Adding a similar unique headboard in your own home is pretty easy if you can find one of these antique doors and by just removing the existing layers of paint and painting it white you get a headboard that is both refined and shabby chic.
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.
Vintage and antique finds are the lifeline of shabby chic no matter which subtle twist you wish to incorporate into the style. Distressed finishes are always welcome here as décor with an aged worn-out look helps give that touch of authenticity to the bedroom.
Or instead of building the unit around the bed just pick up a couple of bookshelf units from IKEA and place your bed directly in front of them like this gorgeous example featured on Brit + Co which has a very strong library feel to it.
If you have enough books you may not even need an actual bookshelf for this to work. Seriously. Just take a look at the wildly creative headboard made entirely out of books and nothing else found on We Heart It.
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.
Chalkboard paint is easy to apply takes little extra effort when compared to normal paint jobs and if you are not willing to try out a whole wall covered in chalkboard paint you can start off with smaller sections or even beside decor.
Décor crafted from natural materials old vintage mirrors that casually sit in the bedroom corner a DIY nightstand crafted from old trunks or creative art pieces that add personality; this is the décor that truly helps fashion that dream shabby chic bedroom.