Does Your Bed Need a Headboard?

November 1, 2019 · Mattress Warehouse

Is a headboard necessary? You may find yourself asking this question when it comes time to purchase a new bed. It’s natural to try to minimize costs, however, your bed is one thing you should never sell yourself short on.

You spend approximately one-third of your life in bed — meaning you should love every aspect of your sleep system. Plus, it plays a vital role in your overall health and well-being. So, while a headboard isn’t “necessary” to the structure of a bed, we encourage you to have one for functional and aesthetic purposes.

Do I Need A Headboard?

A headboard can transform the overall look and feel of your bedroom. As opposed to a footboard, a board at the head of your bed doesn’t restrict your movement or the amount of space you have during the night (especially important to note for taller people).

Functionally, a headboard supports your bed and can protect your wall from scratching, scuffing and staining. It can also keep your pillows from falling off in the middle of the night and provide a cozy and contained bed environment. If you’re someone who likes working, reading, watching TV, etc. in your bed, a headboard serves as a nice backrest when sitting upright.

Aesthetically, an ordinary bed can become a beautiful centerpiece by adding even the simplest headboard. Headboards come in a wide range of materials and styles — no matter your room’s decor and vibe, you should be able to find a headboard to match or complement your style preferences. It’s the perfect finishing touch and an eye-catching focal point of any bedroom.

Lastly, headboards are typically budget-friendly. You won’t break the bank adding a headboard to your bed, and it can add unparalleled style and function to your space.

Types Of Headboards

Headboards come in many shapes, sizes, and materials. Here are just a few:

  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Natural fibers
  • Upholstered
  • Wood
  • Wrought iron

Find one that suits your style and will look perfect, not only on your bed but in your bedroom as a whole.

Does A Headboard Need A Frame?

Yes, a headboard needs a frame. However, you can have a frame without a headboard if you choose.

The way you attach a headboard to your frame completely depends on the headboard in question. It’s important to ensure your headboard is compatible with your bed frame and vice versa.

Headboards are usually bolt-on or hook-on style. A headboard compatible with bolts will have holes drilled into its legs, whereas a headboard compatible with hooks will have slits where the hooks attach.

Know what you’re looking for before headboard shopping to make the process run much smoother.

Spruce Up Your Bedroom With A Mattress Warehouse Headboard

Whether you want a quaint cottage style headboard, a traditional wooden headboard, or a massive, extravagant headboard — we’ve got you covered.

Complete your bed with the headboard of your dreams. Stop by your local Mattress Warehouse or shop our headboards online from the comfort of your home. We look forward to helping you transform your bed from ordinary to extraordinary!