A great headboard is magnificent.
It anchors the room. It gives you something to lean up against when reading in bed or in my case, eating and reading. It can make you feel enveloped in your bed. I'm a fan.
No headboard? Experiment with the area behind your bed. Paint stripes, wallpaper the main wall, hang fabrics, draw/paint a mural, have fun with it. Even a simple, large wall to wall bookcase behind a platform bed instantly adds an element of coziness.
I'm also a fan of doing the unexpected in your bedroom. We spend so much time in this room yet over the many years that I have been invited into people's homes to offer a helping hand or two in the world of decor, I have found that the most neglected room in their home is often the bedroom. Sad really. It's the first room I want to help them tackle. If their bedroom feels good, sexy, organized and a place they want to be in, not only will the rest of their home reap the rewards with their enthusiasm to spread the design love, but their daily life will feel a bit more swell!
Challenge yourself. Look for new and interesting ways to add color, texture, fabric, and pattern. Make the room feel like a sexy getaway and don't be afraid to change it up every once in awhile. Fresh bedding, new lamp shades, an inexpensive folding screen covered in touchable fabric or wallpaper placed behind your bed, so many new adventures can happen all in one room.
OH, and don't forget the ceiling. It's the most neglected part of any room. Be bold and creative. The bedroom is the perfect place to play with the "rules" of what you think makes up good design. BTW, I don't believe in design rules but if you do, that's cool. All I ask is that you rethink them. Lying in bed can instantly be more interesting and attractive....And no, I don't mean mirrors on the ceiling, unless that's your thing. No judgements here.
Yup. I love bedrooms and I want you to love yours!