13 Designs for Your Upholstered Headboard

If you are in the market for a new bed, have a look at options that are upholstered. They’ve never been more popular, and it’s easy to see why. You may select from a vast array of shapes, cloths, nailheads, tufting and styles. Here are a baker’s dozen to get your style wheels turning.

Burnham Design

A simple rectangular shape is one of the easiest silhouettes you can pick. This is a good alternative for a bright color, a room that already has a lot of additional competing shapes, or even a busier fabric print.

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Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

You can also bring a rectangle to new heights; in this instance almost around the ceiling. Diamond patterned tufting adds an excess detail, even while the timber border provides a framework along with a dark accent.

Michelle Hinckley

This upholstered headboard is tender, however has clean lines. Its stepped silhouette is enhanced by an inset of upholstery nails. You are able to pick from a selection of finishes for this particular accent.

Vendome Press

A array of camel-back arches are very popular options; this one contains several small whimsical details.


This curved shape is playful and sophisticated. The shape plays off the pattern of the vines on the wallpaper.

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Erika Bierman Photography

Somewhere between the rectangular and whimsically curved headboards is a simpler version with subtly curved notches. This extra-tall headboard with little notches is a fantastic choice for a twin bed; it keeps it from getting lost in the corner of this space.

sherry hart

The curved notches with the headboard align perfectly with the oval windows, strengthening the association between the bed and the wall and giving the space a very custom look.

For People design

This one has a mix of curved and curved notches. No matter which silhouette you opt for, by choosing an upholstery nail inset, the headboard’s shape will be emphasized.

Annette English

An extended headboard may create a partial accent wall and increase the bed’s presence. Getting the scale right is significant; mock up the space with the fabric before committing to the upholsterer.

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Martin Patrick 3

You might take a cue in the living room chairs and go with a wingback form. The sides will envelope youpersonally, or at least your cushions. They are given a solid presence by the height of those headboards.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

A wingback headboard may add only a dash of softness to a tailored bedscape.

Emily Johnston Larkin

A metallic framework adds drama to this emerald tufted upholstery. This framed headboard alternative also works well with other metallic finishes and with timber.


This Victorian silhouette is an enjoyable addition to this girly Parisian room.

Vanessa De Vargas

Finally, if an upholstered seat is not in the budget, then try out a decal. In fact, this is a excellent way to try out a silhouette before committing; many contours can be found.

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