What is the first thing you think of when I say bedroom? Comfort? Sleep? That's what I thought. We all use our bedrooms as an escape from the world, to cuddle up and rejuvenate for the next day. One of my favourite additions/updates to bedroom furniture is padded headboards. I was first exposed to a contemporary padded headboard when I was in NYC with my gal pal, Catherine. We stayed in a chic downtown hotel with woven leather headboards and "wings" that projected out on the sides; it was the perfect nook for reading, and resting after pounding the streets of NY in my flip flops (bad idea).
Padded headboard styles can range from contemporary to traditional and even homemade. Nail heads and tufts (the divots that make it "pillow") are common details for these pieces. Before buying one of these pieces, consider the following:
*Remember the scale of your room - You don't want the headboard to take over your space!
*Texture - Fabrics with texture, whether it's a velvet or leather, adds another layer to your bedroom. Usually your sheets and other bedroom furniture is flat and smooth, so have fun with texture on the headboard!
*Pillows - Pillows are what will help make your bed look like plentiful and lush, however, you want to consider the height of your pillows. Will your pillows cover the entire height of the headboard? If that is the look you want, go for it, otherwise, keep in mind that your headboard may get lost in a sea of down feathers.
|This is headboard on headboard. The wings provide|
a sofa like feel.
|Patent Leather Headboard. More drama than comfort.|
|Classical shape with a neutral colour tone. Always Classic.|
|Bold red pattern is a playful twist on this Queen Anne shape.|
|Velvet, tufted sleigh bed shape with nail heads. |
|Tall and Grand.|
|Add some colour to a plain daybed with a headboard.|
|These twin beds look more architectural with the wings and foot|