This headboard has such a lovely, intricate shape. It's so unexpected that this style would be upholstered and not just plain wood. Actually, now that I look at it really closely, I can't even tell if it is upholstered or wood, but I'm going to pretend I'm confident that it's upholstered.
Who is Vanessa De Vargas's top-secret, unbelievably talented upholsterer? She'll never tell, but you can take away some inspiration from her fantastic fabric choice here and find your own!
This headboard gives the bed so much height. Also note the way the sides keep the pillows from falling on the floor in the middle of the night.
Tracey Murdock always surprises me with an unexpected shock of color, oversized piece, or interesting shape. This headboard is all of the above.
This headboard stands out against the orange wall.
A clean and simple rectangle is probably the easiest D.I.Y. option. Note the nice detail that the upholstery nail border adds. You can choose from different metals for these nails.
Here the lovely fabric extends to the frame of the bed.
This is a good example of the wall-mounted option, and the pattern that buttons can provide.
The dark wood border is such a nice contrast with the white fabric.
Vertical lines in the upholstery add to the geometric play in this modern bedroom.
This room uses neutral colors to let all of the different fabric textures stand out, and the headboard is an active participant.
Another unusual shape adds curves to this feminine room.
I always find myself coming back to this room whenever I'm writing ideabooks! I hadn't noticed that the bed provides the darkest shades in the light room. It really grounds the bed in the light and airy space.
These wall-mounted headboards provide the main source of color in the room.
A headboard like this one is also a good way to make placing a bed against windows possible.