February 6, 2012

Look for Less: Upholstered Headboard

Hello YS readers! It's Marche' from #eyecandy here with some chic and inexpensive upholstered headboards for your fabulous bedrooms.

I've always loved the look and versatility of an upholstered headboard. So, when I saw this tufted headboard in blue velvet on decorpad, I knew I needed to find one for myself.

I've toyed with the idea of making one myself since I do love a good DIY project and I would have complete control over the look, color, size, etc. I've even made one before (that I no longer use). While this is a very affordable avenue for you to take, DIY isn't everyone's cup of tea.

The great thing about shopping for an upholstered headboard is the variety of options that are out there. If you love a tufted headboard like I do, west elm offers a few. Their Diamond Tufted Headboard is a gorgeous choice and varies in price depending on your fabric choice. They have a large selection which includes velvet. If you want a larger piece that makes more of a statement, I really love west elm's Wingback Nailhead Headboard is pretty amazing. This is a great option for those of you who may have studio apartments or need some room division. Plus, nailhead trim makes pretty much everything look better, doesn't it?

Diamond Tufted Headboard
Photo Credit: via decorpad, via westelm

For a more simplistic look, IKEA's vanvik bed frame is fully upholstered even around the base. It only comes in white, but it's clean look and the built-in bedskirt make this a great choice! The slipcover can even be removed for cleaning. This is a plus since we all know white furniture can lose its luster pretty quickly.

I hope with these options you'll be able to find the perfect upholstered headboard that suits your style.

Get more of Marche's tips on interior design, fashion and more at her fabulous blog, #eyecandy. And, remember to look for her interior design column here on Young Sophisticates!


  1. Wow, this is amazing! I would love to have the IKEA bed frame. I also love the mirror in the inspirational photo! So amazing!


  2. Anything tufted always gets me! The velvet one looks so luxe, I love it. I also love the West Elm one too, the height of it makes it look really grand. Thanks for sharing! xo