100 Stylish and Unique Headboard Ideas

Time to put a little sizzle back into the bedroom! No matter your style, you're sure to find design ideas that will inspire your next bedroom makeover.

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April 19, 2019

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Wall Divider Serves Double Duty

Whether it's custom-made, found at an antique market or bought at a well-known home store, a unique screen is one of the easiest ways to transform the look of your bed.

Sophisticated Velvet

An elegant headboard upholstered in rich navy velvet anchors this master bedroom. The matching bedside lamps draw the eye to the headboard, while the deep blue hue contrasts beautifully with the pale pink walls. Coastal-inspired art adds a bit of light whimsy.

Bright and Bohemian

The neutral tone of this wood canopy bed stands out against the white walls of this master bedroom. The indigo-dyed pillows add just the right amount of color without overwhelming the space.


This wood accent wall serves as a headboard and a focal point. The built-in shelving and wall lamps draw attention to the center of the room, allowing the accent wall to be the highlight of the space.

Repurposed Window

As seen on Fixer Upper, this master bedroom was transformed when Joanna Gaines repurposed an old church window as a headboard. She also added wood accents and twin table lamps to warm the space.


This gray wood-plank headboard brings a soft yet rustic look to this coastal-style bedroom, while the pale blues and hints of coral create a soothing setting.

Gold Accents

When you have wallpaper this bold, it should be the statement piece of the room. Here, the bed is kept simple and elegant while complementing the room's style.

Scandinavian-Inspired Suite

This custom headboard was taken up a notch with built-in nightstands and attached lighting.

The Teal Deal

This bedroom punctuates its mostly gray-and-white palette with a bright green headboard and matching accents.

Sophisticated Shaker Style

Simple, but oh-so-elegant, this classic-style four-post bed with matching nightstands will never go out of style.

Shabby Chic

A salvaged wood door turned headboard adds a rustic touch to this dainty bedroom.

Round-Top Canopy Bed

Canopy beds almost serve as an extended headboard. The simple design of this wireframe bed allows the accent wall and black hexagonal shelf to be the conversation pieces of the room.

A Comfy Place to Lean Back

This tall plush headboard is ideal for someone who likes to read before going to sleep. And the three-drawer nightstand is the perfect spot to stash the books.

Hanging by the Sea

There's no missing the highlight of this master bedroom a spectacular built-in headboard that combines intricate woodwork with a tufted center. The ornateness of this piece is complemented by the simplicity and serenity of the sea, visible out the large, expansive windows.


It's hard not to stare at the statement-piece headboard in this teen room. The bold stripes guide your eye across the room while the various shades of white and gray help accent the scrollwork headboard and furniture.


Don't be afraid to mix design styles. The blend of design elements in this guest bedroom makes it a winner. A set of industrial-style twin headboards flank an antique Duncan Phyfe side table while the beds are covered in casual striped denim. All different, but all come together perfectly.

Bright and Bold

If this headboard were a neutral shade, it would easily be overshadowed by the statement wall. However, the peachy shade holds its own in this fun, eclectic master bedroom.

90-Degree Headboard

If you’re outfitting a bedroom that’s tight on space, custom-made furnishings may be the best option. This corner-style headboard provides cushion on the side of the bed as well as at the head of the bed.

Bedtime Stories

This is a dream bedroom for nighttime readers, librarians and bibliophiles.

Modern + Minimal

Blue bedding and an embossed-leather headboard in shades of indigo add a water-like element to the earthy rich wood furniture.

Soft and Elegant

This traditional master bedroom is a luxurious retreat with its tufted headboard, loveseat and side chair, vaulted ceiling and crystal pendant.

From: Georgette Westerman

Highlight the Headboard

This traditional bed was transformed into an eye-catching display with the help of a dramatic valance headboard.

Head-to-Head Twins

To save space, this set of beds were placed head-to-head with a shared headboard that serves as a divider that offers a touch of privacy.

Striking Blue

A tufted headboard with nailhead trim and an upholstered bed frame is super classy, but it's the rich indigo color that really takes it up a notch.

Various Grains of Wood

Several species of wood was used to make this patchwork headboard. The mix of grains invites pattern and texture into the cozy space, even the snakeskin pillows and chenille comforter add to the mix.

Build It Into the Wall

This elegant upholstered headboard with nailhead pattern was inset into the wall making it a permanent part of the room.

From: Bea Pila

Shutterly Beautiful

The floor-to-ceiling windows adorned with white plantation shutters and the cabriolet side tables lend an air of sophistication, but the focal point of the room has to be the upcycled shutter headboard.

Pipe Shelving

This shelving structure frames the bed in a fun and playful way. Kids can showcase their most prized possessions and add individual style without cluttering the look.

From: sKout

Grass Headboard

Bring the outdoors in with a headboard covered in faux turf. Add a furry throw blanket and colorful pillows to complete the look.


This headboard made from whitewashed planks of wood includes different high and low points, which draws the eye to the bed.

Upcycled Leather Belts

A simple wood frame headboard was lined with old leather belts for a simple and sophisticated look. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Reinvented Room Divider

This rustic, wooden headboard was once a room divider. Now, its weathered wood complements the striking black feature wall and adds texture to this cozy bedroom.

High Contrast

The high contrast of the black Jenny Lind bed, picture frames and window trim against the white walls and pale pink accents provide the right combination of class and coziness.

Classic and Contemporary

These matching upholstered headboards are the perfect fit for the guest bedroom. Their bright white hue allows for the bedding and throw pillows to be the focal point of the room.

Mantel Remade

An old fireplace mantel was painted a striking shade of blue and upcycled into a headboard.

A Mid-Mod Twist

A tufted headboard is usually considered to be a standard element in traditional design. The slight curve on this headboard gives it more of a modern approach, especially when it's paired with atomic-era nightstands and lamps.


For a small space, a custom-built headboard with attached nightstands and lighting makes for a modern and uncluttered look.

Fit for a Queen

The alcove of this bedroom serves as the perfect frame for this opulent headboard.

Matching Bench

The metal and wood headboard is paired with a matching bench and similar-style tables for a clean, cohesive look.

Geometric Showing

Looking to add custom colors to your bedroom? Piece together wood slats in random patterns using any color you want.

Elegant Contrast

Ironwork can make a neutral room instantly classic. The striking contrast of colors on this headboard adds an elegant and regal feel to the room.

Antique Doors

A pair of German oak doors are repurposed into a handsome floor-to-ceiling headboard.

Teenage Dream

The bright floral toile pattern headboard stands out in this crisp white setting. A poster of a pro hockey player reflected in the mirror adds a whimsy contrast.

Absolutely Striking

A tufted channel headboard extends past the bed and just beyond the nightstands to create a dreamy, elegant setting.

From: Wick Design

X Marks the Spot

Go cabin chic with this rustic custom headboard project. The DIY design assembles thin 1x3 strips of wood in a chevron pattern in a plywood frame.

Floral Focus

This soft brown tufted headboard blends perfectly with the floral wallpaper and accentuates the pink and gray bedding.

Picture Perfect

An angled wall above won't always allow for a headboard. Here's a clever solution, a trio of framed rugs that double as artwork and a faux headboard.

Custom Mod Design

A custom bed can really elevate a space. This wood frame features an extended shelving unit and built-in nightstands on each side of the bed.

Works With the Architecture

The slanted ceiling of this bedroom makes the perfect nook for a twin bed and custom-made headboard that made to just the right height.

Repurposed Door

An antique door with ornate ironwork makes for a statement headboard that is sure to be the focal point of any room.

Glamorous Getaway

This tufted white headboard, flanked by a pair of oval mirrors adds an elegant touch to the diamond-patterned wallpaper.

Midcentury Modern

A gray horizontal tufted channel headboard serves as a neutral backdrop for this relaxing retreat.

Beautiful Backdrop

With bedding this bright, it's important to have a neutral background. This ivory and tan upholstered headboard allows the blue accents to pop.

Functional Storage

The attached nightstands on this wood headboard make it both functional and stylish. The desert shades and rich textures complete the warm and cozy look.

Sleek and Sophisticated

Sometimes, traditional headboards make the most impact. This black tufted headboard lined with nailhead trim stands out against the neutral walls and white bedding.

Well Put Together

A pretty blue fabric covers the arched headboard and bed frame for a high-end designer look that is both casual and elegant.

Etched in the Wall

Simple but truly unique, the scroll-work frame of this headboard was embedded right into the upholstered wall.

Rustic Wood

This reclaimed wood headboard sets the tone for this casual space, and it contrasts beautifully with the bold artwork.

Pattern and Textures

The tufted headboard and matching footboard pop against the floral wallpaper and skirted bedside tables.

Truly Texan

Wood set in a chevron pattern creates an inviting feature wall with the rusticity of the design balanced by the clean lines of the leather headboard.

Twin Bed, Grand Headboard

Small beds can have a grand headboard, too! This upholstered headboard provides a splash of color amidst an abundance of gold and white.

Leather and Wicker

The long lines and leather padding on this headboard stand out against the colorful kelly-green wall of this modern bedroom.

Smart Storage

Make space for your child's favorite bedtime stories with a headboard that doubles as a bookcase.

Sleek Simplicity

It may be easy to overlook this room's unique wood ceiling, but the tall wood headboard in a similar shade draws the eye up.

Airy + Serene

A neutral headboard covered in organic linen and a handsome nailhead trim helps create a calming yet classy bedroom.


A wicker scrollwork headboard provides a dainty touch to this bright bedroom. The large flower globe chandelier is the perfect detail to match the feminine feel of the room.

From: sKout

Coast Cool

When paired with crisp white linens and blue pillows, this woven wood headboard looks especially coastal.

Reaching New Heights

To visually add height to this master bedroom, the headboard extends all the way to the ceiling. The window blinds around the room balance its height.

Upholstered Headboard and Frame

This smaller bedroom manages to have plenty of luxurious details that don't overwhelm the space: The bed and the nightstands are attached to the headboard, giving them the feel of floating.

Fit for a Castle

A king-sized bed calls for a large, extravagant headboard. The wood beams and intricate details or this bed exude old-world elegance in this master bedroom.

Spanish-Inspired Design

A wood headboard with classic arched panels helps set the tone in this Mediterranean-style master suite.

Red, White + Blue

These all-white walls are begging for a splash of color. The pale-blue wicker headboard, red-striped throw blanket and mix-matched throw pillows break up the bare space without going overboard.

Studded Star of the Show

A tri-panel upholstered headboard framed in nailhead trim makes an excellent spot to rest your head.

Layered Look

An elegant bed with matching tufted headboard and footboard is the base for the wonderfully blended styles in the bedroom. The driftwood whale adds a coastal vibe, while the flower pendant and denim blue bedding provide a dose of boho style.

Patterned Paradise

Drawing on midcentury modern influences, this bold headboard with simmering, peacock-like upholstery works in tandem with the teal and gold patterned wallpaper. The teal motif is carried throughout the room in plush pillows, a cozy throw and vintage accents.

Live Edge

A dramatic headboard made of natural wood is the focal point of this blue bedroom. Simple, neutral bedding and delicate lamps are stylish contrasts to the rustic look of the mismatched wood nightstands.

Gorgeous Contrast

The dark oversized tufted headboard is a fun juxtaposition to the farmhouse-style walls.

Passion for Purple

It would be easy for a headboard to get lost in this bright color scheme, but here, the patterned upholstered headboard is given a chance to shine thanks to its ivory and gray color scheme.

'X' Marks the Spot

A set of oars is a fun visual focal point in this Cape Cod-meets-the-West Indies bedroom. Rattan headboards and the wallpaper's graphic print add to the yummy layers of texture.

Classic Curves

A headboard with a classic silhouette can get you ahead of the curve with your bedroom aesthetic. Made with simple 1x4 boards and mounting brackets, this ebony stained headboard is an easy weekend project.

Plush + Comfy

The soft-gray tufted headboard is dressed in crisp white bedding and metallic throw pillows to make an inviting spot to rest your head.

Sustainably Smart

The custom headboard was created from a sustainable product made to look like rustic barn wood. Extending the headboard over past the nightstands can help make the room look bigger.

Diamond Tufted

The upholstered headboard and bed frame, as well as the plush bench at the foot of the bed, add an extra bit of plush comfort to the cozy, neutral master bedroom suite.

Rustic Natural Wood

Plain and simple can mean bold and unique, like this bedroom with its crisp white duvet contrasted by an eclectic reclaimed wood headboard.

Corrugated Metal Headboard

With a wood accent wall behind the bed, this metallic headboard in a regal shape lightens up the space.

Delicate Detailing

Visible biscuit jointers over the cracks in this custom-made wood headboard make it stand apart and beautifully ties in with the simple lines of the wall hanging.

Boho Meets Scandinavian

A black metal bed frame adorns this contemporary bedroom complete with blue pattern bedding.

Clean + Contemporary

This clean, contemporary bedroom features a neutral, upholstered fabric headboard and white bedding and accessories.

Repurpose a Picture Frame

This small bedroom features a bed with a blue upholstered headboard surrounded by an ornate gold picture frame to make it pop.


The gold frame on this velvet tufted headboard makes it scream with elegance, and it beautifully matches the pretty wallpaper.

Natural Slatted Wood

This bedroom's simple wood bed and white nightstands serve as the blank canvas on which to layer fun nautical patterns and bold colors.

Soothing Suite

Now this is a master suite that encourages sleep. Neutral walls help soften the space, while a patterned pillow, plaid throw and striped rug ensure that the owners feel totally at ease. The tufted headboard adds a luxe touch that complements the gold floor lamp.


One or two strong, dark elements in an otherwise airy room have the effect of grounding the space. Here, it's the leather upholstered bed and nightstands.

White Lace

This iron canopy bed features a gorgeous white-patterned headboard with matching bedding. The pale blue walls keep the space soft and serene while allowing the beautiful bed to take center stage in the room.


A large tufted headboard set against a mirrored wall creates a glamorous feel fit for a movie star.

Blue Iron

The antique metal bed is the focal point as well as the color inspiration for this lively teenage girl's bedroom.

Luxurious Leather

A purple-gray wall adds a beautiful accent hue to the bright, sunny look of this bedroom. A white tufted, leather headboard connects to a matching bed frame topped with white linens and pillows complementing the accent wall.

Long on Leather

This handsome leather headboard reaches all the way to both side walls which helps make the space appear larger.

Blue Cottage

A sweet metal bed painted white brings shabby chic charm to this bedroom. The mixed pattern accent pillows and vintage mirrors hung above the bed are the perfect accompaniments.

Panels + Textures

This gray leather headboard reaches all the way up to the ceiling along with the wood panels creating an eye-catching wall of shapes and textures

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