6 unconventional headboard design ideas

Swap out your boring, upholstered headboard with any of these cool headboard designs, which instantly elevates your bedroom.

  • 6 unconventional headboard design ideas

  • 6 unconventional headboard design ideas

  • 6 unconventional headboard design ideas

  • 6 unconventional headboard design ideas

  • 6 unconventional headboard design ideas

  • 6 unconventional headboard design ideas

Text by Vanitha Pavapathi

A bed takes up one third, if not more of a bedroom. And the headboard is probably the first thing you see when you walk into your bedroom. But choosing the right one may not be your first priority when it comes to styling your bedroom. Nevertheless, you should not underestimate the impact it can have on the look and feel of your room. Check out these cool tried-and tested ideas that you can steal for your own.

#1 Tiles
tiled headboard by HABIT

A rather uncommon choice but interesting nevertheless, the tiled headboard adds texture, colour and dimension to the bedroom. Unlike fabric headboard, this one doesn’t collect dust, making it easier to clean.
Design by HABIT

#2 Wallpaper
wallpaper headboard by Formwerkz Architects

Wallpaper is no longer just for walls. Spanning the height of the wall, the headboard is dressed in a beautiful wallpaper by Elitis, ultimately taking centre stage in the bedroom. See full home feature in the latest Lookbox Living issue 58.
Design by Formwerkz Architects

#3 Slat wood with storage
IKEA NORDLI headboard

Wooden headboard is nothing new. But a slatted one with built-in bedside tables and grooves that allow for even more storage options is definitely one to have. Combine two or more vertically – up to the ceiling even – to create an interesting feature wall that also meets your storage needs.
NORDLI headboard available at IKEA

#4 Natural stone
marble headboard by Design Zage

There’s nothing quite like the beauty and luxury of marble when it comes to injecting a space with a high-end aesthetic. Commonly used on surfaces such as kitchen countertops and tabletops, marble has proven its versatility to be used as a headboard as well. See full home feature here.
Design by Design Zage

#5 PVC
PVC upholstered headboard by Free Space Intent

PVC headboard is not uncommon and usually comes together with the bed frame. Predominantly rectangular in shape, this however, takes on the shape of a prism and in varying colours, making it exceptionally unique.
Design by Free Space Intent

#6 Mixed material
mixed material headboard by Linear Space Concepts

A medley of materials consisting of wood strips, metal frames and a round mirror combine to create a bold work of art for the headboard. Anchored by a giant slab of off-white Italian marble, this centrepiece makes for a strong visual focal point. See full home feature in Lookbox Annual 2019.
Design by Linear Space Concepts

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