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Why should I consider a headboard?

Habitat Merak rattan double headboard.

So many reasons...

  • It creates a wow-worthy centrepiece for the room.
  • From classic wood to opulent velvet- there are a lot of different styles to choose from.
  • Gives an easy upgrade to your bedroom without needing to change the whole bed.
  • It elevates the decor by adding colour, pattern, shape, and texture.
  • Since they come in lots of sizes, you can find the perfect fit for your room size.
  • It gives comfy back support when you're sitting up in bed.

What size headboard do you need?

The headboard you buy should match the size of your bed. Most headboards are made to fit standard UK bed sizes, so check the dimensions of your chosen headboard beforehand to make sure it's the right size.

Six headboard designs that'll make your bedroom better

Silentnight Sassaria velvet double headboard.

1. Style it up with a high headboard

Tall or high headboard designs make a big impression. Not only do they give a bed a lift, but they also create a standout room feature. If you have the space, having a high headboard can make a huge difference to your bedroom décor.

Habitat Asri rattan headboard.

2. Go traditional with a wooden headboard

If it’s the natural look you fancy, try a headboard made from wood. A headboard like this can be stained or finished to match whatever bedroom furniture you have. They add wonderful warmth to a room and, when painted white, provide a cosy cottage vibe.

Silentnight Parma velvet kingsize headboard.

3. Add a luxury headboard for a designer look

This type of headboard creates a bold statement, thanks to premium touches like deep button tufts, winged sides and edge or corner piping. They work brilliantly in boutique-style bedrooms, where a more dramatic look is desired.

Argos Home Skandi single headboard.

4. Keep it cosy with an upholstered headboard

Upholstered headboards are super comfy, particularly the ones that are cushioned or padded. They go well with any colour or style of bedding. And if you like to read or watch TV in bed, they’ll give you a soft place to rest your head.

Different types of headboards

Headboards with struts

Headboards with struts

Struts enable you to fit a headboard directly to a bed. Fixed to the back of the headboard, the struts slide down over bolts at the head of the bed base.

Floor-standing headboards

Floor-standing headboards

This type of headboard rests on the floor and stands behind the bed. They are  sturdier than strutted headboards as they do not move around as often.

Wall-mounted headboards.

Wall-mounted headboards

These headboards attach to the wall rather than the bed. They provide a unique floating look, which is perfect for most modern bedrooms.

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