10 of Our Favorite Headboards for Those Tired of the Upholstered Look

published Nov 19, 2021
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A good headboard can be the secret to taking your sleep setup to the next level. One of our favorite bedroom style elements, these pieces are a quick and easy way to change up your space without having to fork up the money for a whole new bed. However, for the past few years, it feels like we’ve been inundated with one kind of headboard above the rest: upholstered headboards. Don’t get us wrong, we adore a good tufted look, but there are tons of other options out there for those of us who aren’t fans of a fabric-based look. From wooden headboards with a classic mid-century feel to gilded metal looks designed to bring a touch of art deco to your room, there are more variations than your might think. To help make your search easier, we went ahead and rounded up 10 of the best headboards for anyone looking for something other for their space.

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Wayfair
$345.99
was $518.00

A truly timeless choice, the Cecere headboard from Mercury Row is the definition of a beautiful wooden headboard. Decked out with a fun chevron pattern, this pick will instantly add some MCM charm to your room.

2 / 10
Ashley
$182.99

A fan of rattan? This Ashley Home headboard is the one for you. Create a warm, vintage vibe with this classic walnut-colored wrap-around headboard made from a delicate woven rattan.

3 / 10
Urban Outfitters
$299.00

Waking up with a sunny disposition is easy with this deco-inspired headboard. This beaming pick features a metallic finish that makes it perfect for anyone looking for a bright bedroom accent.

4 / 10
Amazon
$139.99

Those with a flair for the farmhouse aesthetic will love this wood panel headboard from Glenwillow Home. Available in glossy white or ebony black, this headboard adds a relaxed country feel thanks to its barn-door-inspired design.

5 / 10
Overstock
$204.79
was $477.60

Inspired by Italian antique markets, this geometric headboard from Safavieh will add a romantic touch to your bedroom. Made from metal with an antique iron finish and featuring an elegant fretwork motif, this headboard is the definition of charming.

6 / 10
Wayfair
$309.99
was $669.99

We love the breezy look of this cane headboard from Sand & Stable. A mix between coastal and farmhouse, it's hard not to fall for the clean-lined, square silhouette and mix of woven rattan and solid wood details.

7 / 10
Amazon
$99.75

It doesn't get any more classic than a metal spindle headboard. This Modway pick comes in four colors and sizes, so you can easily add this modern farmhouse piece to your bedroom, your kids' rooms, or the guest room.

8 / 10
Wayfair
$739.99

Style mavens will love this mid-century wonder and its bureau-like design. Made from 100 percent Baltic birch, the Libby headboard features four shelving units complete with sliding doors to let you customize the design and choose what stays on display, making it perfect for hiding items that may not be ready for their close-ups.

9 / 10
Urban Outfitters
$329.00

Looking for a boho headboard? It's hard to top the Clara Headboard from Urban Outfitters. With a woven-basket-inspired design, this headboard will make your space. The best part? Each headboard is made to order, so you can count on a unique spin.

10 / 10
Overstock
$209.59
was $381.60

We love a piece with retro flair, and the SAFAVIEH Paloma Headboard is just that. Bringing to mind classic Art Deco design, this headboard features a curved cutout design and comes in five finishes.