How to clean a headboard

Unfortunately, there isn’t a single method to clean a headboard because the types of material used differ, such as wooden, leather, metal, polyester, suede and many more. Please take into consideration the type of stain you want to remove because treating watermarks and ink require two completely different approaches.

Depending on how much time you have and the severity of the stain, you should also decide whether you can and want to do it yourself or whether it would be best to get it cleaned by a professional. Here is and article going into detail on how to clean a headboard and how to make homemade cleaning solutions as well.

How to clean a wooden headboard

Grace Solid Oak Rattan Headboard – https://goo.gl/JZJQxy

  A solid wood headboard has an elegant style which will add a touch of class to any traditional bedroom, so unless your headboard has a protective plastic coating, avoid cleaning with water or commercial cleaning products that are not specifically designed for wood – when using these, always follow the instructions on the label. Test any other cleaning method on a small, unnoticeable area first to ensure that it is suitable for your furniture.

  • Target any grease or sticky spots on unsealed wood with a gentle cleaning solution of soap or mild detergent dissolved in water, using a clean, damp cloth to spot-treat the affected area.
  • Once the mark has been removed, rinse carefully and wipe with a dry cloth.

Harder stains such as watermarks or alcohol spots can also be cleaned but will require a stronger solution such as polish. If your furniture has a finish, refer to the manufacturers guidelines to check which polishing products are suitable as this can vary widely.

How to clean a metal headboard

Ashley Black Nickel Metal Headboard –  https://goo.gl/M9WmKK

A metal headboard is traditional in style and will add a classy and sophisticated look to any bedroom interior that doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. However, they can collect dust and be affected by spills through regular use which need removing. Ashley Black Nickel Metal Headboard –  https://goo.gl/M9WmKK

Use the following steps to clean your metal headboard:

  • Begin by vacuuming with a soft brush to remove dust and hair;
  • Wash it with a mild detergent and water solution and a super-fine steel wool pad to remove residues such as oil, grease and dirt.
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Finish with a soft dry cloth polish as usual.

How to clean a velvet headboard

Lennox Crushed Velvet Upholstered Headboard – https://goo.gl/a5ztkK

A velvet headboard has a sophisticated design that would suit either a traditional or contemporary styled bedroom and taking care of your velvet upholstered headboard is a must if you want to enjoy it for longer.

Use the following steps to clean stains from velvet fabric:

  • If the stain is liquid, soak it up with a paper towel or a dry cloth;
  • Make a mix of mild detergent and water and use the sudsy foam to blot the stain gently;
  • Mix lemon juice with baking soda to create a foamy texture;
  • Use straight movements and go with the grain and never rub;
  • Blot out with a dry cloth. You could also use a hairdryer on a low heat to dry the area faster.

How to clean a faux suede headboard

Chrystal Faux Floor Standing Headboard – https://goo.gl/XD2aZ6

Faux suede headboard – a soft fabric with open-texture, is the perfect contemporary headboard for your bedroom. Here is how to easily clean your faux suede headboard:

  • Use the upholstery brush of your vacuum cleaner to remove any dust, debris and hair in a circular motion.
  • Mix water with a mild detergent into a bucket and agitate the water to create suds;
  • Use a cloth to apply only the suds to the suede headboard and blot the stain gently, repeat the process if needed;
  • When done, use a dry cloth to blot dry the area.

How to clean a fabric headboard

Roma Upholstered Headboard – https://goo.gl/drX1rN

Upholstered fabric headboards add luxury and comfort to our beds and we need to look after them from time to time.

To clean fabric headboards, do the following:

  • Vacuum thoroughly to remove any dust;
  • Treat any fresh stains with a dry cloth by blotting, not rubbing;
  • Clean carefully with a mild soap, water and a cloth;
  • Steam clean if your vacuum cleaner has that feature;
  • Open windows and doors until the headboard is fully dry so that mold doesn’t set in.

How to clean a leather headboard

Alessandro Genuine Leather Headboard – https://goo.gl/ZzGTCF

A genuine leather headboard is fantastic and has an authentic look and feel so before you begin, check the manufacturer’s label for any details about how it should be cleaned. Still, the common method to clean a leather upholstered headboard is:

  • Begin by vacuuming the leather with a soft brush to remove dust and hair;
  • To remove dirt and grime, use a moisturizing soap and a little water to wash the area. Make sure the cloth is slightly damp, not drenched, so you don’t over wet the surface;
  • Mix a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and distilled water and gently scrub the surface;
  • In the end, buff the leather with a soft dry cloth and polish as usual.

Tips and tricks

You can prolong your headboard life by maintaining it properly and treating any stains the right way.

  • Treat stains as soon as possible.
  • Add an extra layer of protection using slipcover
  • Dust and steam clean on regular basis.
  • Try placing a pillow between you and the headboard to increase its lifespan.

10 Top Tips for Choosing a Fabric Headboard

Choosing an upholstered headboard may not be something you spend a lot of time thinking about, but the perfect headboard can really transform the look and feel of your bedroom. To help you find the ideal upholstered headboard for your bed, we’ve created 10 Top Tips with some factors to keep in mind before clicking the add to basket button.

Top Tip 1 – Padding Headboard Padded

If you’ve felt upholstered headboards before, you’ll already know that some are sparsely padded and uncomfortable while some are just right and others are decadently overstuffed. Consider your padding preferences when shopping around for a fabric headboard and decide on one with the right amount of stuffing or padding to suit you and your needs. For example will you be leaning on your headboard in which case you will need a headboard with a suitable amount of padding to accommodate the weight of your head.

Top Tip 2 – Size it Up

It goes without saying that your fabric headboard should be in proportion to the size of your bed. This doesn’t mean that if you have a double bed then you need to opt for a double headboard – in some cases the headboard can be a little larger than the bed itself but you should ensure that it is not smaller. If in doubt, measure up the width of your bed and compare the measurements to the headboard you are considering before you purchase. Remember – headboards which are wall mounted have no bearing on the size of your bed, whilst floor standing and headboards mounted to the back of your bed will have to match the size of your bed.

Top Tip 3 – Decide on your Headboard Type

Fabric Headboard TypeThere are 3 types of fabric headboards available – headboards with struts, wall mounted headboards and floor standing headboards. Headboards with struts enable you to fit the headboard directly to your bed base therefore when you move your bed, the headboard goes with it. Wall mounted headboards are attached to the wall behind your bed at your desired head and remain stationary. Floor standing headboards attach to the bed and reach right down to the floor behind it. Your ideal type of fabric headboard comes down to your personal preference and the desired look you plan to achieve.

Top Tip 4 – Choose Complementary Colours

As with any furniture or accessory, you want it to fit in well with your existing décor. Choose a colour that complements the shade of your bed base as well as the paint on your walls to ensure the fabric headboard blends seamlessly. Remember that if you divan bed base doesnt suit the colour of the headboard you wish to purchase, you can always get a bed valance to cover the divan base.

Top Tip 5 – Decide on your Fabric

With so many different types of upholstered headboards on the market, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to the fabric and finish of your new headboard. As with the colour, opt for a fabric that complements the other furniture in your bedroom and choose from a wide variety of fabrics including jacquard, chenille, linen and even mock­croc!

Top Tip 6 – Opt for a Free Swatch

To ensure you end up with the perfect fabric for your upholstered headboard, buy from a company that offers a free fabric swatch service so you can see and touch exactly what you’re getting in terms of quality, colour and feel.

Top Tip 7 – What’s your Style

Style is a very personal thing and a very important factor to consider when redecorating. Upholstered headboards are available in a range of contemporary and traditional styles so you are sure to find something perfectly suited to your tastes. Traditional, tufted button and overstuffed styles look charming with a traditional bed base whilst a slick, contemporary fabric headboard upholstered in chic fabric with a minimalist design is perfect for a more modern look.

Top Tip 8 – Choose Made to Order

Shopping around and can’t find your perfect match? Why not have your fabric headboard made especially for you. Choosing a service that creates a headboard to match what you have in mind is one of the best ways to ensure you end up with the perfect style, size and colour for you. Not only will it be created to your specifications but you can rest assured that the quality of your handmade bespoke piece will exceed the quality of mass produced factory made alternatives. Many headboard companies are even able to upholster headboards in your own fabric, perfect if you are looking for a direct match with other bedroom accessories.

Top Tip 9 – Buy British

Buy British Headboards

We’re proud to be British and strongly support all British manufacturers. Buying British not only keeps the economy strong but ensure peace of mind as it means that your new product has been carefully manufactured by skilled and qualified craftsmen in a safe and ethical environment, whilst also reduces the chances of damage as its not been shipped from the other side of the world!

Top Tip 10 – Delivery

It’s not often that we’re prepared to wait a long time for a new purchase and buying a piece of furniture such as a headboard is no different. To make sure you have your new piece of furniture in the quickest time frame possible, choose to buy in store or online from a company that provides an express delivery option.

Now that you’ve followed our Top 10 Tips for Fabric Headboards you’re sure to make the right decision and choose an upholstered headboard perfect for your bedroom. Discover our extensive collection of fabric headboards and find your ideal match today.

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.

struts

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!

struts on bed

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

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!