Practically speaking, no one likes a headboard that reminds them of a tombstone. But if your dear Aunt Mabel sewed you a tombstone, well, you’ll have to use it somehow.

Maybe it's a tombstone cozy - one of those things you put over the tombstone to keep it warm. Practical note: to truly unnerve people, use a pillow that looks like a coiled spring. This makes the headboard look as though it’s held back by a clasp, and will slam down and crush you with great painful force when released.