Ever contemplated a luxury headboard for your home? Have you been searching for a particular design of headboard but haven’t found quite what you’re looking for? They’re a bit too high, too wide, wrong shape or wrong fabric? Ever thought wouldn’t it be great if you could design your own headboard?! If any of the above resonate with you then I hope that I am about to bring you very good news that will answer all of your headboard design dilemmas!

Recently I have had the exciting opportunity to collaborate with Robinsons Beds who create the most beautiful bedheads, all designed and made from their Glasgow base. Robinsons Beds, a family-run business established in 1975, specialise in the manufacture and sale of handmade divan beds, headboards and mattresses. With a focus on maintaining traditional high standards of quality, value and customer service, Robinsons Beds has successfully built up over the past 40 years, largely thanks to customer loyalty and recommendations.

And the most wonderful thing with Robinsons Beds is that any headboard can be made exactly to a customer’s specifications with a unique ‘design your own’ custom made service! From wood headboards to metal headboard, or a mix of both, whether upholstered headboards, curvy headboards or framed headboards, Robinsons Beds will be able to put it into action for you.

A COLLABORATION WITH Mairi Helena Fabrics and Robinsons Beds 

So in March this year, Robinsons Beds provided me with the fantastic opportunity to create a bespoke headboard in one of my Mairi Helena Velvet fabrics in a headboard design of my choice. I chose my Mairi Helena Summer Thistle Velvet to create a brilliantly bold headboard! This velvet is strongly inspired by the iconic Sea Holly, as well as the textural Scottish landscape and a hint of tartan plaid and watercolour. I love mixing bold dynamic colours together to create an instant uplifting glow into the room!

Above: Mairi Helena Summer Thistle Velvet from the Mairi Helena ‘Scottish Flora’ range 

I’m in huge admiration of the service in which Robinsons Beds have provided me. From the provision of an image of the shape of a headboard that I admired, emerged a stunning version of my headboard design thanks to the skilful team at the Robinson Beds and their high standard of craftsmanship. Keeping in close communication of how I’d like my printed velvet to be placed across the headboard, Robinsons Beds allowed me sign off at every stage to ensure I was happy with the final result. The team even suggested bespoke stud detailing around the edges for a flourishing final touch!


And here’s the finished headboard in my Summer Thistle Velvet, what do you think?

mairi helena summer thistle velvet headboard

Pair with a vibrant throw and cushions (spotted here in Mairi Helena Summer Thistle Velvet  )  and Mairi Helena Summer Thistle Velvet Feather Cushions.


The headboard has been given a perfect finish with the addition of Antique Brass Studs. If you’re looking to design your own, you can choose from options such as chrome studs, polished brass studs or pewter studs.

The above headboard has been made to fit a King Size Bed and measures 190cm from the floor. The flexibility of the process offered by Robinsons Beds means that you can tailor make a headboard to custom fit your room!


Head boards are like a blank canvas in a room just waiting for that perfect splash of colour or show stopper design in which to create a perfect talking point for the interior.

If you’re keen on the above Summer Thistle velvet headboard for your interior and would like to know costs involved for purchasing a double, king size or super-king in the style above then please do get in touch!

If this blog has whetted your appetite and you’re keen to find out more about designing your very own head board for your room, then do get in touch to discuss your own requirements. Perhaps you have a drawing or photo of a headboard that you have in mind? Then why not send it through to Robinsons Beds who would be delighted to help and provide an estimate of costs for your project. Details of how to contact Robinsons Beds can be found here.

Equally, if you’re in search for a statement printed velvet in which to upholster your show stopper headboard, then I would be delighted to help answer any queries that you may have. You can choose from any one of my Mairi Helena Velvets across my Scottish Flora and Homelands range in which to upholster your bespoke designer head board! Please do not hesitate to get in touch, I’d be delighted to chat colour and design!


We look forward to hearing from you!