These Unique Beds & Headboards Will Make You Want to Rethink Your Bedroom Style
Despite the complete lack of any final designs, I have been thinking, dreaming and getting hard, random pangs of headboard ideas for my bed nook MOTO. Yes, someday (hopefully in the not too far future), you will see where I rest my head and the headboard I WILL design. Our office was closed the last week in August, and over our break, I whispered the first whims of a custom headboard to my father and you could visibly see the fear in his eyes. But because he is truly the greatest and most likely forgot what a pain in the butt I was during my other MOTO projects (check out my DIY-filled living room and kitchen here), he restrained himself from instantly running away and instead talked me through one of the top design contenders. My goal? Something wooden, “cool,” simple but interesting and easy “enough” (for my dad) to make. No problem and will most likely not result in the end of our otherwise great father-daughter relationship…right?
The headboards above and below have all been HUGE inspirations for me. The predictability of my love for squiggles is stupid at this point. BUT the curves, interesting details and the attention they demand are (once again) proof that getting a little “risky” with your bed (like we proved with sofas and accents tables) gives your bedroom personality and uniqueness. That is really what I want.
In my long and vast headboard research, I was seeing a ton of really awesome headboards and beds. Wonderful products that don’t cause you to risk your family’s happiness and instead you can just BUY. Like click, purchase and install…all in a completely reasonable timeline. An obvious foreign concept to me. So I thought to put my madness to good use by rounding up 62 of my favorite “not your average” headboards and beds if like me, you are searching for something outside of the rectangle.
I want to kick it off with my headboard crew. Whether you prefer just a headboard or have no other choice (like me), there are a lot of great, cool options that are actually very reasonably priced. To break up the price points, let’s start with the most affordable with the under $400 category (FYI a lot are under $250).
If I had to pick my favorites, I would go with #1, #2, #8, #14. The first one is a pretty killer and a crazy affordable dupe of an Anthropologie bed you may have seen. The second is a beautiful, modern and simple shape that looks awesome in that velvet pink. #8 looks like a great affordable canned headboard option but can also be purchased as a full bed if that works better for you. Lastly, I really like #14 because of its simple shape. However, if I were to buy it, I would paint it a deep jewel tone color to modernize it a bit. Don’t forget that you can always DIY if something isn’t exactly what you want.
I love LOVE #1 and #2 for the same reasons: Raw wood, simple and special. I think #6 is just sick. It’s vintage from Chairish so it’s incredibly unique which makes sense why it’s on the pricier side. Lastly, I really love #8 because the shape is interesting and that Kelly Wearstler fabric is one of my favorites.
Now that we have headboards pretty much down, let’s move onto beds…
It’s probably no surprise but beds are usually more expensive than headboards and “unique” beds also come with a higher price tag than your average bed. However, I searched the internet to find the best “less conventional” looking beds that range a decent number of budgets. I also want to say there is NOTHING wrong with a simple rectangle headboard bed. It’s all about what speaks to you and what you love. There are millions of ways to show your personality. But maybe some of you will find your dream bed now…
Man, this is fun to look at these beds but my favorites (I think, it’s so hard): #1, #3, #4, and #11. #1 looks like the most luxurious hug in the world. #3 is such a cool, modern traditional vintage bed that I would absolutely own if I could. #4 kills me! I think everyone should buy this bed now before Target realizes it’s way underpriced. #11’s style is very much what I am currently into and would highly consider it if I could. I think I’m really making my bed nook design sound cryptic at this point. You’ll see what my challengers are in due time.
For the finale, let’s kick this budget into high gear with these stunners…
I am strangely soooooo attracted to #1. It’s granny chic and I LIKE it. #2 is the perfect mix of natural and glam. I really love the organic shape of #12 and that green velvet makes my heart skip a beat. And lastly, I will never not die over that Thos. Moser spindle bed (#16) that’s in the upstairs guest bedroom in the mountain house.
Allllright y’all, I am feeling very inspired to make some actual headboard progress. Let’s see if my dad continues to answer my calls. But for you, I hope that (if you are in the market) you have found a rad bed that you will joyously hop into every night. A bed that says, “hey you, we are pretty darn cool.” I imagine these beds can talk because that’s just how cool they are. And as always, if any of you have these beds can give us some real reviews, that would be awesome because sharing is caring.