Headboards sold in furniture stores are basically the same, and they are not usually eye-catching or extraordinarily decorative. If you want to add unique style to the bedroom, forget about a store-bought headboard for a king-size bed. Opt for wall-mounted art and handcrafted options instead. The following ideas are unlike ready-made headboard options in furniture stores.
Wrought Iron Wall Hanging Headboard
It is difficult to find a wrought iron wall hanging large enough to accommodate the width of a king-size bed, but more than one can be used to create a unique wall-mounted headboard. A king-size bed is seventy-six inches wide. Buy wrought iron wall hangings that will closely span this width when placed side-by-side. It might be necessary to buy additional wall hangings of the same size and style to create a second or third row if more height is needed. If they are not quite wide enough, leave equal amounts of space between each one for an eye-catching grid effect.
King-Size Fabric-Wrapped Fiberboard
When looking for ways to make a headboard for a king-size bed, consider crafting one using fabric and ½ inch thick Trupan panel. It is lightweight, medium-density fiberboard, and it is the ideal material for making a wall-mounted headboard for a king-size bed. Choose fabric that will coordinate and enhance existing bedding and bedroom décor.
Use Stretched Canvases to Make a Headboard
A wall-mounted headboard can be made for a king-size bed with frameless painted stretched canvases. Buy stretched canvases of the appropriate size, and paint them all the same color, or choose different colors. Use fast-drying acrylic paint, and hang them together or an inch or two apart.
King-Size Mirrored Headboard
Mirrors can be used to create a room-enhancing wall-mounted headboard for a king-size bed. It will visually enlarge the room while serving a practical and decorative purpose. Instead of trying to handle an extra large mirror, buy a series of smaller mirrors that will fit the width of the space. Securely mount them to the wall to create a reflective king-size headboard unlike the expensive attached varieties available in stores.