Our Favorite Showstopping Headboards

While the bed may be the center of bedroom design, the headboard is often the focal point. Whether you’re looking to add comfort and style to your private quarters or to establish a warm welcome for visitors, get inspired to take a chance on a creative cottage-style idea.

1 brown leather headboard
Photography by John O’Hagan

Warm and Rustic

This luxurious leather headboard is actually made from a vintage gym wrestling mat. The soft leather has been polished and attached to the shiplap walls of the bedroom.

2 floral headboard
Photography by John O’Hagan

Vintage and Unique

Add stunning vintage style to your space with repurposed items like this found antique screen.

3 Floral headboard and gold bedding
Photography by John O’Hagan

Elegant Appeal

The gold bedding and curtains bring out the subtle gold accents in this not so subtle headboard. Muted hues and a gorgeous floral design make this stunning headboard one-of-a-kind.

4 floral upholstered headboard
Photography by Jim Bathie

Fancy Floral

Charming twin beds like these, found at an antiques shop and depicting vibrant French flowers, create the perfect environment for repose for overnight guests.

5 white wrought iron headboard
Photography by Jim Bathie

Light and Airy

Painted wrought iron is a nice option for a light, see-through look in the bedroom. This headboard was actually created from a reclaimed garden gate.