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.

Pictured: Samuel Velour Upholstered Headboard


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.

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.

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.

Wooden vs Metal vs Upholstered: Picking The Perfect Headboard

We thankfully live in a time where headboards come in a huge range of materials, making it increasingly possible to pick out the perfect one for our dream bedroom design. What that does mean, however, is that there can be too much choice, and wading through all of the options to find the perfect one isn’t always a walk in the park. A great place to start, however, is with the material that you want. Here’s what you need to know about wooden, metal and upholstered headboards.


Wooden headboards offer a uniquely simple style that can suit most bedroom designs with relative ease. As one of the most popular headboard materials, not least due to the ever-popular Shaker style, a wooden headboard offers a unique style like no other.

The Positives

  • Different Styles – Wooden headboards are surprisingly varied in style. From full board, to shaker-style panels, all the way through to rattan with all available in different wood types, each wooden headboard is entirely unique. No other person will have the same grain of wood as you, which adds a sense of character and charm to your bedroom. 
  • Easy To Clean – Spillages, sickness, dust and grime – they’re all easy enough to wipe off of most wooden headboards. With the exception of rattan headboards, panelled or board-style bed heads just need a quick wipe over or a dust to fully clean them off, making this a low-maintenance choice. 

Be Aware Of…

  • They Aren’t Comfortable – sitting up against a wooden headboard isn’t the most comfortable experience and you’ll need to prop up a cushion behind you or give up on sitting up in bed completely.
  • Can Seem Uninviting – While wooden headboards can be warm in tone, they could be seen as uninviting compared to the softer upholstered alternative.


Metal headboards usually come alongside a metal bedframe, though they aren’t strictly reserved for just that. They can be a stylish, classy and sophisticated option where needed, or modern and contemporary if the style suits you better.

The Positives

  • Easy to Clean – Metal headboards, just like wooden ones, are easy to wipe down in the case of mess or general dust and grime. With the right metal and regular light cleaning, you can prevent tarnishing too, keeping your metal headboard looking brand new for longer.
  • Durability – Metal bedframes are notorious for being sturdy, solid and tough, with the ability withstand considerable weight. A metal headboard has the same benefits, with a low likelihood of damage.

Be Aware Of…

  • They Can Be Noisy – When the bolts or welding start to become loose over time, metal headboards and bed frames can start to creak and groan more than any other material.
  • It May Be Cold – Metal holds onto cold temperatures more than wood or upholstered material, making it more uncomfortable to sit against or you may find that your bedroom needs just a little bit more heating to get it up to comfortable levels during the colder months.


Upholstered headboards are a cushioned alternative to metal or wood, and can come in a number of different materials. From easy-clean leather, to soft and comfortable cotton, velvet, velour and more, upholstered headboards are a headboard option for anyone looking for that soft and warm touch to their bedroom.

The Positives

  • They are comfortable – cushioned and upholstered headboards are comfortable to rest against, perfect for anyone who sits up in bed reading, on a laptop or watching TV.
  • There’s Huge Variety – There’s a seemingly never-ending supply of different fabrics in the world and in most cases, you can find a headboard covered in your material of choice. The colour and pattern choices are also plentiful, which is ideal for anyone wanting to step away from the limitations of wood or metal headboards.

Be Wary Of…

  • They Can Be Hard To Maintain – Depending on the material you choose, an upholstered headboard can be difficult to maintain and keep clean. While leather and faux leather can easily be wiped down in the case of accidents or dirt build up, fabric tends to need more intensive cleaning or shampooing.
  • It’s Breakable – Fabric headboards are prone to tearing, wearing down and other accidents that can’t be as easily fixed as with a wooden or metal alternative. While wooden headboards could see scratches, a scratch to a fabric headboard may result in a torn material which isn’t as simple to fix or buff out.

For more information about our headboards, get in touch or take a look at our full range of options right here on our website, today.

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 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 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.

Made In Britain: Our Best-Selling British Headboards

If there’s one thing we are certain of here at Just Headboards, it’s that the world is full of stylish and unique headboard designs. From your standard but classic Shaker designs to diamante-studded upholstered styles, there’s plenty to choose from and a huge number of them are made right here in the UK! Our Made In Britain headboards offer some of the fastest delivery times, with the knowledge that your headboard offers the best in British manufacturing, but where do you start? Here are some of our best-selling British headboards.

Samuel Velour Upholstered Headboard

The Samuel Velour Upholstered Headboard is a simple yet classy design, available in both a curved and rectangular style. The cushioned texture offers comfort and with two neutral but classic colour options, these headboards can fit most interior design themes without much trouble. The ‘natural’ colour is perfect for a warmer-toned style, while the grey can match to most colour schemes with ease – whatever the choice, this British-made headboard is available for Single, Small Double, Double and King Size beds.

Shaker Grey Wooden Headboard

Anyone looking for a classic wooden headboard will find the Shaker Grey style perfect for their needs. Manufactured in, you guessed it, Britain, this traditional style offers stylish simplicity at it’s finest. It’s crafted with the best Scandanavian Pine, so you can rest assured that you’re getting a high-quality headboard, with longer wear and a unique finish. This headboard is also available in four sizes, including Single, Small Double, Double and King-Size.

Emma Upholstered Velour Headboard

The Emma Velour Upholstered headboard takes on a more traditional style, with curved edges, a cushioned finish and decorative piping that adds a touch of elegance. It’s subtle but striking and comes in 7 different sizes, so it can be used in any room for any bed size you need. The sizes include Small Single, Single, Small Double, Double, Large Single, King Size and Super King Size. You’ll be able to order these stunning Britain-made headboards in two different colours – Linen, and Blue – to suit a bold or more neutral bedroom decor.

Miami White Headboard

Another stunning wooden headboard, the Miami White Headboard is a contemporary design with unique detailing to add a subtle hint of style to any bedroom. It’s once again crafted from the finest Scandanavian Pine right here in the UK and features an engraved rectangular design for a modern take on a traditional pine headboard. This headboard is also available in beech wood and oak finishes, as well as 7 different sizes to suit every need. Sizes include Small Single, Single, Large Single, Small Double, Double, King and Super King.

Monza Upholstered Headboard

With deep padding and bold horizontal pattern, the Monza upholstered headboard is yet another show of great British design. It can suit both modern and traditionally-styled bedrooms with ease and is available in up to 34 different colours and fabrics, including our Gem, Muse, Chanille, Shetland, Satin and Glitz ranges. It can also be ordered in six different sizes, including Small Single, Single, Small Double, Double, King and Super King.

The headboards listed above might be some of our best selling, but they are far from our only British-made headboards. Keep an eye out for the ‘Made In Britain’ label for an insight into which of our headboards have been manufactured right here in the UK.

For more information or for advice regarding our imported headboards in light of Coronavirus, please get in touch by phone, fax, email or by using our live chat.

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. 

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.

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

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!

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!