The bed is the focal point of the bedroom. Why not spice up your space with bold headboards that steal the show and set your imagination on fire?
Upholstered headboards can make a bedroom feel cosier than wooden or metal designs. Something about tactile fabrics creates a homely and snuggly atmosphere – perfect for a good night’s sleep.
So, headboards are important to get right, but before we get to the inspiration, there are a few practicalities you need to know first…
Upholstered headboards: practicalities
The headboard needs to be attached to the bed – obvious, I know, but you can’t just run out and buy a fancy headboard without thinking about this first. Beds often come with the headboard built in, and some bases won’t work with certain headboards. So, choosing the two elements from the same company can be a simple solution as the two will fit together. However, you’re not constrained to this.
Consider whether the headboard is tall enough for you or your partner’s height. Also, don’t choose a headboard that’s too tall if you have a low ceiling, as it can make the room look smaller.
For a statement look, it’s worth opting for a design that’s wider than the bed. And, when it comes to maintenance, you can’t just pop your headboard in the washing machine. If you are concerned about dirt or dust, choose one that is easy to clean or perhaps a material that is darker or patterned.
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What are the latest upholstered headboard trends, you ask? Elena Mellows, head of buying at Oak Furnitureland, says that colour is key. “We’re seeing more customers choose from a richer colour palette including emerald green, teal or navy with velvet fabrics still leading the way,” she explains.
Making a bold headboard work in a space can be difficult as it pulls much attention. So, how do you manage that?
“From a style perspective, an upholstered design allows you to introduce colour and pattern to the space, while acting as an anchor to base your scheme around,” advises Emma Deterding, founder of Kelling Designs. “Highlight key colours from the fabric and use cushions and accessories throughout the room to create a cohesive look and balance of colour and pattern.”
Upholstered headboard ideas
With statement headboards, you can either go bold with the help of the fabric or the shape. But the sneaky third option is to get creative with both!
What options are out there? The latest trend revolves around soft, curved shapes. Think of the classic seashell or rounded shapes, which are perfect for creating a stunning centrepiece – be it in a lively shade or a calming neutral.
The classic square headboard will never go out of style. The simple design can showcase plain colours, shapes within the patchwork, or tufting. If you’re not into bold colours or patterns, this is a great opportunity for making a calm yet stylish statement.
These striking designs come in a range of styles, from modern and fun to elaborate traditional designs.