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Bed Headboard Buying Guide

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Bed Headboard Buying Guide

Most bed headboards are purely decorative, which means that this single piece of furniture can make a bold statement in any bedroom. Switching your headboard can completely change the look of a room. Styles are available to fit any design scheme you can imagine. When deciding which bed headboard to purchase, think about what statement you want to make in the room and shop accordingly.

Do You Want Old-Fashioned Charm In Your Bedroom's Style?

You can easily evoke nostalgia in a room with a curved metal bed like this dramatic Baldwin headboard. These beds feature curved and sweeping lines with finials, or distinctive ornaments, on the posters for an added touch and are typically constructed of a heavy gauge metal for lasting durability. Many different finishes are found in these types of metal beds, and they are often powder-coated for a flawless look.

Do You Need A Place For Your Alarm Clock And Bedside Books?

A bookcase headboard might work best for you. Typically, these come with one or two shelves that you can fill with collectibles, books, alarm clock, a jewelry box and more. Some even have built in lights that are great if you like to read in bed without disturbing your partner. If you’d prefer a little extra storage without things hanging out for all to see, you can opt for one with baskets or doors. Or, try adding some baskets on your own to keep everything contained.

Is Hollywood Glamour The Style You Are Looking For?

An upholstered and padded style could fit that bill perfectly and is evocative of 1950s and 1960s Hollywood movies. There are padded and tufted styles in a wide range of shapes, colors and materials, including suede and leather, so there is surely something that will match perfectly with the look you want. This Gabriella upholstered headboard also has a curvy solid oak frame and nail head trim, for a totally awesome glamour look.

Do You Desire A Contemporary Look?

Fabric-covered headboards can also have a very contemporary look, like this linen upholstered headboard that is available in five different colors to mix and match with your drapes and bedding choices. Simple contemporary looks like this alternating veneer contemporary headboard bring the warmth of natural wood into your room, while still looking very fresh and modern. For those who enjoy an ultra-contemporary look, this metal Monster Bedroom Headboard gives the room an industrial feel with tubular steel and an inset of aluminum in the diamond plate style seen on industrial tool boxes.  

Are You Looking For Something To Fit In With Your Beach-Themed Décor?

Beach themes give you a relaxed sensation, which is great for a bedroom. You might opt for an easy white Bermuda-style headboard that combines a shutter style with solid posts and end caps. If you prefer the wicker look, you might choose this Rattan Cancun Palm Headboard that has rattan and herringbone weaving and cast palm tree design in the center to suggest a tropical indoors.  If you like the woven look, but fancy something a little more understated, perhaps this Cabana Banana Headboardwould be perfect. Pretty and airy, it is constructed of natural banana leaves.

Do You Want Something Fun For Your Little Boy?

What could be more fun for him than this baseball headboard that doubles as speakers for his iPod or other MP3 player? He can lie in his bed and listen to his favorite teams or play music of any kind without the need for other speakers or headsets. The headboard is padded and upholstered with two inset speakers and is available only in twin-size.

How about a custom Murphy bed/headboard that looks like lockers when closed up and allocates tons of extra space in the room? When it is open, you can have a scoreboard, a personalized nameplate or a photo of a favorite baseball field blown up as the background. Headboards with cartoon characters, like this Iron Man 2 headboard that is padded and covered with plush fabric in bright colors, will also delight younger boys.

Are You Looking For Something Fitting For Your Little Girl’s Room?

This neat girl’s storage headboard has soft fabric drawers with handles in bright colors to add a cheerful look and lots of space for all of her things. If storage is not an issue, this girl’s wicker headboard gives your girl’s room a lacy and frilly look that she will love. Most little girls love Barbie, and this Kidz World Barbie twin headboard will thrill her, with its safe and padded surface and colorful polka-dot fabric.

Shopping for a headboard can be fun with so many different styles available; it can also be overwhelming for the same reason. It is important to narrow down your choices to those types that will work best with your décor and desired style first. Then, you can focus on headboards that will be just right for your needs.

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