The Suggested Bed Headboards for Different Needs and Tastes

A resurgence in the popularity of bed headboards has seen a new wave of designers and the results are stunning. From timber to wicker to tufted upholstery or ornately-shaped, there is a diverse range of both traditional and modern bed headboards on the market to suit everyone’s needs. A well-chosen headboard can transform the look and feel of a bedroom in a matter of seconds. Depending on your style, you can pick something small and sophisticated, large and grand, glam, or even country style.

Furthermore, bed headboards can be purchased at many different price points, from affordable retailers to high-end designers alike. This, combined with the headboard’s ability to add more style to a room, means that this one simple purchase can be a great investment. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting up in bed or want to make a design statement, here are some tips to help you pick the right bed headboard for you.


If you are looking for a piece of furniture that will add interest to your bedroom, look for modern bed headboards made from a fabric that is slightly rippled or has texture to it. Tufted headboards with fabric-covered buttons are a great way to add more drama to your room’s interior design. Models with metal nails or ribbon laced edges can also complement the overall style of your room. The color of your headboard is another important aspect not to disregard. If you want your headboard to be the main focal point, choose a darker color. For a more subdued look, go with lighter tones.


While some headboards just look pretty, others can serve a few different purposes. Considering the function of your headboard is important when choosing the one that will best fit your needs. For example, some people use their headboard as a backrest to either read or watch TV in bed. In this case, choosing a model that is comfortable to sit against is a must. If you just need something to prop your pillows up with and like the overall look of wood, a sleigh headboard may be a good option. Besides looking pretty, a wooden sleigh headboard is sturdy enough to keep your pillows in place.


To make everything in your room aesthetically pleasing and well-put-together, make sure the headboard matches the size of your existing bed. So, if you have a king-size bed, you will need a king-sized headboard. If your bed is small, consider a smaller sized headboard. Remember to consider proportion as well – wider beds require taller headboards to look right. And don’t forget the size of your room and the overall feel that a large headboard will create. If you have a large room, a large headboard may be fine, but if your room is already tight on space, consider a size that won’t overcrowd the room even more.


Rather than disturb, your headboard should complement your current bedroom style. If you have a room decorated in romantic style with lots of light fabrics and pretty chandeliers, you will need a headboard that reflects that style as well. Choose curved shapes to tie that romantic look with your headboard. If your room is more modern, look for modern bed headboards with clean lines and a definite shape that will blend with the minimalistic feel of your room. Keeping in mind your room’s style when choosing a headboard will help you create a cohesive look overall.


Modern bed headboards are made from all sorts of materials including wood, metal, leather, vinyl, rattan and similar. However, matching the headboard with the rest of your furniture shouldn’t be your main priority. What you should really take into consideration is the comfort and durability of the piece. Wood is a classic choice for a headboard, especially if it is carved. Wood can be both painted and stained. Metal is another timeless choice. Some of the most popular options in the past few years are upholstery, bamboo, and wicker as they are considered most comfortable.

Installation Options

Different bed headboards have different installation options. Some are built to be mounted directly to the bed frame, while others are designed to be only wall-mounted or free-standing. There are also models that can be installed in more than one way, so be sure to check the headboard’s specifications before you buy it.

Aiden Jones

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