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5 Tips On Choosing A Headboard

A headboard is one of the first things that you will notice when you walk into a bedroom. With many styles and materials to choose from, it can be hard to know what will look perfect in the overall look of your room. Follow these tips on how to choose the right headboard for you:

Consider Focus

A headboard is a great way to add interest to a bedroom. Choose a fabric that is slightly rippled or has other texture to it. Tufted headboards with fabric covered buttons are a great way to provide accents to a bedroom. Incorporating metal nails or ribbon laced edges can also provide interest to a headboard and compliment the overall style of a bedroom. The color of your headboard is another way to spark depth and interest in a room’s overall look. Choose a darker color if you want your headboard to be a main focal point and lighter colors if you want a more subdued look.

Consider Function

Do you want to add a headboard that will just look pretty? Or do you want a headboard that will serve a few different purposes? Knowing your goal in purchasing a headboard is important in choosing the correct one that will best fit your room. Many people use a headboard as a back rest to either read or watch TV in bed. In this case, choose a headboard that will be the most comfortable to sit against. If you like the overall look of wood, but just need something to prop your pillows up with, consider choosing a sleigh bed that will look pretty and will be sturdy enough to keep pillows in place.

Consider Size

Your headboard has to match the size of your bed to achieve an overall pleasing look. If you have a king size bed you will need a rather large king sized headboard. If you have a smaller bed you can get away with a smaller sized headboard. Remember to factor proportion into your choice as well: wider beds will need to have a taller headboard to look right. Also consider the size of your room and the overall feel that a large headboard will create. Choose a larger headboard if you have a big enough room but if your room is already tight on space consider choosing a basic headboard that won’t overcrowd the room even more.

Consider Style

Your headboard should complement, rather than compete with, your current bedroom style. If you have a room that is very feminine with a lot of light fabrics and pretty chandeliers, you will need a headboard that reflects that style as well. Choose curvy shapes to tie in that feminine look to your headboard. If your room is more modern, consider choosing a headboard with clean lines and a definite shape that will tie into the minimalistic feel of your room. Recognize your room style before you choose a headboard in order to create a cohesive look overall.

Consider Creativity

If you are more of a DIY person, consider building your own headboard using inspiration from other crafters. This will allow you to make it your own and can add emphasis and style to the headboard that will reflect your own personality. If you want a place of focus in your room, but don’t necessarily want a piece of heavy furniture, consider adding a long picture or accents to your wall where a headboard would normally go. This will create interest and is a budget friendly way to complete the look of your room.

Choosing the right headboard for any bedroom can be a difficult task. If you already love the look of your room, consider your current style to pick a headboard that will seamlessly match what you already have. If you want to upgrade your entire bedroom, choosing a headboard that you absolutely love can help provide clarity and be a great starting point to incorporate other changes. Keep these tips in mind when choosing a new headboard to complete the overall look of a bedroom.


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