Headboards and bedframes can transform your bedroom into an elegant, serene space and provide support while you sleep. They come in several styles and can work for every bedroom in your home.
Types of Beds
Think of your room size and decor as you consider the following types of beds and headboards.
• Upholstered Bed. An upholstered bed with a headboard is covered with fabric. You can sometimes remove the fabric on the headboard to wash it. These provide a soft backdrop to pillows and bedding. A tufted headboard contains foam padding and dimpled features. The tufts provide an added depth to the look.
• Sleigh Bed. Styled after an old-fashioned sled, these beds are typically made of wood and have a footboard and a high headboard. Sleigh beds can take up quite a bit of space, so consider the dimensions of your room carefully before making your selection.
• Daybed. A stylish daybed can work as a seating option during the day and a bed at night, making it perfect for guestrooms and dens. Most feature one twin-sized mattress, but some actually have a trundle, providing room for an additional guest. Typically, these beds are metal, although more modern choices feature fabric or wood.
• Platform Bed. A platform bed with a bookcase headboard can provide welcome storage, with a few shelves to hold books or sundries. These headboards can be standalone or part of a platform storage bed.
Consider the size of your room and your ideal mattress size before you select your bed type. Most of these options will fit twin, queen and king-sized beds. A bedframe and headboard that is large and looming can make your room feel smaller than it is. Make sure you have ample space for styles such as a canopy bed or sleigh bed. For tight spaces, choose a simple metal bedframe and flat headboard so you don’t overwhelm the room.