Choosing an upholstered headboard or platform bed for a bedroom in your home is a way to update your room and add an instant and beautiful focal point to your room. Here's what to think about to choose the perfect upholstered headboard.
Today I’m singing the praises of upholstered headboards! They are so super attractive, on-trend, and actually becoming quite the classic! And many headboards are inexpensive. Let’s talk about how an upholstered or padded headboard can change the look of a bedroom in your home.
Now is a great time to take stock of the items in your home you might want to get to freshen up a room! One of the best and most economical ways to update a bedroom is with an upholstered headboard or platform bed.
These beds are just beautiful and will create that sanctuary look we all want in our bedrooms!
We have had an upholstered bed in our master bedroom for almost five years and we just love it!
At the end of this post are my favorite upholstered headboards and platform beds!
Have you ever thought an upholstered headboard would be a great addition to the bedroom furniture in your home?
They are so popular right now for so many reasons!
Two of the bedrooms at Tanglewood have padded headboards and we love them.
WHAT IS AN UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD
An upholstered headboard is usually made from a wood product or solid wood frame that is covered with foam and soft batting and then covered in upholstery fabric.
The material can be plain or tufted using upholstered buttons. This tufting tends to add a pretty diamond shape to the headboard.
They can also be embellished with cording or nailheads for a designer look.
We love our upholstered tufted headboard for its soft designer look and the way it is a big impact focal point in our bedroom.
WHY WE CHOSE AN UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD
I think the biggest reason we replaced our rice carved four-poster bed with an upholstered headboard was that after a couple decades we were tired of that matchy-matchy look of our bedroom furniture and wanted to update our bedroom. We decided to try an upholstered bed and it completely changed the look of our bedroom!
Adding an upholstered bed to our room also gave us permission to break up our matchy-matchy furniture and replace it over time with pieces that gave our room a fresh look!
If you want to update your bedroom start with an upholstered headboard!
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BENEFITS
There are many reasons to choose a gorgeous padded headboard for your bedroom…
The price for an upholstered headboard can be quite reasonable to very expensive!
But in reality, you can find oodles and tons of gorgeous headboards that fall in the $250 to $500 dollar range. And that is a whole lot of decor bang for a great price!
The headboard we have now cost about $300.00! You can see it HERE. It has worn so well, I highly recommend it!
ON TREND BUT NOT TRENDY
Padded headboards are an updated look but they don’t look too trendy!
Really upholstered headboards have been around for centuries! And they have been making big statements and style impressions in bedrooms for a long, long time!
Upholstered headboards are a classic!
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLOR
Because these headboards come in so many styles and many colors they will work with almost any decor!
Right now, neutrals or moody blues and grays are very popular. And there are tons of upholstered beds in these colors on the market!
However, if you look you can find a headboard in just about any other color too! Recently I saw a deep emerald green velvet upholstered bed that was very tailored and had gold nailheads. Oh, it was so beautiful!
The bed in one of our guest bedrooms is a heathery gray/blue. It has a lower profile than the headboard in our master bedroom but has pretty tufting and covered buttons.
Both of the beds are queen size but upholstered beds come in many sizes from twin to king!
BEAUTIFUL FABRICS FOR UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARDS
One of the things I love about upholstered beds is the variety they come in. There are so many beautiful fabrics like linen and even velvets. And easy to clean fabrics that look like linen and velvet too!
Here are a few more fabrics you can find on one of these headboards…
- any performance fabric used for upholstery
TUFTED, NAILHEADS, WINGBACK AND MORE
Let’s talk about nailheads! It’s a detail I particularly love to see on an upholstered bed. They outline the shape of the headboard beautifully!
Many upholstered beds have wingbacks. Think of the wingbacks as in wingback chairs but for a bed. They add extra detail to an upholstered bed.
Wingbacks can be very plain or quite ornate. And they can also be very modern and slimmed down too!
There seems to be something for everyone when it comes to upholstered headboards and platform beds.
PLATFORM UPHOLSTERED BEDS
If you like upholstered headboards you might consider a platform bed which is an upholstered headboard and a bed frame all in one. These are such luxurious beds! No need for a dust ruffle because the sides and bottom are most often made in the same padded upholstery fabric as the headboard. So pretty!
We are thinking about trading our upholstered headboard for a platform bed. You can see it Here.
Sometimes these pretty platform beds have storage drawers in the sides and/or the bottom of the bed.
A mattress usually sits inside the platform bed on slats supported by the sides of the bed. Make sure to check, some platform beds use a mattress only, and some call for a box spring too.
And many platform beds can support an adjustable base like we have. Just read the specification about the bed and it should tell you if an adjustable base will work with the bed you are looking at.
HOW I CLEAN MY UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD
Depending on the fabric all upholstered headboards will clean up differently. Both of our headboards are a linen material so I vacuum it with my soft brush attachment and have it professionally cleaned and protected with Scotchgard about once a year.
In between vacuuming I give it a once over with a Swiffer duster.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARDS
I’ve done a little window shopping and picked out some great headboards in a variety of price ranges. Choosing to move to an upholstered headboard or even a platform bed is a very pretty and savvy way to update a bedroom!
Click the image below to see some of my favorite headboards…
And here are a few of my favorite platform beds….
Think about adding an updated look to a bedroom in your home with an upholstered headboard!
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