There are all sorts of different DIY headboard projects you can take on to create something that’s really unique for your bedroom but perhaps the easiest way to do it is by simply using a regular bookshelf.
Regular everyday bookshelves are perfect for this idea but to step up your style you can get even more creative with different styles and even custom-made units if you’re willing to go that far. For example a very rustic bedroom theme from A Beautiful Mess Antiques uses an old weathered bookshelf with lots of old books to match the lovely country bedding.
Similar to the first example shown in this article this bookshelf headboard from Made By Mood shows how you don’t necessarily need to put yours up against a wall and instead makes a great solution for a partition.
There is no strict rule that says shabby chic bedrooms should only be draped in white and white alone. Of course as you read on you will realize why white is a great option in most cases but feel free to throw in a bit of your own ‘style twist’ to customize that bedroom with color.
Got a twin bed? No problem — bookshelf headboards are great for kids’ rooms student dorm rooms and even guest rooms! Just grab a more narrow bookshelf that makes a better fit for a smaller bed like these two examples from Small Rooms on Tumblr and Susanna Carter on Pinterest.
Cabinets are similar to bookshelves and can also be used as headboards for LOTS of extra storage space! Here’s an adorable project from Kate Honebrink featuring an upcycled cabinet as a headboard for a kids’ room.
The headboard is one of those features in the bedroom that makes a big impact and can often define the style statement in the remainder of the room. The headboard choices for a shabby chic bedroom are truly diverse and it is often reclaimed wooden paneling or an old shutter or barn door that seems to do the job!
Soon you will find this single wall morphing into the focal point of your bedroom as everything from inspirational quotes to funny doodles start taking shape on it.