With a minor but inconvenient surgery coming up, I am wishing I had an upholstered headboard upon which to rest my recovering head. They looks so cozy and inviting. And, with all the new stain-fighting fabrics out there these headboards and beds are practical, too. I just have to be careful not to pick a fabric color that highlights the grey hairs of my hirsute cat Fred.
• 1 Morgan bed from Linen. $1,199 and up. The blog Design Manifest has an interesting post comparing the prices at this shop with the big chains.
• 2 Tate bed from Crate & Barrel. $1,399+.
• 3 Avery headboard from Linen. $649 and up.
• 7 Reve bed from Design Within Reach. Designed by Niels Bendtsen. The side and foot rails are also padded and upholstered, and all of the slipcovers are removable for dry cleaning. A machine-washable, cotton headboard protector is included. $3,000+
• 8 Stevenson Basic headboard from Ballard Designs. $299-$743.
• 9 Scroll headboard at West Elm. $349=599.