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.

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.

View the Article Here!

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Interested in buying a Monza Fabric Headboard of your own?

Visit our product page: http://www.justheadboards.co.uk/search.html?q=monza&s=1

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.