For a more relaxed atmosphere, you can find colors from whites, ivories and creams to pastel shades of green, blue and pink. Also look into choosing a fabric that matches other fabric colors in the room. As opposed to the more sedate, "sleepy" soft tones, don’t be afraid to venture onto the "dark side" and choose a darker and heavier fabric for your headboard. Darker fabrics work very well in a larger master bedroom that already is quite dramatic or romantic. Deep blues, magentas and greens can be very effective for getting this effect.
While there are also really beautiful metal headboards that you can get, the major disadvantage of buying a metal headboard is that you’re often compromising comfort and style, because they are too uncomfortable to lay against. With wood headboards, however, you can watch TV, read a book or other things you need to be lying up in bed a lot at ease.