For a Younger Room
For a younger person who may not have a room that offers a lot of space, using a wrap around style for fabric headboards is extremely complimenting. Other materials that are used for a wrap around style headboards can produce a repressive feeling. This headboard, when covered with the right fabric, will yield a soft and pleasing look. Wrap around style headboards are also great for those who are looking to feel more secure while they sleep.
Why the wrap around headboard is good for a room with little space, such as a dorm or child’s room, is because its effect does not enlarge the space the bed already occupies. The room does not appear to be crowded or stifling. The fun colors available for fabric headboards – orange, lime green, sunshine yellow, and purple just to name a few – definitely give the room a personalized and fun look.
For a Mature Room
If you are seeking a more conservative, reserved look for your room; you may want to consider using a “straight headboard flush” fabric headboard. If you would like to add a bit of flair to your headboard, look into button and pleating options.
For a more relaxed atmosphere, you can find colors from whites, ivories and creams to pastel shades of green, blue and pink. Also look into choosing a fabric that matches other fabric colors in the room.
As opposed to the more sedate, “sleepy” soft tones, don’t be afraid to venture onto the “dark side” and choose a darker and heavier fabric for your headboard. Darker fabrics work very well in a larger master bedroom that already is quite dramatic or romantic. Deep blues, magentas and greens can be very effective for getting this effect.
Measuring the headboard
The optimum height for any headboard is no higher than the midpoint of the lowest wall in the room. This is so that the headboard does not draw all of the attention away from the depth of the room, thereby making it appear smaller. The goal is to make your room look as spacious and roomy as possible, so having a headboard that only reaches halfway up the wall will help keep your room looking more open.
To truly appreciate the headboard that you choose, try to find a fabric that either matches most of the other furnishings of the room, or change the furnishing to match headboard. You may also want to consider purchasing some new bed shawls, duvets, pillow covers, and other bed accessories to further compliment your bed.