Statement headboards play a key feature in today’s most impressive bedrooms, adding an undeniable element of excitement to any sleeping space. Here we showcase the most daring, seductive and OTT beds on the Unique Home Stays portfolio. Stay a weekend and gather some inspiration for your own ‘hero’ headboard before making your own bed rock.

Voyager

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There’s something quite fashionably European about Voyager’s uber-cool interiors. Take the master bedroom for example, with its harbour views, copper slipper bath set upon a stage of colourful Portuguese tiles and double bed to die for - where the gold headboard ensures it couldn't be more 'look at me' if it tried.

The Parisian

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The New England flavour with a twist of French romance creates a luxury sleeping space in which romantics can relax to the max here at The Parisian. The vintage queen-size bed flaunts fine linens, an alpaca duvet and cloudburst pillows alongside the exquisite hand-carved oak headboard which is the bedroom's pièce de résistance. 

Seraphina

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Serephina is a luxury Cornish cottage oozing whimsicality, set within the Roseland Peninsula's unique land of turquoise bays, sandy coves and multi-coloured seaweeds. Up the cottage stairs to the land of nod, guests will find a bedroom of Bohemian dreams. With its beautiful Moroccan-style headboard, Seraphina's super king-size bed is dressed with a huge Anthropologie quilt and tasselled cushions making it fit for a Peruvian Princess.

Dragonwood Boat House

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The master suite at this lakeside boathouse in Rutland is a design masterpiece, featuring a super king-size bed which was hand-crafted in the finest Italian suede. Pair this with views over the lake and jewel-like hues from an adventurous Harlequin-designed colour palette and you'll be in boutique bedtime bliss.

The Sea Rose

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Far, far away from the city and with its unique bijou appeal, The Sea Rose in Cadgwith Cove is quite possibly the quaintest honeymoon cottage in the UK. A profusion of tropical florals and colour greets you in the master bedroom, where a sumptuous king-size bed with hot pink headboard sets the scene for romance by the sea.

Elysian

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By sleeping with the traditional wooden windows ajar, guests staying at Elysian can be coaxed from dreamland in true fairytale fashion when the dawn chorus arrives each morning. The owner has thrown in some shaggy sheepskins, a huge free-standing mirror and bespoke wooden headboard for optimum rough-luxe opulence.

Castle Trinity

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Recently hailed Britain’s Best Home by a national television series, this exclusive castle's crowning glory has got to be its exquisite interiors (not to mention the 12 acres of sprawling grounds, indoor pool or grand dining room with piano for after-supper singalongs). Sweeping staircases lead to the lavish sleeping quarters where bedrooms such as this await. Think wingback occasional chairs, golden throws and red velvet buttoned headboards as high as you can dare to dream.