Your Style Guide: Industrial

The industrial interior decor design is one that has certainly secured its place as a popular option in modern homes. The unique blend of industrial and homey styles makes for a low-maintenance and effortlessly stylish interior that screams class, sophistication and that gives a unique nod to the mechanics of a home or industrial set up. From exposed brick and steel to metallic shades and rustic, eye-catching centrepieces, here’s how you can decorate your bedroom or anywhere in your home in an industrial style. 

The Materials

The materials you’ll need, or at least need to mimic, for an industrial interior will depend on the level of industrial you’re looking to achieve but as standard, the materials are as follows: 

  • Brick

Without plasterboard and paint and neat finishes, brick can give a sense of clean, unfussy and very industrial spaces and with very minimal effort. Bricks are unique in that they make a statement and yet keep things simple at the same time, offering that old warehouse-style without the effort of putting up wallpaper or painting things perfectly. If you aren’t willing to dedicate to stripping the walls back to brick, brick-imitation wallpaper is more common now than ever before and is readily available at a lot of DIY stores.

  • Steel

Steels and other metals offer that same warehouse-like as brick, with the added benefit of strength and the fact that metallic furniture is easy to get hold of. Exposed piping or beams, antique metal furniture and ‘rough’ looking accents can create an industrial look easily. Cogs, wires, wheels and other metallic accents add to the warehouse-style industrial decor, while also adding an interesting focal point for any room. 

Our Ledbury Antique Silver Metal Headboard is a great way to introduce metal into your bedroom.

  • Wood

Wooden furniture or accents can introduce a more natural touch to an otherwise heavily industrial look, which may help a bedroom or living room feel more comfortable to spend time in. The trick is to use authentic solid timbers, such as pine, oak and walnut, to introduce rich colours, even if they have a distressed finish to blend in with the overall decor. A smooth wooden finish can also help to bring about a more refined look to the room without compromising on the theme.

  • Fabric

Living spaces need fabrics, and the likes of faux-leather, hessian fabric, cotton and even hemp fabrics can all complement the industrial look. Unusual, reclaimed pieces fit in with the theme well, and offer you the comfort of softer furnishings and help to balance out harsher lines and surfaces and keep things feeling homely.

Colour

Industrial colours have a reputation for being dark, dreary and dull, but you can certainly experiment with colour and create a more classy and far less dim colour scheme. Brighter and neon colours aren’t your best bet, but monochrome style with earthy tones and organic-style accents can create a more natural hint in an industrial style space. You could even opt for earthy reds and subtle blue hints, as well as distressed whites if you’re looking to brighten things up.

Add Softer Touches

Plants and fabric accents are a great way to soften things up in more comfort-focused rooms like the living room and, of course, the bedroom. Soft cotton furnishings or distressed but functional cushions and furniture pieces can create somewhere to relax and unwind without disrupting the overall look. Stick to the same monochromatic or muted tones, or introduce slightly bolder colours for a more unique style that reflects your personality.

For more information about our headboards and which styles will fit in with an industrial decor, feel free to browse through our range or get in touch with our team, today.

Your Bedroom Style Guide: Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic is one of the most popular design styles of our time but despite how popular it is, very few of us really know how to execute such a style properly. Understanding what ‘Shabby Chic’ is can help you get started in working out the best approach to your own interior and to help you out, we’ve put together a full guide to some of the key features you need to include.

What Is Shabby Chic?

Shabby chic ultimately refers to a style of interior decor that uses worn-down or aged pieces to create character and personality within any room. They usually incorporate some feminine touches, with florals, glass accents, ceramics and geometric patterns used throughout to create a more rugged yet stylish and ‘chic’ look. It’s a decor style that can be used in pretty much any room of the home, from the bathroom or kitchen, to the living room and, of course, the bedroom. Expect to see exposed materials regardless, whether it’s wood, metal or ‘unfinished’ materials like burlap, netting and in some cases, worn lace.

The Key Components: 

So you’re ready to start decorating in the Shabby Chic style – but where do you even start? Well, the best thing you can do it start by matching together different components of the style to form the design you want, room by room. Some of the key components you’ll want to consider include:

The Materials

Materials and texture play a huge part in most design styles, but even more so in Shabby Chic. Most homeware that’s made for this style is crafted in iron and wood, usually sporting a distressed or used look. Bed frames, chairs, tables, shelving, rugs and more all come in a variety of materials and can be a great way to incorporate different materials and textures into the space to get the design you desire. For accents, try linen and lace to get that feminine touch that is so particular for Shabby Chic, or pick out furniture with tassels to keep things looking and feeling traditional, chic and classy.

If you’re buying new furniture, particularly wooden or metal furniture, try and opt for pieces that have a distressed paint job or where you could customise, paint or distress the piece to take on that look. Our wooden headboards can work with shabby chic styles with a splash of paint or even for a little bit of neatness amongst the ‘Shabby’ design. Our Lovell Weathered Wooden Headboard already has a unique shabby chic look, and is available in three sizes:

The Lighting

While lighting can be a huge part of interior decor, Shabby Chic designs tend to make more use of natural light than anything synthetic. Curtains and drapes are common aspects of the overall look, but they’re left open to allow as much light in as possible during the day to ensure that things are kept bright and airy. For the evenings or darker days, lights with cooler tones can help to push that classy look, while warm hues give a more cosy atmosphere – pick the light hue depending on the room you’re decorating.

Your Colour Palette

Shabby Chic designs tend to make the most of neutral and natural tones. They offer a delicate design, which can be obtained using pastels, white shades and metallics to bring together that rustic, yet feminine and detailed approach. For the perfect shabby chic colour palette, start with shades of white and lighter greys, then accent this with pastels rather than anything darker. Darker shades will turn a Shabby Chic design into a Rustic one. Generally, it’s best to keep to airy tones even if you do opt for bold colours to make a statement and add personality.

Using Prints

You won’t often find a Shabby Chic interior that doesn’t have some kind of floral pattern integrated within it. Bold but classy prints are considered to be very ‘shabby chic’, particularly if they are worn down or mimic a geometric pattern such as spots, stripes, squares or repetitive patterns. Floral prints offer a regal finish to feminine accents, essentially putting the ‘Chic’ in ‘Shabby Chic’. This can be implemented with upholstery, cushions, wallpaper, decoupage or anything else you can think of – floral is quite a versatile print!

Given how similar Rustic and Shabby Chic designs can be, keeping to one rather than the other isn’t necessarily simple. Follow our advice above, however, and you’ll be well on your way to forming that perfect blend of shabby and chic for any room in your home. Take a look at our range of metal and wooden headboards to get started in your bedroom!

Your Bedroom Style Guide: Scandanavian

In recent years, Scandinavian and Hygge-style interior decor has swept through the whole of Europe and beyond. Ever since it really started to emerge in the 1950s, Scandinavian design has since become a staple in homes across the globe. This perfect blend of the clean and simple with warm textiles and wellness-driven design has turned homes into more comfortable places to live, so what better room to decorate in such a style than the bedroom?

Neutral Tones

Clean, neat, cosy – these are all words that come to mind when thinking of Scandinavian design and colour has a lot to do with it. Whites, blacks, greys and browns are common choices in a range of hues, designed to create a calm, muted environment that’s still airy and light enough to be comfortable, even when the weather is dull and dreary outside. Generally, white is the dominant shade, with blacks and greys as well as other pastel hues acting as accents or secondary colours.

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Pictured: Samuel Velour Upholstered Headboard

Lighting

Lighting can make or break Scandanavian design. Traditionally, Scandinavian countries don’t get much light throughout the winter months, often as little as 6 or 7 hours and as a result, having enough forms of lighting around the home is a must. This can be anything from ceiling lights and lamps, to candles. Having a mix of cool and warm lights can make it easier to set the mood, making for a cosy, comfortable room. 

Scandinavian design is very focused on creating an ambience that makes staying at home and indoors a comfortable experience. For an almost whimsical glow, candles can give exactly that while creating a relaxing atmosphere that’s perfect for a bedroom.

Warm Textiles

You can never have too many blankets or cushions in general but for a Scandinavian bedroom interior, they really are a key point for getting the design down. In countries where this design originated, cold weather is common and so thick blankets, wool or mohair throws and other soft furnishings are a must-have to keep the bedroom feeling and looking warm and cosy. An upholstered headboard can offer the same benefits, creating a soft and warm space to sit with a warm drink and a book or laptop.

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Pictured: Braque Upholsterd Floor Standing Headboard

Combine Wood And Metal 

The term ‘rustic’ is often thrown around alongside Scandinavian design and this usually manifests in a mixture of wooden and metal accents. Wood tends to take precedence, featured in flooring, tables, bedside cabinets and, of course, headboards, while metal accents have become more prominent in recent years, particularly in lamps, sconces and ceiling lights.

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Pictured: Hampstead White Slatted Headboard

Make The Most Of Plants

In a time where more and more people don’t have a substantial garden, house plants are quickly taking over as a source of greenery and nature in the home. They also happen to be a great way to enhance a Scandinavian interior. They offer a pop of colour and a natural element to an already neutral and airy design and have even been reported to reduce stress and fatigue, as well as the risk of sore throats, headaches and colds.

Scandinavian interior design keeps warmth, cleanliness and relaxation at its heart, with airy and simple designs that are easy to navigate and maintain while offering all of the benefits of a cosy and comfortable space. Take a look at our headboards and find the perfect inspiration for you.

Headboard Size Chart

Picking out a headboard for your brand new bed frame can be as exciting as picking out the mattress you’ll be sleeping on for the foreseeable future. Deciding on the design, colour, material and more to match your existing decor can truly enhance your bedroom and create a unique focal point, but you need to get the measurements right. Choosing the right headboard for your bed goes further than just design – you need to ensure that it is the right size to suit the bedframe. Here is our headboard measurements guide to help you get started.

UK Headboard Sizes

UK measurements for beds are standard across the country, covering everything from a single, to a super king size, as well as specific sizes for children’s beds or cots depending on age or needs. The standard sizes readily available for adults, however, include single, small double, double, king size and super king size. The headboard measurements for each bed type are:

Bed Frame SizeHeadboard WidthDistance Between Fixing Holes
Single3ft / 90cm24” / 610mm
Small Double4ft / 122cm36” / 915mm
Double4ft 6 / 137cm42” / 1067mm
King Size5ft / 152cm48” / 1219mm
Super King Size6ft / 183cm60” / 1524mm

Most bedframes will come with the fixing holes already cut for you to easily attach any standard headboard for the bed size, however we’ve included the distance between fixing holes for strut-fixture headboards just in case.

European Headboard Sizing

While European sizes aren’t common in the UK, they can be found at most European retailers that operate here, including IKEA. These sizes differ slightly from the UK measurements and will require a different headboard size depending on your needs. Going slightly bigger than the listed measurement will give you full coverage for the bed, but you will need to consider fixture options where struts may not be appropriate. 

Bed Frame SizeBed Width
Single3ft / 90cm
Double4ft 9 / 140cm
King5ft 3 / 160cm

What Headboard Fitting Should I Get?

Headboards come in three main types of fitting depending on what you need or would like for your bed set up. Struts, floor-standing and wall-mounted headboards each offer their own benefits but may only suit a particular bed frame type. Divan beds, for example, typically use strutted headboard fixtures.

Floor Standing

Floor Standing headboards typically come in most materials including wood, metal, upholstered and more. They stand at full size and are usually fixed to the bed frame with bolts through slots within the headboard itself to ensure that they are secure. It’s worth noting, however, that these headboards aren’t adjustable and will remain at one full height, so it’s important to take care when picking out the measurements for your bed.

Strutted

Strutted headboards feature usually two struts made from wood or metal that will be used to fix the headboard to the bed frame. These struts have an open-ended slot on each one so the height can be adjusted to suit the height of the bed frame and mattress accordingly. 

Wall-Mounted

Wall-mounted headboards are fixed precisely how the name suggests – to the wall. These usually feature hidden fittings that will connect the headboard to the wall and therefore don’t rely on the bed itself to stay fixed, making it easy to change up the bed frame. These are particularly useful for those who want a headboard that will fill a given space rather than stick to the size of the bed itself.

How High Should A Headboard Be Above The Mattress?

The height of the headboard above the mattress is a case of personal preference in most cases, but standard heights tend to vary from around 14” above the top of the mattress to 29” or more. The wider the bed, the higher the headboard typically is.

Technically speaking, the headboard can be as tall as you desire, but general advice for keeping things balanced is to stick to a headboard that is shorter than the bed’s length.

How Do I Decide On The Full Headboard Dimensions For My Bed?

The dimensions that you want for your headboard will depend on the design that you are looking to achieve. Upholstered headboards tend to be thicker, for example, due to their cushioned surface and can create a much cosier atmosphere. Wooden headboards can vary in thickness too and choosing the right one for you can depend on the design and the bed frame.

If you are unsure on where to start or aren’t sure on the best headboard for your existing bed frame, you can contact our team through our live chat or give us a call and we can point you in the right direction.

Why A Headboard Is A Must-Have In Any Bedroom

“Do I need a headboard?” is a common question we hear all too often. Whether you’re buying a new bed or your existing one is in need of a little uplift, headboards can provide a comfortable, cosy and stylish addition to any bedroom. While a bed can function without one, the right headboard can keep you warm, protect your walls, keep your pillows secure and add to the overall decor to provide a more restful sleeping experience.

Keep Your Pillows Secure

There’s nothing quite as disorientating in the mornings than waking up to no pillows, only to discover they’ve fallen right between your bed and the wall. With a headboard, you can remove that risk completely by eliminating the gap and giving your pillows the perfect support to rest on while you sleep. It will keep them dust-free, damp-free and right where they’re supposed to be.

Keep Things Warm And Cosy

You might not think about a headboard as being a source of warmth or comfort, but the reality is that they can provide support when you’re sitting up in bed and keep the cold at bay from your walls during cooler weather. Even a simple cushioned headboard like our Samuel Velour Upholstered headboards can provide comfort when you’re sitting reading, drinking a cup of tea or having a little browse on your laptop or tablet, while also providing protection against the cold. If your bed rests against an outside wall, a headboard can add another layer between the cold or poorly-insulated walls and keep you warmer while you sleep.

Protect Or Cover Up Your Wall

Marks, stains or wallpaper tears are an unfortunate reality of a bedroom. Whether it was putting the bed in your room, or left-over from an old headboard, or even mysteriously turned up overnight, a new headboard can not only cover up existing marks and stains but protect your walls from any additional damage. For a kid’s bedroom, for example, an easy-to-clean headboard will not only protect the wall from grubby fingers but is simple to wipe off to keep things looking clean. The Moon Children’s Faux Leather Headboard is the perfect example of a wipe-clean headboard perfect for a kid’s bedroom. 

They Can Add To The Decor

Decorating and can’t seem to find that final touch to make it all come together? Well, a headboard can be both a subtle addition that creates a neat finish, or a bold, statement piece that draws the eye. We have a huge range of simple but stylish wooden, metal, upholstered and luxury headboards in a variety of colours, as well as bold designs sure to wow any guests. The Cleopatra Luxury Fabric Headboard offers the best of both worlds with a simple, stylish design that is still bold and draws the eye thanks to the studded, almost diamante-looking detailing.

For Feng Shui

If you’ve never heard of Feng Shui, this Chinese philosophical system is said to promote harmony within yourself and with the environment around you. A headboard can improve the Feng Shui in your room by providing a sense of comfort and safety, thought to originate from when humanity lived in caves and had supports behind them at all times.

A headboard is a must-have for any individual or family wanting to create a comfortable, warm and well-balanced environment in their bedroom. From keeping out the cold to offering protection for the wall during the night, a headboard has a number of uses. For more information or help choosing the right headboard for your bedroom, feel free to get in touch, or have a browse of our range to find the perfect one for you.

Cosy Bedroom Styles For Spring 2020

As we drift into the warmer spring months, you’d hardly be alone in feeling a little stuck in the winter blues. While longer days and a spot of sunshine can do wonders for the mood, making a few changes to your bedroom can give you that cosy bedroom perfect for curling up and getting a good night’s sleep ready to enjoy the fresh spring weather. From light and fresh pastel colours, to bold textures and floral accents, here are the cosy bedroom styles you should try ready for Spring 2020.

Add A Pop Of Colour

There’s nothing quite like a pop of colour to make a room feel so much more lively. Whether that’s a fresh new bedspread or a bold headboard to take centre stage in your room, introducing a bold or bright colour can pull your room away from muted or dull tones and into the brighter season. 2020 is set to be a year of moving away from duller or muted colours and instead, towards brighter shades including Neo mint, Yellow, Ochre, Blues and Fuscia. Pantone’s colour of the year has also been announced as Classic Blue, so adding a hint to your bedroom ready for spring can help you stay on-trend for the whole year.

Get The Look with the New Sherwood Maple Wooden Headboard

Add Texture

Adding or swapping out texture in your bedroom can be done in a number of ways, from changing up the throw or cushions to investing in a statement texture headboard. We are particular fans of faux leather – it’s easy to clean, soft to the touch and makes for a subtle yet effective textural addition to any room. The Mono Faux Wall Mounted Headboard, in particular, is simple in design but comes in five different colours to suit any bedroom decor.

Lighten Things Up

What better way to prepare for the lighter months than to physically lighten up your bedroom, too? Switch out darker paints or dull tones for a fresh uplift – Dulux, for example, have named their colour of the year to be Tranquil Dawn, a unique blend of blues and greens that mimic a morning sky. It introduces an almost environmental touch to any room and can lighten things up ready for the brighter spring days. Alternatively, you could opt for pastel shades for a softer touch of colour that keeps things looking and feeling fresh, but bold.

Embrace Floral

As the flowers begin to bloom outside, why not bring some of the Spring magic into your bedroom? Whether it’s real plants or a new floral print on the wall, flora can be a great way to brighten and freshen things up ready for not just Spring, but well into Summer too. You could even wrap paper or synthetic flowers around your headboard and not only incorporate floral, but cover the pop of colour and textured approach too. Our Hampstead Soft Grey and Walnut slatted headboard, for example, offers plenty of spaces to wrap wired stems around and create your own bespoke floral look ready for Spring. 

The Monza Fabric Headboard Featured in 25 Beautiful Homes – June 2015 Issue!

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JUNE 2015 ISSUE!

What a lovely surprise for us here at Just Headboards! We’ve featured in the June 2015 edition of top interior design and style magazine, 25 Beautiful Homes.

We’re proud to say that the Monza fabric headboard has made the cut into 25 Beautiful Home’s question and answer page; where a reader was searching high and low for our very own Monza headboard – and they’ve now found it and us!

This beautiful fabric headboard is available in a selection of over 45 fabric options – from faux leather to linen to mock croc – we know that there is something to satisfy every taste imaginable.

Available in small single, single, small double, double, king and super king size, the charming and ultra comfortable Monza headboard is all you need to add a touch of elegance into your bedroom.

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