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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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 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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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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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 Hornsund Headboard
Scale illustration comparing the size of the IKEA Hornsund Headboard (Queen size) to a person

Coming in either a white or black pine finish, the IKEA Hornsund Headboard fills the bedroom space with an elegant presence with its simplistic face and rounded-pointed corners on both sides. Designers of IKEA created the Hornsund Headboard to be a modern, yet vintage aesthetic for any space.

The IKEA Hornsund Headboard is available in Queen and King sizes with respective widths of 63", 72.875" (160, 185 cm) and an overall height of 47.25" (120 cm).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of the IKEA Hornsund Headboard measuring width and height
Coming in either a white or black pine finish, the IKEA Hornsund Headboard fills the bedroom space with an elegant presence with its simplistic face and rounded-pointed corners on both sides. Designers of IKEA created the Hornsund Headboard to be a modern, yet vintage aesthetic for any space.

The IKEA Hornsund Headboard is available in Queen and King sizes with respective widths of 63", 72.875" (160, 185 cm) and an overall height of 47.25" (120 cm).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of the IKEA Hornsund Headboard measuring width and height
IKEA Hornsund Headboard
Height:
47.25” | 120 cm
Width:
63”, 72.875” | 160, 185 cm
Length:
Depth:
2.5” | 6 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid pine; clear acrylic lacquer
Designer
IKEA
Year
2016

Drawings include:
IKEA Hornsund Headboard (Queen) elevation, elevation (person)

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