We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the chic edge of a modern silhouette to the stately elegance of wingback design, headboards help you anchor your bedroom decor with a tone-setting centerpiece. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated collection has traditional and modern headboards perfect for your home, offering effortless comfort and lasting style.
Looking for a total bedroom refresh? The quickest way to create impact in your room is by starting with the headboard. A bed is the focal point of any bedroom. Beyond setting the style and augmenting the space, a good headboard should offer support and durability for everyday comfort. If you like sitting in bed to read or enjoy your morning cup, a fabric headboard can serve as a comfortable backrest. A wooden headboard can tie into a shelving scheme to provide bedside storage and decor. No matter the look or materiality, the best headboard is the one that works best for your aesthetic and daily rituals.
Not sure what style or design best fits your space when shopping for headboards? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best piece to buy for your space.
Discover Your Personalized Headboard Style
Our bedrooms are our retreats—a place to escape and refresh—and the headboard you choose is the defining feature of the room. Along with your dresser or vanity, your bed has a huge impact on the look and feel of the space, so choosing a headboard that speaks to your aesthetic is a must. Here are some options and tips to keep in mind as you shop.
Whether soft linen or a cozy boucle, fabric is a natural fit for a comfortable and inviting bedroom. Plus, upholstery lets you dress the bed to your look. Crisp, clean-lined styles make a great modern headboard to set off a soft and stylish bedroom aesthetic. If you're looking for something more transitional, wingback silhouettes and quilted headboards inspire a stately elegance—our Admina Headboard is a timeless classic with its nailhead trim and diamond-tufting.
When it comes to mixing materiality in your bedroom design, it is hard to beat the combination of a soft fabric headboard with a wood or marble bedside table. With styles like our exclusive Clementine Headboard, you can purchase the look as a bed or standalone headboard fitted with the fabric of your choice. Shop our bespoke bed frames and headboards for a tailored bedroom look.
Yes, velvet headboards are a type of fabric headboard, but we think they deserve a spotlight of their own. Velvet is a beautiful material that brings a sumptuous, tactile elegance to any room—but in the bedroom it is an absolute stunner. Something about the smooth finish and gentle sheen invites instant luxury and comfort. We love velvet upholstery for highlighting the dramatic curves of a modern design like our Kadence Headboard. Opting for velvet on a quilted headboard can offer an unexpected play of texture and sheen that can really pop in the room. No matter the look, velvet sets an elevated bedroom feel.
Do you share your bed with a four-legged friend? The low and tight pile of velvet is durable, easy to brush pet hair off of, and less prone to snagging, making it an ideal fabric option for a home with pets.
For a unique upholstered headboard, you might consider leather. Leather can seem like a bold choice for such a dominant element in the room, but like a leather sofa, a leather headboard can offer a versatile statement piece to dress up vintage and rustic looks or add an edge to something more transitional. Plus, leather is a durable, natural material that offers lasting quality in your design.
Natural grain appeal is always in style. Wooden headboards can offer warmth and elegance to any look from the mid-century inspired to the grounded and timeless. Whether looking for Scandi-freshness with a light wood frame or the polished opulence of a burl wood design, wood headboards are a versatile style fit. Piled high with natural fiber bedding, a pared-down wooden headboard is perfect for letting an organic space breathe.
Iron headboards offer a traditional look that may seem old-fashioned but can really shine in the right design. Whether you're fashioning a farmhouse look, outfitting a rustic retreat, or balancing more whimsical decor, iron headboards bring timeless appeal to a space. A minimalist iron bed frame and headboard can add the perfect touch of material contrast to an airy room, while a more ornate design can add enchantment to a femme-forward aesthetic or child's room. With the growing revival of playfully vintage and traditional styles, iron bed frames and headboards are set to have a moment.
Embrace Your Headboard as the Focal Point
Your bed is the room's natural focal point, and the headboard is its defining feature. With that in mind, you want to consider the entire space when you shop for headboards. First, you want to think about scale—a large headboard with tall ceilings can augment the space, while a more pared-down frame can help make a small-space design or guest room feel more balanced.
Use accents thoughtfully to draw attention to the headboard. Hang a piece of wall art over it to draw the eye—if the headboard is a design statement in and of itself, mount a picture light or downlight sconce to set it off. Or style a lamp that creates a textural play with contrast. Check out our bedroom lighting styles for the perfect element for your room.
One thing you don't want to do is overwhelm the look. Nightstands should complement and elevate the headboard. If you have a more streamlined, modern headboard design, opt for some statement nightstands. Conversely, if you want the headboard to stand out, stick with more understated bedside tables. In either case, you want to make sure the headboard and nightstands are in proportion to each other.
However you style it, a headboard allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. A headboard is essential for creating a beautiful and comfortable bedroom. Whether opting for a classic iron design or bespoke upholstery, you can tailor your perfect look and feel from the bed out.
When you shop headboards online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our bedroom inspiration page for more ideas on creating a stylish everyday living space.Show Less