The Best Headboards to Upgrade Your College Room This Semester
You've probably seen the college dorm room makeover craze that's taken over Pinterest. Undergrads aren't settling for 100-square-foot boxes (or smaller!) of blank, boring space. Instead they're transforming their miniature domiciles into cozy homes away from home. Before and after photos of spruced-up dorm rooms are pretty astonishing, but at the core of these wow-factor projects is a desire to show off their personality by decorating their dorm room.
Decking out your tiny space with homey touches doesn't have to break the bank and it's actually easier than you may think. One accessory worth spending on that has the ability to transform the whole room? A faux headboard. These styles attach to the wall or simply sit in place, so you don't have to lug a heavy toolbox around on move-in day. Take your twin XL from stiff to snug with our favorite headboards for dorms. They'll instantly create a feeling of comfort in your new home away from home.
Modway Emily Twin Headboard
With four colors to choose from, you can match this headboard to your favorite comforter. The tufted detail will elevate your dorm room into a cozy escape.
BUY IT: $94.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Eddie Upholstered Panel Headboard
We're in love with the unique design of this headboard. Hang it with some heavy duty command hooks and instantly upgrade your dorm room.
BUY IT: $97.99; wayfair.com
Brighten up a dorm room with a fun printed headboard design. This headboard comes in 18 different colors and patterns.
BUY IT: $268; target.com
Padro Extra Long Upholstered Panel Headboard
This headboard couldn't be simpler to attach to a college loft bed. It even has a pocket for your cell phone.
BUY IT: $106.99; wayfair.com
Pink-and-White Upholstered Headboard
You'll want to bring this upholstered headboard back every year. Choose between a beveled or arched style, and use Velcro to attach this lightweight piece to the wall.
BUY IT: $183; etsy.com
Twin Palina Upholstered and Wood Headboard
Keep things simple and modern with a farmhouse chic wood-framed headboard. The neutral colors will let other décor shine.
BUY IT: $103.49; target.com
Taylor Upholstered Faux Leather Headboard
This faux leather headboard will instantly elevate your tiny space. The adjustable legs help to coordinate it with the height of a lofted dorm bed.
BUY IT: $89; LexMod.com
Stetler Plush Pleated Double Bevel Headboard
This headboard will definitely impress the other students on your hall and almost guarantees that your room will become the favorite hangout spot.
BUY IT: $149.99; wayfair.com
Phoebe Upholstered Fabric Headboard
This minimalist headboard adds a simple upgrade to your basic bed, leaving plenty of opportunity for bold design choices throughout the space.
BUY IT: $97; LexMod.com
Merrigan Upholstered Panel Headboard
This large headboard adds comfort to a dorm room without unnecessary frills. Plus, it will be easy to stick this headboard to the wall on move-in day.
BUY IT: $86.99; wayfair.com
Allyson Angular Tufted Performance Velvet Headboard
Add a Gatsby-inspired touch to a dorm room with this velvet, angular tufted headboard. With five color choices, you can find the perfect shade to suit your room's design.
BUY IT: $134.99; target.com
Malmesbury Classic Tufted Headboard
Ensure that your new room feels like home away from home with this classic headboard design.
BUY IT: $144.99; wayfair.com