Headboards Buying Guide

When you aren't ready to make the investment in a complete bed frame set, a headboard is a good option. It can also solve small-space issues, because headboards don't take up much room and can include storage.

Types of Headboards

Types of Headboards

A headboard is the tall decorative furniture piece attached to the head of a bed. Bolts secure it to the metal bed frame that the mattress and box spring sit on. Your headboard can be very low and sleek or tall and impressive, depending on what style you like. Here is a breakdown of the various types.

Style

Headboards are available in any style, from traditional to modern and everything in between. There are rustic headboards made from barn boards, industrial headboards fitted from pipes, even romantic headboards that feature loving sayings. You'll find many styles as you shop, and you can even alter the headboard to suit your personal tastes by adding a coat of paint, some stencil details, or a fabric cover.

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Upholstered

An upholstered headboard is a wood or metal frame that is covered with padding and fabric or leather. Some have additional details such as welting, trims, or button tufting. Some upholstered headboards also come with slipcovers in different patterns and colors.

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Storage

When a headboard comprises cubbies or shelves, it's considered a storage headboard. You can find these models with bookshelves, alarm clock cubbies, platforms for lamps, built-in lighting, MP3 ports, chargers, and more.

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4D Concepts
$208.00 $122.99

The Boy's Storage Headboard is great for any boys room. This large twin headboard offers space for toys, games, hand held devices ...at their fingertips. The headboard surface is vacuum formed with gently rolled edges. This durable pvc laminate makes this item a great choice for any kid's room. The tall folding canvas drawers rest gently on the shelf and have canvas handles on both sides for removing. read more

Splash
$179.99 $152.99

Add a splash of color to their bedroom decor with this Zany kids headboard. In white/red/green. : Free-standing headboard works wi...th most twin-sized beds. Canvas bins offer ample room to store bedroom essentials. Vibrant colors create a radiant look. What's Included: Headboard: 43H x 40W x 9 1/2D Four bins: 12 3/4H x 9 3/4W x 8 1/2D (each) : MDF/PVC/canvas Assembly required Manufacturer's 30-day limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Model no. 12701 Size: Twin. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. Material: Canvas/Mdf. read more

4D Concepts
$140.00 $92.80

Boy's Storage Bin Headboard - 4D Concepts 12301 The ultimate storage headboard is great for a boys room. This large twin headboard... is any kids dream with storage for games, hand held gaming machines right at their fingertips. The headboard surface is... read more

South Shore Furniture
$189.99

Need to optimize the space in your kids room while keeping the decor simple and refined? You'll love this one-of-a-kind freestandi...ng headboard. It features a storage bin that can be easily accessed from either side, as well as 3 oh-so-handy drawers. Metal handles Versatile: Can be used as a headboard, a footboard, or a storage unit in the playroom (psst: create a daybed by adding 1 headboard at each end of your bed.) Large top surface perfect for a box of tissues, an alarm and a lamp Fixed shelf can hold bedtime storybooks Under the fixed shelf: Storage bin ideal for toys or a comforter Freestanding: No need to attach it to the bed Can be combined with the bed in the same collection All surfaces are laminated, so you can also place this piece in the center of a room, metal drawer slides for smooth gliding Safety is an integrated part of our values: this product meets or exceeds all North American safety standards Accessories not included Requires complete assembly by 2 adults (tools not included) The box for this item is heavy, so be sure to have a friend with you when it arrives This product's packaging has been tested and is certified to reduce the risk of damage during shipment Made in Canada with non-toxic laminated particleboard Brand: South Shore Model: 3260606 Materials: Laminated particleboard Dimensions: 40.5 inches long x 19.5 inches deep x 32.5 inches high Assembly required Furniture Room: Bedroom Product Features: Includes Hardware Material: Laminate Style: Contemporary Assembly: Assembly Required Bed Style: Storage Bed Exact Color: White, Black Finish: Black Finish, White Finish Size: Twin Color: White, Black Size: Twin. Color: Black. read more

4D Concepts
$140.00 $92.80

Girl's Storage Bin Headboard - 4D Concepts 12401 The ultimate storage headboard is great for a girls room. This large twin headboa...rd is any kids dream because they can store all the games, hand held gaming machines and have it at their fingertips. The... read more

South Shore Furniture
$189.99

Need to optimize the space in your kids room while keeping the decor simple and refined? You'll love this one-of-a-kind freestandi...ng headboard. It features a storage bin that can be easily accessed from either side, as well as 3 oh-so-handy drawers.... read more

Kohl's
$179.99 $152.99

Add style to their bedroom decor with this Crawford kids headboard. In red/brown. : Free-standing headboard works with most twin-s...ized beds. Canvas storage bins offer ample room for essentials. What's Included: Headboard: 40H x 43W x 9 1/2D (overall) 4 bins: 12 3/4H x 9 3/4W x 8 1/2D (each) : MDF/PVC/canvas Assembly required Manufacturer's 30-day limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Model no. 12801 Size: Furniture. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. Material: Canvas/Mdf. read more

Prepac
$169.49

With a rich espresso brown color and a sleek detail, this functional storage headboard gives you plenty of space for books, your k...eys and wallet, or anything that you need. Perfect for those needing a stylish espresso headboard without it taking up too... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Here are some additional features that you might like to have. With extra features come extra costs, but they may be worth it.

Size

Headboards come in widths to match standard mattress sizes—twin, full, queen, and king—as well as specialty sizes. Headboards vary in height, from extending just a few inches above the mattress top to nearly touching the ceiling. Shorter headboards may not provide enough support if you like to sit up and read in bed. Taller headboards will be weightier, so they may have to be anchored to the wall for stability.

Comfort

The height and material contribute to the comfort of a headboard when you are leaning against it. A taller headboard might be more supportive to your head and shoulders, but you can recline at more of an angle against a shorter headboard. Upholstered headboards offer the most cushion. Some headboards feature an angled surface that is ergonomically pleasing.

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MALOUF
$219.99 $109.99

Structures Steelock Headboard-Footboard Bed Frame with Adjustable-Height Glides: Full-length bed rails Universal brackets to conne...ct headboard and footboard Use as standalone bed frame or in place of bed rails 6 adjustable-height glides for... read more

Standard Furniture
$327.77 $129.62

SJ5933 Features Knobs are cast metal with faceted acrylic inserts With mirrored inset Sturdy folded case construction, with glossy... white laminate veneer surfaces over durable engineered wood products Marilyn collection Style: Modern Frame Material:... read more

Sauder
$120.00 $82.70

Add style and storage to any twin bed with the Sauder Shoal Creek Collection Twin Bookcase Headboard. This classic piece fits behi...nd a twin-sized bed easily, adding ample storage to any room. With its beautiful oiled oak finish, it adds warmth and... read more

Atlantic Furniture
$491.40 $168.00

You'll love the simple styling and graceful elegance of the solid hardwood Windsor Headboard. Headboard Dimensions Twin: 42.5L x 4...2.75H inches Full: 56.75L x 42.75H inches Queen: 63.5L x 47.25H inches King: 79.75L x 47.25H inches The Benefits of... read more

Donco Kids
$138.61 $131.99

DONC1084 Features Stained with a honey finish, this color adds a subtle yet noticeable touch to any bedroom Constructed out 100pct... solid pine wood, you can be sure this headboard is built to last You don't need to purchase an entire bed to add some... read more

Coaster
$319.49 $125.00

Instantly add a touch of sophistication to any bedroom with the Coaster Full or Queen Butterfly Metal Headboard. Finished in a ric...h, black color, this headboard will complement many existing room decors. The butterfly headboard is versatile, as it is... read more

Sauder
$209.49 $67.97

The Sauder Beginnings Twin Bookcase Headboard features a cinnamon cherry finish with a transitional style that will enhance the ap...pearance of any bedroom. The item features two adjustable shelves. This cinnamon cherry bookcase headboard is made from... read more

Hillsdale Furniture
$296.48 $190.47

Perfect for a little girl s room the adorable Westfield canopy bed boasts a charming arched design sweet scrollwork and a canopy o...ption to create your daughter s dream bedroom Bed Set only rails not included read more

Leggett & Platt
$519.49 $203.82

The Gotham Latte/Brushed Copper Headboard is an instant classic with clean, straight lines softened by button-tufted fabric. The d...ark latte linen-look fabric offsets the metal frame, enhancing the sophisticated look and feel of the bed. This timeless... read more

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