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).

Headboards Guides
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47.125” | 120 cm
54”, 61” | 137, 155 cm
1.5” | 4 cm
Connally Headboard
120.000
155.000
4.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/JddsU
3D
Connally HeadboardView of the Connally Open-Frame Headboard in 3D available for downloadView of the Connally Open-Frame Headboard in 3D available for download
43.75” | 111 cm
55.5”, 62.25”, 78.375” | 141, 158, 199 cm
11” | 28 cm
2009
IKEA Brimnes Headboard
111.000
199.000
28.000
2009.00
350
https://p3d.in/e/lC6EO
3D
IKEA Brimnes HeadboardView of the IKEA Brimnes Headboard with Storage in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Brimnes Headboard with Storage in 3D available for download
27.5” | 70 cm
59.875” | 152 cm
1.125” | 3 cm
2018
IKEA Delaktig Headboard
70.000
152.000
3.000
2018.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/9R1Hn
3D
IKEA Delaktig HeadboardPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Delaktig HeadboardPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Delaktig Headboard
32.25” | 82 cm
64.125”, 80.75” | 163, 205 cm
2.75” | 7 cm
2017
IKEA Eidsberg Headboard
82.000
205.000
7.000
2017.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/My5ep
3D
IKEA Eidsberg Headboard3D model of the IKEA Eidsberg Headboard viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Eidsberg Headboard viewed in perspective
47.25” | 120 cm
63”, 72.875” | 160, 185 cm
2.5” | 6 cm
2016
IKEA Hornsund Headboard
120.000
185.000
6.000
2016.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/lnSeP
3D
IKEA Hornsund Headboard3D model of the IKEA Hornsund Headboard viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Hornsund Headboard viewed in perspective
35.375” | 90 cm
64.125”, 80.75” | 163, 205 cm
2.75” | 7 cm
2017
IKEA Korshamn Headboard
90.000
205.000
7.000
2017.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/Ua0C4
3D
IKEA Korshamn HeadboardView of the IKEA Korshamn Headboard in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Korshamn Headboard in 3D available for download
47.25” | 120 cm
63.75”, 79.5” | 162, 202 cm
1.625” | 4 cm
2017
IKEA Mathopen Headboard
120.000
202.000
4.000
2017.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/MCCtf
3D
IKEA Mathopen HeadboardPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Mathopen HeadboardPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Mathopen Headboard
33.125” | 84 cm
94.5”, 107.875” | 240, 274 cm
1.625” | 4 cm
2017
IKEA Nordli Headboard
84.000
274.000
4.000
2017.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/pi9FV
3D
IKEA Nordli Headboard3D model of the IKEA Nordli Headboard viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Nordli Headboard viewed in perspective
50.2” | 128 cm
62.7” | 159 cm
.8” | 2 cm
Nichols Panel Headboard
128.000
159.000
2.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/GWUtv
3D
Nichols Panel HeadboardPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nichols Panel HeadboardPerspective view of a 3D model of the Nichols Panel Headboard
59” | 150 cm
55.8”, 61.8” | 142, 157 cm
.75” | 2 cm
Sheryl Headboard
150.000
157.000
2.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/G350w
3D
Sheryl Headboard3D model of the Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard viewed in perspective3D model of the Sheryl Open-Frame Headboard viewed in perspective
30” | 76 cm
74” | 188 cm
1” | 2.5 cm
Stromsburg Panel Headboard
76.000
188.000
2.500
0
https://p3d.in/e/JljGI
3D
Stromsburg Panel HeadboardView of the Stromsburg Panel Headboard in 3D available for downloadView of the Stromsburg Panel Headboard in 3D available for download
31” | 79 cm
46.5”, 62”, 77.5” | 118, 157, 197 cm
1.25” | 3 cm
Zanna Headboard
79.000
197.000
3.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/6ZjkS
3D
Zanna HeadboardPerspective view of a 3D model of the Zanna Upholstered Panel HeadboardPerspective view of a 3D model of the Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard
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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Stromsburg Panel Headboard

The Strombsburg Panel Headboard comes unique as it embraces the minimalist, mid-century modern style with its oversized panels and cleanliness. A slender split down the center of the headboard separates the large panel into two pieces creating a clean-lined silhouette creating depth and character to the simplistic design that overtakes the bedroom.

The Stromsburg Panel Headboard has an overall height of 30” (76 cm), width of 74” (188 cm), and depth of 1” (2.5 cm).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of the Stromsburg Panel Headboard with height, width and typical bed height measurements
The Strombsburg Panel Headboard uniquely embraces the minimalist, mid-century modern style with its oversized panels and cleanliness. A slender split down the center of the headboard separates the large panel into two pieces creating a clean-lined silhouette creating depth and character.

The Stromsburg Panel Headboard has an overall height of 30” (76 cm), width of 74” (188 cm), and depth of 1” (2.5 cm).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of the Stromsburg Panel Headboard with height, width and typical bed height measurements
Stromsburg Panel Headboard
Height:
30” | 76 cm
Width:
74” | 188 cm
Length:
Depth:
1” | 2.5 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard
Designer
Greyleigh
Year

Drawings include:
Stromsburg Panel Headboard front elevation

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IKEA Mathopen Headboard

IKEA’s Mathopen Headboard creates a dark-horizontal presence that showcases depth from the extruding slim pieces of pine from the base single piece headboard. The slim extruding pieces create a structural bond to the headboard creating a sturdy back piece to the bed and the bed frame.

The IKEA Mathopen Headboard has a height of 47.25” (120 cm) and depth of 1.625” (4 cm). The IKEA Mathopen Headboard comes in widths of 63.75 and 79.5” (162, 202 cm).

Series of front and side elevation drawings of the IKEA Mathopen Headboard with height, width, and typical bed heights
IKEA’s Mathopen Headboard creates a dark-horizontal presence that showcases depth from the extruding slim pieces of pine from the base single piece headboard. The slim extruding pieces create a structural bond to the headboard creating a sturdy back piece to the bed and the bed frame.

The IKEA Mathopen Headboard has a height of 47.25” (120 cm) and depth of 1.625” (4 cm). The IKEA Mathopen Headboard comes in widths of 63.75 and 79.5” (162, 202 cm).

Series of front and side elevation drawings of the IKEA Mathopen Headboard with height, width, and typical bed heights
IKEA Mathopen Headboard
Height:
47.25” | 120 cm
Width:
63.75”, 79.5” | 162, 202 cm
Length:
Depth:
1.625” | 4 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid pine; clear acrylic lacquer
Designer
IKEA
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Mathopen Headboard front elevations, side

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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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IKEA Nordli Headboard

The IKEA Nordli Headboard is both convenient and pleasant to look at from the horizontal panels that are separated to give it a spacious aesthetic and its unique soft-felt padded storage shelves and boxes that can be rearranged to your liking. The shelves are more for smaller items to keep in place while the boxes are for lamps and books.

The IKEA Nordli Headboard has a height of 33.125” (84 cm) and depth of 1.625” (4 cm). The IKEA Nordli Headboard comes in widths of 94.5” and 107.875” (240, 274 cm).

Collection of front and side elevation drawings of the IKEA Nordli Headboard with height, width, depth, and bed heights
The IKEA Nordli Headboard is both convenient and pleasant to look at from the horizontal panels that are separated to give it a spacious aesthetic and its unique soft-felt padded storage shelves and boxes that can be rearranged to your liking. The shelves are more for smaller items to keep in place.

The IKEA Nordli Headboard has a height of 33.125” (84 cm) and depth of 1.625” (4 cm). The IKEA Nordli Headboard comes in widths of 94.5” and 107.875” (240, 274 cm).

Collection of front and side elevation drawings of the IKEA Nordli Headboard with height, width, depth, and bed heights
IKEA Nordli Headboard
Height:
33.125” | 84 cm
Width:
94.5”, 107.875” | 240, 274 cm
Length:
Depth:
1.625” | 4 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Particleboard panels; fiberboard structure; powder-coated steel shelves
Designer
Ola Wihlborg (IKEA)
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Nordli Headboard front elevations, side

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