Upholstered headboards are a luxurious and comfortable choice for the top of your bed. With this type of headboard, you can recline comfortably while sitting in bed. This design is perfect for reading before you go to sleep. The idea of an upholstered headboard may seem too fluffy and feminine to fit many bedroom designs, but you can actually use this type of headboard to complement many different decorating styles. With the right colors and materials you can have an upholstered headboard that’s masculine and modern or frilly and girly. Your choice of headboard will set the stage for the rest of the room.
For a sleek contemporary look, choose an upholstered headboard in smooth, cool suede. This will give the room the look of an upscale hotel. Pair your suede headboard with a simple modern design in the bedspread and sheets. Neutral tones like white or beige go well with this type of design. Use clean lines in the rest of the furniture as well. Place a leather chair in the corner or a leather bench at the foot of the bed in a similar color as the headboard. Upholstered headboards in suede are plenty comfortable while still giving the room a very upscale look.
If you want a more feminine look with upholstered headboards, go for floral patterns or beautiful pastel colors. You can accent the edges with contrasting cording to make for an upholstered headboard fit for a little princess. With this type of headboard, you can use soft colors such as rose pink or lavender. Use complementary colors on the bedspread in a different hue. For example, a pale lavender shade on the headboard can be paired with a white bedspread and deep purple sheets and throw pillows. Fold a purple quilt at the bottom for a retreat that’s sure to breed sweet dreams.
If you want an upholstered headboard in a couple’s bedroom, you’ll need a design that is neither too feminine not too masculine. Look for upholstered headboards with a smooth fabric surface. Avoid gathers and ruffles on your bedding but don’t go all the way to dark colors and masculine stripes. A large natural or geometric print will make the headboard as good as artwork at the head of the bed. You can pair this type of headboard with any bedding so long as the colors complement one another. Try an upholstered headboard with a natural pattern of branches with a beige bedspread, cobalt blue sheets and a sage green throw at the foot of the bed. Not too “Shabby”.