Simple headboards

Three ways to make your bed unique

Postcard headboard
Photo: Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn; courtesy of

As a key feature in a bedroom, the headboard helps set the decorative tone.

If you think of a headboard as a picture frame ― it can even be a real picture frame if you wish ― you'll get a sense of how easy it is to change a bedroom's look.

The three examples described here demonstrate the range of possibilities.


Create a headboard picture frame by using decorative molding from a home improvement store. Screw the molding to a fabric-covered wood panel sized to fit the bed.

Or adapt a prefabricated picture frame by screwing it to a fabric-covered plywood panel. Match the frame and the fabric to the bed linens.

Design:  Jan Kavale Interior Design

Next: canvas screen


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