To create a sense of depth, extend your headboard down all the way to the floor.
It’s inevitable that the extra-wide headboard evokes a certain air of drama, especially when it’s a contrasting black headboard against white linens. This headboard accentuates the broad wall by extending all the way to its edges.
Recessed downlights in the ceiling highlight the artwork and give this extra wide headboard a sophisticated glow. The tufts provide an unexpected traditional spin.
Highlight an extra wide headboard even more by placing it on a wooden backboard. The layered effect provides a warm dimension to the space.
This headboard uses two separate wooden panels to extend the width. In additon, the ends of the panels include a small shelf, perfect for essential bedside items.
Another wooden headboard with clever shelves. The curved top of this gives the natural material urban appeal.
If you already have a headboard but would like to expand it, you may be able to add panels rather than buying an entire new headboard.
Here’s the same headboard from above in full view. You would never know that it may have started off the width of the bed.
If you have fairly simply linens, you may consider a patterned headboard. When it’s extra wide and lengthens to the floor, it will add a punch of contemporary texture to your space.
The wall behind your bed is really the only limit to how wide you want your headboard. Play with the width: you’ll likely find that its dramatic gesture increases with scale.
If you really want to turn up the drama, start your headboard on the floor and extend it both width- and length-wise. Pendant lights that hang in front of the headboard act functionally as task lighting and aesthetically by adding a layer.