Befriend The Headboard!

Last updated on July 12th, 2023

The bed is your sanctuary away from the worries of the world. While a simple bed set on a frame suffices, a headboard is a must to add style and comfort. These magnificent creations allow you to sit back on your pillow as you watch TV or catch up on your reading. What’s more, it makes it easier to organize your pillows and throw cushions and adds a gorgeous touch.

So, what style should you be looking at, and what are your other options? Let’s check them out.

Let it tower over the bed

Tall headboards are majestic and add a classy touch to your decor. Quilted affairs are perfect for this design as they allow you to try your skills at pillow and cushion placement. However, colors work the best and that complement the decor. Wood is a great option too, it and looks wonderful. It may not give you the same comfort, however.

Vintage vibes

For a vintage vibe, all you need to do is add a classy, curved piece with a few trimmings. It doesn’t really matter if the rest of your room doesn’t share the same vibe. For a balancing act, add vintage lamps to the decor. To take it up a notch, you can add a canopy drape over your bed to accentuate the look.

Wooden headboard

Wooden headboards ooze class and charm. While they don’t offer as much comfort as the padded version, they win you over with their sheer elegance. And you don’t need to fret about comfort, as your pillows will do the job. Dark wood has out-of-this-world charm. Light wood works too, if you have a yen for it.

Curve appeal

Curves are trending. What better way to add this element to your bedroom than by adding an interesting curve to the headboard? You can let it sweep into a curve over your bed or go for gentle curves on the edges of your padded headboard. Padded paneling fashioned into curves is a great option too.

What’s the right fit for you?

Here are a few things you need to keep in mind before you decide on your headboard:

  • Padded headboards are a popular choice and in trend too.

  • Pick a fabric that appeals to you. You can choose velvet for maintenance and comfort.

  • Patterns can amp up your look. However, you may tire of them easily, so be prepared to get them reupholstered a year or two down the line.

  • Buttons are trending, so you may want to add these to your quilted headboard.

Getting your measurements right

The size of your headboard will depend on the type you are buying. For a floor-standing headboard, start from the bedroom floor to the expected height of your headboard to get a fair idea. If you are buying it online, you will need to check the specifications and measure it out on the bedroom wall. For a strutted headboard, measure from the floor to the top of the mattress and add the height of your headboard. If this seems complicated, the vendor will help you get it right.

Try these interesting tips to get the most out of your headboard:

  • Limewash paint is perfect for a bamboo headboard.

  • Let floral wallpaper accentuate the beauty of your vintage headboard.

  • Wooden headboards with a framework or paneling are more appealing.

  • Your wall can mimic your headboard when it is fully padded.

Our thoughts

Headboards are not only gorgeous but functional as well. And let’s face it: With the number of viewing options on Netflix, you need all the comfort you can get. If you don’t have a headboard, the sooner you get this indispensable part of bedroom decor, the better. Make sure to pick a color that complements your palette. For more information on home and bedroom decor, look us up on We guarantee you will get more than you bargained for.