Lady strings lights above her bed – the result is so awesome

Cutting out the excess is rarely easy, whether we're talking food, electronics, TV or work. But these divine do-it-yourself projects will make letting go of a traditional headboard easy as pie.
Your bedroom may not be very big, and that's okay. Most of the projects below don't take up much space at all. The best part? Rather than spending hundreds on store-bought pieces, you'll have a part of your room (physically) that will forever be a source of pride and happiness.
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1. Dreamy light headboard (h/t The Palette Muse)
The full effect at night is indeed "dreamy." By the way fellow bookworms, Meredith notes that "you’ll have just enough light to read by, while still keeping a cozy ambience in the room."
2. String light headboard
Another way to integrate string lights into your bedroom is directly into the headboard itself. You can spell out your name or a meaningful word. Sweet dreams await! Get the full tutorial here. ​
3. 'Sleepover' board (h/t A Beautiful Mess)
Over 300 Christmas lights were used for the full design of "Sleepover." This particular light up headboard design was made for a guest room. We love the stylish, modern font used against the wood backdrop.
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