Of course the leather offers great visual appeal as you walk in the door. While wood is durable and long lasting, leather provides a softer and yet more elegant look that you can be proud of. You can design your entire room around your headboard or find one that blends into your room design. This gives you so many choices and options, ensuring you find the perfect match to meet your personal requirements.
The trick with a double bed is to simplify the entire look of the room (no clutter) and go with a more "reserved" look for the room. Keep the room as clean as possible; otherwise it may look as if the bed is lost at sea with your belongings! Another trick to give your double bed more of a profound appearance in the room is to invest in a good quality headboard. You may also want to consider finding a headboard with rounded edges to further compliment the simplified look.