The Best Headboards for Dorm Rooms
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 and are transforming them into cozy homes away from home. Before and after photos of spruced up dorm rooms are pretty astonishing. Decorating your dorm room can be a great way to show off your personality to new classmates. Decking out your tiny space with homey touches doesn’t have to break the bank. One accessory worth spending on? A faux headboard. These styles attach to the wall, so you don’t have to lug a heavy toolbox around on move-in day. Take your twin XL from stiff to snug with seven of our favorite headboards for dorms.
Kelly Pewter Headboard
Atlanta-based Room 422 specializes in stylish, functional dorm decor. Their upholstered foam headboards have washable covers and Velcro to the wall.
BUY IT: Kelly Pewter Headboard, from $165; room422.com
No Nails Scallop Faux Headboard
Bring Pottery Barn’s classic style to your room with a scalloped faux headboard by PBdorm. Dress up the linen fabric with your monogram.
BUY IT: No Nails Scallop Faux Headboard, $120; pbteen.com
Silverwood The Powered Twin Headboard
No need for an extension cord with this savvy headboard. Two USB ports and a three-pronged outlet are hidden at the top, perfect for plugging in laptops and phones.
BUY IT: Silverwood The Powered Twin Headboard, $120; bedbathandbeyond.com
Twin/Twin XL Metallic Tufted Headboard Cushion
Go glam with an oversize metallic pillow from Dormify. Loops on the back of the headboard make hanging it from Command hooks even easier.
BUY IT: Twin/Twin XL Metallic Tufted Headboard Cushion, $70; dormify.com
The Headboard Pillow
LeighDeux combines the comfort of the pillow with the structured design of a headboard (a good choice for lofted beds). Choose from different colors and fabrics to match your bedding.
BUY IT: The Headboard Pillow in Linen, $179; leighdeux.com
Blue-and-White Upholstered Headboard
You’ll want to bring this upholstered headboard back for sophomore year. Choose between a beveled or arched style, and Velcro this lightweight piece to the wall.
BUY IT: Dorm Room Twin Headboard in Blue and White Tribal Print, $165; etsy.com
Over-Bed Shelving Unit
Storage solutions are key for maximizing a dorm room’s minimal square footage. This headboard doubles as shelving for stashing books or displaying photos and decor. It fits securely between the bed and the wall.
BUY IT: Decorative Dorm Shelf in Marble Gray, $150; dormco.com