Bedroom Headboard or Bed Head
Adelia Upholstered Panel Headboard Size: Twin, Upholstery: Premier Platinum
Albertina Upholstered Panel Headboard Size: Queen, Upholstery: Velvet Black
Aldan Upholstered Panel Headboard Size: Full, Upholstery: Velvet Light Grey
Angelique Slipcover Upholstered Panel Headboard Upholstery: Mystere Peacock, Size: Queen
Anis Slipcover Upholstered Panel Headboard Upholstery: Regal Smoke, Size: Queen
Arundel Upholstered Panel Headboard Size: King, Upholstery: Mystere Hacienda
Aughalish Upholstered Panel Headboard Size: King/California King, Finish: Sandstone
Ballsallagh Notched Border Dorset Floral Upholstered Panel Headboard Size: Full
Bernardsville Upholstered Headboard Panels Size: 46" H x 39" W x 2.5" D, Upholstery: Pearl Silver
Blueridge Upholstered Panel Headboard Upholstery: Light Taupe, Size: Full/Queen
Bossert Nail Button Border Upholstered Panel Headboard Size: California King
Calia Queen Upholstered Panel Headboard Upholstery: Leather - Two Tone Espresso
Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Constellations Queen/Full Panel Headboard -
Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Dondie California King Platform Footboard
Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Lenmara King/Cal King Upholstered Panel
Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Lenmara Queen/Full Upholstered Panel Headboard
Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Zilmar Master Bedroom Upholstered Panel
Baxton Studio Benoit Modern and Contemporary Black Faux Leather Upholstered
Baxton Studio Bordeaux Modern & Contemporary Faux Leather Upholstered Button
Baxton Studio Cosette Modern and Contemporary Greyish Beige Fabric Upholstered
Great Deal Furniture Gibson Adjustable Beige Fabric Headboard for King/Cal-King
Great Deal Furniture Glendon Adjustable Ivory Leather Headboard for King/Cal-King
Great Deal Furniture Hartman Beige Quilted Fabric Full/Queen Sized Headboard
How to Choose a Headboard
Much like picture frames, headboards focus attention where it matters. They instantly dress up walls and beds, and many come with helpful storage options or cozy backrests for late-night reading or TV viewing. As part of a set or statements all on their own, these pieces are excellent for showing off your creativity and personal style.
Factoring in Size & Budget
To pick the right headboard size, consider what will look best with your existing room and furniture. Typically, headboards are the same width as the bed or wider to create visual balance in the room. Headboards that are too small make beds and other furniture appear oversized. Those who are tight on space may also want to consider a slim, wall-mounted piece, while those with large rooms to fill can go as big and plush as they want. Remember to take into account that smaller pieces tend to have smaller price tags and may be better options for budget-conscious buyers.
Certain headboard heights may also work better for you and your space. The long, vertical lines of tall pieces can draw the eye upwards, making the most of rooms with high ceilings. On the other hand, keeping headboards relatively short makes low-ceilinged rooms look more spacious. Additionally, tall pieces tend to limit the need for other wall decor. For those who enjoy hanging up photos or art, consider using the extra space above a low headboard to decorate.
Choosing a Style
For old-world charm, try tufted leather headboards. Oversized wooden pieces with stark, clean lines add a modern touch, while curvy, wrought iron headboards are romantic and whimsical. Additional decorative details, like buttons, quilting, or nail heads, can also lend character to your space. Headboards should complement the pieces in your room, but can also introduce texture and depth to existing designs. For example, if you have mostly soft, upholstered pieces in your bedroom, consider a wooden headboard for some needed contrast.
Depending on your preferences and the needs of your space, you may prefer solid or open designs. Solid wood or upholstered headboards are large pieces that create instant focal points in any bedroom. However, for those with small rooms or plans to place their headboards in front of windows, open pieces with slats or bars can create the illusion of greater space while letting in natural light.
Deciding on Materials
Upholstered headboards are made of composite wood with a layer of soft, fabric-covered foam. Leather, cotton, and linen are popular and durable fabric choices that come in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures. Fabrics like velvet, brocade, and silk are undeniably luxurious, but are also expensive and wear easily. Quality wrought iron and solid wood headboards can last a lifetime. Some wood pieces also provide helpful built-in shelves or ledges to store mugs, reading glasses, alarm clocks, reading lights, books, and decorations.
Wood headboards range in color from ash to mahogany, with options to fit any room. Stay in the same color family as your existing bedroom furniture. For example, oak furniture and walnut headboards don't match exactly, but both have warm, yellow tones that pair well. For an element of the unexpected, try metal headboards. Metal pieces look fresh and modern when painted, while those that retain their natural patina can look either antique or industrial. Upholstered headboards provide even more choices, with almost unlimited fabric options. To pick the best shade, consider the wall space behind your headboard. Neutral pieces pop against brightly painted walls, while dark headboards add drama to light colored spaces.