I’m sure that years ago the only beds you could really buy were either made of wood or metal. The choice of an upholstered bed wasn’t something I even knew existed to be honest with you and it seems that the upholstered kind only came back on the scene in the last 10 years (maybe less?). But goodness,  I do love me a good fabric headboard. Especially ones in touchably soft fabrics. Yum.

Emily Henderson bedroom

I admit – our custom made bespoke headboard was a bit of a splurge. I don’t think I’d ever spent more than about £250 on a bed all in before this one but the bright yellow velvet is really the star in my own bedroom and every penny was well spent (I think it cost around £450 just for the headboard and around £800 for the mattresses/divan – we saved money by DIYing or eBaying for everything else). I always say if you are going to splurge on something, make it something that really counts. And our bed – for me anyway – is one of those things in the room that needed to be not only practical (as in comfort and support etc) but also a little bit special.

yellow headboard

I mean, your bed takes up a LOT of real estate in a room. It’s usually the one thing that all eyes are on when you walk into a bedroom. And it’s also something that you will get use out of every single day. They always say to spend as much as you can afford on your bed so why not make it a little bit extra special, right?

sanna lindberg blue bed

And so when I was approached about sharing the new Boho range at Sueno, I decided it was something you might like to see. British retailers are finally getting on board with beautiful upholstered beds and their popularity is finally growing (as per usual, the US is a few years ahead of us where they’ve been popular for some time).

Sueno have taken inspiration from boutique hotels across the world to bring a new high quality but affordable range of touchable, unusual and creative headboards, mattresses and divans to our humble shores.  There are six beds in the range, with each one available in a range of 28 different fabric options including a delicious deep midnight blue cotton, a mustard linen and a dark aubergine velvet.

The Cygne is probably the one I would choose myself with it’s Chesterfield-inspired good looks and curved lines. Deeply buttoned anything is always a win in my books.

Sueno Blue Upholstered Bed

The Duke is quite similar but there’s no tufting at the bottom. That dark aubergine is rather delicious though – I can totally see it in a black bedroom with touches of gold, can’t you?


I quite like the Parisienne model as well. It’s soft and sculptural and those little dainty feet just add a bit of romance.

Parisienne boho upholstered bed

Doll House is perfect for a kid’s bedroom. It’s delicate lines are simple and streamlined but the height still gives it some gravitas.

Doll HouseBut if you REALLY want a statement bed – something completely different to anyone else – then might I introduce you to Provocateur.  It’s completely bonkers but in the right setting, it could totally work.

Provocateur 1

Which one would you choose? Is a bed something you would choose to splurge on as well or do you prefer to save and spend your money elsewhere?


Image credits:  Melissa Oholendt for Emily Henderson / (my own) / Sanna Linberg via Desire to Inspire / all others Sueno

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Sueno but as always, all words and opinions are my own. I only share products that I like that I think you’ll like too! Thanks for supporting the brands that support Swoon Worthy.

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