Updated February 11, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Bed Headboards

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in January of 2020. A headboard sets the tone for the rest of the bedroom. It can make a room appear more spacious, enhance visual appeal, and provide a pleasant resting spot for your back. Some models even offer space for storage. Not only do these designs crown your bed with style, but s sturdy construction means they'll provide years of use. Also, they are easy to put together and maintain. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Pulaski Selma

2. Barn Walls Rustic Mix

3. Modway Annabel

Editor's Notes

February 06, 2020:

Generally, headboards are broken down into three categories: free-standing, wall-mounted, and frame-mounted. Within each group, you will find a variety of materials, designs, and sizes. This list will help you narrow your options.

Wall-mounted designs like the Barn Walls Rustic Mix and the Vant Wall Mounted Panels have a flat back to attach securely to a wall with flush-mount brackets. Once in place, you simply push the bed up against the wall to create a cohesive look. In many cases, you can connect additional boards to make the design as tall or wide as you want.

If you prefer to fasten your bed frame directly to a headboard, you'll need a frame-mounted design like the Sauder Orchard Hills Bookcase headboard.

Free-standing models like the Modway Lily and the Zinus Jessica Modern Studio give you the flexibility of securing the headboard to a wall or letting it stand on its own. However, the Zinus Jessica Modern Studio leaves a gap if used with a mattress lower than 8 inches.

Special Honors

Joss and Main Minster Joss and Main's Minster is manufactured in the USA from engineered wood. Recessed panels and wood grain detailing provide a rustic look, and cross planks complete the design. It is available in brown, gray, and white and comes with the necessary fittings for easy installation. jossandmain.com

4. Lucid Mid-Rise

5. Vant Wall Mounted Panels

6. Modway Lily

7. Safavieh Home Collection Silva

8. Ashley Furniture Nashburg

9. Sauder Orchard Hills Bookcase

10. Zinus Jessica Modern Studio


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on February 11, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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