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Headboards Buying Guide
A Headboard of the Game: a guide to headboards
If you want
a bed without a footboard, it might occur to you that you might not
headboard either. But when decorating a bedroom, especially a master
the bed really is the focal point of the room. A headboard naturally defines the
boundaries of the bed and gives it
context in relation to the other pieces of furniture, creating harmony
completing the picture. Headboards,
since you are not purchasing the whole bed, can be an economical way to
decorate, especially in a smaller space, because having no footboard
up the room, making it appear larger.
come in a wide range of colors, styles and materials, such as wood,
fabric, including iron headboards.
They are also available in every price range, so you don't have to
spend a lot
of money just to find a good one.
when you are buying a headboard for a room that has already been
will want your new headboard to blend in seamlessly with the existing
décor. Metal headboards can be an easy
clever way to make it appear they have always be a part of the décor
many manufacturers cater to a variety of tastes, and produce headboards
number of popular styles including contemporary, casual, urban,
manufacturers offer headboards in a full/queen size. This means that
headboard legs will include two sets of holes, one for a full size bed
other for a queen headboard. If you
are purchasing the headboard for a full mattress, keep in mind that
be a gap on each side between it and the outer edge of the headboard.
scale of the headboard should fit the size of the bedroom: too small
headboard will appear "lost" in the room; too big and the room will
seem out of proportion. Especially when purchasing king size headboards and queen
size headboards, make sure that
headboard will set the tone of the bedroom. To create a relaxing and
comfortable feel, select a headboard with flowing lines, soft curves or
spaces such as slats, lattice accents or a window pane design. For a
formal or traditional mood, choose wood or iron head boards with plenty
decorative detail. If you want to give your décor an urban edginess,
headboards with an asymmetrical design or a wood headboard with a
headboards in a textured or micro suede fabric are a great way to make
inviting. A button-tufted headboard made of leather creates visual
Whether upholstered in fabric or leather, a padded headboard comes in
especially if you like to read in bed.
Do you have
allergies? If the answer is yes, perhaps a wood or metal
headboard would be a better choice than one made of fabric.
headboards are attached to a bed frame of some kind, unless they are
freestanding or of some other type of design. Before making a final
check to see if the headboard you are buying needs any special type of
or if it is already included.
headboards aren't just
for bibliophiles. It's
a great way to increase a bedroom's available storage in a way that's
while adding functionality to your décor. Versatile and practical, the
headboard provides a place to store books and other items that you need
close at hand.
headboards are made of one or more panels attached to framework.
minimal and contemporary in design, to the rich detail of the more
the panel bed is available in a wide variety of styles and materials.
linear with geometric forms, panel beds add texture and cohesion to a
headboards are made of vertical slat spindles, either in wood or in
have classic lines and come in a variety of styles and colors. The slat
spindles can be arranged singly, in pairs or in groups. In a
bedroom, a slat headboard can create the illusion of space, because of
headboards are typically
covered in fabric or some other
material such as leather or suede. They have a way of warming up a
décor with a
customized and tailored appearance, particularly when they have
contrast stitching or are button tufted or shirred. An upholstered headboard made of
multi-colored panels adds texture and