Headboards are big news in 2022 – not only are they practical, but the right style can bring a bedroom decorating scheme together and make a significant impact in the room.

Whether it’s a classic wooden headboard, plush velvet, wrought iron, rattan or leather, the material you choose should reflect your design style.

Then there’s the mounting: you can find headboards that attach to the bed, fix to the wall, or are free standing. And you can even create your own unique version by hanging a vintage rug or tapestry behind the bed.

Wall-mounting a headboard will give you more options than choosing one that attaches to the frame – centre it behind the bed or make a big impact with an off-centre or oversized design.


Changing an existing headboard is an easy way to breathe new life into a room – give a wooden one a new coat of paint in a fresh colour, or go to town by reupholstering.

Choose a neutral, textured fabric to anchor a space and let wallpaper take centre stage, or choose an eye-catching pattern in rich colours for a touch of opulence.

Consider hanging wall lights on either side of a headboard; perfect for soft accent lighting and good for freeing up space on a bedside table where a lamp would normally be.