The headboard was for my sons room. It looked like a linen finish in the photos and nothing suggests what else it may be. It is however a rough velvet finish. In grey it actually looks quite nice and works in his room, but I think a better description is required and a close up picture of the cloth. Otherwise turned out pleased with the product. Has fixing screws and mounts all supplied to attach to the back of the bed. Quite difficult however to locate the screw holes wher the fixing bolts go into as covered by the backing cloth.