There's something about a bed without a headboard or bed frame that just says "college dorm room" to me. Not that there's anything wrong with that... if you're in college. I just think a grown-up person's bed should look a little more pulled-together. You know what I mean- a little less like it might smell like Cup O' Noodles.
But don't worry, I'm not suggesting that you have to run out to the store and spend all your hard-earned cash on something that you only really use in the dark, while asleep. There's a easy way to fake the look of a headboard and give your bed a cohesive, tailored look without spending a fortune on a bulky frame.
All you need is two 26-inch square Euro Sham Pillows, $15, from Amazon.com (or one if you sleep on a twin), which can be propped up against the wall behind your other pillows. It doesn't hurt if you buy some really pretty pillowcases like those from Leontine Linens in the photo above right, but some simple white cotton ones would do the trick.
But don't worry, I'm not going to make you stop eating cereal for dinner.
6 hours ago