Because of its size, the bed is nearly always the focal point of a bedroom. You can enhance it with multiple decorative pillows or an interesting headboard.
To quickly and easily showcase your bed with a new decorative headboard, consider repurposing the mantel over your fireplace. Remove the mantel, then paint the piece in an antiquing finish to achieve a rustic, weathered look. Continue by lightly dry brushing the piece in the same paint color as your room's walls, then paint on a deep gel stain. While wet, rub off the stain with a dry cloth. With these varied painting techniques, your mantel quickly takes on an aged, layered texture, perfect for haloing your bed in style.