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 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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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

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Nichols 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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Connally Open-Frame Headboard

The beautiful and clean finish of the Connally Open-Frame headboard creates an open airflow around the bedroom and opens the idea to not leave the bed against a wall to showcase the headboard. Created from a single piece of steel, this headboard is extremely sturdy even with Its open finish.

The Connally Open-Frame Headboard has an overall height of 47.125” (120 cm) and depth of 1.5” (4 cm). The Connally Open-Frame Headboard comes in widths of 54" and 61” (137, 155 cm).

Set of various sized elevation drawings of the Connally Open-Frame Headboard with height, width and common bed heights
The beautiful and clean finish of the Connally Open-Frame headboard creates an open airflow around the bedroom and opens the idea to not leave the bed against a wall to showcase the headboard. Created from a single piece of steel, this headboard is extremely sturdy even with Its open finish.

The Connally Open-Frame Headboard has an overall height of 47.125” (120 cm) and depth of 1.5” (4 cm). The Connally Open-Frame Headboard comes in widths of 54" and 61” (137, 155 cm).

Set of various sized elevation drawings of the Connally Open-Frame Headboard with height, width and common bed heights
Connally Open-Frame Headboard
Height:
47.125” | 120 cm
Width:
54”, 61” | 137, 155 cm
Length:
Depth:
1.5” | 4 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Steel frame
Designer
Orren Ellis
Year

Drawings include:
Connally Open-Frame Headboard front elevations

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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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