Headboards, or the illusion of them, seem to "complete" a bed, much as a frame does to a painting. This is the place to be innovative and have some fun. The more creative the headboard, the more unique your statement!
Is your headboard and footboard old fashioned in it's style and color? A new coat of paint in a coordinating color to your bedroom's scheme might be just the trick. Or how about being a real adventurer by covering your headboard with fake fur!
Wrought iron beds are all the rage today, as are bold beds featuring canopies and four posters. Wicker headboards will offer you a charming look, and can also be painted to match your decor.
For the truly creative, how about hanging four 8 X 10 pictures from ribbons on a brass rod mounted behind your bed. You'll have the illusion of a headboard, but with much more creativity!