Are they easy to clean?

I can understand your concern on how the panels are cleaned.  But if you think of it, they are no different than owning an upholstered
sofa.  

The fabric panels require occasional vacuuming with a soft brush and for most of the fabrics if there are any stains they should be
professionally cleaned.

If you are concerned about stains then you may consider buying the panels in a faux leather.  Our faux leathers are in PVC vinyl and
leather blends that have great finishes on them and they are very easy to clean and maintain.

The wear on the panels will be very minimal as you are only leaning against them while sitting in bed.