If there is one way to add to the beauty of your bed, it is with a headboard. Headboards, in the initial days, were used to keep away drafts when people would lie down on their beds. They still serve the same purpose and the only difference is that they are better designed with different types of materials and the aesthetic angle has now got added to the design of these bed accessories. When you check online for headboards, there is a myriad range of shapes, sizes, colours and designs that you can choose from. Read buying guide

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  • Paula Deen Home Dogwood Panel Headboard 596280 / 596290 (596280)
  • Beachcrest Home Bridgeview Traditional Panel Headboard BCHH6795 Size: King (BCHH6795 40802280)
  • Bay Isle Home Molinar Open-Frame Headboard BAYI1456 Size: Full (BAYI1456 27551529)
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  • Carolina Furniture Works, Inc. Carolina Cottage Princess Headboard 417130 / 417140 Size: Twin (417130)
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  • Chateau Imports Abbey Upholstered Panel Headboard 471 Size: King (471KH/2008)
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  • Brayden Studio Tufted Upholstered Panel Headboard BRSD2144 (BRSD2144 25540712)
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  • Dorel Living Lyric Upholstered Panel Headboard DA6126FQ (DA6126FQ)
    $394.99 $610.99 35% off
  • Dorel Living Upholstered Panel Headboard WM4015H-FQ / WM4015HFQ-BR Upholstery: Beige (WM4015H-FQ)
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  • Carolina Furniture Works, Inc. Midnight Panel Headboard 437850 Size: Full (437850)
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  • Carolina Furniture Works, Inc. Sterling Panel Headboard 497850 / 497860 Size: Queen (497850)
    $619.99 $664.99 7% off
  • Carolina Furniture Works, Inc. Midnight Panel Headboard 437930 437940 Size: Full (437940)
  • Alcott Hill Zurich Upholstered Panel Headboard ALCT1699 (ALCT1699 29874788)
    $439.99 $545.99 19% off
  • Alcott Hill Bainsby Upholstered Panel Headboard ALCT4239 (ALCT4239 27036203)
  • Safavieh Kerstin Upholstered Panel Headboard MCR4025D Size: Twin (MCR4024D)
    $299.99 $339.99 12% off
  • Safavieh Hallmar King Upholstered Panel Headboard MCR4027F (MCR4027F)
  • Safavieh Dane Twin Upholstered Panel Headboard MCR4032B (MCR4032B)
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  • Safavieh Jeneve Upholstered Panel Headboard MCR468 (MCR4683B)
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Buying guide

Choosing your Headboard


Match the headboard size with the size of the mattress

Getting the size of the headboard right is your first priority and for this, the size of the mattress must be measured. The guide below should help you in this regard.


  • Twin size mattress - At least 75" long and 38" wide
  • Full or double size mattress - At least 72" long and 54" wide
  • Queen size mattress - At least 80" long and 60" wide
  • King size mattress - At least 80" long and 76" wide
  • California King size mattress - At least 84" long and 72" wide


Materials used in making headboards

As far as the material of the headboard is concerned, you can again look at various options.


Upholstered – these headboards are made of softer materials like velvet, fabric and leather. If you are in the habit of watching TV in your bedroom, this is the style for you. As you lean against the headboard, you will feel totally comfortable.


Wood – these headboards are available in various shades of brown and you can choose according to the colour of your bed and the other pieces of furniture in your bedroom. Wood headboards are extremely elegant and can perfectly match any décor.


Metal – you would want a metal headboard when you have a budget in mind. Metal headboards are usually more economical than the other options because they usually come in the form of rods. These headboards are long lasting and strong and can often render a vintage look to your bedroom.


The different styles in headboards

Now comes the matter of style and again, you have quite a few options to look at.


A panel headboard consists of two to three rectangular frames of the same size. These headboards have different types of including etched and carved. These can also have different finish depending on the paint.


A sleigh headboard is curved, with an upper backrest designed like a sleigh. The curves are usually simple and subtle and you can choose from the ones that have wings and the ones that don’t.


A bookcase headboard not only functions as a headboard, but also acts as a storage space for your books. If you are a bookworm, you don’t need to look beyond this type of headboard.


A tufted headboard consists of a pattern of stitches or buttons to add depth and dimension to it. This type of headboard is, in almost all the cases, made of softer fabric, leather and velvet.


Attached headboard or standalone?

If you are planning to buy a bed and then attach a headboard to it, then why not look for beds that have headboards as part of their design? In this case, you will not need to look at headboards again to ensure that the style of the headboard matches the style of your bed. But it may happen that you want to buy a headboard as a standalone unit. There are no issues with that except for the fact that you may need to look at more designs online.


Buy your headboard within your budget

Finally, the price… Headboards are available in different price ranges. It all depends on how much you are willing to spend. The most economical ones are the metal headboards and the most expensive ones can be those that are made of leather. Search online and you should find a nice piece within your budget.


Which headboards for which use?

The size of your headboard has to be calculated. If you have a king size mattress, then the most popular options are FBG Lucinda Metal Headboard, Modway Clique Upholstered Headboard and A.R.T. Cosmopolitan Upholstered Headboard.


On the other hand, if you have a twin size mattress, look for models that include Williams Import Co. Breen Wood Headboard, Hokku Designs Marina Upholstered Headboard, Modway Lily Upholstered Headboard and Foremost Tessa Upholstered Headboard.


Upholstered headboards are considered to be the most luxurious and the most comfortable. For the best designs in these headboards, you should look at the models Modway Lily Queen Upholstered Headboard, Skyline Furniture Tufted Velvet Nail Button Upholstered Headboard, Dorel Living Queen Upholstered Headboard and Zipcode Design Alex Upholstered Headboard.


Many people prefer contemporary styles in headboards and thus, there are some fantastic models to choose from. Look at these models and you will be delighted – True Contemporary Modbox Espresso Floating Queen Headboard, FBG Winslow Metal Headboard, Hokku Designs Sarina Upholstered Headboard and South Shore Fusion Wood Headboard.

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