A headboard is a wall mounted or standalone furniture piece that rests at or above the head of a bed. The headboard was originally used as an added layer of insulation in the bedroom to keep a sleeper warm and protected from any cold drafts that could occur inside a poorly insulated house. Since modern homes today now require adequate insulation, most headboards now serve a purely aesthetic role in a bedroom. Common designs for headboards include wooden panels or fabric tufted panels that are soft to the touch and prevent the possibility of a bumped head.

How do you attach a headboard to a bed frame?

A typical bed frame will have brackets for either a bolt-on headboard or a hook-on headboard. In both cases, position the headboard so its legs line up with the brackets. For a bolt-on, insert a bolt (and washer) through a hole in the bracket and into the leg of the headboard, repeat, make sure the headboard is center, and tighten the bolts by screwing on nuts. For a hook-on, attach the hooks into the holes of the legs until able to lock it in place by pressing down on the headboard.

How do you mount a headboard to a wall?

To mount a headboard to a wall, use a level and pencil to mark the intended placement of the headboard and center. Second, use a stud finder and mark their locations along the line previously drawn to mark where the headboard will go. Screw brackets into the studs on either end of the line and the center if need be. Place the headboard onto the brackets to mount it.

How wide is a headboard?

Although there is no set standard for the width of a headboard, it is typically 0 to 3 inches (7.6 cm) wider than the bed frame. For example, a queen bed is 60 inches (152 cm) wide which would make the headboard size fall between 60 and 63 inches (152-160 cm). For a king bed, the width would be between 76 and 79 inches (193-201 cm).

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IKEA Korshamn Headboard

Inspired by older French furniture, IKEA’s Korshamn Headboard showcases a panel designed with diamond-tufted details adding a bloom of elegance and beauty to a bedroom. With the detailed panel wrapping around the whole headboard, IKEA's design team created a timeless furniture piece for a bedroom space.

The IKEA Korshamn Headboard has a height of 35.375” (90 cm) and depth of 2.75” (7 cm). The IKEA Korshamn Headboard comes in widths of 64.125” and 80.75” (163, 205 cm).

Set of various sized elevation drawings of the IKEA Korshamn Headboard with height, width and common bed heights
Inspired by older French furniture, IKEA’s Korshamn Headboard showcases a panel designed with diamond-tufted details adding a bloom of elegance and beauty to a bedroom. With the detailed panel wrapping around the whole headboard, IKEA’s team created a timeless furniture piece for a bedroom space.

The IKEA Korshamn Headboard has a height of 35.375” (90 cm) and depth of 2.75” (7 cm). The IKEA Korshamn Headboard comes in widths of 64.125” and 80.75” (163, 205 cm).

Set of various sized elevation drawings of the IKEA Korshamn Headboard with height, width and common bed heights
IKEA Korshamn Headboard
Height:
35.375” | 90 cm
Width:
64.125”, 80.75” | 163, 205 cm
Length:
Depth:
2.75” | 7 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solide pine and particleboard frame; polyurethane upholstery
Designer
IKEA
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Korshamn Headboard front elevations

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Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard

The Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard features an eye-catching design inspired by an artistic retro look. The frames rest easy on the eyes with its elegant rounded ovals within the inner headboard. Having the openness of the headboard, this creates opportunities to decorate and make the frame unique to you.

The Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard has an overall height of 59” (150 cm) and depth of .75” (2 cm). The Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard comes in widths of 55.8” and 61.8” (142, 157 cm).

Set of various sized elevation drawings of the Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard with height, width and common bed heights
The Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard features an eye-catching design inspired by an artistic retro look. The frame is easy on the eyes with its elegant rounded ovals within the inner headboard. Having the openness of the headboard, this creates opportunities to decorate and make the frame unique to you.

The Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard has an overall height of 59” (150 cm) and depth of .75” (2 cm). The Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard comes in widths of 55.8” and 61.8” (142, 157 cm).

Set of various sized elevation drawings of the Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard with height, width and common bed heights
Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard
Height:
59” | 150 cm
Width:
55.8”, 61.8” | 142, 157 cm
Length:
Depth:
.75” | 2 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Metal frame
Designer
Willa Arlo
Year

Drawings include:
Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard front elevations

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Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard

Perfectly symmetrical no matter the size of the mattress, the Zanna Headboard by Wad Logan was designed to be a classic-modern look to your bedroom with an even number of squares ranging across the headboard. This creates an organized aesthetic and a touch of beauty within the interior space.

The Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard has a height of 31” (79 cm) and depth of 1.25” (3 cm). The Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard comes in widths of 46.5”, 62”, 77.5” (118, 157, 197 cm).

Collection of various elevation drawings of the Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard with height, widths and bed heights
Perfectly symmetrical no matter the size of the mattress, the Zanna Headboard by Wad Logan was designed to be a classic-modern look to your bedroom with an even number of squares ranging across the headboard. This creates an organized aesthetic and a touch of beauty within the interior space.

The Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard has a height of 31” (79 cm) and depth of 1.25” (3 cm). The Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard comes in widths of 46.5”, 62”, 77.5” (118, 157, 197 cm).

Collection of various elevation drawings of the Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard with height, widths and bed heights
Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard
Height:
31” | 79 cm
Width:
46.5”, 62”, 77.5” | 118, 157, 197 cm
Length:
Depth:
1.25” | 3 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Plywood structure; faux leather upholstery over foam
Designer
Wade Logan
Year

Drawings include:
Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard front elevations

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IKEA Brimnes Headboard - Storage

The rectangular headboard provides a plain look to a bedroom space and provides storage space with three deep adjustable shelves on either side. The IKEA Brimnes headboard is ideal for storing smaller items without the necessity of a storage cabinet or desk, combining it with the Brimnes Bed, you maximize storage capacity.

The IKEA Brimnes Headboard with Storage has an overall height of 43.75” (111 cm) and depth of 11” (28 cm). The IKEA Brimnes Headboard comes in widths of 55.5”, 62.25”, 78.375” (141, 158, 199 cm).

Collection of front and side elevation drawings of the IKEA Brimnes Headboard with height, width, depth, and bed heights
The rectangular headboard provides a plain look to a bedroom space and provides storage space with three deep adjustable shelves on either side. The IKEA Brimnes headboard is ideal for storing items without the necessity of a storage cabinet or desk that can combine with the IKEA Brimnes Bed.

The IKEA Brimnes Headboard with Storage has an overall height of 43.75” (111 cm) and depth of 11” (28 cm). The IKEA Brimnes Headboard comes in widths of 55.5”, 62.25”, 78.375” (141, 158, 199 cm).

Collection of front and side elevation drawings of the IKEA Brimnes Headboard with height, width, depth, and bed heights
IKEA Brimnes Headboard - Storage
Height:
43.75” | 111 cm
Width:
55.5”, 62.25”, 78.375” | 141, 158, 199 cm
Length:
Depth:
11” | 28 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard structure; fiberboard panels
Designer
K & M Hagberg (IKEA)
Year
2009

Drawings include:
IKEA Brimnes Headboard with Storage front elevations, side

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IKEA Delaktig Headboard

The natural fibers on the IKEA Delaktig headboard and the rounded corners of the aluminum frame render the modern presence look smoother and cooler to keep with a warmer style within the bedroom space. The rattan is woven underneath and above each other to form a strong bond that ages beautifully.

The IKEA Delaktig Headboard has height of 27.5” (70 cm), width of 59.875” (152 cm), and depth of 1.125” (3 cm).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of the IKEA Delaktig Headboard with height, width and typical bed height measurements
The natural fibers on the IKEA Delaktig headboard and the rounded corners of the aluminum frame render the modern presence look smoother and cooler to keep with a warmer style within the bedroom space. The rattan is woven underneath and above each other to form a strong bond that ages beautifully.

The IKEA Delaktig Headboard has height of 27.5” (70 cm), width of 59.875” (152 cm), and depth of 1.125” (3 cm).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of the IKEA Delaktig Headboard with height, width and typical bed height measurements
IKEA Delaktig Headboard
Height:
27.5” | 70 cm
Width:
59.875” | 152 cm
Length:
Depth:
1.125” | 3 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Poplar plywood structure; rattan cladding
Designer
Tom Dixon (IKEA)
Year
2018

Drawings include:
IKEA Delaktig Headboard front elevation

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