DIY: Tapestry Headboard

I came across this fantastic image from Anthology magazine while I was searching for headboard ideas for my dear friend's new apartment. So cool, right? Screen Shot 2015-08-24 at 9.20.38 AM

Here's another inspiration image from the August Black blog:

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She’s looking for a calming, serene retreat in her bedroom, but also loves the boho chic feel, which we’ll incorporate in other rooms of her apartment (more on that to come down the road!). Headboards are one of my favorite parts of the room to DIY because there are just so many options. This solution for a headboard is so very simple and can be quite inexpensive: all you need is the tapestry and a bedframe upon which to set the mattress.

I did a quick eBay search which came up with some gorgeous options, like this big Suzani tapestry:

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Or this one:

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Love the colors here:

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And here:

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Pretty pink:

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To fit in with her image of a calming space, I encouraged her to pick out a more neutral one, like this:

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Or this one:

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The tapestry could be attached directly to the wall or it could be mounted on a wood support to be a bit sturdier--it looks like the inspiration image did the latter. Erin Williamson did a great tutorial here, and Mr. Kate used a gorgeous different technique here.

Have you ever used a nonconventional headboard? How did it turn out? Let me know here or in the comments below!