Our bedrooms are the most comfortable and cozy rooms we have at home. That’s why we’ve always tried hard to make them look beautiful. Our main concern is always the bed, which should be made from high quality materials that can really help us rest.
Most beds these days are also equipped with headboards, which underline the elegant and contemporary design of the bedroom.
Our main concern is always the bed, which should be made from high quality materials that can really help us rest. Most beds these days are also equipped with headboards, which underline the elegant and contemporary design of the bedroom.
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Headboards not only make our bedrooms more beautiful, they also have a practical and functional value. Thanks to the idea of converting headboards into storage units, shoppers are now overwhelmed with DIY bookcase headboards, homemade headboards, and bookcase bed ideas depending on what the space is supposed to look like.
The best part of the process is that DIY storage headboards aren’t difficult to make and it only takes a small dose of creativity to turn them into unique masterpieces.
The most popular (and easiest to make) are standard bookcase headboards. The only thing you have to do is press the bed against a regular bookcase strategically placed next to the wall. The result will be amazingly beautiful and you can still keep all your accessories and books.
Functional shelf headboards that look great in all types of bedrooms
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Both a ready-made and DIY headboard with shelves are a good idea for your bedroom, however small / large or specific it is. The market has them in all colors, sizes and fabrics, but if you are really challenged to find one that goes with the bed, you can always give way to your imagination and create something unique.
How does a bookcase headboard help you? As organized as we may be, we always need extra space to organize our book collections, display our memorabilia and family photos, or simply place accessories where they are easily accessible.
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There are no rules for designing your headboard – it looks perfect, inspired by your wallpaper or adapted to your mirrors, large windows or rustic wood panels! You can experiment as much as you want, especially if your partner’s tastes are as extravagant as your partner’s.
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As mentioned earlier, headboards come in all sizes and types, and they are made from many different materials. A little research on the Internet also helps those interested in designing the trademark themselves and giving the bedroom the unforgettable statement it deserves.
To help you make the right choice, we’ve selected some of the world’s finest built-in headboards to match the needs of your bedroom exactly!
Headboards made from recycled materials
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The thing about the headboards is that you can beautify the bedroom with a cool one even with little money and imagination. Your headboard will look amazing even if it’s made from some of these recycled materials:
- Recovered wooden slats
- Book walls
- Bamboo poles
- Remains of soil material
- Old window frames and doors
If you’re looking for something more contemporary, you can still use old wooden slats (sanded or whitewashed) as long as their rustic look and roughness are removed. To create an asymmetrical effect, you can offset the headboard or use multiple pieces instead of a single one.
Cubbies and shelves
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How does the Murphy bed idea sound? Use custom cubbies to create a unique headboard for your bed and mix closed and open storage to choose the items you want to display. Make sure the headboard area is painted neutrally so that the headboard is more effective and the whole setting isn’t overwhelming.
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Traditional homes with classic-style dormitories benefit from a formal headboard, which is also a good idea for kids’ rooms and guest rooms.
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Passionate readers who want to hold large collections of books deserve more than a single shelf. Instead, you can stretch the headboard bookcase all the way up the wall or hang multiple cube around the bed to categorize your books.
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Once you’ve decided on a contemporary home and selected the appropriate pieces of furniture, your headboard must be just as outstanding as the rest of the elements. Headboards are used in similar settings to display works of art and memorabilia. However, as long as you pick the right accents and decals, you can use them to hold books.
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For a look that’s not overly complicated, mount some floating shelves above the bed and modestly decorate them with art and framed photos. These solutions are particularly recommended in small and darker rooms as they make the room appear brighter and more open.
DIY creative headboards
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Instead of going for the simplest option and assembling multiple bookcases, you can always use the headboard concept to showcase your style and personality, thus combining any custom units and styles that you like.
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Not all limited space is bad – studio and small apartment owners have put extra thought into their comfort, separating their bedrooms from the rest of the apartment with half a wall to make them feel more spacious.
What’s even cooler is that they decided to use the half-wall as a headboard, where they placed a carafe and several books. Loft residents could benefit from such a look too.
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Creative and talented homeowners are invited to play with fabrics and colors, combine different pieces into eye-catching compositions, and use their headboards as real works of art instead of displaying them on them. This way, you get a headboard that will grab attention no matter how styles and trends change.
How do I choose the right bookshelf?
Choosing a bookcase for your bedroom can be one of the most exciting experiences in choosing furniture, as long as you know exactly what you are looking for. What you need to know in advance is the size, color and material that will suit your bedroom and the search for the perfect piece can begin.
Fortunately, the market has a variety of solutions that you can use to find one that suits your personality. The process to get it can take some time and research, but it will be totally worth it!
How do i start?
Choose the appropriate material
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Bookcases are made from all sorts of materials, including metal and solid wood veneers. The most common material used is plywood because it looks good and is also durable and inexpensive. For a sturdier bookcase, consider materials like metals (stainless steel, iron, etc.) or pieces of hardwood (walnut, maple, or oak).
However, be aware that the key factor is the style of your bedroom and that you may need to choose a more expensive material.
Decide on the size and shape
The layout of the room / office needs to be considered when deciding on the size and shape of the bookcase. You need to have a clear picture of where you are going to place it. This means that you should measure the space available and choose the best possible location.
Combine books in unusual ways
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Instead of arranging books the traditional way, mix them up horizontally and vertically, or do the same with the shelves. This way you get a visually attractive solution that never goes out of style.
The style factor
When choosing the right bookcase for your home, consider style as well as storage function. Make sure you have picked a piece that suits your personality as you are more likely to keep it in the long run and save the money you would spend on the renovation.
Go the extra mile to find a stylish piece for your office as it will definitely impress your clients and partners.
Built-in shelf headboards are among the trendiest and most space-saving pieces that strike a balance between beautiful looks and high-quality storage. They are available in all sizes, shapes and colors. However, you can also save money by building them yourself.
First of all, you can reuse your current bookshelf and turn it into a cool headboard. All you have to do is slide it behind your bed and have all of the books on hand. However, in such cases, avoid placing heavy objects such as works of art or vases as they may fall over the bed and cause accidents.