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Bedroom Inspiration and Affordable Headboards

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Not too long ago we added an upholstered headboard in the master bedroom after having the mattresses simply resting on a frame for several years. We had upgraded from a full size bed to a queen and I didn’t know exactly what I wanted, so we didn’t have a headboard. Although I liked the idea of building one myself, I’m not good with that kind of thing so the DIY never happened. And I mistakenly thought that all upholstered headboards were super expensive. I’m very budget conscious so I didn’t really consider buying one until I did a some research and found some very affordable ones. It was such a simple and inexpensive way to upgrade the look of the room that I’m not sure what took us so long! Today I’m sharing some bedroom decorating ideas plus some very affordable sources for headboards. Get ready to be inspired!

Here’s how our bedroom looks now. The headboard doesn’t make a huge impact, but it did a lot to give the room a more finished and cozy look. We chose a neutral color because I like to change out the bedding and accent furniture occasionally and don’t want to be locked in to any one color scheme.

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Here are some other beautiful bedrooms with upholstered headboards. There are so many options!

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The nailhead trim on the headboard peeking out from behind the shams keeps the room looking neat and tidy. And I love that wallpaper!

Morgan Harrison Home

This serene space has a spa-like feel and the bed looks so cozy. 

Architectural Digest

Simple and sophisticated, this nailhead trimmed neutral upholstered bed is a timeless look and could go in almost any home.


This room has a real boho chic feel to it with all the funky colors. The print on the headboard adds a nice variation to the mix of mostly solids.


The pops of raspberry against the neutral in this room are wonderful. Even the dog loves this room.


A simple nailhead trimmed headboard adds a streamlined finishing touch to this casual bedroom. 


The entire bed, sides and all, are upholstered in this classic bedroom. The nailhead trim on the headboard matches the chair for a sophisticated and timeless style. The decor in here is so classic.


The print on this headboad stands out against the bird egg blue on the walls. A neutral color would be lost in here. Such a pretty space.


For a shabby chic look, a white tufted headboard is the perfect headboard for the fluffy bedding. It doesn’t compete but adds to the comfy cottagey feeling of this room.

Atlanta Homes

The oversized tufted headboard makes a subtle statement in this stylish but serene space. All the colors look so peaceful and relaxing. Those window treatments are beautiful.

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Are you feeling inspired yet? Here are some more very affordable headboards if you want to add one to your space. All of these headboards come in various sizes and colors. As of this writing, all but 5 are $100-$300, and many are less than $200. And they all go on sale regularly. Many are from Wayfair, which is where ours came from. We have several items from there and I love the fact that they offer free shipping and it’s delivered right to your front door. 

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Sources for great prices on upholstered headboards:





JC Penney


All Modern

West Elm

Pottery Barn

Birch Lane

Home Depot

Bed, Bath, & Beyond

Joss & Main

World Market

Pier 1


Serena & Lily

After seeing all of these I’m really wanting to add one to our guest bedroom. Which one is your favorite? I love all of them but am seriously crushing on that green one. 

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