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.
Many people go for wood bookcase headboards as they are designed in such a way that adds a warm feel and functionality to any bedroom. As well as reading a book late at night, they can watch TV or listen to radio. Besides, they usually feature extra storage space so things you want to be within easy reach can be store in them.