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How to Choose the Perfect Upholstered Bedhead: A Guide for Your Bedroom Makeover

CEO Khai Intela
Are you looking to add a touch of elegance and comfort to your bedroom? An upholstered bedhead might be just what you need. These beautiful pieces not only make a statement but also provide a...

Are you looking to add a touch of elegance and comfort to your bedroom? An upholstered bedhead might be just what you need. These beautiful pieces not only make a statement but also provide a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Whether you prefer a classic design or a modern twist, there are plenty of options to choose from. Let's explore how to find the perfect upholstered bedhead for your style.

Which Upholstered Bedhead Suits Your Style?

Firstly, consider the overall style of your bedroom decor. Are you drawn to contemporary or modern designs with a retro feel? Do you prefer the timeless elegance of the Hamptons style or a simple and classic look? Your bedhead can complement and enhance the style you want to achieve.

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For a classic look, opt for neutral plain fabric on the bedhead. It adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any bedroom.

If you prefer a more contemporary style, a plain black velvet bedhead with clean lines can create a sleek backdrop. Add some vibrant colors for a pop of excitement or keep it minimal for a tailored contemporary or Scandi style.

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For a contemporary style with a retro twist, choose a design with square edges and vertical lines. Extend the bedhead past the edges of the bed for an added retro touch. Green or rich blue velvet can enhance the overall effect.

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Classic-style bedheads often feature a scalloped edge or side panels. These elegant and timeless designs offer a bit more flair without being overly intricate. Dress them up or down with different fabric styles and accessories.

If you prefer a classic look with a touch of design, a scalloped edge bedhead can be a perfect choice.

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For a more traditional touch, opt for a bedhead with button detailing. These pieces work well in both traditional and contemporary settings, especially if you want to add a touch of heritage to a modern decor.


To achieve a pretty country-style look, coordinate your bedhead with the bedding and wallpaper. Fabric houses offer ranges that perfectly match, making it effortless to create a cohesive and stylish look.

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Curved bedheads are currently on-trend and can add a touch of modernity to any bedroom.

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A simple upholstered bedhead can complement a canopy bed, creating a coastal Hamptons style.

Considering the shape and finishing details of your bedhead is crucial to ensure that it perfectly suits your style.

The Final Touches: Adding Elegance to Your Bedhead

Don't forget the small but significant details that can elevate the look of your upholstered bedhead. Statement fabrics on the edges, buttons, piping, and studs can make your bedhead truly special and differentiate it from off-the-shelf options.

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Consider incorporating the studs from your bedhead into the artwork, as shown in the image below, to create a cohesive and harmonious atmosphere.

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Selecting the Perfect Fabric

The type of fabric you choose can also greatly influence the look and style of your bedhead. A stunning floral design can make a fabulous statement and set the tone for the entire room.

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If you're aiming for a glamorous and opulent feel, opt for a rich velvet fabric. For a timeless and versatile look, choose a simple linen fabric regardless of your preferred style.

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Leather upholstery can bring a masculine contemporary touch to your bedroom.

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When considering fabric options, it's essential to think about durability and maintenance. Some fabrics are more stain-resistant, while others may require additional protection with products like Scotchguard. Choose wisely to ensure longevity and easy maintenance.

The Perfect Color for Your Bedhead

Color plays a crucial role in creating the desired look and style of your bedroom. An upholstered bedhead can become a stunning feature, and the right color choice can either blend or make a bold statement.

A natural linen hue or a dark charcoal color is timeless and versatile, allowing you to easily incorporate various color schemes in the room.

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For a Hamptons style, opt for soft linen, pale grey, or pale blue fabric.

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If you love neutrals with blue accents, consider an upholstered bedhead as the centerpiece of your bedroom. A full block of feature color can create a bold statement, especially when the bedhead is oversized. Use this as a starting point to coordinate the rest of the room.

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A simple grey fabric is perfect for a child's bedroom since it can be easily transformed with age-appropriate bed linen.

The versatility of upholstered bedheads allows you to reupholster them yourself or by a professional, offering a new look without breaking the bank.

Explore More Inspiration

Visit my Instagram and Pinterest accounts for additional inspiration, including a board of bedroom favorites. I would love to hear your comments and thoughts on this topic. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section below.

Thinking of giving your bedroom a makeover? Start by creating a mood board to ensure a cohesive look. Download my free e-book from the Resource Library, where you can find various checklists and e-books to guide you through your bedroom makeover journey.