Statement headboards – big and clever

Why every best-dressed bedroom has to have an OTT headboard...

From over-sized upholstered numbers to dramatic timber structures, the luxe headboard is de rigueur in modern bedrooms.

Statement headboards are a wonderful opportunity to introduce beautiful fabrics or gorgeous embroideries – and because they don’t require metres and metres of material, you can indulge in the most expensive fabrics to make a splash.

If you’re going for an upholstered headboard, ensure the look stays modern by using graphic fabrics, clashing colours or cool quilting.

Of course there are other options, such as built-in headboards with extra depth for storage, whether that’s a chic recess for stashing the latest best sellers and balancing your morning coffee, or a wall of his and hers cupboards like the examples ahead.

For added luxe why not commission a built-in statement headboard with hidden wiring and electrics for hotel-style, easy access, bedside lighting.

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If you prefer something less formal but just as dramatic as a flamboyant fabric, consider a handmade headboard from Whetstone Oak – these striking timber structures are more like a sculptural artwork than a piece of bedroom furniture.

A simple option that is dreamily effective and easy to achieve, is to drape an inexpensive frame in a layer of soothing white linen – it’ll create a cool beach cabana style cocoon that will have you drifting off to dreamland in no time.

Alternatively, introduce an air of opulence with a rococo style gilded frame. There’s more than a touch of fairy tale magic to the one in our edit ahead.

Read on to be inspired by the latest looks and turn your bed head into the focal point of your room scheme.

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