The Best Headboard Designs For Modern Bedrooms

The bed is most often the focal point of the bedroom and the headboard is in turn the focal point of the bed. On that note, there’s a lot of thought and planning involved when actually choosing a headboard, especially with so many different styles and designs that are available. We really like the idea of an upholstered headboard with a design that’s simple and elegant but also casual. There are plenty of variations to choose from and the best ones can be found below.

Fabric Upholstered Queen Headboard in Navy

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This lovely headboard showcased here in navy blue is a really great overall piece. It suits a queen-sized bed but of course twin, full and king options are also available. The design is simple but not without character which is why we think this could be a great statement piece for any bedroom. It’s sophisticated but also casual with a cozy vibe. The framework is made out of durable fiberboard and plywood covered in dense foam and upholstered in polyester fabric. The tufted design and the pattern imprint a simple and timeless look and add the subtle details that this headboards needs to really stand out. From a practical point of view, the headboard is just as customizable, offering 7 height-adjustable mounting positions.

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Fabric Upholstered Queen Headboard in Navy
Fabric Upholstered Queen Headboard in Navy

Perfect for a master bedroom or guest suite, this upholstered headboard is covered with quality polyester fabric granting a luxe linen texture all over

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Oak Sauder Carson Forge Panel Headboard

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There’s something really charming about wooden headboards. They look very authentic and the fact that they’re made out of wood and allow the material to remain visible helps to make the whole room feel warm and inviting. This design has the added advantage of looking just a little bit rustic which is a style that suits bedrooms really well. The overall dimensions of this headboard when assembled are 66.42” length x 5.83” width x 51.61” height. It’s all made out of engineered wood and this particular version has a lintel oak finish.

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Oak Sauder Carson Forge Panel Headboard
Oak Sauder Carson Forge Panel Headboard

Two more finish options are available: coffee oak and Washington cherry wood.

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Upholstered Channel Stitched Headboard in Grey

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A lot of modern and contemporary interior designs make use of clean and simple lines, geometric shapes and neutral colors. In that sense, this headboard should fit right in. You can get it in two size options for either a full or queen-sized bed and the design is identical in both cases. It’s means to look quite simple but also elegant and sophisticated. Also, this is a headboard designed with comfort in mind. It has high-density foam padding and soft grey upholstery with a vertical stitched pattern which adds a classic touch to the space around it.

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Upholstered Channel Stitched Headboard in Grey
Upholstered Channel Stitched Headboard in Grey

You can pair this headboard with a variety of different beds and numerous different decors.

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Tufted Faux Leather Upholstered Queen Headboard in Black

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If you like the idea of an upholstered headboard but you want it to look a bit more elegant and masculine than most, consider opting for leather instead of fabric. You’ll still get the comfort-oriented design but in a less casual form. Of course, that’s not to say leather-upholstered headboards are not versatile. A good example here is this particular model. This fits a queen-sized bed, with additional versions for twin, full and king beds also being available. The black leather adds a sophisticated touch to the otherwise simple design, helping the headboard stand out. The tufted design is really chic and also timeless. This piece is constructed out of durable fiberboard and plywood covered with dense foam and faux leather with a smooth finish. You can get it in three colors: black, white and brown.

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Tufted Rectangular Faux Leather Upholstered Queen Headboard
Tufted Rectangular Faux Leather Upholstered Queen Headboard

Like with a lot of other designs, this one has several height-adjustable mounting positions (seven to be more exact) which allows each one to be customized based on the type of bed frame.

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Tufted Button Linen Fabric Upholstered King Headboard in Ivory

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This elegant headboard has a rather distinctive design. It features a strong classic allure and also looks timeless. All of that has to do with the overall shape of the headboard and in particular the soft lines and smooth curves. These details also give it a rather feminine look which can inspire a bohemian and very charming interior decor. You can get this headboard in four sizes: twin, full, queen and king, the latter being featured above. The frame is sturdy and durable, being made out of solid wood and fiberboard. It’s padded with a layer of dense foam and polyester fabric that’s soft to the touch and comes in several different colors including ivory, gray, blue and beige.

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Tufted Button Linen Fabric Upholstered King Headboard in Ivory
Tufted Button Linen Fabric Upholstered King Headboard in Ivory

Four height-adjustable mounting positions ensure that this headboard can fit a variety of different types of bed frames.

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Tufted Linen Fabric Upholstered Twin Headboard in Gray

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Getting back to simpler designs, we find this headboard to be incredibly versatile and suitable for most bedrooms. Even though it doesn’t come out as striking, it’s a nice little statement piece which can be incorporated into all sorts of beautiful designs. The twin-size version is perfect for a kid’s bedroom or a guest room. Full, king and queen versions are also available with the same beautiful design and the same color options: ivory, gray, blue and beige. From a structural point of view, this headboard is made using durable fiberboard and plywood with a layer of dense foam and fabric on top which gives it a linen texture that suits it perfectly.

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Tufted Linen Fabric Upholstered Twin Headboard in Gray
Tufted Linen Fabric Upholstered Twin Headboard in Gray

There are seven height-adjustable mounting positions to choose from for a customized and balanced look.

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Tufted Button Linen Fabric Upholstered Queen Headboard

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In case you prefer most smooth and sinuous lines instead of the straight-forward clean and linear look, this headboard could be a really nice choice. It’s very chic and also has a sophisticated appearance but it maintains a simple design which can fit in almost any bedroom. On one hand this headboard could quite easily blend into the room’s decor but on the other hand it could also stand out and become a statement piece. It comes in four sizes: twin, full, queen (the one featured here) and king. You can also find it in four colors which are beige, gray, blue and ivory. The frame is a blend of fiberboard and plywood  and has seven height-adjustable mounting positions.

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Tufted Button Linen Fabric Upholstered Queen Headboard
Tufted Button Linen Fabric Upholstered Queen Headboard

The polyester fabric is soft and has a very pleasant texture.

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Fabric Upholstered Queen Headboard in Cafe with Nailhead Trim
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Headboards with very clean and geometric designs can look super sleek and are perfect for most modern and contemporary interiors. Of course, some designs are more versatile than others. A particularly interesting example is this elegant queen size headboard. It has a defining nailhead trim which prevents it from looking too bland but which is subtle enough to maintain a clean and simple look. This balanced design is the key to its overall charm and appeal. Six height-adjustable mounting positions from 40” to 47.5” ensure that this headboard can be attached to most types of queen-sized bed frames. The framework is made from a blend of solid wood and durable particle board and is upholstered in fine linen fabric which adds texture and timelessness to the design.

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Fabric Upholstered Queen Headboard in Cafe with Nailhead Trim
Fabric Upholstered Queen Headboard in Cafe with Nailhead Trim

You can get this in six different colors: café (featured here), brown, gray, green, ivory and smoke which is a darker shade of gray.

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Orchard Hills Bookcase Headboard

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There are also headboards that offer more than just support and great looks. This one is a perfect example in this sense. It’s a headboard which doubles as a small bookcase. It features a strong and durable engineered wood construction with a natural oak finish. It incorporates a series of storage compartments as well as two adjustable shelves. When assembled, the overall dimensions of the headboard are 62.76” length x 10.91” width x 40.63” height and can be attached to full or queen-size beds. The storage modules and open top shelf surface can hold a variety of items such as books, alarm clocks, lamps and personal items.

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Orchard Hills Bookcase Headboard
Orchard Hills Bookcase Headboard

This sort of headboard is excellent for small bedrooms as it eliminates the need for additional nightstands or bedside tables.

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Modern Studio Upholstered Metal Headboard

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Headboards with metal frames are less common than the wooden ones but can prove to be just as versatile and stylish. This one has a simple and classic design which suits most modern and contemporary interiors. You can find in twin, full, queen and king sizes and in two colors: gray and brown. It also comes in several styles. This right here is the queen-size upholstered version in gray. Additional styles include the button-tufted and banded models which share a similar design direction with certain defining individual characteristics. The metal frames are always black.

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Modern Studio Upholstered Metal Headboard
Modern Studio Upholstered Metal Headboard

They also have foam padding for increased comfort and fabric upholstery with a soft and pleasant texture which complements the cold and industrial lines of the frame.

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Rustic Farmhouse Style Steel Metal Queen Headboard

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You may recognize here the rustic farmhouse style imprinted all over this headboard. Once again, this is a metal headboard but unlike the previously mentioned designs it lacks any upholstery. This exposes the frame which in this case makes up the entirety of the headboard. At the same time, the open design allows the wall behind the headboard to remain visible which is a detail that you can definitely take advantage of. This is a piece designed to last, featuring a powder-coated antique stainless steel construction and protective floor caps. It’s also designed to be versatile and to fit most bed frames thanks to the 7 different mounting positions. Add this to any bedroom to create a stylish and pleasant decor whether it’s a modern, contemporary, traditional, rustic or farmhouse-style bedroom.

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Rustic Farmhouse Style Steel Metal Queen Headboard
Rustic Farmhouse Style Steel Metal Queen Headboard

The overall dimensions of this headboard are60'' x 40.5'' x 2''.

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Tufted Button Faux Leather Upholstered Queen Headboard in Black

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This is the leather-upholstered version of one of the headboard already mentioned in the examples above. It’s a great statement piece which comes in two color options: the classic black and white. Both have a timeless and elegant appearance and are versatile enough to look amazing in almost any bedroom. The smooth flowing lines and tufted design add a delicate touch to the headboard which complements the minimalist colors in a really great way. The faux leather is smooth to the touch and looks sleek and sophisticated but remains in line with the timeless elegance of this design. The frame underneath is built out of fiberboard and plywood which allows it to be strong and sturdy without adding too much weight.

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Tufted Button Faux Leather Upholstered Queen Headboard in Black
Tufted Button Faux Leather Upholstered Queen Headboard in Black

Seven adjustable mounting positioned allow this headboard to fit most queen-size bed frames.

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After seeing all these great designs we’re hoping you’ll have an easier time selecting the type of headboard that suits your own bedroom best. Each has its own way of standing out and being special so focus on the little details but don’t forget to also look at the big picture. Whatever your style is, a new headboard can always help you give the room a fresh look. That can you plenty of ideas and inspiration for your next makeover.