Tips for Buying a Headboard

When people purchase bedroom furniture, there are many things they must consider. There’s the bed itself, the additional furniture like side tables and dressers, plus the overall theme and style. However, if you’re in the market for bedroom furniture, like if you’re moving into a new home or seeking to change things up, there’s one thing you shouldn’t forget – your headboard. A headboard can make or break any bedroom. It can serve as the focal point of a room and it can provide additional comfort to the user. If you’re confused about what headboard to buy, consider these helpful hints and tips.

Style Versus Comfort

There are many types of headboards available in the market today. There are sleek metal ones that look like pieces of art, while there are plush and luxurious headboards made of fabrics like satin or silk. Choosing a type usually depends on your style and your décor, but you should also consider how you plan to use it. If you’re the type of person who likes to read in bed or watch TV, then you might want to get a plush headboard, as this will provide additional support to your back and neck while you read, watch TV or play with your laptop or tablet computer in bed. However, if you don’t really use your bed for anything else aside from sleeping, then you can choose any other type of headboard.


When you’ve decided on the type of headboard you want, then material will be the next consideration. Headboards come in an array of materials. If you’ve decided on a plush headboard, then this decision is crucial and may require more thought. For example, if you want the headboard to be the focal point, you should consider using bold colors or prints. You may also want to use fabrics like velvet or satin for a plusher look. Also, buttoned headboards are coming back into vogue and looks very elegant in any setting. Another good material to consider (especially for men or couples) is faux leather. This material looks great in almost any room, but it can get cold in the winter months so you may need more pillows.

Attached or Unattached

When you buy a bed, you may have the option of an attached headboard. Buying an attached headboard has its advantages. First, you don’t have to worry if it matched your bed, as it will be made in the same or complimentary materials. You also don’t have to bother with attaching it to the bed. Of course, that also means you’ll be limited in terms of colors and materials. The advantage of having an unattached headboard is that you can create virtually any type, shape, and materials in an endless amount of combinations. With so many options, you’ll also have an easy time finding out how best to attach it to your bed or wall.

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