Headboard Inspiration

A bedroom isn’t complete without a headboard to anchor it all visually, but that doesn’t mean you always have to opt for the typical and expected. If you’re on the hunt for a bedroom upgrade, you’re in luck because today, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite headboard inspiration pieces to get those ideas churning. After all, as unique as your personal style is, your bedroom ought to feel the exact same way.

Go for Texture

Contrast can be a magical tool in design, no doubt, but there are few places where it makes as big of a statement as your bedroom headboard. Sure, you can keep things simple and prop up a traditional headboard against a plain painted wall, but why not play with texture instead? We love pairing textured accent walls with intriguing headboard fabrics and designs because it’s an instant statement piece. No more worrying about which art to hang above the bed - with a headboard look like these, you’ve got a show-stopping aesthetic built right in.

Incorporate Shelves

An often overlooked option for headboards is their functional capabilities. With traditional headboards, of course, you have to rely on nightstands to showcase your favorite books or set down a pair of glasses before bed. However, headboards can be surprisingly versatile if you know how to creatively use space to your advantage. Go for a deeper headboard that can act as a shelf to charge your phone, or create an inset shelf in the wall to display your items. Whichever option you choose, a headboard with shelves can make a world of difference (and free up that precious floor space!).

Embrace Wall-to-Wall Style

There’s something so stunning about a headboard that breaks the rules. To achieve a bedroom look that is outside the box, don’t be afraid to embrace wall-to-wall (or floor-to-ceiling) style. These headboards manage to keep the eye moving while simultaneously making the room feel much bigger than it actually is. With visual wins like that, how could you go wrong?

Opt for Unexpected Shapes

Though the majority of headboards stick to the usual rectangle shape, there’s no reason you can’t shake things up a bit. We love headboards that defy the norm and provide a touch of whimsy in a space. Like highly textured headboards, these beauties double up as art and keep your bedroom feeling fresh and new each and every day. Sometimes, the unexpected choice can be the most impactful one.

Designing a bedroom can be a challenge, and while it’s easy to take the expected route, it can feel boring and leave you unsatisfied. So, instead, as you finalize your bedroom refresh, make sure to take some time and choose the headboard you really want. Go for bold, whimsical, unexpected, and jaw dropping. You’ll find it’ll make the room come alive, and we guarantee you’ll never regret it.

By Megan Johansson