Sleep in style with a headboard that stands out.

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The right headboard can set the tone for your entire bedroom: Are you using rich, dark wood to create a romantic retreat? Painted wrought-iron in a casual and comfy room? A rich, patterned fabric that’s all about luxury? If you answered, “None of these,” and are still sleeping with the secondhand headboard your parents gave you when you got your first apartment, then it’s time to give that master suite a makeover. Read on to find out how to use wood stain, paint, fabric, and stencils to put your own style on your room’s most defining piece of furniture.