Do i need Headboard?
Do i need headboard? It seems that many people aren’t sure what the purpose is to having a headboard, or why one is even necessary. there are plenty of reasons to have one.
What is purpose for the headboard? Historically, they served to isolate sleepers from drafts and cold in less insulated buildings. Headboards date back as far as Ancient Egypt.
The pictorial history of the headboard starts with the Egyptian pharaohs. A headboard would not have been within everybody’s means, however, with the poorest in society having to go without, or needing to fashion their own from straw or scraps of cloth.
In Greek and Roman times, headboards were a little more practical. They were often just basic wooden structures that would shield the bed from cold drafts.
Canopy beds and four poster beds were popular during the medieval period, and became regarded as the most important item of furniture in the house (and therefore, should be the most expensive).
Originally used to insulate the bed, they started to become a status symbol of grandeur and wealth.
The bigger the better! And a big part of this was having a large and impressive headboard as decoration.
Add finishing touch to your bed.
It’s common knowledge that the focal point of any bedroom should be the bed.
A headboard is a great way to add that “finishing touch” to your bed, serving as a visual anchor to the sleep area.
With so many different styles of headboards available, it’s easy to find one that can work as an accent to your existing colour scheme or bedroom décor, or visually soften the appearance of the bed and give it a more inviting backdrop.
Prevent marks and stains on your wall.
There’s a reason why you wash your pillow cases so frequently (or at least I hope you do!).
The grease from your hair and sweat from your head can stain.
It’s quite common for those who position the top of their bed against a wall without a headboard to notice slight stains or marks on their walls overtime, from where their head may be coming into contact with the surface of the wall.
Back support when sitting up.
If you enjoy sitting in bed to read or use your phone or laptop, you need headboard! You probably rely on the wall behind you to sit up against. Unlike a hard wall, an upholstered headboard can provide your back with comfortable support when you’re sitting upright in bed.
No more slipping pillows!
Headboards are quite efficient at keeping pillows in place. If you frequently get annoyed at your pillows slipping down the gap between the bed and the wall and you don’t have a headboard, invest in one! And, if you’re considering moving your bed away from the wall altogether, then you will find a headboard is a necessity.
London Headboards Company Story
We are a professional soft furnishings workshop and retail shop founded in 2017 by our Sister Company – Material Concepts Ltd. We specialising in headboards of all kinds, we also reupholster furniture to bring new life to an old piece, both traditional and modern. Our established position on the soft furnishings market gives us unparalleled access to wide variety of luxury textile, fabric resources.
At London Headboards, we believe the bed is the mood of your bedroom. We understand that what headboard you choose to bring into your bedroom is a major decision, and we relish the responsibility that comes with it.You put your style and life together in all kinds of ways – and no one offers you better choices than London Headboards.
We give you famous designer textiles, fabrics and interior design inspiration to add a finishing touch to your bed. Contemporary, Modern, Tufted, Padded, Pleated – we will make it! Even though we’re a fast-growing internet retailer, we maintain our humble Greater London roots and values. With more than 15 years of experience in designing, reupholstering headboards and wall panels, from the finest designers and craftspeople in the industry, London Headboards stands tall in the UK of upholstered headboards and wall panels service. And we’re happy to stand with you and discuss any projects you have in mind!