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The Ultimate Guide To Headboards

By Adam Womersley 28 September 2023

When it comes to bedroom aesthetics, one often overlooked yet crucial element is the headboard. Headboards can be the defining feature of your bed, adding style, comfort, and personality to your bedroom. 

At Get Laid Beds, we understand the importance of this piece of furniture, which is why we offer a wide range of headboards to suit your unique preferences. In this guide, we'll delve into everything you need to know about headboards and how they can transform your bedroom into a haven of comfort and style.

Why Use a Headboard?

Headboards serve many purposes in the realm of bedroom design and functionality, extending beyond mere decoration. While they certainly contribute to the aesthetics of your sleeping haven, they also provide a range of practical advantages that will help elevate the quality of your slumber

Back Support

Perhaps one of the most crucial functions of a headboard is its provision of much-needed back support. Whether you're propped up with pillows, reading a book, or simply sitting up in bed, the headboard offers a sturdy surface to lean against, taking away strain on your back muscles and adding that little extra comfort to your relaxation.

Wall Protection

Over time, walls can suffer wear and tear from the constant movement of your bed frame. Headboards act as a protective barrier, shielding your walls from scuffs, marks, and damage caused by the friction between the bed and the wall. This practical aspect can extend the lifespan of your bedroom's paint and finish.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Beyond their functional benefits, headboards are an integral part of bedroom decor. They come in an array of styles, materials, and designs, allowing you to express your personal style and create a stunning look in your bedroom. Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of a wooden headboard or the luxurious feel of an upholstered one, the right choice can tie your room's design elements together seamlessly. 

Headboard Materials

When selecting a headboard, the choice of material is crucial. There are two main options to consider: 

Upholstered headboards

Upholstered headboards provide a plush and comfortable surface for resting against while reading or watching TV in bed. A padded headboard cover provides cushioned support and comes in a beautiful chrome fabric.

Wooden Headboards

Wooden headboards exude warmth and durability. They are stained to match your bed, so you can get the exact style you’re after for your bedroom decor. 

Headboard Styles

Curved Headboards

The Deco Bed features a curved headboard, adding an elegant and timeless touch to your bedroom. This style is perfect for those looking to create a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere.

Paneled Headboards

For a more classic and traditional look, our standard beds like the Oxford incorporate paneled headboards. These headboards seamlessly blend with the bed's design, creating a cohesive and inviting appearance.

Square Paneled Headboards

The Floating Bed boasts a square paneled headboard with a slight angle. This design offers a contemporary twist on the classic paneled headboard, adding a unique flair to your bedroom decor.

The Importance Of Headboard Height And Scale

When it comes to headboards, height matters—a lot. The height of your headboard can significantly influence the overall aesthetics of your bedroom, creating a focal point and setting the tone for the entire space. Here, we'll delve into the importance of headboard height and how to choose the right scale for your bedroom.

Focal Point and Visual Impact

The headboard is often the centerpiece of your bedroom, and its height plays a crucial role in making it a striking focal point. A taller headboard can command attention and create a grand, dramatic effect, while a lower headboard may lend a more understated and contemporary feel.

Bedroom Size and Ceiling Height:

Consider the dimensions of your bedroom and the height of your ceilings. In smaller rooms or spaces with lower ceilings, a tall and imposing headboard might overwhelm the space. Conversely, a room with high ceilings can accommodate a taller headboard that draws the eye upward, emphasizing the room's verticality.

Personal Preference and Comfort:

The height of your headboard should also align with your personal preferences and comfort. Some people prefer a tall headboard to provide a sense of coziness and enclosure, while others may opt for a lower one to create an open and airy atmosphere.

Bed Size Compatibility

Ensure that the height of your headboard is proportional to your bed size. A king-size bed with a low headboard might look out of place, just as a queen-size bed with an excessively tall headboard may seem unbalanced.

How to Choose the Right Headboard Height


Measure Your Space: Begin by measuring the available wall space above your bed. This will help you determine the maximum height your headboard can be without overwhelming the room. 

Consider Your Bed Size: Take into account the size of your bed. Larger beds generally pair well with taller headboards, while smaller beds may benefit from a more modest height.

Match Your Style: Choose a headboard height that aligns with the overall style of your bedroom. For a traditional look, consider a taller headboard with intricate details. For a minimalist or modern vibe, opt for a lower, sleek design.

Visual Balance: Stand back and assess the visual balance of your room with the headboard in place. Does it feel proportionate, or does it dominate the space? Make adjustments as needed to achieve harmony.

How To Maintain Your Headboard

Your headboard is a prominent and frequently touched piece of bedroom furniture, so it's essential to maintain its appearance and cleanliness to ensure it continues to enhance your bedroom's aesthetics. Here are some practical tips and guidelines for keeping your headboard in excellent condition.

Dust your headboard regularly with a soft, lint-free cloth or a feather duster. This prevents dust and allergens from accumulating on the surface, helping to maintain its appearance. Wood headboards can be wiped down with a slightly damp cloth to remove smudges or fingerprints. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the finish. 

If you have a wooden headboard with a polished finish, consider using a furniture polish designed for wood to restore its shine and protect it from minor scratches. To prevent scratches and dents, avoid placing heavy objects on your headboard, and be mindful when moving furniture around in your bedroom.

Choose Accessories From Get Laid Beds

At Get Laid Beds, we create accessories with the same dedication and care as we do our wood bed frames. For the ultimate finishing touch, check out our accessories today or contact us to discuss the specific requirements you have or design you have in mind. 

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