Comforters and quilts can work in all parts of a bed. Rachel Greathouse, a metro Atlanta designer, used an old plaid, patchwork-style comforter to cover the headboard for her son’s navy and white room.
The bed is dressed in linen sheets with a linen box-stitched quilt complete with French-knot details. The damask pattern of the area rug lends drama and continues the room's focus on bold pattern and design. The herringbone design in wood headboard also lends pattern and texture to the space.
Capture the quaint charm of a high-end historical property with your bedding. “Use strong quilts with interesting patterns and colors that relate,” says author Susan Sully. “I love that she hung it over the headboard of the canopy.” A slightly battered chest at the foot of the bed, which could be found at a thrift or antiques store, adds charm.
In this Spanish-themed bedroom, a large, ornate bed is made with a red and gold quilt and paired with several decorative pillows. Behind the bed is a five-panel wood headboard with curved tops and images of saints painted on it.
Romantic and serene, this bedroom features a feminine blue and cream floral wallpaper positioned behind an upholstered gray tufted headboard. A simple, white woven quilt covers the bed, while a small gray nightstand is positioned nearby. A white lamp with metallic touches adds a finishing touch.
Fabric can make a striking headboard, as seen in this teen girl's bedroom, where a pink and white checked quilt is dramatically used behind the bed. The playful use of pattern and color continues throughout the space with the striped sofa, green walls and floral bed linens.
The monochromatic color palette creates a soothing, spa-like environment in this contemporary master bedroom. A textured gray wall treatment and quilted white headboard bring tactile appeal to the space, while matching sleek nightstands are paired with hanging pendants for unexpected bedside lighting.
The rich green headboard catches the eye in this bedroom. White bed linens with rounded brown edges and a quilted comforter top the bed. A spotted stool is trimmed with a green matching the headboard. Pastel green wallpaper with a mild pattern brings the room together.
Just blocks from the beach, this restful bedroom retreat blends sandy neutrals and soft blues. The tufted headboard pairs with elegant bedding and quilted pillows, while a mirrored nightstand adds a touch of glam.
A traditional wood headboard with Spanish design centers this sophisticated yet rustic bedroom. Architectural details, like exposed wood beams and wood window trim, add warmth to the space. Simple white bedding pairs with cobalt blue pillows and quilt for Mexican-inspired color.
A blend of styles adds interest to this bedroom. The skirted table is feminine and somewhat formal, while the leopard print lampshade is a playful touch. Quilted shams and a pinstripe headboard are cottage chic.
Fish wallpaper adds a whimsy and fun touch to this guest suite, which features a twin bed and ocean-blue wooden nightstand. A blue and pink quilt covers the bed, while a neutral cane back headboard is positioned behind the bed. A decorative fish lamp sits bedside.
In the master bedroom, designers played with texture to create a modern, yet cozy space. They blended hard surfaces, such as the modern headboard and nightstand, with soft textures, like the "quilted" tile accent wall, complementary bed linens and shaggy rug, to create a space that went with the rest of the home's design while bringing comfort to the master space.
Light blue painted floor to ceiling beadboard adds cottage style warmth to this transitional bedroom. An airy blue motif carries from the natural light illuminated walls to the quilted bedspread where pillows splashed with color interrupt but do not disturb the calm flow of the space. A white tufted headboard, modern floor lamp and plush area rug add extra bits of texture and surprise.
A magical escape for pint-sized family members, the third-floor kids’ bedroom at HGTV Green Home 2012 is designed to stand up to wear and tear. Twin beds fashioned from repurposed pieces of pine, poplar and plywood feature black and white headboards upholstered in durable acrylic fabric. Accounting for guests' every need, green quilts are folded at the edge of each bed, should evenings take a chilly turn.