Over the past decade I've watched the rise of contemporary clean lines within furniture, seen particularly within the bed frames that have been dominating the market and modern bedroom design. Recently though, there's been a focus on texture within interior design, whether that be a sumptuous or raw aesthetic, so it makes sense then that the bedroom has not been exempt from this designer furniture trend.
Selecting either a neutral texture with intricate tufted button detailing, or a design sumptuously adorned in velvet, there's no going wrong with an upholstered bedhead – after all, they’ve been a staple in both designer and boutique hotel guest rooms, chosen for their inherent timeless, luxury qualities.
Take cues from one of the most highly anticipated hotels set to open their doors later this year, the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, New York City. The guest rooms will feature a cosy, chic, industrial appeal, with beautiful timber parquetry floors and timber-panelled walls, softened by an oversized tan leather tufted bedhead. Replicate this look in your home with my Max Sparrow Manhattan Leather Bed Frame for a sexy, sophisticated, and masculine edge. Don’t forget to add a textured rug to contrast against the sleek metal detail of the bed frame and the rich gloss of the leather.
If you’re after something a little softer, then look no further than my Max Sparrow Palermo Queen Bed; the gorgeous linen upholstered bedhead and frame are lined by timber to offer an elegantly casual bedroom aesthetic – the perfect feature piece for a romantic boudoir. Add to the elegance by incorporating jewel tones into the room, as seen in the Mandarin Oriental Milan. Guest rooms offer a stunning linen upholstered bed, with pops of amethyst featured in the likes of occasional chairs, throws, and drapes, to add a touch of opulence. Look to the Mandarin Oriental Milan for design ideas to compliment your linen upholstered bed: designers have played with an abundance of textural elements by introducing occasional chairs in leather and in velvet; as well as marble and muted metallics seen in the coffee and side tables.
Nothing says opulence more than the lustrous feel of velvet. I’ve been obsessed with this fabric of late, selecting anything from accent cushions to sofas adorned in this plush material, so it’s not surprising that one of my favourite beds at the moment is my Max Sparrow Newport Queen Bed. The height of the bedhead, the button tufting, as well as the lustrous sheen of the charcoal fabric are all components of a bed that defines pure luxury.
One of my favourite London stays, The Ampersand Hotel, in true boutique hotel style, offers oversized velvet tufted bedheads framed by wallpapered featured walls. Each stay has promised a comfortable, deep sleep – I’m thinking it has something to do with the plush velvet bedhead and restorative, quaint atmosphere.
Not only are upholstered bedheads a visual delight, practicality also reigns true: think of late-night reading sessions propped up against the plush comfort an upholstered bedhead, offering a reprieve against the hard lines of a timber bed frame. Regrets? There won't be any.