Dorm Headboard Ideas and Alternate Options

Are you looking to customize your dorm room? Dorm rooms are usually very basic, with plain colors and only a bed and a desk. Adding a few pieces can make your dorm room look more inviting and match your personality. We have compiled a list of items you can use as a dorm headboard. Let’s start with the most obvious option: an actual headboard.

Dorm Headboard Ideas

Option1: A Twin Headboard

Almost all dorm rooms come with XL Twin beds. Those beds are exactly the same as a twin bed, but a little longer (to accommodate taller students). If you look for a traditional twin headboard, they will fit your bed. The only consideration would be the height of your bed. If your bed is elevated, it would be difficult to add a typical headboard.

We have compiled a list of some beautiful headboards we found online. All of them are under $100, and some of them are especially comfy or offer storage. options.

Option 2: Tapestry

There are hundreds of different tapestry designs. Tapestries are cheap, colorful, and easy to hang. Also, they can be a great option to replace a traditional headboard. If you want to avoid buying furniture, tapestries are an alternate solution. Browse around, and consider these options:

Option 3: Headboard Cushion

A thick cushion can be perfect for back support while watching TV or reading a book. You do not need a traditional headboard to add some style to your dorm room. Cushion headboards are fairly inexpensive and light. Also, the covers are removable for washing.

Option 4: Headboard Painting

Traditional headboards and cushion headboards add support and comfort to your room. If pillows are enough for you, then you can consider adding a piece of art to fill the space and act as a headboard. It is not a headboard per se, but it will add character.

Dorm Headboard Ideas

We hope you enjoyed this list of these dorm-friendly headboard ideas. Before you decide on one consider your budget, weight and dimensions (important for moving), and future use.

Are you looking for more dorm decoration ideas? We have many other articles. Feel free to browse around our other posts.