If you are buying a headboard for your bed or frame you will rapidly find that there are many options and styles to choose from. It used to be that all beds came with a headboard and footboard as part of the frame. But with the advent of basic metal bed frames, only the more expensive or fancy beds come with a headboard attached. What some people do not realize that it is possible to add a headboard or footboard to a bed at a fraction of the cost of a fancier frame. A new headboard can greatly enhance of look of a bed as well as add style to a bedroom. Headboards can also be functional, providing a backing to lean on or space to hold items. There are a myriad of options for headboards and it can be difficult to choose the best one for your needs. You should consider the following if you are looking to buy a new headboard for your bed.
Determine the Size of HeadboardIt is very important to make sure that any new headboard will fit the bed. Beds come in five different distinct sizes and nothing is tackier than a headboard that does not match the width of a bed. If you do not know the size of the bed, it is best to measure the bed to make sure you buy the right headboard. The standard bed sizes are:
- Twin: 39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm), There is an "X-Long Twin" size which is 80 inches or 203 cm long
- Full: 54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
- Queen: 60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
- California King: 72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)
- King: 76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)