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.

The Ivy Rattan Headboard Featured in 25 Beautiful Homes – January 2013 Issue!

JANUARY 2013 ISSUE!

A great start to the year for Just Headboards! We’ve featured in the January 2013 edition of interior design and style magazine, 25 Beautiful Homes.

The Ivy Rattan headboard has made the cut into 25 Beautiful Home’s question and answer page as a solution for anyone looking to add a traditional French inspired look to their bedroom….and we can see why.

This beautiful headboard is crafted from solid birch wood and veneers and hand painted in a lovely ivory finish giving each headboard a unique look with plenty of character.

Available in double, king and super king size, the elegant and sophisticated Ivy Rattan headboard is perfect for adding a touch of classic 18th century style and romance to your bedroom.

View the Article Here!

 

 

 

Interested in buying an Ivy Rattan Headboard of your own?

Visit our product page: http://www.justheadboards.co.uk/wooden/rattan-headboards/ivy-painted-rattan-headboard.html

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!