Three Reasons to have a Headboard on Your Bed
The bedroom is a very personal place, and out of everywhere in your life, it is the place you should feel most comfortable and at home. This all starts at your bed, where you spend a third of your days, recuperating and recovering from the daily hustle and bustle.
Most of us have mattresses that accommodate our comfort and support needs, but as far as aesthetics, people frequently seem to overlook an important part of the entire "bed package." And that part would be the headboard.
While some people feel headboards are flashy or gratuitous, they do serve multiple purposes. Firstly, they're a big help in the maintenance of your bedroom.
Without a headboard, you will ultimately come into contact with your wall time and time again. With the oils present on our skin and in our hair, this will eventually discolor and soil the wall of a bedroom.
Aside from being unsightly, it's a hassle to clean, and in the worst case scenario, re-paint. A headboard protects your room from you, and saves you some work too.
Preventing a banged head or a jammed finger, padded headboards can help guard against accidents we may not even be able to prevent.
Lastly, certain style headboards can offer storage in rooms with limited space. Mini shelves are great for holding lights, alarm clocks, phones, books, and other items you want at arm's reach. When you don't have room for an extra shelf or stand in your room, headboards can offer that.
Shop Smart: Look for a hardwood frame with high density foam padding, wear-resistant fabric, and a covered back. A custom-fit slipcover is a bonus for easy style swaps and cleaning.
Measure Up: Height is important. A tall mattress and stacks of pillows will obscure a too-short headboard. For lean-back comfort, measure your height when sitting in bed.
Install With Ease: Most headboards come with hardware that attaches to standard bed frames. You can wall mount one using D-ring hooks or interlocking hanging brackets.
Keep Clean: Use a pillow to keep hair oils off upholstery. Clean regularly with a vacuum brush; a lint brush works for touch-ups. For stains, spot-clean or call an upholstery cleaner.