The Return of Upholstered Headboards

With the forecast of green being the colour of 2017 and the trendy industrial décor look that is set to be popular this coming year, and the old wooden and metal beds will always remain popular. But, a surprising trend (surprising because it doesn’t quite fit either of the main two trends) is the return of beds with upholstered headboards.

Bed with grey buttoned upholstered headboard

On a whole, vintage anything is making a come back; and as a result of this, the interior design world is craving softer and more classic designs. Upholstered headboards, and in particular deep buttoned headboards, are reminiscent of a time long gone that scream 70’s appeal. Upholstered headboards do not only look stylish but they add comfort, luxurious and warmth to any bedroom. They even come in an array of designs, colours, fabrics, textures, and sizes. The right upholstered headboard can make a difference to the look and feel of a bedroom. It’s no wonder that they’re back by popular demand!

Upholstered Headboards: The Considerations

There are many beds out there that come with an upholstered headboard. However, if you wish to purchase one separately, there are many things to consider:

  • Padding
  • Size
  • Material
  • Colour
  • Style

It’s important to remember that the fabric you choose remains consistent with other existing fabrics in your bedroom.

A popular choice of material for upholstered headboards tends to be stain-resistant ones like leather (genuine or bonded), cotton, wool, vinyl and a bunch of other synthetic materials like olefin and rayon.

While linen, silk and acetate look lovely, they aren’t so forgiving. These types of upholstered headboards would require either professional cleaning or delicate use. However, if you’re set on a having a delicate material, a stain-resistant coating can be applied to almost any material choice to heighten its level of defence.

Bed with Grey velvet upholstered headboard

The biggest consideration when it comes to which material to choose is the overall aesthetic you’re striving to achieve. A leather or wool pairs well with warm, cosy and classic bedrooms, while vinyl and synthetic complement crisp, designer styles.

If you’re looking for a more vibrant theme, then you should think about adding texture and visual complexity to basic headboard designs, for example, accentuating ornate details of tufted headboards. Patterns and prints are also a good option here, they’ll provide a contrast to your chosen wall colour and highlight the bed as a focal point of your space.

Maybe it’s time to update your bed this year with a gorgeous upholstered headboard?

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