Velvet Headboards23 items starting at $250
HeadboardChoosing a headboard for your bed? Follow these tips for easy shopping:
- Measure. Look for the measurements of the headboard (you can find these listed in the product details) to get a sense of how high the headboard will sit above your bed.
- Mount. Check to see if your bed is “standard,” a.k.a. compatible with a headboard. If your bed comes with mounting brackets or a frame with headboard receivers, you’re good to go. (All headboards here are compatible with standard bedframes.)
- Anticipate dirt. Know that headboards bring statement style more than any other bed type – but with great style comes great responsibility. Owning a headboard means that the natural oils from your hair, along with micro dust and dirt particles floating in the air, will probably end up on it. Get ahead of a ‘grimy’ look by planning out a cleaning maintenance schedule. (We recommend vacuuming up an upholstered headboard every few weeks or so.)
Headboards Compatible With Adjustable Bases
These headboards work with adjustable bases, as long as the adjustable base comes equipped with the corresponding headboard brackets and equipment.
Why Choose a Headboard for Your Bedroom
For a comfortable night’s sleep, all you need is a comfortable mattress and sturdy bed frame – a headboard is not necessary. For chic bedroom style, though, a headboard helps (like, a lot). Drawing attention to the wall above the bed, these designs add height, drawing attention upward and making the bedroom feel more expansive. Tufted headboards also add a touch of texture; the button-tucked feel adds a contrast in fabric that looks plush and cozy. In a glam room, a headboard is a must, as the style is all about adding extra boldness when possible.
Along with tufting, headboards also come with nailhead trim, which is essentially a pattern of small metallic rounds (that look like nailheads) made to outline the shape of the board. This design creates a polished feel and blends in with traditional, modern, contemporary and rustic styles. Whatever the headboard design you choose to incorporate into your bedroom, it will surely heighten your bedroom style.
Bedroom furniture sets often include headboards; because they are small, they are affordable and easy to move and place, making them popular items. The affordability factor also makes them easier to replace as the years go by for style reasons. (If you are the type to keep in line with the latest interior décor trends, a headboard is a fast and affordable item to swap out with the seasons and will add just the right amount of panache to your bedroom.)
Headboards for Different Bed Types
All bed types, including platform beds, panel beds, floating beds and captains beds, do not require headboards. All bed types, however, will exponentially improve in style – and comfort – with one. For style, it adds shape, color and texture; for comfort, it (especially if upholstered and padded) provides a backrest for sitting up in bed.
There’s also the practical aspect of headboards as it solves the falling pillows problem. Too often, whether sitting up in bed or laying down in bed, the slightest movement can push the pillow over the edge; when this happens, whatever comfortable position you were in is disrupted, and leaning over, reaching around or bending across becomes necessary for retrieving the lost pillow. Without a headboard and with space between the bed frame and wall behind it, a bed can easily make the experience of trying to get comfortable pretty frustrating!
A Note on Headboard Materials
Material type is another factor to consider: choose from faux leather, leather, fabric, wood and metal to match your bedroom aesthetic and vibe. While anything soft to the touch will add to a cozy vibe, harder and smoother materials (like wood and metal) are perfect for a more industrial feel. Just remember to match the headboard material to the bed frame.
Some headboards take the functionality up a notch – look for designs with built-in storage! Featuring shelves carved out of a wooden base, these designs are perfect for children’s rooms, to display small toys and books. (Keeping books right above the bed and within easy reach is also a great way to encourage reading in toddlers.)
How to Style Around a Headboard
To make a room feel cohesive and peaceful, a headboard shouldn’t stand out too much or look out of place with the rest of your bedroom furniture. One way to create a cohesion in style is to aim for incorporating the same element into all pieces: nailhead trim, for instance, in the bedframe, headboard and chair will tie the set together. Note that it is sometimes possible to look too matchy-match; aim for matching one to two elements, allowing for a third element (such as color or material type) to vary from piece to piece.
Headboards: A Summary
Functional by design, headboards can prevent loose pillows from falling over the edge of the bed (a huge help for sleepers who move around throughout the night!) and create a more comfortable backrest for those who prefer to sit up in bed to watch TV or read – and even bring extra storage or display space in the form of bookcases. Style is also a key part of choosing a headboard, as the added height, texture and color to the bed frame can transform a bedroom’s look and feel. Headboards also come in a range of textures, features and materials: tufted, nailhead trim, leather, faux leather, wood, fabric and metal are just a few of the options to choose from.
If you’re on the fence about incorporating a headboard into a bed frame, consider this: a single headboard is one of the most affordable pieces of bedroom sets – not to mention their easy size (they are small and easy to transport and often ship directly to your door). While changing out a bed frame, dresser or nightstand can quickly rack up the costs, adding or replacing a headboard comes at a vastly lower price point – and adds higher style!
If you are thinking about refreshing the look and feel of your bedroom, a headboard is the perfect place to start – shop the designs here today!