55+ Modern Headboards to Buy and Build

Modern headboards are a great way to anchor and focus your bedroom. Find the perfect…

Modern headboards are a great way to anchor and focus your bedroom. Find the perfect headboard to buy or build from a bunch of our favorites.

Not sure what style of bedroom you want? Check out these inspiration posts for master bedrooms, teen girl bedrooms, and teen boy bedrooms.

Beautiful and simple headboard for a modern boho room, SGPH 2019 House 03 Cole West Resorts LLC, Photo by Remodelaholic

SGPH 2019 House 03 Cole West Resorts LLC, Photo by Remodelaholic

Change up your bedroom with a new headboard or bed frame. There are so many options to buy and even great ones that are fairly simple builds.

Headboards to Buy

Get a whole new look for your room when you buy a new headboard or bed frame. Many of these modern headboards come in unique colors, styles, and finishes. Click on the images below to see more.

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  1. Natural Queen Headboard – Overstock
  2. Gold Metal Canopy Bed with Upholstered Headboard – Overstock
  3. Upholstered Bed Panel – Joss and Main
  4. Jake Upholstered Bed – Pottery Barn
  5. Wallace Metal Bed – Walmart
  6. Farmhouse Metal Bed – Walmart
  7. Dubay Canopy Bed – Wayfair
  8. Anner Upholstered Bed – Wayfair
  9. Canterbury Upholstered Platform Bed – Wayfair
  10. Claremont Bed – Pottery Barn
  11. Rattan Headboard – Pier1
  12. Dillon Platform Bed – Joss and Main
  13. Curved Wood and Upholstered Bed – Walmart
  14. Metal Canopy Bed – Walmart
  15. Upholstered Panel Headboard – Wayfair
  16. Ally Metal Farmhouse Bed – Walmart
  17. Corbin Platform Bed – Joss and Main
  18. Modern Platform Bed – Walmart
  19. Warwick Panel Bed – Walmart
  20. Modern Wood Spindle Bed – Walmart
  21. Slated Headboard – Wayfair
  22. Solid Wood Paneled Headboard – Walmart
  23. Wood Platform Storage Bed – Walmart
  24. Reclaimed Wood Bed – West Elm
  25. Whitewashed Panel Bed – Joss and Main
  26. Upholstered Panel Bed – Joss and Main
  27. Tompkins Panel Bed – Joss and Main
  28. Upholstered Sleigh Bed in multiple colors/finishes – West Elm
  29. Marion Canopy Bed – Walmart
  30. Camillo Upholstered Bed – Joss and Main
  31. Modern Four Post Canopy Bed – Walmart
  32. Storage Platform Bed with Baskets – Pottery Barn
  33. Crescent Moon Upholstered  Platform Bed – Walmart
  34. Murphy Bed Desk – Wayfair
  35. Reclaimed Wood Storage Bed – West Elm
  36. Antique Bronze Metal Bed – Wayfair
  37. Stella Metal Bed – West Elm
  38. Camilla Metal Canopy Bed – Walmart
  39. Peacock Rattan Headboard – Pier1
  40. Manila Upholstered Bed – Joss and Main
  41. Platform Bed with Drawers – Walmart
  42. Mainstays Farmhouse Bed – Walmart
  43. Seaside Pine Platform Bed – Walmart
  44. Arne Bed with Leather Cushions – West Elm
  45. Celeste Metal Bed – Joss and Main
  46. Charcoal Upholstered Bed – Wayfair
  47. Bali Rattan Headboard – Pier1
  48. Mid-Century Modern Wood Slated Bed – Walmart
  49. Chippendale Headboard in multiple colors – Wayfair
  50. Transitional Wood Platform Bed – Walmart
  51. Mid-Century Modern Wrap Around Headboard – Walmart
  52. Ambrosia Upholstered Bed – Walmart
  53. Mid-Century Wood Platform Bed – Walmart
  54. Wren Metal Bed – Walmart
  55. Metal Twin Bed – Walmart

Click the arrows on either side of the image below to see more headboards.

Headboards to Build

If you’d rather try your hand at building, we’ve got a lot of modern style headboards to build, and tutorials too.

  1. Pieced Wood Headboard
  2. Leather Tufted Headboard – The Learner Observer for Remodelaholic
  3. Tufted Headboard – Tiny Sidekick for Remodelaholic
  4. House Headboard – HerToolBelt for Remodelaholic
  5. Curvy Headboard – HerToolBelt for Remodelaholic
  6. Tufted Panel Headboard – Home Coming for Remodelaholic
  7. Rustic Chevron Headboard – HerToolBelt for Remodelaholic
  8. Turn an Old Door into a Headboard – Homemade by Carmona for Remodelaholic
  9. Easy DIY Headboard – Don’t Disturb this Groove for Remodelaholic
  10. Reclaimed Wood Curvy Headboard – The Accent Piece for Remodelaholic
  11. Tall Slated Headboard – Sawdust2Stitches for Remodelaholic
  12. Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim – Pneumatic Addict for Remodelaholic
  13. Diamond Tufted Upholstered Headboard – Hodge Podge for Remodelaholic
  14. Build-In Headboard by It’s a Turtle’s Life for Me for Remodelaholic

Bedroom Design Inspiration

Want a new look in the bedroom, start by picking out one of these modern headboards, then look at these great bedroom inspiration photos for ideas on how to style them.

Black spindle style headboard, styled with cut pillows. UVPH 2018 Home 17 Millhaven Homes, Four Chairs Furniture & Design, Photo by Remodelaholic

UVPH 2018 Home 17 Millhaven Homes, Four Chairs Furniture & Design, Photo by Remodelaholic

A black spindle bed looks fun when you pair it with funky printed pillows and pompoms!

A simple metal headboard pairs perfectly with a fun floral wallpaper, UVPH 2018 Home 8 Greentech Construction, Design Hintz Interior Desi, Photo by Remodelaholic

UVPH 2018 Home 8 Greentech Construction, Design Hintz Interior Desi, Photo by Remodelaholic

A simple metal farmhouse style headboard looks great against a pretty floral wallpaper.

Black four poster bed frame with a fun shiplapped wall, SLPH 2018 Home 7 Wright Homes, Photo by Remodelaholic

SLPH 2018 Home 7 Wright Homes, Photo by Remodelaholic

Dress up a black four poster bed frame with a neutral geometric bedspread and adding some black window trim.

Wood spindle headboard and footboard in the master bedroom, SLPH 2018 Home 13 Magleby Communties, Photo by Remodelaholic

SLPH 2018 Home 13 Magleby Communties, Photo by Remodelaholic

A neutral wood spindle bed can look great with a variety of neutrals. Add more depth to the room with a variety of textures rather than colors.

Mixed media modern headboard/ bed frame, SLPH 2018 Home 14 Magleby Communities, Photo by Remodelaholic

SLPH 2018 Home 14 Magleby Communities, Photo by Remodelaholic

A two-toned modern headboard pairs well with geometric shapes styled on a set of shelves. Add different fun throw pillows for a modern look.

Metal farmhouse headboard, SLPH 2018 Home 16 Sage Homes, Photo by Remodelaholic

SLPH 2018 Home 16 Sage Homes, Photo by Remodelaholic

Take a neutral room with a farmhouse headboard and add a little life with a vase of greenery on the nightstand.

Elegant master bedroom with an upholstered headboard, SLPH 2018 Home 18 Oakwood Homes, Photo by Remodelaholic

SLPH 2018 Home 18 Oakwood Homes, Photo by Remodelaholic

Add contrast to a room with a white upholstered headboard and a darker accent wall.

Black modern plank headboard with a rustic wood feature wall, UVPH 2018 Home 17 Millhaven Homes, Four Chairs Furniture & Design, Photo by Remodelaholic

UVPH 2018 Home 17 Millhaven Homes, Four Chairs Furniture & Design, Photo by Remodelaholic

Go bold with a black headboard that pops against a rustic wood feature wall. Add a little print with blankets and pillows. The mix of symmetry and asymmetry keeps a pretty balance in this room.

Pretty natural wood four poster upholstered bed in a pretty master bedroom, UVPH 2018 Home 17 Millhaven Homes, Four Chairs Furniture & Design, Photo by Remodelaholic

UVPH 2018 Home 17 Millhaven Homes, Four Chairs Furniture & Design, Photo by Remodelaholic

A fairly neutral bedroom with great texture calls for a pop of color. In this room that color is pink, but other colors would look great with this natural wood and upholstered four postered headboard.

Metal four poster bed with a pretty floral bedspread, UVPH 2018 Home 30 Shelby Homes, Gatehouse No. 1 Furniture & Design, Photo by Remodelaholic

UVPH 2018 Home 30 Shelby Homes, Gatehouse No. 1 Furniture & Design, Photo by Remodelaholic

A canopy bed with a floral bedspread, touches of gold, faux fur and a skull pillow for good measure make the perfect teen girl room.

White upholstered tufted headboard with floral back drop, UVPH 2018 Home 27 Foster Custom Homes, Megan Rae Interiors, Photo by Remodelaholic

UVPH 2018 Home 27 Foster Custom Homes, Megan Rae Interiors, Photo by Remodelaholic

A curvy tufted upholstered headboard stands out on this wood trimmed floral feature wall. Add an extra layer of dimension with a pretty area rug.

Tips for picking a Headboard

  • Decide on the correct size for your room. Measure your area and determine how much room you have, versus how big the headboard is.
  • Pick a finish. Metal, wood, a mixture, upholstered, rattan. There are so many great options. Pick the option you feel would go best with the theme of your room.
  • Look at photos here, on Pinterest, in catalogs, etc. Find a look you like and find a headboard that works with your vision.
  • Make a mood board to make sure that your headboard will look good with other elements you have in your bedroom or would like to add in your bedroom.

Need more help picking out the right headboard? We have tons of other headboard ideas here, a headboard sizing guide, and headboard shape guide.

And if you are getting rid of an old headboard, why not make it into a headboard bench?!

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