How to upgrade your bedroom with a new headboard

December 05 2023 – Hasan Ul-haq

How to upgrade your bedroom with a new headboard
How to upgrade your bedroom with a new headboard

Headboards are popular style features that allow you to refresh and personalise your space whilst finishing your bedroom most elegantly.

But what other advantages do they offer, and which headboard design will help to boost your space's appeal? If you're eager to find out more, keep reading!


Do I need a headboard?

Given the selection of headboards on offer, you may think a fresh headboard is simply a decorative upgrade for your room. But, headboards offer many other fantastic benefits to you and your room that you may not have considered.

  • Comfort - headboards act as padding between your head and the cold wall behind, keeping you warm and toasty throughout the night.
  • Support - headboards are also supportive frames for you to sit against as you relax in bed, whilst keeping your pillows from sliding behind your bed frame.
  • Wall protection - the wall behind your bed is protected from scuffs and scratches thanks to your headboard preventing your bed from rubbing against your paintwork or wallpaper.


How do headboards differ?

If you're looking to invest in the perfect headboard for your bed, you'll need to think about which headboard type is best for you. There are two types of headboards: floor-standing headboards and strutted headboards.

Strutted headboards

Strutted designs are affordable headboards that fix to beds through two reinforced struts.

Strutted headboards boast superb versatility as they can be adjusted to different heights - if you get a new mattress higher than your last, you can attach the struts further up your bed base to create a tall headboard, balancing the symmetry of your bed.

Floor standing headboards 

Also known as a free-standing headboard, floor-standing headboards are full units that sit behind your bed frame. They attach to divan beds through sturdy bolts towards the bottom of their frame, and as they stand directly on the floor, they're considered more stable than strutted types.

However, they're typically more expensive, and their height can't be altered, so keep this in mind whilst shopping around.

Both strutted and floor-standing headboards are available in different materials, such as metal and wood - upholstered headboards are particularly popular, offering many fabrics and colours to choose from. But we'll explore this in more depth later on.


Upholstered Headboard from Comfybedss


Headboards to consider for your bedroom aesthetic

Given there are multiple styles and shades of headboards, you'll need to select one that will suit your decor and current bedframe. For example, a bright red upholstered headboard would stand out like a sore thumb amongst a traditional colour scheme. So, consider your bedroom design before selecting your next headboard.

See below for a selection of great headboard styles for a range of bedroom aesthetics.

Headboards for artsy decor

Artsy bedroom looks have a trademark "free-spirited" appearance, usually characterised by quirky furniture and colourful wall art. So, only the boldest style will do for such an eccentric room.

We highly recommend headboards upholstered in vibrant glitz fabrics such as purple and turquoise velvet colours with diamond tufts.

Think eye-catching - and anything but boring!

Minimalist headboards

Characterised by simplicity and bareness, minimalist aesthetics require an unornamented headboard to keep up with the simplicity of the decor.

With this in mind, stay clear of shimmering velvet upholstering and opt for a more neutral fabrics, such as, wool effect. As for the design, you can achieve the minimalist look you desire with subtle linear upholstering. Simple wooden headboards also look the part in understated rooms.

Contemporary headboards 

Sleek and stylish is the hallmark of contemporary decor, so your headboard should follow suit. Pleated geometrical upholstering in grey or black velvet oozes sophistication and luxury.

Or, how about a sleek faux leather square panel headboard if you prefer an ultra-modern style to match your contemporary space?

Classic headboards

Add some flare to your traditional bedroom with a cream or beige fabric headboard featuring elegant tufted buttons that exude luxury. These light-toned colours are excellent for brightening your room, and match harmoniously with many colour schemes - so, if you decide to redecorate, you don't have to worry about replacing your headboard.

What's more, the classic tufted details are timeless and really help to complete your bed and make it the focal point of your room.


Speak with our team to find your dream headboard

Here at Comfybedss, we are proud retailers of high-quality headboards, made here in the UK. From small single up to super king, we stock different size headboards, meaning you'll find the ideal frame for your room within our collection.

Whether you're looking for a fresh headboard, new bed or mattress, our friendly customer service team can help you with any queries regarding our products, or delivery or offer advice on which piece of furniture to buy.

To get in touch, email us at, and we'll be in touch as soon as we can.