Upholster the headboard and buy some bedding and add some curtains, what a difference those things can make, the rest is the same old stuff, but the headboard was actually made from covering foam, like styrofoam but denser and it has paper on the back and front ( I am sure there is a name for this stuff). Hard to explain but it is supposed to be used for roofing insulation under metal roofs. Long story of where I got this stuff, but Home depot has something similar to it. It actually turned out so easy to staple gun onto and to hang on the wall~I hope I have inspired you to look beyond the same old batting and plywood because I didn't use either one of those for this project. Oh and did I mention that foam was free, precisley the reason I used it in the first place.