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Headboard Buying Guide

The finishing touch of any bed, an eye catching headboard. We’ve created this handy guide to help you choose the best headboard for you.


Headboard Types

Strutted Headboards

A strutted headboard is composed of the headboard itself, and is screwed to your bed using 2 wooden legs (struts). Strutted headboards can be height adjusted depending on the depth of your mattress, ensuring your headboard isn't being hidden behind it.

Strutted headboards are generally more affordable than floor standing headboards, but there are options for all budgets. There is also a huge range of styles, giving you plenty of options.

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Floor Standing Headboards

Floor Standing Headboards extend down the back of the bed to the floor, allowing them to support their own weight. Once attached to your bed, floor standing headboards provide much more support than their strutted counterparts, making them ideal for people who like to sit up in bed and lean against their headboard.

Floor Standing Headboards are generally more costly than strutted headboards, but many users prefer the look of floor standing headboards, because they combine the practicality of a divan bed with the aesthetic of a bed frame. There is also a huge range of styles, giving you plenty of options.

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Headboard Size Guide

All Bed Factory Direct branded headboards are standard widths. Depth and height will vary by headboard, with some headboards having multiple heights to choose from!


Dimensions (Width)




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Small Double


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4ft 6"

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Super King


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If you're interested in something other than our standard sizes, we have a custom headboards section where you can create a headboard in dimensions to suit you.

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