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Headboard 101: Plain vs Pattern

Headboard 101: Plain vs Pattern

Headboards

I want to get a headboard made up for my bedroom and so I’ve been searching for inspiration online. There are so many different styles and designs that I’m finding it so difficult to make a decision. Do you choose a plain or patterned fabric? Do you go for a wooden or deep buttoned headboard? A simple rectangular design or one with an ornate shape? Sigh, where to start…

I found so many gorgeous images that I thought I’d share them with you over a few posts. I’ve decided that I want an upholstered headboard, so step one is now to decide whether to choose a plain or patterned fabric.

Take a look at these simple yet beautiful headboards covered in plain fabrics and soft linens…

Upholstered headboards

Upholstered headboards

Upholstered headboards

Whether it’s a soft floral or bold geometric, a headboard with a patterned fabric really makes a statement. I’m mad about this headboard below with it’s stunning peacock fabric, aren’t you? What are your thoughts on plain vs patterned fabric? I’d love to hear. Wishing you all a relaxing weekend ahead.

Upholstered headboards

Upholstered headboards

Upholstered headboards

Upholstered headboards

Image credits: 1) The Relaxed Home, 2) Rebecca Atwood,  3) Lonny, 4) Photo by Idha Lindhag for A+B Kasha, 5) By Fryd, 6) Caitlin Wilson, 7) Styling by Vanessa Colyer Tay for Australian House & Garden, 8) Madeline Weinrib headboard, photo by Rachel Whiting for House & Garden UK, 9) Styling by Emily Henderson via Seesaw, 10) Arent&Pyke, 11) Christina Murphy Interiors via decor pad, 12) Haute Look, 13) Kerrisdale Design Inc.


  1. I recently went through the same process and decided on a deep-buttoned upholstered headboard. It really makes a big difference in comfort when sitting in bed and it looks great! The only thing with the printed fabric that would bother me is that it really limits you in terms of accessories but it does look great! http://shopgirlcapetown.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/bedroom-update/

    • Lana

      6 August

      Hi Astrid, your bedroom looks lovely! I think I’ll probably also end up going for grey 🙂

  2. Kim Grey

    4 August

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    • Lana

      6 August

      Let me know what you decide on Kim! I also love the tufted look but I don’t think it will suit our bedroom. We call them deep buttoned headboards over here 🙂

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