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.
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.