Our Favorite New Bedroom Trend is Larger Than Life

Our Favorite New Bedroom Trend is Larger Than Life

Nancy Mitchell
Sep 11, 2017
(Image credit: Heatherly Design)

Beds have been around for thousands of years, so you'd think that we had pretty much seen everything, design-wise. But that's where you'd be wrong. After the invention of rolled steel made modern bedframes possible, the design of the bed really took off. On a modern bed, the headboard is not so much a part of the bed's construction as a statement that introduces the bed to the world. It anchors the bed in the room, gives it prominence, makes it a comforting feature. So it is, perhaps, unsurprising that there's a recent trend towards making headboards bigger and bigger. I, for one, am all for it. Let's take a look.

Above: An oversize velvet headboard by Heatherly Design makes a big, luxurious statement, ensuring that the bed is the focal point of this bedroom.

(Image credit: Homepolish)

This plywood headboard from Homepolish cleverly wraps around to incorporate a built-in nightstand. We'd imagine this would be a great solution for a small space dweller as you can custom-size the headboard to exactly what you need.

(Image credit: Casa de Valentina)

In this bedroom from Casa de Valentina, the headboard stretches all the way across the room, almost like an upholstered wainscot.

(Image credit: Planete Deco)

This oversized brass headboard, in a room from Planete Deco, draws the eye and adds a bit of shine to a dark, moody bedroom.

(Image credit: AD Magazine)

I guess the second headboard in this bedroom from AD Magazine is technically just a screen placed behind the bed, but the effect is of a large, imposing headboard that envelops the bed and the surrounding nightstands—a look that manages to be both dramatic and cozy.

(Image credit: Stories)

This comfy, plush headboard is part of a bedroom spotted on Stories. It looks like a giant pillow—don't you just want to lean against it and curl up with a good book?

(Image credit: Architectural Digest)

From Architectural Digest, here's a plush headboard that wraps all the way around the sides of a small nook, to envelop the sleeper in coziness (and also incorporate a small nightstand, too).

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