Upholstered headboards allow you to sit back and relax, just a bit. They give you a bit more comfort in the bed, too. However, these headboards often make a statement in the room. With a large number of styles, colors, patterns and options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to narrow your options down. However, the right upholstered headboard can really change the design dynamic in your room. Consider all of your options, but think about the following tips to designing the space with various options.
The Color Pop
You have a basic metal bed with a brightly colored headboard. Perhaps the headboard is even red or purple in color. If you want something that is this fun and interesting, be sure the rest of the room has a lesser appearance. For example, the bright red will pop out well against a black wood bedroom set and with lighter color wall paint. It will look more impressive with white or black bedding, too. If you add too many other colors, it will look more like a children’s playroom instead. Use color that pops.
Another way to make these headboards work for you is to choose those that have a bit of design to the actual shape. For example, choose a soft, low arc. This has a few rounded edges rather than the typical squared off look of a headboard. It draws the eye in and thus makes the bedroom furniture the focal point of the room. To keep that attention, be sure to match the headboard with comfortable, luxurious bedding that tempts you when you walk into the room. For a bolder statement, or to take up more space on the wall, choose a shirred or a high arc headboard instead.
It is also important to consider the actual material of the upholstered headboard. You may want to choose an authentic or faux leather headboard, for example. This definitely helps you to have a more contemporary bedroom set than fabrics will. Keep this going throughout the room by matching any wood tones to the color of the leather. You can also add a few additional leather items to the space as accents. There is no need to overdo it, and you do want to pair it with something softer when possible, such as high quality bedding and sheets.
An upholstered headboard is more than just a piece of wood with some fabric wrapped around it. It is a design element in the bedroom. You can choose these for your children’s bedroom sets or use them in the master bedroom. Be creative and choose what helps to make the bed an interesting and dramatic item in the room, or helps it to be less of a focal point if you want to draw the eye away. Both options are done by choosing the right style, color and texture in your headboards. Use this as a way to create a visually appealing space without having to replace all of your bedroom furniture.