The upholstered headboards below show the use of various style frames. We custom made these beds with nail head trim, and they are attached to the wall instead of the bed frame. This allows you to use any type bed frame, from a hidden metal frame (about $50 at a local mattress store) to a wooden frame or matching side rails that are upholstered as shown below.
See the disadvantages listed below - when you get a foot board.
|Upholstered Headboard with the same fabric on side|
rails and foot rails, Greensboro, NC
|Upholstered Headboard on a hidden metal frame|
If your dust skirt is plain (not gathered), you rarely notice the dust skirt.
This is a great option if you want to incorporate more fabrics and textures.
|Leather Upholstered headboard with matching side rails and foot rails and nail head trim|
NOTE - if you box spring is tall some bed frames may not work for you!
Some brands like the above do not allow space for a box spring.
|We made this custom upholstered headboard and added wood side rails and foot board rail.|
Notice the legs (far left close up), You can see underneath the bed for a nice open look, even with a box spring.
|Upholstered Headboard with nail head trim, close up view|
1) It chops the room off - it makes the room look smaller. In those cases where we change to an upholstered headboard, the clients are amazed at how much more "open" and "spacious" it looks
2) It's harder to make the bed when you have a foot board....
3) The footboard is uncomfortable, it's something your foot hits at night, or WORSE! People often tell us they stub their toes or hit it with their shin in the middle of the night!
When we change to a headboard only, with side rails or a hidden bed frame, the bedroom instantly feels much larger.
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