Although I'd like to consider myself to be slightly above amateur when it comes to interior design, I was put back in my place when I realized that (children cover your ears) a headboard is completely unnecessary. I guess that I had always felt like they provided a frame and a centerpiece to a bedroom, but after seeing all the many alternatives to headboards, I stand corrected. Who knew? These backdrops, from a bookcase (never going to happen in earthquake country damnit), a personalized art piece, fragmented mirror and hanging tapestry (my personal girly favorite) each showcase the character of a room and show that being different can often times be much more fun. File under thinking outside the bed-box.
[Images via: Apartment Therapy]