Do you remember your college dorm or apartment? How about the first home as a couple? I remember building a shelving system out of concrete blocks and a 4 X 8 sheet of plywood 5/8 inch thick split into three pieces 16 inches wide. It was sturdy enough to hold the stereo and books and some newly-acquired art.
That same Ana Duovska who writes for Architecture Art Design, has a nice article about headboards. They can be just a personalized and fcreative as that that first book shelf or can be vintage. I always read in bed before the light goes off. Here's my favorite for reading:
This just looks downright peaceful: