The Comfy Headboard Alternative That Doubles as a Backrest — and All My Friends Ask About It

published Aug 22, 2022
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It feels as if my apartment is a museum of sorts. Every time I have someone over, the first 10 minutes of their visit is spent with them wandering around, taking in the space, and asking me the same question over and over again: “Where did you get this?” Now as a shopping editor, this is a question I hear often and love answering (After all, I do what I do for a reason!) There’s nothing more thrilling to me than falling in love with a fun piece for my home and having my friends fall in love with it, too. And if there’s one thing I’m always asked about, it’s my headboard — or rather, my substitute for one. You see, instead of a traditional headboard I decided to go for something that upped the cozy factor both literally and stylistically: the WOWMAX Bolster Pillow Headboard.

This pillow is everything that I could ever want in a headboard. Wrapped in a soft to the touch velvet fabric and featuring a chic button-tufted design, this bolster pillow is one of the most stylish headboard alternatives I’ve come across. And not only is it stylish, it’s also super functional. Where regular headboards simply act as a decor accent, this find doubles as a supportive backrest, offering incredible support when sitting up or reading. This pillow also comes with pockets on either side so you can store everything from your remotes and phone to an eye mask and other small sleep accessories, keeping all of your nighttime essentials close by. But perhaps the most important part? It has a detachable cover making it easy to clean on wash days.

I first picked up this pillow about three years ago while also on the hunt for a new bed. I knew I wanted a platform bed that could work with any design scheme and grow with me as my personal tastes evolved. So, I ended up opting for the Astoria Bed from Pottery Barn for two reasons: its beautiful turned legs and headboard-less frame that meant I wouldn’t be married to a specific look. After a couple of months, however, I realized that I needed something at the head of my bed and thought to myself, “Man, wouldn’t it be great to have a pillow the size of my bed?” About 10 minutes and a Google search later, I had this pillow in my cart. And once it arrived, the rave reviews immediately started rolling in. From friends loving how cozy it was to use to you, my dear Apartment Therapy devotees, commenting on it in various videos, to this day its the one design element in my space people always want to know more about.

The WOWMAX Bolster Pillow Headboard starts at $109.95, comes in an array of sizes (I’m talking twin all the way to California King), and offers seven colors to choose from, ranging from bold jewel tones to neutral staples. So if you’re looking to up the cozy factor in your bedroom (and get tons of compliments in the process), pick up this gem — you won’t regret it.

Buy: WOWMAX Bolster Pillow Headboard, Queen , $129.95