Make a padded headboard! So easy, I did it in 2 hours: 1. Measure the width of your bed, then add a few inches. 2. Go to Lowes and buy a piece of MDF or plywood to your measurements. 3. Buy your fabric. 4. Buy 2 egg crate mattress pads. 5. Buy enough batting to wrap around your headboard twice. 6. Buy any decorations you want, I used nailhead trim but ribbon would work too. 7. Line up egg crates and batting and staple to the back. Line up fabric and staple to the back. Add your trim and voila!