A bedhead (also known as a headboard) is a wonderful way to add a luxurious element to your bedroom and create a beautiful focal point. As with any soft furnishing, it will create a cosy sense of comfort, and some bedheads are even designed to be reclined against for bedtime reading, once affixed securely. Available in a range of sizes, styles, colours and materials, it can be difficult to know how to select a bedhead for your room that will fit right and create the look you’re after.
A bedhead can be used to make a big statement or add some subtle softness, so think about the purpose you want your headboard to serve. A velvet upholstered headboard, for example, will create an opulent look, particularly with channel stitching or studded detailing. The taller it is, the more dramatic it will look. If you want the headboard to be the focal point in the room, go big.
Linen is a long-cherished fabric in the bedroom as it’s very soft and highly breathable. With button tufting, it’s particularly plush on headboards, allowing for comfortably reclining when reading in bed. Opt for a bold colour to make a statement or a neutral cream for a soft and subtle effect. To find out options on how to attach it securely, keep scrolling.
Linen is also a lovely choice for the calming coastal or Hamptons look, while woven jute or leather offers a relaxed, beachy vibe. Choosing cream, beige, brown or natural timber avoids putting any restrictions on your bedding selection, wall colour or room décor as these neutral hues pair with everything and won’t steal the attention from your statement print or artwork behind the bed.
Rattan is a great choice for those who adore the bohemian look. It’s lightweight, light in colour and also very eco-friendly as it comes from a fast-growing plant. Get the hippy vibe with colourful boho bedding, layering and eclectic homewares or pop some faux plants on your bedside tables and palm tree motifs on the wall for a tropical resort look that you get to enjoy every single day.
How to attach your bedhead
A bedhead can be attached in several ways:
Bracket: You can use a bracket slotting attachment, as long as the bed and headboard are compatible sizes. Once attached, your bed base and headboard become one unit.
Wall-mount: If preferred, you can also wall-attach or wall-mount your bedhead instead. Your headboard is then fixed to the wall. Keep in mind, this is a less ideal option for those who like to change their furniture around regularly, but will be nice and secure for those with a set bedroom layout.
Pushed against wall: Some bedheads can even be pushed up against the wall to be held in place by the bed base itself.
If you’re unsure, speak to our team in-store or online to find out the best option for your bedhead.
Visit us in-store and online at Early Settler to see our full range of beds and bedheads. And check out these 3 dreamy decorating ideas for your bedroom.
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