Your bedroom is probably the room in your home that your guests see the least. That doesn’t mean it should be ignored, though. You spend a good part of your day in your bedroom, and you want to be able to wow the occasional guest who walks through. Fortunately, a single addition to your room can completely transform it. It’s time to start shopping headboards.

Adding an interesting headboard creates a focal point in your bedroom. A noteworthy headboard backing your bed is a multifunctional piece. It’s an interesting piece of furniture, it essentially doubles as art and it sets the tone for your room’s design. And your options for headboards are pretty much endless. Here are just a handful of ideas to get you started.

Geometric headboards

If you want to add a layer of visual interest to your bedroom, look no further than a geometric headboard. Different patterns, layers and textures draw the eye while also creating a canvas against which all other elements of the room can play.

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Geometric cutouts add depth and draw the eye to your headboard. Image: Belle Imaging

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A geometric headboard doesn’t have to look busy. A clean, white pattern adds texture without taking over the space. Image: Twinkle and Whistle

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You can use a geometric design to make your bedroom feel larger. Image: DVEKATI

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If you’re looking for a quirky, colorful touch in your bedroom, a geometric headboard can deliver. Image: Ensoul Ltd

Headboards with added height

Larger-than-life headboards define a room, adding a distinguished air and giving the entire space the sense that it’s been well-planned. If you want to make your bedroom look polished without having to buy an entire set of furniture and decor, a sky-high headboard is just the thing.

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A headboard extending all the way to the ceiling gives your bedroom definition. Image: Morgante Wilson Architects

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A tall, angled headboard draws the eye up and makes the space feel structured but open. Image: Castro Design Studio

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Converting an entire section of wall into a headboard gives a luxe feel. Image: Elms Interior Design

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Adding interesting touches, like this nailhead trim, helps a tall headboard make an even bigger splash. Image: Tamara Hubinsky Interiors

Headboards with extra width

If adding a tall headboard draws the eye up and makes a room feel open, adding a wide one makes it feel stable and established. And in a room where you go to rest and recuperate, a feeling of groundedness is key. If you’re looking to drop anchor with your bed, check out these wide headboards.

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An extra-wide headboard can serve as the foundation for your bed – and a gallery wall. Image: Esther Hershcovich

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Even if you already have a headboard you love, you can add a wide layer behind it to define your bed area. Image: Stephens Design Group, Inc.

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A wide headboard is a prime spot for mounted lighting and art. Image: Billinkoff Architecture

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Your wide headboard can wrap behind your nightstands, helping them feel rooted in the space. Image: Yiangou Architects

Headboards with storage

If you’re going to go all out with your headboard, why not make it do double-duty? A headboard with built-in storage can help you corral the items that inevitably collect on your nightstand, give a home to extra bedding or even create a place for you to showcase art. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

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Built-in nightstands with shelves and drawers give you the chance to show off what you want but hide what you don’t. Image: Sims Hilditch

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Headboard in the front, linen closet in the back, this furniture piece pulls its own weight. Image: Andra Birkerts Design

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Who says you can’t have both? A more traditional headboard blends with a shelf for highlighting your favorite pieces. Image: Hannotte Interiors

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This layered headboard incorporates nightstands while anchoring the semi-floating bed in the room. Image: Lori Dennis

And all of this is just to get you started. Because your headboard can be the focal point of your bedroom, you’ve got wide creative berth with which to play. Choose the right headboard and you’ve made it easy to design your entire room. Looking for more inspiration? We’ve gathered up even more headboard ideas for you. Happy hunting!