Headboards are available in all sorts of materials; you will find a selection no matter what décor you are out to match. Just keep in mind that the headboard can complement your décor without matching it exactly.
Wood is the classic choice for a headboard. It is versatile enough for any décor, depending on the type of wood. In addition, it can be stained, painted or carved. A headboard distressed and painted white suits a country or beach cottage. Glossy black is the ultimate in urban chic. A carved wooden headboard can transform a room into your personal statement.
A metal headboard can have a regal flair or a mellow warmth. Metal comes is a wide range of finishes: iron, wrought iron, brushed steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, silver, and gold. It also comes in fabulous colors. Metal headboards span all furniture styles. You can add "bling" to a boho space; add artistry with open-frame flourishes; add femininity with white metal ornamental scrolling and twists; and add to the purity of a Scandinavian aesthetic with a plain iron or brass slat headboard.
⇨ If you care, metal headboards create bad feng shui. Metal is cold to the touch and exerts negative energy. If you do not care, enjoy the beauty of a metal headboard!
The use of natural fibers reflects a growing trend of returning to nature and our concern about the sustainability of the materials we use. The casual beauty of wicker, rattan, abaca and bamboo is most at home in a country, tropic or coastal décor. Or you may be drawn to the more exotic with a wingback headboard made from banana leaf and hardwood or a panel headboard with braided seagrass on a wood frame.
These headboards are sometimes grouped together with wood frames.
Upholstered headboards can bring elegance, wow or pow to your bedroom, while giving you the utmost comfort as a backrest while you read in bed. The variety is near limitless due to the selection of fabric you will have.
No matter what fabric you choose, it must be durable and stain resistant. Among the most durable are leather, suede, vinyl, cotton duck and heavy polyester blends. The most stain resistant include vinyl and leather. But most all fabrics can be treated with a fabric and upholstery protector.