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
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

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Zanna Upholstered Panel Headboard front elevations

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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 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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Nichols Panel Headboard

The Nichols Panel Headboard can anchor your bedroom with this golden panel headboard in a glamorous style. This dapper style headboard is made from metal in a beautiful satin gold finish creating a transparent, crown-arched, rectangular profile. The headboard's main section uses five slim slats for a visually appealing look while structurally holding it all together.

The Nichols Panel Headboard has an overall height of 50.2” (128 cm), width of 62.7” (159 cm), and depth of .8” (2 cm).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of the Nichols Panel Headboard with height, width and typical bed height measurements
The Nichols Panel Headboard can anchor your bedroom with this golden panel headboard in a glamorous style. This dapper style headboard is made from metal in a beautiful satin gold finish creating a transparent, crown-arched, rectangular profile. The headboard's main section uses five slim slats.

The Nichols Panel Headboard has an overall height of 50.2” (128 cm), width of 62.7” (159 cm), and depth of .8” (2 cm).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of the Nichols Panel Headboard with height, width and typical bed height measurements
Nichols Panel Headboard
Height:
50.2” | 128 cm
Width:
62.7” | 159 cm
Length:
Depth:
.8” | 2 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Metal frame
Designer
Mercer41
Year

Drawings include:
Nichols Panel Headboard front elevation

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