Not all headboards for your bed are created equally. Some are pretty, but if you lean against them you can hurt yourself. Others are too low that they don't serve a purpose, and some are fabrics that are so difficult to clean you would never dare to lean against them unless your hair was squeaky clean! Think about what your needs are before buying. Do you sit up in bed reading? Do you watch TV in bed? Do you have walls that are prone to mold, like non insulated walls in old houses?(... be sure you don't press up a fabric headboard against the wall which wouldn't allow air to flow.) Or do you need a headboard at all? What about paint or wallpaper on its own in some creative designs?
Here are some practical, beautiful, and very creative headboard ideas.