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Headboard ideas

A headboard is one of the easiest ways to style your bed. Our guide to headboard designs and ideas can help you pick the best one for your bed; from modern to traditional and rustic to romantic.

5 headboard style ideas

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.

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2. Make a statement with an ornate, metal headboard

Wake up a basic bed base with an ornate, metal headboard. These types of headboards look especially chic when paired with classically styled furniture and rich, velvety fabrics. They have beautiful symmetrical designs and often incorporate decorative flourishes like finials.

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3. Go rustic 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 country cottage vibe.

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4. 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.

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5. Enjoy the comfort of an upholstered headboard

Upholstered headboards are super cosy, 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 comfy place to rest your head.

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What type of headboard is best for your bed?

Headboard with struts

Struts enable you to fit a headboard directly to a bed. They have long slots that slide down over bolts at the head of the bed base.

Floor-standing headboards

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

Headboard sizes

Headboards can fit onto most bed bases. They are available in all standard bed sizes - single, small double, double and king size.

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