The headboard is really the only visible part of your bed. And the choices of headboards are endless. Homemade or store-bought, headboards can use almost any material, style or design. However, if you want to make a real statement, try the unusual headboards for beds. There are several different and unusual headboards for beds. For instance, if you live in a cabin, cottage or home decorated in the popular “shabby chic” style, a headboard made from wooden shutters will add a spot of character to your master bedroom. Get enough shutters that, when laid side by side, they are as wide as your bed. Paint them with low or no-VOC paint. VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are smelly and bad for your health. Apply an antiquing treatment, or simply sand the paint away in spots. Attach the shutters together with a tried-and-true method, such as wood strips, and enjoy your shabby new headboard.