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Headboards Buying Guide
Popular Headboard Styles
selecting a headboard for a room that has already been furnished, style
play a more active role in your final choice, since you will want it to
the other furnishings in the room, so deciding on a particular style
more of a concern. However, if you are purchasing headboards
for bedrooms you are decorating from scratch, matching
the style to the other furnishings won’t be as much of a priority.
style headboards are typically made of wood, but can also be made of
wood or a
combination of both wood and metal. Metal headboards, particularly iron head boards, a common
decorating a room in a Victorian sub style. Wood headboards tend to have
rich finishes that have either been
distressed or have a matte or polished appearance. Based on historical
and social customs, other characteristics of traditional style include
molding, scalloped edges and Classical motifs.
from the second half of the 20th century, modern style reflects a break
the traditional, in form and composition. A modern headboard might be
made of a
stark, bleached wood with wire accents and an asymmetrical design.
is sleek and angular; it can also be austere, with spare lines and
profiles. Modern metal headboards
can appear quite dramatic.
style reflects current trends and uses color and construction materials
effect. Lines are more relaxed, but still have a clean and linear
contemporary headboard can also have a sculpted, dramatic look.
detail is used carefully for a more simple and refined result. Making
ideal for condos, apartments and smaller-sized homes, contemporary
style bookcase headboards typically
incorporate other storage elements, in addition to the standard shelf.
style displays many traditional elements because it has its roots in
traditional design. However, as decorative elements and traditional
construction materials were taken from major European centers and
adapted to regional
or provincial environments, country furniture is really an evolution of
of traditional sub-styles that reflect its geographic location of
Country style has a relaxed and casual feel with a touch of rustic
country style headboard could have a white, distressed finish, embossed