Did you ever think about the impact headboards have on your bed? Wouldn’t you say that most beds would be dull and incomplete without it? There are numerous benefits of having a headboard, such as improving the overall look of your bedroom with nothing but their presence.
When choosing a headboard for your bed, think about your needs and preferences. Are you a romantic soul that would enjoy waking up in a bed with wrought iron headboards?
Are you a creative artist that would like to have a dominant headboard ‘climbing’ towards the ceiling? As simple as it sounds, your wishes and interests will determine how to choose a headboard for your bed.
The experience will be fun, but it is always better to be prepared for eventual challenges. That’s why we suggest you to check our guide to buying a headboard:
Take a good look at your bedroom
What does your bedroom need, or even better-what could it adopt without looking crowded? The first step is to calculate space and height, and the second is to consider architectural features that could be affected by your new headboard.
Obviously, the headboard has to be proportional to the room in general. For instance, spacious room with high and vaulted ceilings will look amazing with large anchors and massive wood headboards, while smaller spaces are much better with low-profile headboards seamlessly attached to the wall.
In case the bed is positioned against recessed windows, it could use an open metal headboard which would reflect the light and keep the room light and airy.
Choose the right material
Chic headboards are available in all sorts of materials, meaning that you can easily find one that matches the overall style of your bedroom, or your wooden, metal, leather, vinyl, rattan, or any similar furnishing and accessories. Still, matching headboards with furniture is not the main priority.
What should really come under the scope of your to dos is comfort and durability. You should pay special attention to these if you’re using your bed for reading or watching TV.
Wood is a classic choice for a headboard, especially if the headboard itself is carved. The wood can be both stained and painted. Another timeless choice is metal, either one fantastically ornate with twists and curls, or a plain iron/brass panel.
Recently, people are also choosing bamboo, wicker, and upholstery (upholstery is the best option in terms of comfort, regardless of whether it’s buttoned or tufted). A favorite choice is definitely an upholstered headboard with fabric-dressed buttons, disposed in equal intervals, with a supposed plaid appearance.
Follow the style
You’ve already worked to inspire romantic appearance in your bedroom, and you’ve probably invested a non-negligible amount to make it as light, airy, and colorful as you want it.
There is no need to leave those efforts aside: if you chose a refined and sophisticated bedroom, upholstered headboards are a perfect choice. On the other hand, bold and masculine lines look good with wood, reach leather, on any other sleigh headboard.
Its majesty: Functionality
Headboards need to be beautiful, we agree with that. However, the main purpose of a headboard is to be functional. Everybody likes to sit in their beds, reading or checking their phones, and that makes the headboard a backrest more than anything else.
The more comfortable-the better! If the headboard is attached to the bed, it means that it is secure to lean on, and is at the same time much better than the cold walls or headboards that create unpleasant gaps that can ‘swallow’ your pillows.
There are even headboards that come with special features, something like a shelf to leave your books or alarms on, or a top ledge that can accommodate your reading glasses. Sometimes, the headboard is so tall that it has a raised side post where one can hang dressing gowns and bathrobes.
The most advanced headboards are those with inbuilt lights and electric plugs where you can charge your phone comfortably.
Choose in accordance with your height
This is of essential importance when using a bed whose headboard is connected to a canopy. Tall people obviously need higher headboards, while the one for your children should be lower. As we already emphasized, comfort is what matters the most.
The standard height of a headboard is 48 inches, including its legs. People with long torsos should consider Euro-size pillows and cushions on the bed, ideally taller than the headboard (55 inches at least).
In order to determine the right height of your headboard, think of the way you’re going to use it. Measure the distance between the floor and the mattress, and then the length of your own torso. Put the numbers together, and look for a headboard that is slightly taller (consider the legs in the overall length).
Employ your creativity
You don’t have to make a traditional metal/wooden choice, or to follow the trend of upholstered headboards. You’re free to get creative, and to choose a unique headboard that everybody would admire. It can be a personal framed picture pushed behind the bed, an affixed flat decal, wall art, or even re-purposed wooden doors.
You can even ask your children to think of an original solution for their own beds. Whatever you choose, make sure it will attract attention, and make you feel more comfortable while resting in your bed.
Decide on the size
The size of your headboard can have an incredible impact on the entire bedroom. Oversized headboards look dominant and powerful, and they often take a focal position in a sophisticated and modern bedroom.
Small ones, on the opposite, have a minimal appearance, but that doesn’t make them any less decisive for the personality of your bedroom.
Something that suits the room
In order to make the decision simpler, consider the furniture you already have. With lots of upholstery around, you should probably go for a wooden headboard, or even taut leather.
In the opposite case, where furniture is the one made of wood, headboards should be ‘softer’ (linen, cotton, or any similar, durable fabric).
Attached and detached headboards
The reason why you’re already on the hunt for a nice headboard is that your bed doesn’t have one, but in case you’re buying the bed itself, choose one that doesn’t have an attached headboard.
This means that you will be free to choose one that you like, filled in a particular way, or simply matching the colors of the wall. Needless to say, a detached headboard is a piece that you can change whenever you want, meaning that you will renew the looks of your room multiple times.
Do some shopping
Before you visit local stores and markets, check what retailers are offering online. This is a good tactic to develop a scheme, or at least to get an idea of what to look for.
Going from store to store in order to compare is a terrible waste of time, especially if you consider that almost every retailer insists to reinforce his online presence nowadays. The same counts probably for your favorite retailer.
The headboard in your bedroom is just as important as any other piece of furniture, and it deserves the same treatment, both in terms of style and functionality.
Consider these tips and use magazines to get inspired, or follow the overall décor you’ve applied back home. The size, the ceiling height, and the applied style are the main factors you should consider.
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