The Choices for a California King Headboard are Virtually Unlimited

Many people, particularly when they first realize that they need a larger bed than the full or queen sized bed that they’ve been sleeping in, are surprised to learn that king beds actually come in two sizes: regular, or Eastern King size, and California, or Western King size. So what exactly is the difference between the two?

The difference is in the width versus the length. The Eastern King bed’s dimensions are 76″ W x 80″ L. The cal king’s dimensions are 72″ W x 84″ L. There is an extra four inches in play here, and the first bed puts them in the width of the mattress whereas the second puts them in the length. Which is better? It’s really a matter of personal preference, but generally speaking, the people who opt for the latter tend to either be on the taller side, or else want the longer bed because it fits the available space in their bedroom better than would the wider bed.

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So for whatever reason, personal height or bedroom dimensions, once the longer bed has been chosen it becomes necessary to find the right california king headboard to go with the bed. Once again, the choice is a personal one. However when it comes to making the perfect choice, you will find that the options from which you have to choose are virtually endless! Essentially you’ll no doubt want to find a style that fits well with the theme of your interior decoration. Your choices will range from those made from old antique doors, turned sideways, painted and distressed, to those that are padded and upholstered with both faux-leather and fabric. (Some of these are extremely comfy to lean back against when reading, or watching television!) Some have built-in storage compartments and others come with bookshelves. (Some of these are part of attractive bed packages that sport large pull out storage drawers beneath the bed that provide a great deal of out of sight extra storage space!) If you like the traditional look, look at the ones made from wrought iron and also at those in pencil post and canon ball styles made from pine, mahogany, oak and other woods.

Take your time and shop for your california king headboard with care, as people tend to keep the same bed for many years and you want to choose something that you’ll be happy with not only today, but also tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year — and hopefully in ten years’ time!