Inviting Upholstered Headboards

Blue and Cranberry Master Bedroom
Photo: Photo: Van Chaplin

Go soft! Try an upholstered headboard for a stylish and comfortable update to your bed.

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Pretty Patterned Headboard

Blue and Cranberry Master Bedroom
Photo: Van Chaplin

The pattern on the upholstered headboard serves as an inspiration for the color scheme in this room. The bold pattern is complemented by the cool blue hues found throughout the space.

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Tufted Wingback Headboard

Tufted Wingback Headboard
Photo: Hector Sanchez

A hot pink upholstered headboard is the key to creating this comfort zone, while tufting and arms make the bed even more enticing.

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Bedroom Wallpaper: William Kilburn design, Eclectic Collection; degournay.com
Canopy fabric: Les Touches Pink by Brunschwig & Fils, brunschwig.com
Canopy trim: Aurelia Tassel Fringe in Loden (985-56144-13) by Samuel & Sons, samuelandsons.com
Headboard fabric: Versailles (E22801) by Kravet, kravet.com, all available through DCOTA; 954/921-7575.
Duvet cover and boudoir sham: Paul in Blue, biscuit-home.com
Coverlet and Euro shams: Pale Blue Border, biscuit-home.com
Sheets and pillowcases: Katie in Coral, biscuit-home.com
Standard shams: Jenny in Coral, biscuit-home.com
Lamps: Double Gourd in Apple by Robert Abbey; biscuit-home.com

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Monogrammed Headboard

Monogrammed Headboard

A curvy upholstered headboard sets the stage in this bedroom. The large monogram adds a special touch.

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Custom Crewel Headboard

Custom Crewel Headboard

A custom headboard upholstered in crewel inspires the rest of the room. Coordinating bed linens, simple draperies, and a space-enlarging mirror make this the kind of room visitors won't want to leave.

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Headboard fabric: Shannah Trail in teastain by Vervain; vervain.com or 1-800-611-8686.
Bedspread: coverlet from Peacock Alley; peacockalley.com

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Symmetrical Twin Headboards

Symmetrical Twin Headboards
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Scott Martin

Upholstered headboards give both twin beds more presence and create symmetry on either side of the window.

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Upholstered Headboards:
Squire Headboard in Arden Green from Ballard Designs; ballarddesigns.com or 1-800-367-2775.

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Modern Drama Headboard

Modern Drama Headboard
Photo: Helen Norman

For a touch of drama, this homeowner added black in various fabrics as well as in the plates and frames on the walls. Bold chevron stripes on the pillows mixed with a classic duvet pattern brings contemporary elements to the mix.

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Wall paint: Wythe Blue (HC-143); benjaminmoore.com
Chandelier: Durango; arteriorshome.com
Rug: Bleached Jute; traceryinteriors.com
Lamp: Glass Lamp; barbaracosgrove.com
Bed: Riley and bed skirt: Pleated Button; potterybarn.com
Throw: Fat Rib in Aqua, coverlet: Heirloom Quilt in White, and pillowcases: Sei in Coal and Rest T250 in White by Matteo (matteohome.com); pizitzhomeandcottage.com
Duvet: Black and White Etching; traceryinteriors.com
Zigzag pillow: Katana, cooper-grey.com

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Eclectic Bohemian Headboard

Eclectic Bohemian Headboard
Photo: Jonny Valiant

The designer layered a mix of printed pillows against a tall, patterned headboard to create a bold look.

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Personalized Headboard

Personalized Headboard
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Scott Martin

Add a simple, one-letter monogram to the top of an upholstered headboard for a personalized touch.

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Paint color: Pink Sky from Ralph Lauren Paint, available at The Home Depot (R); ralphlaurenhome.com
Pillow Fabric: Who's Your Daddy print (discontinued)
Chair Fabric: Green faux-suede from Cutting Corners, Dallas; cuttingcorners.com or (972) 233-4503 (R).

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Sunny Yellow Headboard

Sunny Yellow Headboard
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

A classic palette of blue and yellow gets a punchy modern update with a unique upholstered headboard and some cheery patterened bedding.

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Stylish & Simple Headboard

Stylish & Simple Headboard
Photo: Charles Walton IV

Stylishly simplified, the bedroom is as easy on the eyes as it is on the body. A modern four-poster bed bridges past and present and gives the otherwise contemporary space a dash of Southern romanticism. A quilted silk duvet in a soft shade of gray, navy pillows, and an antique needlepoint lumbar pillow in navy and white highlight the bed.

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Ocean Inspired Headboard

Ocean-Inspired Bedroom

A regal cornice hangs above a simple upholstered headboard, giving the room an elegant feel.

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Light & Neutral Headboard

Light and Neutral Headboard

This headboard features a calming pattern in light blue and beige tones that is repeated on the pillows.

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Colorful & Cozy Headboard

Colorful & Cozy Headboard
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

The bright pink headboard and duvet give this bed a cheerful pop of color.

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Headboard: Camden Untufted Headboard MH080, also from Ballard Designs; ballarddesigns.com
Headboard fabric: Felicia Linen in Cosmo from Calico Corners; calicocorners.com
Fabric on table: Callidora in Canyon by Robert Allen; robertallendesign.com
White lamp: Studded Ceramic Table Lamp, shadesoflight.com
Ivory coverlet and pillow shams: Pottery Barn; potterybarn.com
Euro sham fabric: Mandala #9259.935 from the Etamine collection by Zimmer + Rohde; zimmer-rohde.com
Tape trim on bed skirt: Riviera Braid/Ivory/Pompeian Red/Rose #B143-6 by Schumacher; fschumacher.com
Boudoir pillow: Leontine Linens; leontinelinens.com
Area rug: Majolica by Vermilion Handmade Needlepoint Rugs (vermilionrugs.com), available through John Rosselli & Associates; 202-337-7676.

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Built-In Headboard

Built-In Headboard

This cozy space makes bedtime reading a breeze! The simple shape of an upholstered headboard sits surrounded by shelves filled with books and cherished accessories. Light fixtures are installed on either side of the bed so there's no need for a lamp.

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Crisp & Cool Headboard

Crisp & Cool Headboard
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Keeping the basics white gives the cleanest, most versatile look for the bedroom. The upholstered headboard softens the space.

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Eco-Friendly Design

Eco-Friendly Design
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Green design doesn't have to mean mod and sleek. A primary bedroom with eco-friendly touches can look luxurious too. The four-poster bed is crafted from rattan, a fast-growing, sustainable product.

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Fresh Natural Headboard

Fresh Natural Headboard

Different shades of green make crisp white bedding and accessories pop. Luxurious layered flooring grounds the space with exaggerated textures.

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Vacation at Home

Vacation at Home

Every evening feels like a vacation in a bedroom that takes its inspiration from the clean colors and lines of a chic luxury hotel room.

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Windows, upholstered heaboard, and bed skirt: Lewis & Sheron Textile Co.; lsfabrics.com

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Glamorous Velvet Headboard

Glamorous Velvet Headboard

This mirrored canopy bed features a headboard upholstered in deep turquoise velvet. Meanwhile, touches of basic black and black-and-silver furniture mix with fabrics in shades of aqua and teal.

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Upholstered Headboard with a Mod Motif

Upholstered Headboard with a Mod Motif
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Chocolate brown and pale blue are a perfect pair. The color brown on the upholstered headboard matches the circular pattern of the bedding, which adds a mod touch to the traditional room.

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