If you want a bed that will add class and comfort to your bedroom, tufted headboards will do the trick. These beauties come in a wide range of shapes and styles, so there’s something for every home.
In this guide, we’ll discuss the benefits of adding a tufted headboard to your space and show you how to pick the perfect piece. We’ll also showcase some of our favorite headboard options to help you find one that fits your tastes.
Why choose a tufted headboard?
You might be tempted to skip adding a headboard to your bedroom, and no one could blame you for cutting costs. But did you know that the average person will spend approximately one-third of their life in bed?
If you’re going to spend so much of your life in your bedroom, we think you should love every moment of it. And adding a tufted or upholstered headboard to your bedframe is one way to make sure you do.
Need more convincing? Here are some of the primary benefits of adding a headboard with tufted upholstery to your home so you can decide for yourself.
- Stay warm: Historically, headboards served not just as a decoration but to protect the sleeper from drafts. While many modern homes have excellent insulation, cold walls are still an issue in some households. A tufted headboard can still keep you warm by providing a barrier between you and a chilly wall.
- Protect your wall: You wash your bedding to keep it clean, but what about your wall? The wall behind your bed gets dirty too, and it also takes regular wear and tear that can result in scratches or scuffs. An upholstered headboard protects your wall from wear and tear, keeping it in better condition for years to come.
- Improve comfort: A tufted headboard makes your bed more comfortable to sit up to read or relax. You’d probably prefer to lean up against padded upholstery than a cold, hard wall. The same goes for when you stretch in the morning — it’s much cozier to feel a soft headboard than the wall against your skin.
- Add style: With so many shapes, sizes, textiles, colors, and accents to choose from, tufted headboards are an easy tool for styling your bedroom. Think about the look you want to create and shop accordingly. For example, there’s a big difference between a faux leather headboard, a green velvet headboard, and a solid wood headboard, especially if one is a wingback headboard and another features nailhead trim.
Choosing the right tufted headboard
It can feel challenging to decide on the best headboard for your space, but it doesn’t have to be. By considering your bedroom’s existing look, you can identify excellent options to complete and complement your space.
Think about style
One of the easiest ways to find a good fit is to choose a headboard that matches your interior decor style. Your space might be transitional, mid-century modern, French country, farmhouse, glam, or something else entirely. If you’re not sure, browsing the styles we mentioned is an excellent start if you’d like to figure out what look your bedroom most closely matches.
Consider contrast and texture
To put together an excellent design, you’ll also want to create contrast and add texture. Could your bedroom use a pop of color or an interesting texture to make it more visually attractive? Most bedrooms could benefit from a contrasting color, a bit of sparkle, or a luxurious textile. For instance, a leatherette tufted headboard could pair well with faux fur pillows or soft cotton sheets on your bed. Look for the areas of your bedroom that seem dull. If it’s all one color or material, it’s probably time to spice things up.
Shop for what you need
If you already have a bedframe, don’t forget to match the styles. For example, a modern platform bed would work well with a contemporary or transitional headboard. Most bedframes and headboards fit well together without the need for DIY fixes. If you don’t have a bedframe, consider upholstered beds that come with headboards.
7 tufted headboards to transform your bedroom
Whether you’re adding a headboard to an existing bedframe or want a tufted bed with a headboard, we have you covered. Take a look at these new arrivals and time-tested favorites to inspire your search.
1. Soledad Eastern King 4-Drawer Button Tufted Storage Bed
The Soledad Eastern King 4-Drawer Button Tufted Storage Bed features charcoal upholstery and an elegant button tufted headboard. This stylish yet practical storage bed is versatile enough to look beautiful in almost any contemporary or transitional bedroom. It features Asian hardwood, poplar, and MDF construction with slats to make it mattress-ready (no box spring needed).
This bedframe and headboard set includes four spacious drawers and fabric upholstery to give your bedroom a soft, modern allure.
2. Andenne Queen/Full Tufted Upholstered Headboard
The sleek Andenne Queen/Full Tufted Upholstered Headboard would look gorgeous as the focal point of any bedroom. It features bold, white leatherette cushioning with a crystal-studded border to add sparkle and delight. The crystal buttons give it a diamond tufting effect for that extra dose of glam.
If you’re not looking for a full headboard or a queen headboard, the Andenne collection includes a California king/Eastern king headboard option. And if you’d like a black leatherette instead, both the Cal king/Eastern king size and queen/full size Andenne headboards offer this darker option.
Please note that this headboard requires a bedframe. Most wood or metal bedframes will work with this headboard if they are the correct size.
3. Chelles Eastern King Upholstered Sleigh Bed
For a glitzy, velvet tufted situation, this Chelles Eastern King Upholstered Sleigh Bed is the perfect choice. The frosty grey velvet tufting features thick, comfortable padding that will instantly make any space more luxurious. With crystal-like button tufting and beautiful black-finished turned legs, this bed will become the focal point of any glam-style bedroom.
This bed is also available in queen size if you’re looking for something a bit smaller. The bedframe itself features sturdy construction from solid hardwood and plywood to provide years of lasting beauty.
4. Sandboard Queen Rhinestone Button Tufted Bed
Elevate your bedroom with this Sandboard Queen Rhinestone Button Tufted Bed. This opulent beauty stands out with an ornately crafted crown design on both the headboard and footboard. The faux crystal rhinestone button tufting is fixed into the sumptuous grey velvet upholstery for a majestic look fit for a queen (or king).
This bed is made with a durable design featuring Asian hardwood, plywood, and MDF. It’s also available in Eastern king size and the collection features a matching 2-drawer button tufted nightstand to complete the look.
5. Alderwood Queen Upholstered Panel Bed
The Alderwood Queen Upholstered Panel Bed is perfect for any transitional, modern, or traditional bedroom with its reimagined French neoclassical design. The bed comes in a stunning French grey hue accented with a sandblasted wood finish. The upholstered panel headboard and footboard fabric is a charcoal-colored matte velvet with an ultra-soft handfeel, perfect for relaxing at night while you read. Both the headboard and footboard feature wraparound wings and an innovative, fully-framed design.
You’ll enjoy years of lasting durability with the mahogany wood, MDF, and plywood construction. This bed is also available in Eastern king and California king sizes.
6. Murrieta King Tufted Upholstered Headboard
This traditional-style Murrieta King Tufted Upholstered Headboard would make a classy addition to any bedroom. With straight lines and a clean silhouette, it’s simple yet chic. The deep button tufting is wrapped in elegant beige fabric with a curvy wingback design that will wrap you in a warm embrace every night. A warm-toned duvet and white pillowcases and sheets (not included) would put the finishing touch on the rich ambience.
This beige upholstered headboard is also available as a full/queen size headboard. You can also opt for a luxe charcoal color in both the queen size and the king size headboards.
Please note that this upholstered headboard requires you to have a bedframe. Most appropriately-sized wood or metal bedframes will work with this headboard.
7. Rutherford Queen and Full Tufted Upholstered Headboard
This classic Rutherford Queen and Full Tufted Upholstered Headboard features elegant curves that can transform any space. The shape, often called a Belgrave headboard, creates rugged yet sumptuous style. With a diamond-inspired tufting pattern and elegant taupe fabric, this headboard’s earthy neutral palette will add visual warmth and timeless appeal to your bedroom.
You can also purchase this tufted headboard in grey if you’d like a more modern palette. Please note that this option requires a wood or metal bedframe in an appropriate size.
It’s time to create your dreamy bedroom
Who doesn’t want to fall into a plush, cozy bed after a long day? A tufted headboard or full upholstered bed is sure to make your bedroom more inviting and soothing. For even more ideas, take a look at our complete selection of beds or search for “tufted headboard” to narrow down your search. You can even look for headboards in a specific style, color, or material if you know what you want. Whatever you decide, you’re sure to find something that brings sweet dreams and sensational style to your bedroom.
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