I have recently been headboard hunting because, as you may have noticed in our cottage renovation project, we don’t yet have one in the bedroom. And it’s not for lack of trying. To be honest, I found the options a bit overwhelming and as it happens with overwhelm, proceeded to do absolutely nothing about it. This made me think: why do you need a headboard in your bedroom? Is it really essential and will it make a huge difference if you don’t have one?
Let’s first look at a few pros:
- A headboard is both functional and aesthetic: it gives you something to lean against and frames your bed.
- It’s a practical way to keep the wall behind your bed protected.
- It adds depth, texture, colour, or softness to your room – depending on the design of course.
- A headboard adds a finishing touch to your room.
- Its style can emphasize the style of the room.
So how do you choose the right headboard style?
There are so many different varieties of headboards available that it is difficult to cover all of them. A headboard also doesn’t have to be a solid piece of wood or upholstered item: it could be anything that frames the back of your bed. In terms of trending bedroom styles, here’s what you should be looking for in a headboard to complement the design of your bedroom.
The boho look is built on the layering of textures and natural materials. Go for carved wood, woven rattan or textured upholstery. And if you were into alternative style headboards, then this would be the style to explore.
The Scandi trend is still going strong! If simple, clean lines and great design is your thing, then this is your style. Blond wood or white headboards as part of the bed frame is the perfect choice to create this fresh fuss-free look.
Taking Scandi a bit further, minimalism strips a room of anything that doesn’t fulfill a basic function or that which we value most. Anything that detracts from that, is removed. Choose a headboard that doesn’t show off, in honest materials like wood or natural fibers like cotton or linen.
4// FRENCH COUNTRY
Still popular for its coziness and nostalgia, French Country is all about dreamy linen, deep buttoning, and distressed finishes. Get the look with a linen or brocade headboard and beautiful lace bed linen.
Vintage as really become popular over the last few years. It’s a style initially built on frugality and a sense of environmental kindness. But it has by now flourished into a style in its own right. It’s accessible, economical, and adds a wealth of character to any room. Like with boho, you can also really think out of the box here. Anything that can be positioned in a more-or-less upright way behind your bed, can work!
The furniture of the 50’s have really made a comeback in a big way and there really are just 2 things you need to remember here: tapered and wood. Tapered legs on beds, nightstands and dressers and natural medium wood finishes create the most amazing midcentury bedroom. Throw in some twill on an upholstered headboard with a wooden trim and you’ve stepped back in time!
For those who live in urban areas but yearn for a bit of the outdoors. This is another style that plays with natural textures and materials, mixed with greenery. A LOT of greenery. The idea is to create a jungle, so don’t hold back!
Finishing Touches offers a unique approach when it comes to headboards. You can design your own headboard according to fit your style and personality in 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Check the size! Standard bed sizes are:
Step 2: Choose your design and fabric. There is a wide variety of fabric options and 8 different designs:
Step 3: The Admin. Place your order, process the payment and collect your headboard in 10 to 15 work days.
Remember that you will get your 20% off made-to-measure designer headboards from Finishing Touches until 24 December, so hurry to your nearest Builders Warehouse and place your order!
This post was sponsored by Finishing Touches.