Sleep Tight: Upholstered Headboard Buying Guide
Your bedroom's headboard is the centerpiece of the room. It reflects a feeling of comfort as well as personal style. Upholstered headboards are plush, beautiful, and provide a soft place behind the head of your bed. If you're looking for a new headboard that is upholstered, here are some things to consider before you make your purchase.
Upholstered headboards can be made using a variety of materials including leather, cotton fabric, silk, or even velvet. Think about how you want the room to look. If you prefer a more rustic style, leather is a good option. For a softer feel, cotton or velvet is an excellent choice. You can also choose the type and color of leather for the headboard or the pattern of fabric you like. There are custom headboard manufacturers who can make something individual to your taste, or you can purchase one that is already made that will fit your bedroom's decor.
You want to buy a headboard that will last, so there are a few things to look for in terms of quality of craftsmanship. Make sure the frame is made of hard wood and that it is padded with a soft, high density foam. The back of the headboard should also be covered with fabric to protect it, and the material you choose should be considered wear-resistant. Take a close look at the headboard for any loose stitching and determine what kind of hardware it has that will be used to attach it to the bed. You want to purchase something that will last a long time and hold up well.
Picking the Right Size
You'll also want to make sure the headboard you select will fit the bed as well as your bedroom. Be sure you know which size to purchase. Most upholstered headboards will indicate whether they're made for a twin, queen, or king size bed. Check carefully to ensure you pick the right one for your bed. You also should determine how high you'd like the headboard to be. Some styles go very high up, so make sure it won't be too tall or imposing in your bedroom.
Finding Your Look
Shop around to take a look at all of the beautifully upholstered headboards that are available. Many manufacturers add what is known as a "nailhead" the surface of the headboard to give it a more glamorous look. Some have simple lines and a flat front. Others may be elegantly shaped at the top while some are just a straight horizontal line going across it. Take a look at all of the styles available so you can find the right headboard for your room.