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Why You'll Love Faux Headboards

A major part of decorating just got way easier with faux headboards. These head-of-the-bed furniture accessories look like the real thing, but you can skip all the furniture assembly and spend a little less as well. The new headboards frame the bed just like the original kind, but with a utilitarian boho flair you just won't find with a traditional bed. See why these new designs are popping up in bedrooms and dorm rooms everywhere.

 

So Easy

If there's one thing to be said about these cool new headboards, it's that they are easy. A classic bed frame can be a gorgeous piece of furniture. Although no one denies that, it can be a heavy look in a smaller space or one with a simple design sensibility. Faux headboards are an easy solution. They install with D-rings or anchored screws and let you play with sophisticated design concepts, like popular geometric patterns, tufted styles or monograms--just without all the commitment and heavy lifting.

Lightweight

Lifting a headboard, even a twin-sized one, takes a little muscle and, in a lot of cases, more than one person. If you've got stairs to manage, the weight can start to feel even heavier fast. Faux headboards are light enough that you won't need to put in all that effort. High-quality ones are usually crafted of MDF or medium density fiberboard, known for its lightweight strength and durability. This offers a luxe look and easy installation. Others are made from vinyl stickers or hung tapestry for a whimsical look that weights next to nothing.

 

On Trend

It's no wonder faux and stick-on headboards are all over Pinterest and Instagram. Their practical ease is surpassed by only one thing--their exquisite design potential. Since they're so easy, you can style yours with no trouble. String lights over it. Hang a canopy from the ceiling. Stack pillows and layer blankets. Depending on the silhouette of yours, you can even use it as a wall hanging when you're ready to switch up headboards.

More Style

On top of how versatile and creative these new headboards are, the cost factor is attractive. A traditional bed frame is an investment, and you probably won't buy a new bed frame all the time. With stick-on or faux headboards, you can actually change yours frequently. Anything that lets you switch up your style more often has to be a good thing.

 

When you're making bedroom or dorm-room decisions, make room for the faux headboard. It's a design solution with the creative and functional chops to enhance where you rest your head.

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