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Great Headboards!!


A big thank you to the blogs Greige and Willow Decor for their wonderful write ups on the book Segreto:Secrets To Finishing Beautiful Interiors.  These are well done blogs with huge followings both of which I LOVE!  I am so honored that they wrote such complimentary reviews.  If you haven't looked at these two lovely blogs they are both a must read!!!! Please go visit! They are both on my blogroll as well!

Headboards seem all the rage, and I can see why! Designers are really showcasing their creativity through these bedroom focal points, using interesting materials and selecting unique shapes! Thanks to Wade Blissard for all the photos that are watermarked with Segreto Finishes. These photos are rooms of whole homes featured in Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors.

The first headboards were thought to come from the Greeks and Romans!  This lovely velvet one with a nail-head trim by designer Cindy Witmer fits perfectly with the soft tones of this dreamy bedroom!!


The Greeks discovered that adding a raised board to the head of the bed made it more comfortable for eating, drinking and reading!
Designed by John Loecke, Inc., this quilted headboard suits the eclectic, contemporary feel of the bedroom.


In Rome, headboards were considered luxuries among the wealthy.  This beautifully carved headboard is softened by the fabric treatment - it would certainly make you feel like a princess!


The cornice and fabric treatment, along with a headboard of the same material, frame this statement piece of art, incorporating it into the design. Pretty incredible!!

These two charming twins are perfect for a grandchild/guest room. Designer Anne Lydick pulled from her drapery fabric to create matching headboards and dust ruffles!

 Using fabric to create a headboard definitely transforms the look of these antique poster beds.  Sweet Anne Lydick is so talented!


These uniquely shaped, tufted headboards are so fun!

Using natural linen is perfect for a casual yet elegant headboard. We plastered this high-rise for designer Kara Childress. To all of this gorgeous unit, go here.


This bed certainly becomes a focal point in the room with both a headboard and a fabric treatment covering the wall!

I love the shape of this headboard designed for Julie Dodson.  The art to the left is one I painted for the homeowner in memory of her very special sister.


When settlers started migrating to America, the mattresses were made here, while the linens and headboards were shipped from Europe– reflecting not only the wealth, but the heritage, history, and culture of the owner.


Unable to find the perfect cornice to complete her headboard, designer Ellie Bale had this one made, and then we applied a custom finish to complement her fabrics. To see the rest of Ellie's fab home, go here.


I have always loved this bed, designed by James Michael Howard - my idea of what a 5-star spa's room should be like!

Designer Talbot Cooley was so clever in the way she made the upholstered headboards with sides for the two corner beds.  This allows all three granddaughters to stay comfortably in the same room when visiting their grandparents!!!


This is definitely a custom headboard that takes full consideration of the two oval windows in its design.


What a statement this makes! I just love the antique mirror!


Upholstering the inside of a mirror frame certainly adds a bit of Hollywood glamour!

Sheila Lyon

The scale of this upholstered piece, designed by Sheila Lyon, is perfect for this oh-so-pretty bedroom that we fauxed for her!


I love this bookcase - great idea for a small bedroom!

Caldwell Flake Interiors used a picture frame to offset their upholstery in this bright, fun space.


Perfect for a boys room or a mountain home, these tree headboards are full of personality!

Jun/Jul 2010 Interior Design by Lee Kleinhelter. 


Slipcovered headboards are a brilliant idea - you can wash them and change out the look for each season!!


This old mirror makes a wonderful headboard.  So pretty the way it is - I can just imagine how spectacular it'd be with the inside arch upholstered!




Love the itty bitty photos hanging over this princess headboard!


Taking an old bed frame and upholstering a part of it can entirely change the look, as you can see with this one by Laura Day.


And this one! It's shape and scale adds so much interest to the room!


During medieval times, headboards built for the aristocracy became even more extravagant incorporating the 4 poster bed and elaborate fabrics.  This bedroom, designed by Phoebe Howard, is certainly fit for royalty!


A fireplace mantel makes the perfect headboard for this shabby chic bedroom!



Caldwell Flake Interiors has made the entire wall into an upholstered headboard.  I love the sconces flanking the bed!!

I hope you enjoyed this assortment of headboards!  Which one is your favorite?

I had so much fun in the fine city of Baton Rouge for my book signing at the store Rogers & McDaniel Home! The surroundings were fab and I loved al the wonderful people I met. For those of you in Houston don't forget that the Pink Ribbon House is opeing this week and you will love the home!! Have a great week--xo  Leslie

April 27-29, May 4-6: The Pink Ribbon House

 Located in Memorial's Hunters Creek Village at 10619 Fairlane Drive, the home will be open to the public for tours. Tour hours are Friday 10 am to 3 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door.

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Reader Comments (10)

They are all so beautiful Leslie! Hard to choose!! You really can give a bedroom a total different look with a new headboard. Beautiful post!

April 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreet

I love the antique mirror as headboard -- in areas not troubled by earthquakes of course -- but my favorite of all of these is the huge crusty antique mirror frame, and I like it just the way it is with the inner arch left empty. Congratulations on all the accolades your book is receiving.
All the best...Victoria

April 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria Athens

This is inspiring. You can really make a headboard out of anything that fits behind your bed. My favourite is #4, the princess headboard. Thanks for sharing. Cam

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCam

I can see elegance and exquisite type of interior. Feels like majestic and really great.

Actually its very elegant. In all angle I can say that those bedroom arrangements are all in great places.

May 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterplumbing

I get lots of ideas and style on what type of head boards will be perfect match for my bed.Good thing I came across here at your place and see this beautiful and inspiring photos.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMdf skirting

Nice post. All of these bedrooms are elegant and stylish. The design of headboards are awesome. It gives me lot of ideas how to make my bedroom stylish. I found wide range of new headboards on very cheap prices at

May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngelina

I just enjoyed reading and seeing beautiful designs for headboards. You have given almost all the ideas suited for all ages. Adding up a wall art above the headboard just turn the lame bedroom to a great one.

July 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Wall Art

Beautiful headboard designs thank you for posting! Inspirational accessories that match perfectly, complimenting a beautifully designed bedroom add a touch of luxury to any living space.

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFitted Bedroom Centre

OMG, all these rooms are GORGEOUS and the headboards really do have their place. Amazing, I love the colors and all the furniture and decorations.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

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