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 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!