Hello, friends! Today we are talking headboards. I’m sharing my thoughts on and have scouted several affordable upholstered headboards from around the web for under $400. I priced them all for queen sized beds. One is even less than $140. Can’t beat that. If you’re contemplating a purchase, here are some things to consider…
1. Comfort: Very comfy if you like to sit up in bed to read, watch TV, or use electronics. An upholstered headboard makes your bed moonlight as sofa, while solid framed headboards aren’t as conducive to sitting up right.
2. Looks: Upholstered headboards are gorgeous, and a fabric covered piece softens the look of heavier wood or metal furniture used in the rest of a bedroom.
1. Bad for Allergies: They get dusty. Fast. Cleaning is a must, especially if you have allergies. I typically try to vacuum my headboard every now and then (or once a year). #keepingitreal
2. Show Stains: They can be difficult to clean. As opposed to a wood or metal headboard, upholstery tells all your late-night-snacking-in-bed secrets.
Roma Tufted Wingback // Safavieh Halmar Arched // Skyline Nailhead
Dane Nail Trim // Skyline Arched Nailhead Insert // Loft Concept Tannyson
Berkshire Stripe // Gerber Elsie // Canopy Stripe Loran
Nailhead Linen in Laguna // Hedron Velvet in Teal // Skyline Nailhead in Sage
Ok, so technically the Gerber Elsie red and white floral pattern headboard is $404, but it HAD to be included. It reminds me so much of Grace Bonny’s famous Otomi headboard DIY. I would love to go bold and do something like this one day. It will probably take finding a fabric that I know I’d want to stare at every day for years.
If you’re a DIY type, Sarah M. Dorsey has a fabulous and simple tutorial for making your own upholstered headboard, which could open up a world of possibilities with fabric options.
We’ve had this one from Target for 4 years now, and it’s served us well. Honestly, I was over it for a while and wanted something fresh. A new bed wasn’t in the budget, so I draped one of my favorite textured throws over it. This is how it looks most days…
Yes, the iPhone wielding toddler is a regular too.