Instead of a headboard, place bookshelves to frame the bed. Add lights for late night reading. This would be great for a guest bedroom. Leave the shelves at the end of the bed empty for the guests to unpack their clothes. or kids room
Want thinner shelves- Floating shelves above the toilet in this bathroom is much prettier and more useful than the pointless towel bar that was there. *Everything on the shelves is from Ikea. The basket holding the toilet paper is from Crate and Barrel.