The bedroom is arguably the most important room in your home. It's where you begin each day and wind down every night: That's why it's so important to approach its design with thoughtfulness and care. Your surroundings can influence your mood when you wake up in the morning or relax into sleep at night, so curl up under a statement headboard for the sweetest dreams in your space.
Take inspiration from professional interior designers. Whether you like to keep things simple and refined or your design tastes are a bit more daring, there's a headboard idea to suit every style. The right pieces can fit any type of design, from bohemian maximalism to the sleekest minimal bedrooms.
Keep scrolling to browse headboard designs and ideas from top interior designers to make your space look its best.
Weave Your Dreams
In this maximalist space designed by Emily Henderson, a woven leather headboard contrasts with a bright-and-cheery floral wallpaper. Pink details are found throughout the room from the walls to the bedding and nightstand, yet the terra cotta shade of the leather is what catches the eye. This headboard could work in both a collected space or in a more minimal room as the statement-making piece.
Frame the Fabric
This elegant bedroom designed by Brexton Cole Interiors offers an effortless, dynamic design filled with various décor. It all comes together when you notice the headboard: With classic tufted upholstery in a neutral tone, it brings a traditional style to the rest of the room as ivory hues are placed throughout the design. A bronze frame built around the upholstery complements the matching metal materials in the footboard bench. Get the look by seeking out a headboard that features a mix of silhouettes in materials, like gold, bronze, or antique brass paired with a soft fabric.
Contrast Your Wall Color
Instead of focusing on matching your headboard to the rest of your bedroom's décor, you might consider playing with the idea of contrasting colors. In this room by designer Kirsten Grove, an orange headboard stands out against soft blue walls to let warmer hues in the bed contrast the darker theme of the space. Try experimenting with a headboard that will stand out against your current bedroom paint color to achieve a similar look.
Get the Farmhouse Feel
If you're going for a rustic, farmhouse chic bedroom style, take a page from Henderson and utilize furniture that will make guests do a double-take. This design features a bed frame with a headboard that looks just like a wooden bench, giving the space a warm, home-crafted feel. The wooden material, fabricated in such an interesting-yet-familiar way, makes the room feel charming and quaint: No DIY required.
Accent a Statement Wall
Black paint is a bold design choice, but when it's styled with bright hues, it can have an impact like no other. Designer Ashley Hanes warmed up this bedroom with a natural wood grain headboard, textured side tables, and woven blinds. Master the look in your own space by framing a statement wall to paint in your favorite dark accent color, then create a variety of textures in white bedding with leather stools at the footboard.
Hang Your Headboard
Designer Domm Dot Com went with a handmade style that mounts directly on the wall. This bedroom features a headboard crafted by Norwegian Wood Online, upholstered in terra cotta linen and finished with leather straps. The earthy hues carry to the oversized throw pillow, while soft pink lighting brings out the lighter shades of the leather. To get the look at home, explore Norwegian Wood's custom options or add leather straps to a wall-mounted linen headboard.
For a balanced look, work with symmetry: These leather straps, which hang higher than the headboard, bring attention to the walls around the bed which feature double sconces.
Layer Multiple Styles
Posted by Aussie design studio Arent & Pyke, this bedroom features not one, but two stunning headboards for a layered effect. It's a combination of a custom-designed suede backing and an upholstered main headboard with plenty of patterns. The finished look is luxe and glamorous while remaining cozy and comfortable. Replicate the design at home by using multiple pieces for a layered approach.
Choose Monochrome Colors
For a polished look, opt for monochrome colors in your headboard that blend with your bedding and walls. Designer Reena Sotropa styled this soft gray upholstered headboard with creative wallpaper, plush white bedding, and white elements around the room. A large pendant light hangs gracefully above the bed, and sheer curtains allow plenty of natural light to filter into the space.
Offset Canopy Frames With Art
For those working with full canopy bed frames, it can be hard to create the look of a headboard when you can't swap out the one you have—but Grove nailed the design with a creative twist in this bedroom. By styling a large piece of artwork between the posts of your headboard frame, it's possible to bring life to the wall space while blending in colors from your sheets. Designed with patterned wallpaper and two-toned bedding, the bold accents of this artwork are complemented from wall to wall.
Opt for Upholstery
Although this room features a clean-and-simple white color palette, the headboard and bed frame are far from subtle. In fact, the dynamic print sourced from Rebecca Atwood fabrics on the bed frame not only catches the eye, but also creates the illusion of movement. It's a marbled stripe fabric in a variety of blue shades that seems to mimic the motion of ocean waves. The result is a calm (and almost beachy) sanctuary ready to lull you to sleep. Use a bold-patterned print headboard to create interest in an otherwise neutral room.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
If you've had your eyes on that dark upholstered bed but haven't made the leap yet, let this design by Katie Hackworth be your inspiration. Photographed by Thomas Story, Hackworth's own bedroom is a fresh example of how to use dark accents in a light room. With bright white paint, bedding, and fur throws, this space feels anything but dim—and its black accents are bursting with personality to bring contrast to the design.
Round It Out
We can't get enough of this rounded headboard styled by Gold A La Mode. To complete this look in your space, be sure to place your bed against your windows—by designing the room this way, natural light pours in around the bed to exaggerate the brightness of white décor. Choose all-white accents like curtains, bedside lamps, and bedding to contrast with your statement color (don't miss the lovely floors in this pink-themed bedroom).
In this design by Courtney Nye, photographer Amy Bartlam captured the essence of this airy, cozy bedroom. A unique wood-slatted headboard is styled with matching accents throughout the space: From the lamp on the bedside table to the table itself, framed artwork, and a bench seat at the footboard, Nye didn't miss a single opportunity to expand the color throughout the space. Get the look in your room by pairing cohesive décor tones with the same hue as your headboard.
Master the Tufted Look
This chic bedroom was designed by Casa Watkins Living. It features one of the most classic headboard options around: a tufted, textured piece in a neutral shade of fabric that makes the space feel relaxing and utterly timeless. Paired with boho bedding and unique wall décor, complementary color schemes flow throughout the room with accents of gold, black, and white against an ivory background. Get the look by adding a channel-tufted headboard to a relaxed, neutral bedroom.
Stay Classic With a Metal Frame
This inviting, neutral space was designed by Pure Collected Living. The focal point of the room is its traditional metal headboard: Paired with soft linen bedding and a textured quilt, the combination of décor in this bedroom is undeniably soothing. Get the look by styling your metal bed frame with a woven basket and matching side table among bright walls and smaller accents.
Choose Your Palette
Dress up a soft gray upholstered headboard by simply choosing your color scheme: Gray tends to blend well with dark blue, black, white, and neutral tones. In this bedroom by Becca Interiors, a classic gray headboard is anything but ordinary. With plenty of patterns in the throw pillows, texture along the brick walls, and black sconces to match the wall art's darker tones, this design feels calm and collected without sacrificing a drop of character.
Style From Floor to Ceiling
Rather than a traditional headboard, why not make a statement that extends up the entire wall? In this design for her daughter's room, Hanes takes the headboard from the floor to the ceiling with wood planks mounted on the wall. Styled with a wooden bed frame and neon lighting, this boho space feels sleek and clean. Get the look in your own room by mounting one-inch pieces of wood cut wider than your bed, and choose decorative pieces in the same light tones.
Embrace Pops of Color
If the rest of your room is filled with neutral colors, let your headboard make a statement. This design by Hackworth, photographed by Bethalée Photography, features a bright pop of color in the bed's headboard and footboard. Get the look in your own bedroom by choosing a bold metal frame and styling it with soft colors and various textures throughout the room.
With warm statement pieces like a red bed frame, cooler décor like this blue rug matched with blue and gray bedding can add dimension to your space without overwhelming the room's color.
Add Woven Pieces
Designed by Andrika King, this space brought to us by Bartlam is as unique as it is bright. Texture is abundant in this bedroom with accents from the floor to the wall décor: A plush rug, striped throw, thick-weaved pillows, and feathered wall art all set the stage for this warm rattan headboard. Get the look in your room with a variety in materials layered over the bed.
Achieve the Vintage-Chic Style
If you're a fan of the farmhouse design, you'll be stunned by this space by Becca Interiors. With elements from countryside chic to vintage glam, it's packed with personality while achieving the soft, warm feeling we love in bedrooms. The star of the space, of course, is its bed frame: To get the look in your room, pair a classic metal poster bed with an upholstered headboard in a lighter tone. Add contrast by painting the window frames to contrast white walls, and styling a vintage dresser as the bedside table for extra storage.