What does every self-respecting glamorous bedroom need? An upholstered headboard. Headboards frame a bed, inject a pop of colour and pull a scheme together. Above all, they add a generous dose of texture. Create an extra-large one for a Soho House hotel vibe. Or add instant impact with a large wall mural, painting or snazzy wall covering. Layer textures with a rug or sheepskin, an upholstered accent chair (if there's space), curtains and some chic bedding. Et voilà – a beautifully glamorous boudoir is yours.

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Velvet Dream

Velvet Dream

A green velvet headboard wraps around fitted shelves, adding colour, glamour and drama. Low hanging pendant lamps on either side offer an out-of-the-box approach to bedside reading lights. Get the look: The map wallpaper is by Love Maps On… The bespoke headboard was designed by Paul and Tim and made by Material Concepts. This is the Tribeca Duane pendant light by Søren Rose for Menu at Nest. The bespoke Andwoodcraft side table includes a Buster + Punch pull handle.

Velvet Dream

Velvet Dream

A green velvet headboard wraps around fitted shelves, adding colour, glamour and drama. Low hanging pendant lamps on either side offer an out-of-the-box approach to bedside reading lights. Get the look: The map wallpaper is by Love Maps On… The bespoke headboard was designed by Paul and Tim and made by Material Concepts. This is the Tribeca Duane pendant light by Søren Rose for Menu at Nest. The bespoke Andwoodcraft side table includes a Buster + Punch pull handle.

Colour Combo

Colour Combo

This master bedroom zings with punchy colour combinations and quirky yet classic motifs. Get the look: The bed is Serena & Lily’s Pondicherry with nailheads, upholstered in the brand’s Kuba cotton in Navy. The wallpaper is Bergius in Cobalt by Designers Guild. This is the Rouge coffee table by Novogratz for CB2.

Grey Beauty

Grey Beauty

An assortment of angular light fittings sits alongside softer elements seen in the bedlinen and padded headboard. A blend of textures that offset each other effortlessly. Get the look: The bed cover is by Missoni Home. The rug is from Linie Design. The side table is by Habitat. The Caged wall lights are by Buster + Punch. The large artwork is by Jessica Albarn and the small artwork is by Angelique Houtkamp, both at the Nelly Duff Gallery.

Upcycled Chic

Upcycled Chic

The wallpaper gives depth without interfering with the overall scheme. The headboard is upcycled from two old doors. Get the look: This is Drag DR 1230 wallpaper by Farrow & Ball. The lamp shade is from Pooky. The paisley print bed linen is by Zara Home. The geometric cushion is made in Ravenna linen by Michael Szell at Christopher Farr Cloth.

Luxe Guest Room

Luxe Guest Room

This oh-so-glam guest bedroom is definitely not an after-thought. It is cleverly conceived with a high-lo approach. Designer fabric is used for a standout wall hanging and luxurious cushions, while the furniture is well-chosen high-street pieces. Get the look: The fabric print behind the bed and on the cushion are both by Timorous Beasties. The bed and side table are from West Elm. Find the Frame chair at Made.com.

Wallpapered Backdrop

Wallpapered Backdrop

The Night Indigo wallpaper creates a striking backdrop in this sumptuous bedroom. Get the look: The Night Indigo wallpaper is from the Calico Collection at Calico. The bedside table and mirror are by B&B Italia. The lamp is by Porta Romana.

Fifty Shades

Fifty Shades

This room features antique furniture, sourced from flea markets and painted in a uniform shade of cool grey that pulls it all together. Get the look: The walls are painted in Pavilion Gray estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The vintage furniture, sourced from Pedlars Place, is painted in Manor House Gray estate eggshell, also by Farrow & Ball.

Totally Textured

Totally Textured

This grown-up bedroom mixes velvets, cottons and linens with a soft rug and sleek surfaces. Get the look: This is the Vadim wall light by Maison Sarah Lavoine. The bed is by Savoir Beds. The Ferris wheel wire sculpture is from Roche Bobois. For a similar rug, try Floor_Story.

All Natural

All Natural

A woven-grass wall covering brings a chic naturalism to this bedroom. Get the look: The bed is custom-made. This is the Sudan Weave Sand grass-weave wall covering by Ralph Lauren Home. The Primitive Elegance side table is by John Dickinson.

Subtle Drama

Subtle Drama

The almost black wall is the perfect foil for a shimmering velvet upholstered bed and the scheme is softened with the introduction of delicate pink shades and touch-me textures. Get the look: The walls are painted in Off-Black estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The bed is from Sofa.com. Pineapple cushion from Wolf & Badger.The bedside table is from DI Designs. The cicada handles are from Etsy. The bedside lamp is from Blanc d’Ivoire.