Trend Alert: Tall Headboards

The latest interior design trend involves an important element of bedroom design – the headboard. Headboards provide support for us when sat up in bed – and protect the wall behind – while also adding a decorative element to the space. But have you seen the latest trend with headboards? Tall Headboards are becoming increasingly popular!  

This Trend Alert focuses on Tall Headboards as we share our top design tips and considerations to take into account when thinking of using a tall headboard within your bedroom. Let’s take a closer look!

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Why we love tall headboards!

Tall headboards look extremely luxurious in a bedroom which is just one of the main reasons why we love them! Aside from their good looks though, tall headboards have the power to make a low ceiling seem higher and can also anchor a bed within a space with tall ceilings too. So whether you have low or high ceilings, tall headboards can help to balance out that feeling!

We also love tall headboards because of the presence they add to a bedroom. As they are larger than typical headboards they really become a key element of the room. If you love staying in luxury hotels, adding a tall headboard to your own bedroom at home can help to bring this level of luxury into your everyday!

How to use tall headboards 

Using tall headboards in your own bedroom can be straightforward when you know the sort of style you like! There are lots of different options available on the market these days and having an idea of what you’re looking for is key.

It’s also important to understand whether your bed frame needs to be replaced completely for one that comes with a tall headboard already, or whether you can purchase a new headboard on it’s own and fit this to your existing frame. If you have a bed base it’s likely that you can purchase a new headboard and easily replace your existing one.

Tall headboards are great for use in bedrooms where there is a lower ceiling height and you want to create the illusion of a taller space, or use in tall ceiling bedrooms to accentuate this feature.

What to watch out for with tall headboards

There are some considerations to take into account when considering a tall headboard for your bedroom…

If your bedroom is unusually small and floor space is a premium, then adding a headboard may not be the best idea as they do take up space behind the bed itself and could make the space feel even more cramped.

Similarly, if the bedroom has other tall elements (such as windows either side of the bed placement), a tall headboard can start to compete with this too. In these scenarios a classic look is best.

Ways to make tall headboards last in your home

A tall headboard can last a lifetime in your bedroom!

Choose a timeless upholstery fabric that you love, and a design that is simple. If you prefer something a little different or want to make a bold statement with the headboard – go for it!

Above all, make sure you absolutely love the tall headboard that you choose and that it complements other elements of the room to ensure you will continue to love it for years to come!

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