You can add alot of flair to your room design with an upholstered or fabric headboard. Between all the fabric choices out there, and with the various shapes, the design options you can create for your headboard style can vary widely. While these two headboards are neutral, they are very stylish and distinctive. The one on the left has a classic shape, tufting and those great nail heads. The one on the right is wing-backed, just like a wing-backed chair. This style looks incredibly cozy and elegant to me. Both are from the Candice Olsen collection. See below what it looks like when standing alone.
I recently finished a project for a client who wanted an upholstered headboard for her guestroom. She has a Jenny Lind headboard that has been in her family for many years (much like the one pictured below on left). The cool thing is that it also has this wooden cover that fits right over the headboard.
I made a slipcover with this stunning fabric to go over the wooden cover, and viola!...an "upholstered" headboard. Also, notice the matching box spring cover which gives the bed a nice finished look. This guest room is now beautiful, comfortable and inviting.
I really love these patterned fabric headboards, the pair on the left have that great wing-backed feature. The one on the right is bright and cheery, perfect for a girl's room. (Sarah Richardson design on right)
With it's ornate shape and gold framing, this headboard looks like it is fit for royalty.