Headboard inspiration

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Last Modified 14 December 2023 First Added 25 April 2023

There are so many reasons why you should invest in a fabulous headboard…

Picture this: an eye-catching focal point that instantly elevates the look of your bedroom.

With a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, including classic metal and opulent velvet, a headboard can add colour, shape, and texture to your space. And the best part? You can enjoy a simple upgrade without replacing your entire bed frame.

Not only does a headboard enhance your decor, but it also provides comfortable back support for those cosy moments spent reading or watching TV in bed.

So, bedroom makeover, anyone? Explore our chic and practical collection of headboards.

Olive green upholstered headboard, set against a festive red wall.
Dream Team Malham Headboard


Dream Team Malham Headboard

Firstly, let’s think about headboard sizes

With abundant sizes available, finding the perfect fit for your bed frame is a breeze.

Our headboards are expertly crafted to match standard UK bed sizes to ensure a flawless fit. Before you make a purchase, be sure to check the dimensions of your favourite design to ensure a seamless fit with your bed.

The height and depth of your headboard will vary from model to model – whether you want a petite style or tall, winged finish – but the width is standardised to match your mattress and bed frame. Here are the most common headboard sizes:

Struts, stands, or wall mounts – which type is right for you?

Let us help you find a headboard as we explain the different types available. We’ve got your back (or should we say your head)!

Headboards with struts

This style of headboard is designed with two reinforced wooden struts, which attach to your bed frame and keep your chosen headboard firmly in place. When placed against a wall, these struts are invisible, and their slimline design makes these headboards great for space saving. They’re also easy to install and come in a range of styles, from classic to contemporary. Take a look at our Dreams Workshop Fairfield headboard, for example – you’ll be able to add a touch of modern style to your bedroom while keeping things simple and hassle-free.

Floor-standing headboards

If you want a headboard that’s a little more substantial, a floor-standing headboard (also known as a ‘full-height’ headboard) may be just what you need. These headboards rest on the floor and are then easily screwed into your bed base, giving your frame a sturdy, polished look. They come in a variety of materials and styles, from elegant, upholstered designs to sophisticated metal. A fabulous example is our Dream Team Lever headboard upholstered in luxurious velvet-finish fabric – there are so many beautiful colours to choose from.

Wall-mounted headboards

For a modern and sleek look, consider mounting your headboard to the wall. Many of our designs, such as the classic Fairfield mentioned earlier, come with this option. This style of fitting offers a distinct floating appearance ideal for contemporary bedrooms.

Navy blue Sealy Tate headboard with scalloped edge
Sealy Tate Headboard


Sealy Tate Headboard

Enhance your bedroom with these headboard designs

From sleek and modern to classic and cosy, our most-loved styles have something for every bedroom style.

We’ll give you all the details on what makes each one special and help you find a headboard that takes your bedroom to the next level. Get ready to transform your sleep space and wake up feeling refreshed and inspired every day. Sit back, relax, and read on as we unveil our headboard must-haves.

1. Experience the grandeur of a high headboard

A high headboard adds instant drama to your space.

So why choose a tall headboard? For starters, they provide a sense of scale and proportion to a bedroom. They add height to your room and make the ceiling feel higher, creating a more spacious and open feeling. They also provide a statement focal point and draw the eye upward, establishing a sense of opulence.

Light brown Sealy Pavilion buttoned headboard in a wool finish
Sealy Pavilion Headboard


Sealy Pavilion Headboard

2. Add metallic glam with a metal headboard

Let a little bit of elegant sparkle in your sleep space work its magic.

One of the best things about metal headboards is their versatility. Whether your bedroom is modern, rustic, or somewhere in between, there’s a metal headboard for you. Depending on your style, they can be sleek and minimalist or ornate and intricate. They really help brighten up a dark corner of a bedroom or make a small space feel larger by reflecting light and creating the illusion of more space.

Discover our range of metal headboards.

Gladstone headboard brushed rose gold

3. Indulge in the comfort of an upholstered headboard

Imagine coming home after a long day, sinking into your snug bed, and leaning back against a plush upholstered headboard. The softness and comfort gently cradle you as you drift off into a peaceful slumber.

Upholstered headboards offer the most comfortable and luxurious feel. With a wide range of fabrics, colours, and designs to choose from, you can easily create the bedroom of your dreams. So why not treat yourself to the ultimate bedroom upgrade and add an upholstered headboard to your space today?

A plush velvet buttoned headboard in dusky pink
TheraPur® Bracken Headboard


TheraPur® Bracken Headboard

4. Velvet and dreamy headboards

A velvet headboard is more than just a piece of furniture. It’s a work of art that can transform your bedroom into a luxurious sanctuary.

Velvet has been associated with royalty for centuries. Its soft texture and deep, rich colours have a way of making you feel pampered and indulged. That’s why we know a velvet headboard is the ultimate statement piece for your retreat. Plus, it’s magnificently timeless, so you can enjoy it for many years to come.

Shard headboard in blonde
Sealy Shard Headboard


Sealy Shard Headboard

Ready to transform your bed? Browse our full headboard collection