Did you know that the average person spends a total of 36 years in bed? That’s almost half of a human lifespan! 

And yet, only 50% of people really love their beds! If you, like many others, have some complaints about your bed, it’s time to fix it. Since you spend so much time in your bed, it’s only fair that you love it.

While choosing a mattress and pillows is a very personal decision with no wrong answer, it’s much more difficult to pick the right bed headboard. Your bed frame headboard is both a functional and aesthetic piece that can tie your whole room together while giving your bed the right buffer.

Read on to learn more about how to choose the right headboard for your room! 

The Function of Headboards

Historically, a headboard was intended to be a bit of insolation to keep the sleeper warm in winter. Because they’re traditionally made out of wood, they are less thermally conductive than a stone wall. So, they would cushion the sleeper from the cold brick while protecting them from drafts. 

Today, our houses are more insolated which makes a headboard less necessary for temperature control. But, if you have a drafty house or don’t want to crank the heat in winter, a headboard can help keep you warm. 

In addition, headboards can be used as additional storage space. They often have built-in shelves for books or lamps and other personal items you might need at night. A headboard can also help prevent your pillows from falling off the bed.

Choosing a Bed Headboard

The first thing to consider when shopping for headboards for beds is what functions you want it to serve. If it’s just a piece intended to tie the room together with style and class, you have more options. But, if you require shelving and draft protection, you’ll be a little more restricted.

Then, you can consider if you want to buy a bed frame and headboard simultaneously. This is often the easiest way to get a cohesive look for your sleeping area. If you install a wooden bed frame, for example, it tends to look a little more polished than picking a separate headboard for your bed. 

If you’re not looking for a bed frame or are shopping for headboards for adjustable beds, you can pick up a detached headboard that you pin between your bed and the wall. While they tend to be less sturdy, these types of headboards are easy to customize.

After considering all these factors, you can narrow down your list based on your style preferences. Try to match the color and style of your other furniture and opt for pale colors to create a warm and cozy-looking room. With bedroom furniture, it’s best to opt for natural colors so you can restyle your bedroom as much as you want and still keep your furniture relevant.

Pick a Bed Frame Headboard Like a Pro

Now that you know what to look for in a bed headboard, you should be well on your way to getting the bedroom you deserve. You’ll be spending a lot of time there, so make it a room you love! 

If you enjoyed learning about the different types of headboards, we have lots of similar advice for homemakers on our blog. Check it out! 

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