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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South Shore
$117.99 $93.70

You probably agree with us that kids also have a right to a modern-looking room! This Fynn collection twin headboard with storage ...gives you free rein when choosing accent colors. Go with a funky, uncluttered, or eclectic décor... it's completely up to you! As imagined by Sophie, the mom of Sandrine and Magalia Can be combined with the bed 9067212. Sliding door with metal handle. The sliding door offers the combination of a closed and a open storage compartment. 1 fixed shelf in the right compartment. 1 hole in the back panel for better wire management. Shelf #1 dimensions: 19.5'' (L) x 6.75'' (D). Meets or exceeds all North American safety standards. Accessories not included. Requires complete assembly by 2 adults (tools not included). 41'' (L) x 36.25'' (D) x 8.5'' (H). Box dimensions: 43.33'' (L) x 12.16'' (W) x 4.96'' (H), 38 lb. Packaging tested and certified to reduce the risk of damage during shipment. Made in Canada with non-toxic laminated particleboard. 5-year quality warranty. Any questions? Contact South Shore, available 7/7 by phone, email or chat. read more

South Shore
$139.99 $132.99

Find Kids Beds and Headboards at Target.com! Make the most of your available space with a twin headboard with storage from Bilbao.... Contemporary design gives little indication of the added features: open sides contain shelves and compartments for storage. Headboard is designed to fit traditional metal bed frames. Gray finish provides a neutral base for almost any room design. Color: Variation Parent. Gender: Unisex. Pattern: Solid. read more

South Shore
$199.99

Find Kids Beds and Headboards at Target.com! Make the most of your available space with a twin headboard with storage from Bilbao.... Contemporary design gives little indication of the added features: open sides contain shelves and compartments for storage. Headboard is designed to fit traditional metal bed frames. Gray finish provides a neutral base for almost any room design. Color: Variation Parent. Gender: Unisex. Pattern: Solid. read more

South Shore Furniture
$99.49

This Fynn collection twin headboard with storage gives you free rein when choosing accent colors. Go with a funky, uncluttered, or... eclectic decor, your kids will love it. Details: Furniture Room: Bedroom Type: Storage Size: Twin Product Features:... read more

South Shore Furniture
$114.99

This Fynn twin headboard with storage stands out due to its trendy Grey Oak finish. Though it looks like a flat headboard, its fun...ctional innovation lies in the concealed open compartments on each side, providing convenient storage spaces within easy... read more

South Shore
$112.99 $93.09

You probably agree with us that kids also have a right to a modern-looking room! This Fynn collection twin headboard with storage ...gives you free rein when choosing accent colors. Go with a funky, uncluttered, or eclectic décor... it's completely up to you! As imagined by Sophie, the mom of Sandrine and Magalia Can be combined with the bed 3237212. Sliding door with metal handle. The sliding door offers the combination of a closed and a open storage compartment. 1 fixed shelf in the right compartment. 1 hole in the back panel for better wire management. Shelf #1 dimensions: 19.5'' (L) x 6.75'' (D). Meets or exceeds all North American safety standards. Accessories not included. Requires complete assembly by 2 adults (tools not included). 41'' (L) x 36.25'' (D) x 8.5'' (H). Box dimensions: 43.33'' (L) x 12.16'' (W) x 4.96'' (H), 38 lb. Packaging tested and certified to reduce the risk of damage during shipment. Made in Canada with non-toxic laminated particleboard. 5-year quality warranty. Any questions? Contact South Shore, available 7/7 by phone, email or chat. read more

South Shore
$98.05

You probably agree with us that kids also have a right to a modern-looking room! This Fynn collection twin headboard with storage ...gives you free rein when choosing accent colors. Go with a funky, uncluttered, or eclectic décor... it's completely up... read more

South Shore
$95.97

You probably agree with us that kids also have a right to a modern-looking room! This Fynn collection twin headboard with storage ...gives you free rein when choosing accent colors. Go with a funky, uncluttered, or eclectic décor... it's completely up... 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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Safavieh
$188.06 $135.18

Give your master suite a custom designer look with the beautifully upholstered Dane headboard. This chic transitional design featu...res notched corners and a double row of bark black piping contrasting the durable upholstered fabric. This is a great... read more

Sauder
$389.49 $141.27

Create an elegant focal point in your bedroom with the Sauder Avenue Eight Headboard. Sleek uptown style abounds on this headboard..., which features turned post sides and a molded top, made even more marvelous thanks to the dark Wind Oak finish. The... read more

Safavieh
$198.51 $155.46

Designed for the sweetest of dreams, this twin size headboard in an antique iron finish was inspired by our travels to Italian ant...ique markets. Crafted of metal in a fretwork motif it is ideal for those looking for modern romance and transitional... read more

Leggett & Platt
$379.49 $129.09

The Dynasty Headboard is designed to survive the ages. The imposing one-inch heavy top rail defines strength, durability and quali...ty. Tall posts anchor the massive frame to the floor. A camelback headboard arches upwards. Underneath, a bold looped... read more

Safavieh
$808.99 $210.99

Safavieh Quincy Bicast Leather Headboard, Available Multiple Colors and Sizes: Contemporary design adds a chic look to your home D...urable frame for long lasting longevity Easy to clean and maintain Minor assembly needed Ships in 1 box Twin: 42.1"W x... read more

Ashley Furniture
$639.49 $375.38

With elegant detailing and rich inviting finishes, the Old World beauty of the "Gabriela" bedroom collection transforms the look a...nd feel of any bedroom decor with the elegance of a warm traditional design. With a replicated mahogany grain bathed in a... read more

Prepac
$339.49 $119.03

Add a finishing touch and storage space to your bedroom with the Full/Queen Bookcase Headboard. Designed to suit any décor, this h...eadboard adds three compartments’ worth of storage to your bedroom. Adjust the shelf in the middle compartment to suit... read more

Home Styles
$643.49 $347.86

Add a touch of brightness and style to your bedroom with the Bermuda Headboard from Home Styles. It is inspired by the fusion of B...ritish traditional and old world tropical aesthetics and features a shutter-style design and turned feet. This quality... read more

Furniture of America
$299.49 $182.99

Features: Finish: Brown Materials: Wood, Veneers Height adjustable design Upholstered with nailhead trim edges Padded fabric masks... sturdy and durable wood construction Interchangeable full or queen-size design Frame not included Specifications: Overall... read more

South Shore Furniture
$379.49 $125.01

The transitional style South Shore Vito Full/Queen Bookcase Headboard splendidly complements the Vito Queen Mates Bed. This simple... and elegant queen storage headboard has three easily accessible openings in the front that provide ample storage space.... read more

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