Sleepy Beauties: The Headboards in These 9 Stylish Rooms are Everything

published Feb 12, 2017
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On average, a person sleeps a staggering 9,125 days or 25 years in their lifetime, so why not slumber in style if you’re going to be spending that much time in bed? I’ve rounded up nine dreamy rooms where the beds and headboards reign supreme, enticing sweet dreams, a little longer snooze, a Netflix-and-binge kind of day, and plenty of inspiration to transform your own restful haven.

Above: The Designers Guild fabric on this custom upholstered headboard gives me life and is further accentuated with a brass and leather nailhead trim. Washington D.C.-based interior designer Lindsay Speace embraced the navy print, layering color, texture and pattern around the tailor-made treasure.

Pencil & Paper Co. added major polish to this room with a shapely camelback headboard dressed up in a pretty coral print. The graphic pattern and visual curves of the frame provide a bespoke appearance to the serene space.

At first glance, a deconstructed check fabric seemingly swathes this handsome bed, but upon closer inspection, it’s really an IKEA Malm bed frame hand-painted in a navy hue. Kudos to stylist and homeowner Meta Coleman for her spark of genius when pulling off this genius hack, seen on Cup of Jo.

For the well-traveled sleeper, only a playful headboard (or two, like in this room from Home Polish) in a vivid otomi pattern will do. Perfect for making a statement, the tribal textile provides a blueprint for a color scheme throughout the rest of the room.

What once only made a guest appearance alongside stars such as a shag rug or burnt orange sofa, the wicker screen has made a fierce comeback (and frankly, so have the other two mentioned). Case in point; this lovely room from Justina Blakeney who transformed her headboard-less bed into striking, textural eye candy.

The curves. The contrasting trim. The tufting. Even one of those elements would be enough to garner a second look, but those features combined put this Madison headboard from designer Lindsey Coral Harper’s own home, featured on House Beautiful, over the top in the best way possible.

A cocoon of rattan, nothing says boho eclectic like this beauty that graces the master bedroom of stylist and blogger Alex Evjen. A cocoon of rattan (purchased at Anthropologie, though not currently available) catapults a totally ’70s material into modern day with a sleek shape, making this room the epitome of charming.

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Dabito, founder and creative director of Old Brand New, dialed up the pattern play with a deconstructed stripe for his headboard. The cream and red hues are just punchy enough to complement but not compete with the sunshine yellow throw and nubby accent pillow.

The little black dress of headboards, this midnight beauty exudes drama and really anchors the entire space in the master suite of blogger Christine Dovey’s home.