When shopping for a new bed, many people think first about which type of headboard they want their new bed to have. It is typically the most prominent part of the bed, after all, and you want your headboard to be perfectly suited to your ideal sleeping conditions. Here is a guide to your many different headboard options—and selecting which one is best for you.
Upholstered headboards are framed in wood and upholstered with some sort of fabric. They may be upholstered entirely, or they might feature wooden backing and accents. Our Ronald bed, for example, is upholstered entirely, while our Dalia platform bed offers a mixed wood-meets-fabric look at the headboard. Upholstered headboards—especially those with some padding—are great for those who want a bed that is centered around comfort.
Tufted, or buttoned, headboards are a particular type of upholstered headboard that is accented with fabric-covered buttons at regular intervals. The fabric puffs out in the spaces between the buttons, giving the headboard an overall quilted look. Beds with tufted headboards have an elegant look and are also great for those whose first priority in a bed is comfort.
Leather headboards offer another interesting take on the standard upholstered headboard, and they tend to have an extra sophisticated look. If you want something with a modern look that is also ultra comfortable, a bed with a leather headboard might be best for you. Our Pavo bed and our Elise bed are two beds that feature leather upholstery.
Wooden headboards are an especially popular option because they can be made to suit any style, come in many different colors and finishes, and go especially well with other furniture pieces in the room. If you want a bed with a modern look that coordinates well with the rest of your bedroom furniture, a bed with a wooden headboard is the perfect option for you. Our Serena bed, Azara bed, and Currant bed are examples of three different wooden beds that feature three different styles of wooden headboards.
Finally, there is the traditional metal headboard. Metal frame beds with metal headboards are more traditional and often feature more ornate curls and flourishes. They come in a variety of colors and finishes and can be painted if desired. If you want something traditional, a bed with a metal headboard might be the best fit for you.