Headboards + Bed Frames

Furniture has a much bigger impact on a space than just giving you somewhere to sit or lie down. True, if it’s an extra comfy place to lie down, that makes you very happy, which is definitely a plus for the bedroom. But what the style and tone of your furniture really does is set the mood for the whole room. It has the power to create an intimate haven where you feel safe and secure; or a bright place where your thoughts and imagination receive inspiration. west elm’s beds and headboards are strong pieces that set the tone for the rest of the room. Check out some of our ideas, mix them with your own and have fun turning your bedroom into the space of your dreams – literally.

One way to create excitement is to design an accent wall. Your bed plays a huge part here since it’s where you spend most of your time in the bedroom. What does a traditional accent wall layout look like? If space allows, center the bed in the middle of the wall with stylish nightstands on each side. Your attention is drawn immediately in that direction. And now the real fun begins: there are tons of ways to decorate and enhance an accent wall, and they let you express your personality.

If you want to make your bed stand out – a wonderful idea since many headboards are practically works of art in themselves – play around with contrasting tones. If your bedroom is a light color, choose a dark headboard. A white bed, on the other hand, looks very chic against a vibrant accent wall. Other furniture accessories, like a nightstand or a lamp, bridge the gap with intermediate colors.

For a rustic bedroom, bring the warm tones of natural wood inside. A reclaimed wood headboard makes even a large room feel cozy and welcoming. Add to the sense of home with indirect lighting and a soft rug. Varying shades of wood look beautiful in the surrounding bedroom accessories like your dresser. It makes you feel like you have a fireplace right in the room.

There aren’t any set rules when it comes to color combinations in your bedroom. So if you don’t want to go with contrasting colors, feel free to experiment with different themes. Neutral tones are popular and have a very different effect on the room. Instead of a single piece jumping out at you, the whole bedroom feels unified and harmonious. You become the center of attention. neutral colors give smaller spaces a larger appearance. And since they have a naturally calming effect, they’re a good choice if you want to focus on rest and relaxation. You wake up with a positive attitude, ready to get the day started.

Have fun with color to add excitement and sophistication to a room. Our upholstered headboards are available in a huge assortment of materials, textures and hues. Velvet gives a bedroom a bit of 1920s-era inspiration, complete with intense colors and all the sheen that goes along with it. Colors like dusty blush, hazy taupe and stone bring a definite air of luxury wherever they go. Hang a chandelier over your bed for a final touch of Gatsby-influenced decor.

Feeling artistic? There are so many options, depending on your taste in art and your favorite styles. If you love art deco, pick out an upholstered headboard with striking geometric shapes. For a minimalist touch, look for sharp contours and sleek wood surfaces. Above the headboard on your accent wall, hang a large piece of artwork that defines you.

Sometimes a bedroom theme revolves around specific colors. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of a lavender bedroom. Or you want to create an Oriental-inspired layout with dark wood, lots of green and a few hints of gold. Even a Persian palace is a possibility with its bright tangerine, lime green, violet and other energetic hues. Make your bed the crowning piece of a royal bedroom by choosing a headboard with vivid shades. Add a few accent pillows and fresh bedding with beautiful motifs.

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