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
10 Ways To Get the Canopy Look Without Buying a New Bed - this will probably be necessary in the loft with the sun beaming through the windows every morning! I've always wanted a canopy-- the tent style is probably most practical for my day bed.