How To Fit a Headboard To Your Bed

Fitting a headboard to your bed couldn’t be simpler. There are three main ways in which to do this: you can either use a headboard with struts, a floor standing headboard or a wall mounted headboard.

Headboards with struts
Headboards with struts are the most common form of fitting a headboard to your bed. The struts (wooden thin plank-like objects) are usually sold with your headboard. These are shown below on the Vienna headboard.

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These struts simply screw into the back of your headboard, whilst the other end will neatly fit onto the back of most standard divan beds. The size of your bed will dictate the size of the headboard you will need to purchase: so a king size 5ft bed will only fit a king size 5ft headboard. This may seem like obvious information but you would be surprised at the amount of people who don’t realise this!

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Your divan bed should have two bolts on the back on the back of the divan (most divans include the bolts on both sides so you can decide which way to face your divan). These bolts unscrew, you can then put the headboard in place and then screw the bolts back in place. Some divans hide the screw holes for the bolts underneath the cloth and may not include the bolts.

If there are no bolts in place on the divan, the best thing to do is run your hand across the fabric at the top of the divan base to find the screw holes (usually situated 3 or 4 inches from the end of the divan base and towards the top of the base). If you have misplaced the divan headboard bolts for the headboard, don’t panic, we sell them in our shop.

The struts supplied with most headboards will allow you to slide the headboard up and down the back of the divan depending on how thick your mattress is and how high up you want the headboard to go. Once you’ve found the perfect height you just tighten the bolts on the divan and Ta da! the headboard will hold in place. Take a look at our Skye headboard with struts:

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Floor standing headboards
Floor standing headboards are similar to those with struts but operate and look slightly different. Rather than including separate struts, the struts are part of the headboard which will reach down to the floor; this allows the headboard to stand in place behind the bed. In most cases the headboard will include a gap on the standing frame which is where the bolts can be screwed in allowing for a sturdy head end which won’t move about – like the Esher headboard below.

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Wall mounted headboards

Wall mounted headboards or wall hung headboards are usually used for larger headboards which cannot be supported by struts or to make a visual statement. As you can see in the image below, mounting a headboard on your bedroom wall can really make a huge impact in your bedroom.

Wall hung headboards are popular in boutique hotels and should include wall mounting fixings. We always recommend you use a professional DIY expert when fixing your wall hung headboard to the wall, they will ensure the correct tools are used and that your wall will support the headboard you choose.

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Top Tips For Fitting Your Headboard

1.)    If your headboard is missing either struts or bolts, don’t panic you can buy them in our headboard accessories shop.

2.)    If you are buying a new divan and plan to fix a headboard to it, ensure it has the screw holes to fit the headboard in place (if you are purchasing a headboard with struts or a floor standing headboard).

3.)    Always use a DIY expert if you plan to wall mount your headboard.

4.)    Get the right fabric and colour before ordering a headboard, use our free fabric sample service.

5.)    Finally, If you need any further advice, please contact us on the number above.

Top Interior Designer Chooses Just Headboards!

Top celebrity and home stylist Ceril Campbell is a fan! With a career spanning over 40 years, and valuable experience in lifestyle, interior and personal image makeovers, Ceril certainly knows what she’s talking about, and her latest interior masterpiece has thrown Just Headboards into the spotlight.

Ceril’s tagline reads “creating stylish looks with budget finds, I can style your life for less” and her most recent home staging project sees the Rostrevor Fulham house be transformed into a fabulous shabby chic haven. Starring two of our most popular products, Ceril has opted for our Jot and Juliet headboards to create the perfect focal points in the bedrooms.

The master bedroom of the Rostrevor Fulham house features a show stopping 6ft sized Juliet Headboard, upholstered in weaved chenille – jasmine, adding a calming yet glamorous quality to the neutral toned interior. This grand headboard has a buttoned design which adds a touch of comforting elegance to this majestic setting. Available in 6 sizes, ranging from small single to super king, and in a selection of fantastic fabrics, the Juliet headboard can be easily placed in any styled interior to add that boutique hotel look.

Rostrevor Fulham’s guest bedroom is home to one of our favourites, The Wall Mounted Jot Headboard. Featuring a 4ft 6 sized Jot, upholstered in weaved chenille – jasmine, the entire guest bedroom is focussed around this stylish and welcoming headboard. Similar to the Juliet with its buttoned design, this headboard adds a touch of sophistication to the guest bedroom whilst the choice of fabric allows it to blend with any colour scheme and interior styling. The Jot Wall Mounted Headboardis available in 7 sizes and can be upholstered in a wonderful choice of fabrics to suit your own home.

Click the link below to take a look at more of Ceril Campbell’s interior makeover, perhaps find some inspiration for your own home. http://www.cerilcampbell.com/interiors11.php

The Ivy Rattan Headboard Featured in 25 Beautiful Homes – January 2013 Issue!

JANUARY 2013 ISSUE!

A great start to the year for Just Headboards! We’ve featured in the January 2013 edition of interior design and style magazine, 25 Beautiful Homes.

The Ivy Rattan headboard has made the cut into 25 Beautiful Home’s question and answer page as a solution for anyone looking to add a traditional French inspired look to their bedroom….and we can see why.

This beautiful headboard is crafted from solid birch wood and veneers and hand painted in a lovely ivory finish giving each headboard a unique look with plenty of character.

Available in double, king and super king size, the elegant and sophisticated Ivy Rattan headboard is perfect for adding a touch of classic 18th century style and romance to your bedroom.

View the Article Here!

 

 

 

Interested in buying an Ivy Rattan Headboard of your own?

Visit our product page: http://www.justheadboards.co.uk/wooden/rattan-headboards/ivy-painted-rattan-headboard.html

WIN a Bottle of Champagne!

Christmas is a stressful time of year so what better time to sit back, relax and enjoy a bottle of quality champagne, especially if it’s free! This year at Just Headboards we are giving you the chance to win a bottle of lovely bubbly to celebrate Christmas in style.

All you have to do is place an order and apply the code BUBBLY5 to be entered into our prize draw. As well as being in with the chance of winning some fine champagne, you will also receive 5% off your purchase!

This competition runs from Friday 14th December until Thursday 27th December so order quickly, and don’t forget to use BUBBLY5, to enter!

New Children’s Headboards Exclusive To JustHeadboards!

We all know children are hard to please, but here at Just, we are certain your little ones will love our brand new selection of fabulous and exclusive children’s headboards. Whether for a boy, a girl, an animal lover or an explorer, we have something for everyone!

Each headboard in this new selection is available in 2ft 6 (small single) or 3 ft (single), is delivered complete with struts, and is easy to attach to any small single or standard single sized bed. With comfortable padding and soft rounded edges, these headboards are incredibly child friendly and ideal for any child’s bedroom.  Why not take a look by viewing our Childrens Headboards.

For budding bakers, we have the Fairy Cake Headboard. Upholstered in a baby pink PVC material, this headboard can be wiped clean, minimising any staining and keeping it looking in fantastic condition year after year. Featuring a mixture of deliciously illustrated cupcakes, this mouth watering headboard is sure to send your little one to sleep with sweet dreams.

Those who enjoy pottering outdoors will love the Garden Headboard. Once again, upholstered in a PVC material, this wipe clean headboard has a fresh lemon yellow background with vivid bumble bees, birds, flowers and butterflies. Fun and friendly, as well as practical, this headboard will make a wonderful feature in your child’s bedroom.

If you’re looking for a slightly softer headboard than those with the easy clean PVC finish, we have a number of vibrant fabric options to choose from. Wildlife lovers will roar with excitement at the Zooland Headboard. With a white background, this headboard will suit any existing decor and features an adorable selection of cute and colourful zoo animals including lions, alligators, giraffes and zebras.

Our Around The World and Holiday headboards are perfect for little explorers. With both headboards displaying world famous land marks, from the Eiffel Tower to the Pyramids of Egypt, in fabulous blues, greens and yellows or white and striking pink, these are sure to evoke inspiring dreams of exciting world wide adventures.

For those transport enthusiasts we have the Travel or the City Life headboards. With bright and artistic images of trains, cars, buses, bikes and helicopters, these funky headboards will put a smile on any ‘go fast child’s’ face.

If you love this exclusive collection as much as we do, and are looking for that little bit extra to finish off your child’s bedroom or play room, we have another brand new and exclusive collection of children’s toy boxes, to match the headboards above, which can be found here at http://www.justheadboards.co.uk/accessories/childrens-toy-boxes/

Top Ten Single Headboards

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, weve selected our Top Ten Single Headboards. Information gathered from various sources including previous customers our manufacturers not to mention our own expert panel and the following is what we’ve come up with.

Angelica Single Metal Headboard – Position 10

First up is the Angelica single headboard, this beautiful bed headboard features classic curves with wonderful detailing (absent from most single headboards). Whether you select the fossilstone or the black metal finish, this single headboard is sure to add a touch of elegance to your bedroom interior.

Angelica Black Metal Single Headboard

Atlantis Single Wooden Headboard – Position 9

Moving swiftly on, this classic slatted floor standing headboard is the ultimate in bold modern design. This single bed headboard is sophisticated and affordable and is available in four colour finishes, choose from natural, ivory, dark or two-tone.

Atlantis Natural Slatted Single Headboard

Katie Single Headboard – Position 7

At position 7 is the Katie headboard,  If affordability is your preference, then the Katie will not disappoint. Hand made in the UK from one of our most popular manufacturers, the Katie headboard combines contemporary style with affordability in mind, creating one of our most popular single headboards. Available in nearly 50 different fabric colours to ensure you find your perfect headboard. Popular with landlords and the general public and known for its good quality.

Katie Upholstered Single Headboard

Southwold Rattan Single Headboard – Position 6

Its not often you find beautifully hand crafted headboards online worthy of mentioning, then you come across this beauty, available in 7 colour finishes including cherry, oak and white, this elegant headboard will grace any bedroom. Hand crafted in the UK by experts and our most popular rattan single headboard.
Southwold Rattan Single Headboard

Lydia Single Traditional Headboard – Position 5

Weve reached half way in our count down! This simply styled headboard is one of our best sellers, the button back traditional design with curved edges is a favourite in traditionally designed bedroom interior spaces. Choose from a large selection of colours and fabrics.
Lydia Upholstered Single Headboard

Murano Leather Single Headboard – Position 4

If genuine leather is what your searching for then the Murano is one to look out for. So popular, we decided to increase the colours the headboard was available in, now available in 12. You wont find many other single headboards online like this one!
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Sweetheart Childrens Headboard – Position 3

Although we hadn’t planned to include childrens headboards in our countdown, we couldn’t ignore this adorable headboard. The sweetheart is very popular and available in 3 colours including lilac, natural and pink. Brighten up your childs bedroom with a single headboard they will love!
Sweetheart Childrens Single Headboard

Florence Upholstered Headboard – Position 2

Our manufacturer loves this headboard and we couldn’t disagree, this beautifully designed headboard is the ultimate in affordable contemporary design. Available in a large selection of fabrics and can be both wall mounted or delivered with struts for easy fixing to your bed.
Florence Upholstered Single Headboard

Jot Upholstered Single Wall Headboard – Position 1

Finally weve reached the top position, and weve selected the Jot wall mounted headboard. In the end this single headboard has been selected for its versatility, featuring a contemporary design with a traditional twist, the button back design will look equally good in your bedroom interior as it would in a boutique hotel.
Jot Faux Leather and Suede Single Headboard

We hoped you enjoyed our top ten single headboards, keep coming back for more top ten countdowns!