Versatile Upholstered Headboards

Upholstered headboards are a great way to add character, charm and luxury to your bedroom.  With so many designs and fabric choices available, you can create a custom upholstered headboard that fits your personal design style.

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For a contemporary design, a simple square upholstered headboard looks stylish and adds texture and softness to the bedroom.  A traditional rounded headboard with tufting or nailhead trim adds sophisticated character.


Headboard from Savannah Collections

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Consider luxury fabrics such as leather, velvet and silk to enhance a traditional, romantic or elegant style master bedroom.  A masculine bedroom with a tufted leather headboard is rich and warm.  For a more feminine touch, go with velvet and silk.

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Design your own unique headboard shape.  Upholstered headboards don’t have to be square.  They can be rounded, curved, symmetric, asymmetric or any other shape you want.  Pad and upholster the entire wall behind the bed for a cozy, romantic retreat.


When creating your own upholstered headboard, use different objects as the base for an interesting shape.  Consider a decorative folding screen.  Upholster the individual panels of the screen and trim them with cord, braided gimp or wood framing.

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Headboard from The French Bedroom Company

Architectural salvage such as mantels, window panes and pediments can serve as unique frames for upholstered headboards.  Simple wood frames or mirror work well and provide a nice finish for a more modern take on the headboard.

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Upholstered headboards are chic, versatile and comfortable.  They can be purchased ready-made, custom or you can create your own.  Upholstered headboards look great in any style of interior, be it traditional, contemporary or modern.


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