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Home Design Tips: 10 Unique Headboard Ideas

A headboard is more than a piece of wood or fabric peeking out from behind your bed. It is a focal point of most bedrooms that affects the entire vibe and look of your space. As headboards have grown into more of a centerpiece for many bedrooms, mostly for aesthetic reasons, there are now endless styles to choose from and also DIY. Whether you want to uplift your space, make it cozier, or add some color, texture, or patterns to your bedroom, get inspired by our unique headboard ideas that truly anchor your bedroom.

A white interior design bedroom with a white antique screen as a headboard behind a cozy bed.

📷 Tomas Espinoza

A boho home decor bedroom with floral wallpaper, a black accent wall, and a black screen divider as a headboard behind the bed.

📷 boheme_aliso

Divider Headboard

Dividers are one of our favorite home design tips to help you create division between spaces in your home where there once was none, but they can also be helpful in dividing the space between your bed and the wall behind it. Dividers can be custom-made, a neat find at an antique market or thrift store, or purchased from your favorite home store. A unique screen is one of the easiest bed headboard designs to transform the look of your bedroom because you simply have to find the one you love and place it behind your bed! It adds height and an uncommon visually interesting headboard to your space.

A glamourous bedroom design with a tufted headboard and sitting in front of the bed, metallic furniture, and metallic wallpaper..

📷 Farah Merhi

A modern farmhouse bedroom with high shiplap ceiling design, neutral colored furniture, and a tan colored tufted headboard.

📷 Kristyn

Close up of the corner of a bed with white bedding and a velvet emerald green tufted headboard next to a white nightstand with a green lamp.

📷 Lavanya

Tufted Headboard

Tufted headboards are the most popular on the market and are highly used in fancy and glamorous styled bedrooms for their luxurious and plush look. However, they are versatile and can suit any style, from grand to modern, with the various colors, fabrics, and heights they can come in. The tufted look is achieved with an elegant headboard upholstered in simple or rich colors that will always make a statement and tie a room together.

Close up of a bed with a gold metal headboard design, fuzzy and suede decorative pillows, and accessories on the gray nightstands next to the bed.

📷 Wayfair

Metal Headboard

Metal headboards can bring a different look and feel to any room. They create an artsy atmosphere that creative minds would appreciate and they work with either industrial looks or a more softer and neutral palette. Most of the time, cuts and patterns of metal headboards allow you to personalize your headboard by attaching photos to them with decorative clips or clothespins!

A bedroom design with a gray wall next to a white brick wall with a cozy bed with a DIY unique old wood headboard.

📷 Kaycie

A close up of a bed with white bedding, a wood headboard with a layer of rattan on top of it, and two framed images of plants above it.

📷 Carina

A room with blue walls, a rattan bedframe, colorful bedding, and a printed rug on top of a larger white rug under the bed.

📷 casarosa30a

Wood or Rattan Headboard

Wood and rattan headboards have grown common in bohemian and farmhouse style bedrooms for good reason! They add texture and a relaxing feeling to any bedroom. From unique DIY wooden headboards made of salvaged or old wood pieces to beautifully crafted rattan pieces from home furniture stores, you cannot go wrong with these favorite headboard options.

A bedroom with wallpaper, wall art, and a mauve suede tufted scallop headboard behind colorful patterned decorative pillows on the bed.

📷 Paolo

A yellow velvet bed frame with a tall headboard in a small bedroom next to two black nightstands with black lamps and black and white art prints above the bed.

📷 Chloe Wills

A simple, chic, dark and moody bedroom design with tall curtains, paneled gray walls, hanging lighting fixtures by the bed, and a tufted scallop velvet headboard.

📷 Jannike Ebbing

A fun bedroom design with decorative moulding on the ceiling, hanging gold lights beside the bed, and a unique headboard made of stacked peach suede circles.

📷 Nina Takesh

Velvet or Suede Headboards

The comfort and dramatic touch velvet or suede add to a room are incomparable to any other headboard. It is unique in its texture and brings a refined and elevated pop of color while also adding drama and moodiness to your bedroom. Velvet and suede headboards present the opportunity to create an artistic chic focal point in your bedroom as these headboards can be displayed in all shapes and sizes, including tufted scallop or a fun wall of stacked circles.