Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stylish Upholstered Headboards

Pump Up the Volume
An extra-high headboard and luxurious folds of fabric create a sense of grandeur in this bedroom, making the room feel bigger. European pillows, which are oversize and square compared with standard pillows, emphasize the height of the headboard.

Big Personality
Add style to a plain wall with an extra-high patterned upholstered headboard. The blue and green flowers on this print are the perfect complement for the whimsical bedroom and make a statement on the light blue walls.

Sweet & Simple
Too many patterns in a small space can feel claustrophobic. Here, a pretty purple geometric fabric draped over the headboard is all the design needed to create a bright and happy vibe. For a quick change, switch the fabric for a new one and get instant results.

Opposites Attract
Add drama to a bedroom with opposites. Here, a simple monochromatic color scheme for the bedding stands out against the bright blue patterned walls, creating a rich contrast. The white-and-brown upholstered headboard takes center stage in this bedroom. Solids and patterns coexist to create a formal yet fun design.

Luxurious Pattern
Curvy in all the right places, this custom headboard takes its design cues from the undulating shape of the bedside chest of drawers. Piping detail gives the piece the look of a tailored mat and frame, while a simple bed skirt in the same yellow-and-silver damask extends the refined yet contemporary look to the floor.

Reflecting Glamour
A crisp white linen-covered headboard, generously tufted with dozens of fabric-covered buttons, lends subtle texture to a streamlined bedroom. Its rounded corners soften the linear geometry of the wall treatment, pinstriped linens, mod Lucite lamp, and mirrored side table.

An Updated Classic
A classic four-poster gets fresh and modern thanks to a wrapped-headboard treatment that maintains the simple lines of the original piece. The fabric, a cotton-linen print featuring parrot tulips, injects color and life into the softly whitewashed space, providing the room with a vibrant focal point.

Striped Headboard
In this airy loft bedroom, a headboard covered in lime green and ivory striped fabric fills the wall with a graphic, beachy appeal -- perfect for the gridded floral duvet and red pillows with green pinstripes below.

Natty Neutrals
Layers of touchable texture mix and mingle around a basic natural-linen headboard. The vintage hooked wool rug framed and hung above the bed inspired the collection of  pillows, including quilted silk, tufted cotton, and crewelwork pieces.

Delicious Chocolate
Mocha tufted-silk upholstery on a wraparound painted headboard gives this sleeping space a cocoonlike feel. The simple texture of the fabric-and-wood frame contrast with the linen's woven details and the grass-cloth-covered walls.

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