When it comes to decorating the central piece of furniture in your bedroom, you may be considering a headboard. Headboards are a great way to show off your personal decorative style. They are typically easier to install than a large frame bed, and add just as much charm if you choose the right one.
Headboards are not only pretty, but they are functional too. Headboards hold the mattress and bed frame in place, so they don’t slide around as you get in and out of bed. They also provide back support if you want to sit up while in bed. Overall, they’re a great money saving choice for decorating a functional bedroom.
Buying a Headboard
There are a few things you need to ask before buying a headboard. Namely, you want to make sure it’s something you really want. Reflect on the headboard you choose. Don’t purchase it on a whim, as you’ll have to see this headboard every night before bed!
Ask the retailer if the headboard comes with a warranty. Headboards made of synthetic materials are more likely to break down, and the last thing you want is to have to change out your headboard shortly after installing it.
You’ll also want to make sure the headboard you choose can fit through your home’s doors, stairways and walkways. You would be surprised how large headboards can be when packaged, and the last thing you want to do is bang up your home trying to get it to the bedroom!
Types of Headboards
There are many different types and styles of headboards to choose from during your design process. The most popular options are:
Upholstered headboards are soft boards that can be upholstered in a variety of fabrics from linen, to cotton, velvet, or even polyester. The surface might be smooth or tufted. We recommend these linen headboards for a chic affordable bedroom design.
Wood headboards can come in a variety of styles, and give your bedroom a rustic feel. Sometimes wood headboards frame upholstered sections, and other times they are just solid wood. These are hard so you’ll need pillows to rest against one comfortably.
Iron & Metal Headboards
A wrought iron headboard will add a vintage, industrial feel to your bedroom. They look beautiful, but again, you’ll need plenty of pillows for this kind of headboard if you want to sit up in bed and read.
Rattan & Cane Headboards
Cane back headboards are often found in French style bedrooms. Rattan is a great material for coastal headboards. They are not too hard, but not as soft as an upholstered headboard either.
If your home is already decorated in a particular theme, you may wish to stay consistent with the headboard you choose. Luckily, you can find a plethora of headboards by decor theme online. Here are a few examples:
I hope this post helped you learn about more about headboards and why they are such awesome pieces of furniture! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for more posts on bedroom furniture!