How to choose the correct headboard for your bed?

by Coley Home coleyhome

Since the bed is the main component of a room, any decision that revolves around it will have a full impact on the aesthetic harmony of the environment. That is why the choice of the headboard is of vital importance, whether it is a traditional homes, apartments, studio apartments or any type of home.


Location, size, materials and color are some of the key elements that influence when thinking about the perfect custom upholstered headboards, the resolution of which will begin by knowing what role we want it to have in the decoration of the bedroom, which must be directly related to the rest of the rooms.


The headboard can be a functional element of the room or its nodal point. Depending on this first answer, other decisions will follow, including the possibility of opting for a bed devoid of this element. Everything will depend on the room decoration criteria that each family has.


Beyond the initial question, it is good to remember the most practical aspects of the headboard: it protects the head from the cold of the wall, isolates the bed from noise and keeps the wall safe from rubbing against the pillows.


Being in context with the room, it is essential to consider its size and height, as well as the distribution of the windows. The search needs not to overlook these questions. Once this is done, it is possible to move on to other matters, such as size.


A horizontal headboard visually expands the space from side to side of the bedrooms. A vertical, on the other hand, separates the ceiling from the floor. Size is an aesthetic issue but there are certain functional aspects that must necessarily be addressed. As a reference, it can be stated that from the height of the mattress, at least between 65 and 80 centimeters from the headboard should be visible. As for the width, it should protrude between 15 and 20 centimeters on each side of the bed.


A world of sensations


Once these first questions have been cleared, a wide range of possibilities opens up, resulting from the various combinations of materials and colors that are offered on the market. At this time we must not forget what was stated at the beginning of the article: any decision that revolves around the bed will impact the aesthetic harmony of the environment.


A first option is to choose a headboard in white, a tone that has as its strength not only its simplicity, but also opens up multiple possibilities of combination with other elements. We also have the opposite alternative: choose a certain color and transform it into a point of contrast that attracts all the attention.


A wooden headboard, on the other hand, adds elegance in terms of bedroom decoration. Compared to other proposals more striking due to their characteristics, this is a choice that bets on the classic component of an idea that evolves over the years without going out of style. Wood has the strength of versatility and can beautify any place.


Another alternative will be a headboard upholstered in fabric, an option that favors comfort: being soft they can be the ideal complement for those who like to read in bed. Cottons and linens are the most used within natural fabrics. They can incorporate some synthetic fiber that will make them more resistant.



There are also some headboards that include external elements that add various functionalities, ideal for those small bedrooms. For example, the possibility of adding integrated tables, more common in modern rooms or bed frame made in USA.


Always necessary?


The truth is that it is not always necessary to accompany the bed with a headboard. There are cases where the issue was resolved by covering the front on which the bed rests in the bedroom with a different material. If it is ceramic or vinyl, it will protect the wall from friction. If it is fabric, not so much. Leather and leatherette are easily cleaned. If it is paint directly, you should bear in mind that it will rub easily.


It is often said that each house is a world. The contexts also vary, because it will not be the same if you are talking about apartments for sale or houses for rent. The choice of the perfect headboard is also: each of the decisions regarding size, location, material and color will be associated with the particular context of the case, so the alternatives can be inexhaustible.

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