Design Dilemma: Headboards that won’t break the bank


Dear CH+D editors,

I love the feminine look of upholstered headboards, but I have no clue where to find one that fits within my budget (under $500). I’m not crafty enough to make my own. Any suggestions?

-Jessica, Corona del Mar

Girly, modern headboards are all the rage right now, and the good news is that you don’t have to compromise style for budget. There are plenty of options out there that won’t break the bank. Case in point: Brocade Home’s new lace pattern wall art ($399, The pretty, silver statement piece can be hung on a wall (vertically or horizontally, depending on the size of your bed) to act as a headboard. 

Next up is Urban Outfitters’ Groupie; a tufted velvet headboard. At a mere $375, this sophisticated piece’s vintage vibe is a real steal. We love the fact that it attaches to the back of a full or queen mattress for instant glam. For more drama, add a pair of mirrored bedside tables–such as Pottery Barn’s Park table, which sells for $399–and glass table lamps.

The classic, clean lines and Regency-style curves drew us to Ballard Design’s Stevenson Nailhead headboard (prices start at $399, and vary depending on your fabric choice). The best part is, if you don’t like the fabric selections, you can send in our own.

And last, but not least, here’s a more expensive option in case you decide to splurge: Jonathan Adler’s Woodhouse headboard is a show-stopper, and at $1,500, it’s well worth the price. This piece gives a room the polished look of a designer’s touch, with out the expense of hiring one.


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