My lack of a headboard has been bothering me for a while, but I wasn’t sure what I could do about it. I’d love an upholstered headboard, but even the DIY version is way out of my budget right now. There was a post on Room Remix the other day featuring this chair and the way they used a scarf to add a punch of color. It reminded me that I had a similar scarf in my favorite color (teal) that I rarely wear in this SoCal weather, so I pulled it out and found it was the perfect size for a “headboard”.
I didn’t want to put any holes in the scarf or the wall, but I have a nice ledge at just the right height, so I pulled it about an inch onto the ledge and just taped it down in a bunch of spots. (Yes, I still have Christmas lights up there, but I just think of them as all-season happy lights :).)
I also taped it across the bottom so that it wouldn’t move around. I ended up with this, but it was a little boring for me.
To add some more visual interest, I added some ribbon. I spaced them out at equal intervals and then just taped them down as well. I used a skinny white ribbon because that was what I had on hand, but I think it would also look really nice with a wider patterned ribbon. Here’s the completed “headboard”.
A little wrinkled, but not too bad for 20 minutes and $0!!
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