Headboards, why do we have them?

Shaped headboard with double piping detail

Shaped headboard with double piping detail

Historically headboards were used to protect the sleeper from cold draughts in the days of old and traditionally were constructed from wood. Headboards were attached to the head end of the bed and created an insulating gap between the bed and a cold wall, or were positioned to block the offending draught.

Over time headboards started to become a feature, more decorative and sometimes ornate.  In more recent times headboards have been developed to serve practical uses.  These include preventing the pillows falling on the floor or to provide storage ledges and or used as anchors to provide for lighting for reading etc.

 

Headboards have a practical application but this does not mean they have to be dull or uncomfortable.

Shaped headboard with silver bead trim

Shaped headboard with silver bead trim

Choosing a Headboard.

This is where bespoke headboards come in…… Especially bespoke upholstered headboards.

Upholstery weight fabrics, leather and vinyl will all be suitable.

Headboards can be an extension of your creativity and incorporated into your bedroom décor.  You can be use headboards to provide accent colour, be the statement piece of a room or visually blend into the wall.  Headboards can be padded to be more comfortable when leaning against reading that gripping thriller.  Or you can have a headboard covered in a plain fabric, decoratively shaped and or have detailed trim.  Have fun with textures, patterns, shapes and trims. The options are endless with a little imagination.

Every bedroom can benefit from a carefully constructed and considered headboard.  This is even more important in hotels, guest houses and holiday lets. This is because a headboard can set the tone and atmosphere of a room and in these situations can help give that sense of luxury and pampering. In a domestic home setting, headboards can provide that welcome comfort and individual style that only home can give you which more importantly sets you up for a well earned restful nights sleep.

We can help you.

For help designing your perfect headboard, give us a call on 01752 403721.

Finally what ever you take away from this blog please remember you can have a bespoke upholstered headboard that suits your needs and reflects your style.  Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve.

Curved Headboard with pewter nail trim

Curved Headboard in a velvet dove grey with pewter nail trim

Shaped headboard using aquaclean fabric, perfect for commercial situations.

Shaped headboard using aquaclean fabric, perfect for commercial situations.

 

Headboard designed to work with a divan bed base

Headboard designed to work with a divan bed base.

 

Niki's Soft Furnishings

Niki’s Soft Furnishings