How to Attach a Headboard to a Wall (7 Simple Tips)
The headboard on your bed provides support for your pillows and head while you sleep and read. The headboard also helps the bed look more like a complete piece of furniture and makes the room more inviting. However, many people struggle with installing the headboard because there are different types.
If you have a bed you need help with, keep reading while providing several tips and tricks that will help you finish the project so you can try it out.
Installing a Headboard to a Bed Frame
Beds with a headboard that attaches directly to the frame are extremely common in the United States, and you have likely seen a few in your lifetime. Luckily, you can usually find instructions for this type of headboard with the paperwork that comes with your bed.
Free-Standing Headboards are the easiest to install if your bed didn’t come with one, and it’s a great option for people that aren’t mechanically inclined. As the name suggests, these headboards don’t require you to drill holes or install nuts or bolts. Place it behind your bed to create the appearance of a headboard, and if it’s up against the wall, it can be quite sturdy.
This type of headboard often has plenty of space to store books and other items, so it is a great choice if you spend a lot of time in bed.
The 7 Tips On How to Attach a Headboard to a Wall
Wall-mounted headboards are attractive but are also the hardest to install. Here are some tips that can help you achieve a better result.
What is the average size of a headboard?
A twin bed usually has a headboard roughly 41 inches wide, extending 14 inches above the mattress.
A full-size bed will have a headboard 56 inches wide and will usually rise 28 inches above the mattress.
A queen-sized bed will have a 62-inch-wide headboard that rises 28 inches above the mattress.
A king-sized bed is the largest and usually has an 80-inch-wide headboard that can rise 58 inches above the mattress.
Installing your headboard to a wall is not difficult and usually only requires you to drill and install four screws into your wall studs. Two screws in each hanger, one hanger on each side of the headboard. Finding the wall studs and careful measurements are the keys to success. The wall studs provide the strength to hold the headboards, while proper measurements ensure everything is straight.
If you find you cannot drill into your walls for some reason, a free-standing headboard can help you achieve a similar appearance without the work.
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