Tufted Headboards To Inspire Your Bedroom Design

Headboards are a great way to add style and personality to your bedroom. If you’re looking to refresh your bedroom, the design of your headboard can help define the feel of the room and bring in color and texture.

This piece of furniture has a history in the bedroom as far back as ancient Egypt and Greece. Upholstered or tufted headboards gained popularity during the 17th century. During this time, the desire for comfort and coziness grew, so people began looking for “stuffed” headboards that would give them that comfortable feel.

Button-tufted headboards are a great option for a sophisticated and elegant look. They also work well with various styles depending on the shape, fabric, and style of the tufting.

Here are eight of our favorite tufted headboards for under $800…

Our Favorite Tufted Headboards

1. Ellecourt Upholstered Panel Headboard

We love the soft curve on the top of this blush tufted headboard. The color and shape make it a more feminine look that would be perfect in a little or teen girl’s bedroom or as a soft accent in a more traditional space.

2. Ascott Hill Button Tufted Headboard

Last year, we refreshed this guest bedroom for one of our past clients with new furniture, decor, and curtains. We love this gray tufted headboard from Target because it’s not as high as other headboards and has clean, modern lines. It’s a great price and would go with a variety of styles, including modern, Scandinavian, and transitional.

3. Sera King Velvet Balsam Green Headboard

This tufted velvet headboard from Article is what headboard dreams are made of! The height makes a dramatic statement in any room, and the deep green is a beautiful color that brings in a pop of color to your bedroom.




4. Felicienne Upholstered Panel Headboard

What a pretty navy tufted headboard! We love the style of how this one is framed out, giving it a more traditional look.

5. Damari Upholstered Panel Headboard

Another fun-shaped headboard, this time in a bold teal. For a more dramatic headboard, we like this option since it will make a statement in your room and set the tone for the style of the space.

6. Tall Grid Tufted Headboard

A classic and timeless choice from West Elm with many fabric and color options to choose from. 

7. Oxford Tan Sera Leather Headboard

Who doesn’t love a beautiful leather headboard? Such a pretty headboard with a taller back. For a different style of tuft, consider this Sera Leather Headboard from Article that would work well with a mid-century modern or Scandinavian bedroom.

8. Neher Button Tufted Upholstered Wingback Headboard

For a more traditional style, this wingback headboard from Wayfair is a subtle cream and looks beautiful with more muted colors.

DIY Headboards

If you love the tufted headboard style but are looking for a more cost-effective option, consider DIYing one yourself. We’ve rounded up our favorite DIY tutorials on how to make a tufted headboard.

Place of Taste Tufted Headboard Tutorial

This tutorial by Place of Taste is a great one because they include a list of materials you’ll need, dimensions, and a step-by-step guide on how to make a tufted headboard.

BH&G Tufted Headboard Tutorial

Another great headboard tutorial, this one from Better Homes & Garden. With this tutorial, they also share a material and tool list and also include the types of cuts you’ll need to make and what type of fabric they recommend.

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