Why every best-dressed bedroom has to have an OTT headboard...
From over-sized upholstered numbers to dramatic timber structures, the luxe headboard is the new feature wall.
Statement headboards are a wonderful opportunity to look at 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 your splash.
Ensure the look stays modern by using graphic fabrics or clashing prints.
A black border around the trim of this super-tall number frames the pretty floral print on the upholstery.
Get the look:This is The Sofa & Chair Company’s Chopin headboard, from £1,165, covered in Mariola in Jade, £55 per m, Romo.
The padded headboard hits new heights with a luxurious clash of colourful fabric.
Get the look: Designers Guild’s Astrakhan in Magenta, £182 per m, would be a great starting point for this look.
Go for all-out opulence by placing a gilt bed in front of a vibrant toile and layering with contrasting bed linen and accessories.
Get the look: 1st Dibs do a fine line in gilded antique bedheads. The wallpaper is balleroy in berlingot, £65 per roll, Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler.
Although red may seem a tad bright for a bedroom, it succeeds here, thanks to the luxe fabrics.
Get the look: This is an Ensemblier headboard, priced from £950.
Can't see the wood for the trees? Organic shapes and natural materials result in a peaceful sleeping zone.
Get the look: Whetstone Oak’s live-edge headboard, £2,430, makes an epic contrast with the close-up bark wallpaper.
These twin beds were ebay finds, joined together to make a double.
Get the look: The French Bedroom Company has a great selection of antique reproductions. The wallpaper is Cow Parsley by Cole & Son, £76 per roll.
Drape an inexpensive frame in fabric and rock a laid-back Ibizan vibe, by cocooning yourself in linen.
Get the look: Shown here is Lucent in Chalk, £68.50 per m, Romo.