Lately I’ve been thinking of putting a headboard in my bedroom, but want to avoid the cost of anything too fancy or the effort of actually building something from scratch. There are lots of options out there, such as painting a headboard design directly on the wall, using a wall decal, or painting a piece of salvaged wood or a door (you’ll just need hardware to secure it to the wall).
Most big cities have salvage stores where you can find old doors (and so much more) worth re-purposing. In Seattle, I like Earthwise Architectural Salvage, and Second Use. If you’re in Portland, OR, definitely check out Hippo Hardware.
A few inspiring ideas: