5 amazing headboards/beds

The furniture in our master bedroom was a purchase my husband made right before we started dating – I remember the first time I saw it, in all its knotty pine glory (eek!) – I wasted no time painting it black the day he left for deployment right after we were married!  The time has come to get rid of it (halleliuiah!) and get something more “us” and less matchy-matchy.  Needless to say, I have major headboards on the brain!  Here are five beauties I can’t get enough of lately:

1.  Ingrid.  I can’t express how much I love this bed – between the shape, the nailhead trim and the raffia upholstery, I am completely smitten.  Unfortunately, she comes with a pretty hefty price tag that far surpasses what I have to spend on a headboard, dresser, end tables, bedding and accessories COMBINED, so, for now, all I can do is admire her from afar:

Phoebe Howard / Tumblr

Alice Lane / Bunny Williams

2.  Chesterfield. What I love most about this English-inspired design, aside from its gorgeous tufting and dramatic rolled ends is the fact that it works with so many different decorating styles and is equally beautiful in both masculine and feminine spaces.  (I happen to love it without the footboard):


Traditional Home / Lee Ann Thornton

3.  Seagrass.  There is a fine line between “beachy” and “kitschy”, but this woven seagrass beauty gets my vote for it’s clean, modern lines and, of course, beautiful texture!  Pair it with crisp white monogrammed bedding and black lamp shades like this Nate Berkus-designed bedroom below and you have sophisticated elegance!

4. Canopied.  We have vaulted ceilings in our bedroom and I think a modern, canopied farmhouse bed would be a fabulous way to draw the eye up and make use of all that extra space.  Adding some beautiful linen panels to each corner for softness – perfection:

Traditional Home

Mark D. Sikes via Lonny

5.Colette. Ah, Colette….your subtle curving and nailhead trim are classic and so elegant.  Just when I think it’s a little too dressy for my style, designer and blogger Erin from Elements of Style shows how well it works with bright colored bedding for a casual feel or with simple black and white bedding for a more sophisticated look:

Which is your favorite?

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  1. Britt on May 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I'm crazy for Colette, absolutely love the femininity and regency of the shape and style! Also, I'm new to your blog, but look forward to any new post–your style is impeccable! Much thanks and love from Austin!

  2. Kelly Stivers on May 16, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Hi and welcome, Britt! Colette definitely is a beauty – so hard to make a decision!

  3. Kate on May 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    All are lovely options, but the seagrass! Oh my! I would be all over that if I didn't have two scratchy cats 🙂

    Also love the first one. That shape is to die for.

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