Headboards are an often overlooked but crucial statement piece in any bedroom. A luxe bed set or opulent décor can be underwhelming if it’s missing that center focal point to tie it all together. An unframed mattress can be harsh to the eye and leave a room feeling unfinished. The right headboard will invoke the desired mood, from cozy to classic. Whether you thought it wasn’t necessary or you’re just in need of a change of scenery, we can honestly tell you that a headboard is as crucial to a bedroom as the bed. The single furnishing upgrades the boudoir to something special. After all, it is the last thing you see at night and the first thing that greets you in the morning, so why not make it something you absolutely love?
Here’s how to take the plunge: Start off by identifying your goal. Is your bedroom in need of a subtle frame or a major pop of color? Once you’ve decided on your desired effect, you can go from there. If feeling like an upper echelon in your home is your style, tall posters make a dramatic statement. For the creative types, a funky shade or shape may be more your speed. Either way, it’s best to choose one that allows for versatility to evolve with your sense of style over time. From there, make it unique to your taste by choosing decorations like throw pillows and a matching duvet to finish the achievement. Such a substantial piece, in size and expense, can make the decision seem stressful, so here’s some of our no-fail options to make the best choice for you.
No matter how subdued your bedroom is, there’s always space for a pop of color. Whether your sanctuary is in need of something unconventional or you’re already on the whimsical side, this lively piece is upholstered with cushioning for complete comfort. How could one not wake up in a happy mood every morning with such a bright hue and playful shape above your head?
Our pick: Contemporary Wingback Queen Headboard
Double twin beds in a guest room? No problem, we have just the trick. Matching double headboards take the space from a twin kids’ room to presentable spare room. Avoid it looking childish by creating symmetry. Opt for a geometric shape in a neutral color like this plush pair.
Our pick: Skyline Furniture Marrakesh Upholstered Twin Headboards
Matching Platform Headboard
There’s nothing more elevated than a tufted headboard. Add a matching platform frame, and you’ll have the most luxurious sleep possible. If you have the space, there’s no mistakes to be made with Restoration Hardware’s upholstered bed made of versatile linen to go perfectly with any bed-set theme.
Our pick: Restoration Hardware Zadie Tufted Queen Bed
For a modern take on natural textures, this mid-20th century design is a go-with-anything piece. The clean lines and sloped shape of this extravagant woodwork is minimal yet striking. To go more rustic, style yours with textured throw pillows, a nautical color palette and woven wicker accessories.
Our pick: Mid-Century Modern Headboard
Timeless and highly detailed, the patterns are meticulously laser-cut, and statement pillars evoke extreme sophistication. Crafted of high-end ash veneer wood with a mahogany finish, its double posters on either side make this piece fit for royalty.
Our pick: Century Furniture Bombe Panel Queen Headboard