9 best headboards: A simple way to add a statement to your bedroom

Ali Howard
·1-min read
We looked for comfort and style, durability and craftsmanship of materials, and of course, a sturdy sit (The Independent)
We looked for comfort and style, durability and craftsmanship of materials, and of course, a sturdy sit (The Independent)

Buying a separate headboard allows us to update a dull divan in an instant. This is ideal if you want to keep that precious hidden storage but are keen to add a beautiful focal point to the bedroom, too.

Going for practicality in the bed and mattress department while investing in a separate statement headboard can be a shrewd move. More often than not, the bedhead is the only part of the bed that’s visible, especially when draped in luxurious layers – so why not?

Whether you’re going for a minimal Scandi look with pale wood, a laid-back bohemian feel with natural rattan, or a made for maximalist affair in rich buttoned velvet, there’s a headboard to suit your interiors style.

Measure up properly before you buy and make sure the headboard fittings will work with your bed. Look for adjustable leg struts so you can change the overall height depending on the depth of your mattress.

Some headboards boast a pillowstop – an additional upholstered section that sits behind the mattress to provide a tight fitting, while others are completely freestanding heavyweight pieces that simply sit flush between the bed and the wall. If you’ve got your eyes on one of these versatile numbers, make sure your skirting board doesn’t jut out too far or else you’ll experience some unwanted wobbles.

We put our best headboards to the test looking for comfort and style, durability and craftsmanship of materials, and of course, a sturdy sit.

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