the way of decor.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Painted Wooden Headboard
Wood can be painted, of course, to any color you'd like. In this traditional vintage styled room from Urban Grace Interiors, the soft green is just enough of a statement to hold its own without demanding too much attention. So pretty.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Intricately Designed Wooden Headboard
This bedroom from Burnham Design shows off an amazingly ornate Moroccan bed. When decorating with a showstopper like this one, it's best to limit the accessories and colors in the rest of the space.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Matte Paint on a Wood Headboard
This bed is a traditional design, but the matte black paint gives it a contemporary edge. Add in the touches of bold color and pattern throughout the space, and you have this gorgeous bedroom from Burnham Design.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Beach-Themed Wooden Headboard
Who said a wooden headboard couldn't have fun? This wave-inspired, turquoisey-green bed shows off a sense of whimsy, and looks great while doing it. The bright pillows continue the beachy feel. The bedroom is from Studio80 Interior Design.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Bright Walls in the Bedroom
When walls go bold, as in this bedroom found on decorating site Domino, a simple wooden headboard is just right. This bedroom has a tropical feel, which the bed complements without making a fuss or demanding attention. Perfect.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Rattan Fan Headboard
Think rattan went out with the 80s? You might change your mind after taking a look at this fan-shaped stunner. The blush pink bedding adds to the romance. Such a pretty bedroom.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Vintage Shabby Chic Headboard
Ornately carved and delicately painted, this beautiful headboard is perfect for a shabby chic bedroom. You might have to do a bit of hunting to find a vintage treasure like this one.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Parisian glamour calls for luxurious fabrics, soft and romantic color, touches of shine, and beautifully ornate furniture, like the lovely headboard shown here.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Wooden Midcentury Modern Bed
Midcentury modern, the decorating style predominant during the 1950s and 1960s, and currently once again riding high in popularity, calls for simple lines, unadorned wood, and furniture with legs, as shown in this simple yet stunning bedroom.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Zen Bedroom With Wooden Headboard
The Zen-inspired bedroom is serene, simple, open, and airy. Typically, the bed is very low or even on the floor. In this bedroom, the Zen-themed headboard is inspired by Asian architecture.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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This cottage charmer is decorated with the mix of patterns, colors, and styles so typical of the style. The headboard is a simple design, but made interesting by the woven cane insets. This adorable bedroom was found on decorating site Lonny.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Traditional Bedroom With Wooden Headboard
Traditional and gorgeous. That's the best way to describe this bedroom from Courtney Hill Interiors. The imposing wooden four-poster bed is softened by the heavily-distressed dresser next to it, as well as the cozy bedding and woven-cane-back armchair at the foot of the bed. What a beautiful room.