Bed headboards, also referred to as bedheads here, are not a necessity for your bed, but they do make the sleeping and living space in your bedroom prettier and more decorative. The varieties of headboards available to consumers is mind boggling, as upholstered bedheads and padded bedheads are available, in addition to wrought iron, fabric, wood, and any other number of options. Upholstered bedheads are often attractive to the consumer because of their ability to be changed, personalized, and created on one’s own. Just google “DIY upholstered bedheads (headboards)” and you’ll find hundreds of guides to creating your own.
Whether you are making your own or purchasing one already made, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, take a look around your bedroom and note the various colors and patterns that are already present. If you don’t have a cohesive design for your room, an upholstered bedhead might become the focal point for your future design choices when it comes to interior decorating. Your next decisions come in the store, with regard to size, shape, attachment type, fabric, and customization opportunities. Upholstered headboards come in a variety of shapes, circle, rectangle, amorphous blob, you name it! They can also be more of an accent on the wall behind your bed, of they can be large and strong enough to support pillows and human weight. The fabric options are just as numerous, and that is a matter of personal choice. You can also select an upholstered headboard that attaches to the wall or to your bedframe. Good references here.