Design hotels: 12 dreamy headboards

By , February 2, 2016

Obsessed with design hotels and perhaps thinking of doing up your own bedroom? Well we’ve brought together our list of top hotel bed-heads, from the wacky to the functional. So why not let your inner interior designer loose and get excited about how you can revolutionise your own room.

The Artist

Eternally producing or finding art to adorn your walls with, you’ve been looking for a way to showcase your talents so that they become a real feature for your room.

Villa St Germain

Why not go for a gallery style wall with monochrome prints like the Villa Saint-Germain in Paris and hang these monochrome prints above your bed?

You can opt for a symmetrical arrangement or a gallery-style puzzle of different sized frames all fitted together.

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La Belle Juliette

Another great way to showcase your collections of books is to use you headboard space as storage. It’s perfect for your ageless collection of Shakespeare or complete works of Dickens.

The La Belle Juliette hotel in Paris manages to make this look chic and uncluttered, a subtle nod to the intellectual. Very convenient for a spot of bedtime reading too.

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The Architect

Are you the kind of person to pull wooden pallets and old doors out of skips and repurpose them for your home? Well we have the perfect design idea for you!

Double check for woodworm, but if you’re all clear then repurposing even the most unseemly household furniture can create an interesting design feature.

Henriette Paris

This magnificent set of decorative doors frame this bed perfectly at Henriette Paris.

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 La Tour Intendance

It’s a great way to add texture or a pop of colour to an otherwise bland room. It also allows you to flex your creative muscles in a fairly affordable way. La Tour Intendance in Bordeaux is the perfect example of adding a vintage touch to give depth to the room.

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The Traveller

Always dreaming up your next trip? Well why not have a bedhead that inspires your dreams and reminds you of great trips-past.

Villa Bougainville

This room in Villa Bougainville, Nice, conjures up tropical islands, where palm trees sway in the breeze and white sandy beaches await you.

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Hotel du Petit Moulin

If you feel the sky’s not the limit and are seriously considering booking that Virgin Galactic flight, the Du Petit Moulin in Paris is the perfect hotel room for you.

This cosmic bed head could be the view from your spaceship window, and using a little glow-in-the-dark paint will really lighten up your dreams.

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The Trend-Setter

Obsessed with Scandinavian coffee shops, street style blogs and the latest in design trends? Well even when you’re sleeping you can still be on top of what’s in, or out.

Hotel SP34

SP34 in Copenhagen features stylish and functional headboards that make provisions for sitting up in bed reading, or for simply looking great above your head whilst you’re sleeping.

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BLC Design Hotel

Take your man bun obsession to the next level and sleep underneath a gigantic image of the hairstyle phenomenon. The BLC Design hotel in Paris definitely thought it was worth a feature, although we aren’t sure how we feel about this one… 😉

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The Homebody

You are the definition of sleepyhead. Sleepy Sundays and early nights are your ‘me’ time and nothing makes you happier than being reunited with your 300 thread count sheets.

Hotel Paradis

If luxuriating in a plush bed is your idea of a perfect getaway then the Paradis Paris has you covered. Their bed frames are cushioned and covered in a traditional herringbone fabric to add texture and warmth to the room.

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If you’re an aspiring minimalist then the hotel Le Grimaldi Nice might just push you to finally throw out your clutter. The all-white-everything room is clean and refreshing and the individual bed heads have the added benefit of a clear divider for who’s on whose side.

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The Chatterbox

You’ve never been lost for words. You don’t even know how to be rendered speechless. So when it comes to waking up, being greeted with an inspirational phrase or quote gets your internal monologue off to a good start.

Hotel de la Paix

Hotel De la Paix, Paris, starts every day with a good mood. There’s no wrong side of the bed when it’s framed with happiness.

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Another Parisian hotel, Astotel Joke, has a headboard that not only looks great but doubles up as a sleep aid.

Rather than counting sheep, this is a kind of verbal Rubik’s cube that helps you to find the perfect way to express your feelings. This word puzzle should send you to sleep in no time.

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What hotel design features have inspired you? Let us know in the comments below!