Go beyond the basic headboard and make the entire wall behind your bed a headboard. Distressed barnwood planks run the length of the wall behind this bed. Including a regular, upholstered headboard with the bed will add comfort to the wall.
Neutral fabrics and finishes, with a red cherry on top in the form of lamps and a cranberry silk swag. Buy pre-made curtains, hang them on a short rod and tuck them behind the headboard. Zebra-print bench on the right introduces a bit of whimsy.