15 Pretty Headboards That Will Totally Transform Your Bedroom
For some reason, a headboard always seems to be the last piece of the puzzle when it comes to decorating a bedroom—despite the fact that it is often the centerpiece! But your bedroom is a personal space, and when you're still exploring design styles and decor aesthetics, it can be a little overwhelming to settle on that pièce de résistance right off the bat. The good news? When you buy a headboard separate from your bed frame, it becomes a relatively easy piece to switch out, and can also be a simple yet dramatic way to update your entire space. So whether you're moving into a new space (congrats!) or are in need of a bedroom refresh, start with one of these beautiful, and rather affordable, headboard ideas.
Update a traditional, tufted headboard with a rich, velvet paneled style for some serious drama. With a bold backdrop, you can keep your bedding neutral or go all out with patterns and prints.
West Elm Curved Headboard ($350)
A curved headboard is a modern way to soften up your space. This one comes in a variety of fabrics to suit any style, from mid-century to traditional.
Add some texture to your room, whether your style is decidedly neutral or anything but that, with this gorgeous woven headboard. (Available July 25.)
Etsy Arch Wall Decal ($66+)
Hello, life hack. For an especially affordable option, a wall decal in a brilliant, bold color will surely anchor your bed as your room's centerpiece.
How do you make traditional decor chic? Do as the French do with a slipcover headboard that will instantly elevant any bedroom.
Eddie Panel Headboard ($160)
This vintage-inspired, faux-leather headboard can be an unexpected but beautiful touch to add to your room.
Etsy ULTRA Headboard ($430)
Cloud decor is sweeping the internet, and we'd happily let it cover our home in it considering it's cushy, comfy appeal (and kid-friendly padding!).
Traditional doesn't have to be boring. When investing in a grand wingback headboard, opting for a deep, dramatic color will make it more modern.
Cane headboards add a beautiful, vintage texture to your bedroom. Clean lines and contrasting black wood keep this one from feeling dated.
Presenting: the perfect mid-century modern headboard. Just add pillows!
Etsy The Carolina Headboard ($480)
Handcrafted pieces are so much more accessible on Etsy—like this beautiful slatted headboard that fits perfectly with rustic and farmhouse decor.
A subtle starburst texture to your headboard will help draw the eye in and give your room a focal point.
This fan headboard is an easy-to-install solution that fits both maximalist bohemian decor and refined resort aesthetics.
Paneled headboards are a great way to introduce some color into your room. While it may seem bold at first, even a tart chartreuse can be tempered with layers of pillows and bedding.
If you're still not ready to commit to a true headboard, you can at least prop yourself up with this practical pillow, or add it to your existing bedding for some extra comfort.
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Lauren is a marketing professional, writer, and the founder of The Eye & The Edit, a weekly style and shopping newsletter. She recently found a home in New York City, where she enjoys endless people-watching and outfit inspiration. There, she can usually be found shopping in Soho, digging through vintage stores in Brooklyn, or trying a new coffee shop or natural wine bar.