Choose a bed that is beautiful from the back. When your bed will be seen from all sides, you don't want an unfinished MDF back showing! This fully upholstered headboard looks great and it provides a comfortable place to lean back. The little side table is placed behind it, but the headboard is low enough to reach over to get the books. Their lighting comes from ceiling spots.
Tip: If you don't have a lamp next to your bed, you might want to check into having a remote control so you can turn off the room lights without getting out of bed.