You may wish to trim the edges with a twisted rope trim that can be hot glued to the headboard for an elegant finished look.
If you prefer to place a traditional headboard on your bed, you'll need to use a pattern to make one that is a squared, upside U, so it can be attached to your bed frame.
Alex sat up and scooted back so he could lean on the headboard.
"It does seem strange," Cynthia said as she propped up her pillow against the headboard.
She crawled into bed and pulled up the covers, scooting back and leaning against the headboard.