Design Ideas for Custom Headboards

When it comes to the look and feel of a bedroom, a custom headboard could be the final touch you need to pull everything together. While DIY headboards can sometimes take just a weekend to make, you may not have that time to spare, and the headboard might not last as long as a professionally designed piece of furniture.

At Blend Home Furnishings, nothing gives us more pleasure than to help you bring a bedroom to life! Our custom-upholstered headboards can turn your bold, bright, modern bedroom ideas into a classic, beautiful, and a-one-of-a-kind custom design. To help you make your custom bedroom ideas come to life, we’ve put together a list of various design ideas for your custom headboard.

Here are just a few of the ways you and your designer can work together to create a beautiful custom upholstered headboard:

  • Wall Mounted Headboards
  • Freestanding Headboards
  • Metal Bed Frame Mounted Headboards
  • Traditional Headboards
  • Custom Wall Panel Headboards
  • Contemporary Headboards

Upholstered Headboards

When it comes to creating your custom headboard design, you’ll first want to pick your desired materials. Fabric or upholstered headboards can add an elegant touch to your space. With fabric options such as microfiber, linen, or velvet, some of these upholstered custom headboards can be heavily padded, tufted, or simplistic. Padded or tufted headboards create a comfortable space for you to lean against while upright in bed.

If you opt to go for an upholstered custom headboard design, choosing a fabric-covered piece can allow a designer to create a one-of-a-kind look that matches your decor perfectly or stands out as a statement piece in the bedroom. Upholstered headboards can also incorporate other materials and elements such as wood frames or metal accents.

Wall Mounted Headboards

As you begin to think about your custom designs, you’ll want to make sure the headboard fits your space perfectly. The placement of the headboard is essential in this scenario. You may decide to go with a Wall Mounted Headboard if you have a flat surface to drill the anchors or a wall-to-wall headboard that fills the entire wall.

With a Wall Mounted Headboard, you’ll need a tape measure, drill, level, and stud finder in addition to your custom headboard. You can opt to have a professional installation to ensure the headboard is fit to suit the wall.

Once your headboard is in place and sturdy, you can arrange the space in various visually pleasing ways— center your custom headboard with the bed frame, on the wall, in the room, or opt for an off-centered or oversized look.


Bed Frame Mounted Headboards

While some may choose to wall-mount their custom headboards, others may want more versatility that comes with a bed frame-mounted headboard. Once correctly screwed into place, you’ll have an all-in-one bed frame set up that you can conveniently move around your space.

Pro Tip: If you’re purchasing your bed and headboard separately, double-check that your frame has compatible brackets with your custom headboard— if it doesn’t, it is possible to use adapter plates to align and secure the bolts properly.

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Freestanding Headboards

Freestanding custom headboards are a standard option when it comes to bedroom design needs. In this construction, the headboard attaches to the upholstered rails using the same or contrasting fabric.

This design option gives you flexibility with space as freestanding headboards are very mobile. Some free-standing headboards can stand alone and rest between the bed and the wall without extra materials.

Traditional Headboards

Traditional headboard styles are traditional for a reason. These options are usually frame-mounted and attach directly to a bed frame.

If you opt for a traditional style, you’ll be able to work with various materials and colors to create a custom headboard perfectly tailored to your style and needs. Blend Home Furnishings always allows for your custom bed design to have a unique headboard shape along with custom nailheads and button tufting. If your home features European-style decor with an emphasis on 18th and 19th-century pieces, a traditional style headboard might be the best choice for you.

Custom Wall Panel Headboards

Another custom design option for headboards is a panel style. Custom Wall Panel headboards tend to have several sections that make up the length or width of the headboard. Typically, you’ll find two or three panels of equal size— however, it’s also common for the center panel to be larger than the two side panels.

Paneled headboards have a similar aesthetic look to Venetian windows and can complement various bedroom styles and shapes. Horizontally striped panels can make your space look more expansive, whereas vertical panels can create a higher ceiling look. Custom Wall Panel Headboards can be perfect for a smaller room!

Contemporary Headboards

If the bedroom features many sleek silhouettes, clean lines, and smooth surfaces— a contemporary custom headboard may be the best choice for you. If you’re a fan of light-colored woods, minimalism, glass, stainless steel, or chrome, you likely have a contemporary flair.

To complement your style, you may want to opt for a custom upholstered option with sleek lines. When making plans with your designer, suggest natural fabrics like leather, velvet, or linen to add textures to your contemporary design.

While these are not the only design options for your custom headboard, we hope these ideas help you get a better grasp at what you’re seeking. Let Blend Home Furnishings create the perfect custom elements for your bedroom design project: Upholstered Headboards, Platform Beds, Bed Frames, Ottomans, Chairs and accents—planned, patterned, and created to your dreams and specifications.

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