Here is a photo of my bedroom (I'll admit, this picture was taken on a particularly good day two weeks ago- I don't always make my bed and have flowers on my nightstand):
I love love love the shape - very hollywood regency but, I'm not too fond of the wood. So, I'm going to paint the headboard white... and, I'm going to try to give it a smooth glossy finish...which can be kind of tricky to pull off on a hand painted piece.
Yesterday I started by giving the headboard two coats of Zinsser all purpose latex primer. This will help fill grooves and imperfections in the wood grain... shiny smooth finish here I come!