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10 ways to create a feature headboard

Using Naturewall's Individual SlatWall slats to create a headboard in a bedroom

Naturewall SlatWall panels used to create a dramatic headboard on back wall and ceiling, Blue wall paper and pink bedding.

Beautiful Ceiling Design

This incredible design incorporates LED lighting and staggered individual wooden ceiling panels. Taking the slats onto the ceiling is a great way of zoning the space and is often seen in hotels to make the bed the main feature of the room. Now you can bring this high-end and luxury look into your own home!

Product featured: Natural Oak Individual Slats (without the felt backing)
Grey colour them in bedroom. Naturewall Grey Oak SlatWall panels used as headboard feature next to circular mirror.


Painted Panels

Yes, that’s right, you can paint your SlatWall Panels any colour to create the perfect design for you. If you want to keep your minimal colour palette, you can simply paint the panels the same colour as your wall to add depth (a trick that many designers use!). 

Top Tip: Placing your SlatWall at the side of your bed gives the feel of a bigger space by splitting up the wall and creating visual interest.

Product featured: Natural Oak SlatWall painted white



Short headboard created with Naturewall Natural Oak SlatWall wooden slats


Shorter Headboard

You can create this stunning design by easily cutting your bedroom wall panels in half using a fine toothed wood saw or handheld power tools (it is easy to do, trust me). Or you can take a look at some of our favourite wooden headboard panels to achieve the same look.
Another design trick used by designers to create visual interest and add depth to a space by bringing in another dimension and material. This way, you can jump on the trend of bringing in natural materials to your interior without it overpowering your room.

Top tip: To fix your panels to your wall you can either use screws or grab adhesive such as No More Nails.

Product featured: Natural Oak SlatWall


Neutral colour bedroom with Naturewall Natural Oak Individual Slat used to create headboard behind bed.


Individual Slats

Why not use our individual slats to create a headboard? There are endless possibilities with this product, and you can create a completely bespoke look! Choose the bedhead width, colour between slats and experiment with the spacing of slats to really create a unique feature!

Product featured: Natural Oak Individual Slats (without the felt backing)


Dramatic bedroom headboard created by Naturewall SlatWall in Smoked Oak and wall lighting.


Smoked Oak

The Smoked Oak SlatWall is  perfect  for replicating those high-end hotel interiors that we all dream of! Now you can bring that touch of luxury to your own home with the beautiful dark, rich tones within these panels – these ooze sophistication!  

Top tip: You can choose to fit your panels on top of your skirting or from floor to ceiling.

Product featured: Smoked Oak SlatWall


Horizontal Naturewall Natural Oak SlatWall panels used to create short headboard for two single beds.

Fitting Your SlatWall Horizontally

Horizontally, vertically or diagonally, you can do it all!

Product featured: Natural Oak SlatWall


Naturewall Natural Oak SlatWall panels used to creat rustic headboard behind aa white four-poster bed frame in attic/cottage space.

Slanted Ceiling

SlatWall Panels work brilliantly with slanted ceilings. This room also incorporates lights and sockets into the design for practicality and style.

Product featured: Natural Oak SlatWall
Naturewall SlatWall panels used as headboard floor to ceiling. Small wooden frame to the left with graphic images

Floor To Celling

Taking the panels from floor to ceiling will really elongate your wall, creating a greater feeling of space. Each SlatWall Panel is 2.4m tall, making the panels ideal for creating a feature wall that commands attention. Taking the panels just past either side of your bed frame is a technique that anchors your bed within the room and creates a strong feature. Take a look at our range of feature wall panels and wooden ceiling panels.  

Top tip: If your wall is taller than 2.4m you can easily stack two panels on top of each other to create a taller panel or you can use the 3m Natural Oak SlatWall with black felt, which is perfect for taller walls.

Product featured: Walnut SlatWall


Naturewall Natural Oak SlatWall panels used behind a black wire frame bed with beige and navy blue bedding to create contrast.

Full Wall

Don’t be afraid to take the panels across the whole wall – this technique is a much loved one! No matter how big or small the room, a feature wall will always work. It is a simple yet effective way to add interest to your room, just how an interior designer would! Go one step further and use a bed frame without a headboard to let your SlatWall take the main stage.

Top tip: If you are wanting to achieve a minimalist look, add in a pair of simple bedside tables and keep your colour scheme muted – let the feature wall do the talking!

Product featured: Natural Oak SlatWall