It was during medieval times that people started realizing the dual function of headboards not only as a bed warmer but also as a valuable accessory to enhance the look of the room and prominently display the status and wealth of the owner. Thus wooden headboards with intricate carvings were high in demand for those who could afford them. Upholstered headboards also became stylish during this time for their comfort as well as the intensely luxurious feel they lent to the bedroom. Some wooden headboards form the medieval times were so strong that they can be found in an excellent condition, even today.
In today’s modern times when we live in better heated and better insulated buildings the function of a headboard has changed. Nowadays headboards are used to hold the Pillows or bed linens. The headboard can perform a variety of functions. It can be used for simple storage. You can use the headboard to hold pillows and bed linens or you can design it to contain a bookshelf and keep a few books or other items on it. The headboard also performs a number of comfort functions. When you are watching TV or reading a book you can sit up and lean against the headboard. Headboards can be very comfortable and may be accompanied by a spragging board at the foot of the bed. The spragging board can also be used for storage or to provide comfort for the feet.
The array of different types of headboards on the market has grown over time and is likely to continue to grow into the future. Who knows what types of headboards that manufacturers will come up with next. As new technology develops and spreads throughout our homes, one can only image what touches it will add to the bedroom, and what types of headboards they’ll roll out with 100 years from now.
Adding a new headboard to your bedroom is one of the easiest ways to update the room. Headboards are no longer only made from wood. You can find them in every material from wrought iron to leather to marble just to name a few. You have a large number of options to choose from but first thing’s first. Quickly scan your bedroom and notice the theme you have going on now. Next, you want to decide the theme you’d like the room to become and think about what type headboard will help you bring that theme to life. For example, do you have a shabby chic bedroom but you’re looking for a headboard that will give it more of a classic, traditional style? If so you may want to choose a headboard with a strong cherry wood finish. On the other hand, if you have a traditional bedroom that you’d like to move towards a more contemporary look you could choose an oversized padded leather headboard with clean lines. If you decide you want more of a custom feel for your headboard and you’re feeling creative you can even get a do it yourself kit and create your own headboard. There’s really no limit to the type headboard you can add to your room.
The headboard is a very useful piece of furniture that attaches easily to the head of the bed. Headboards retain the pillows and very often provide a comfortable and secure backing to the bed upon which to lean and relax. Furthermore, they also provide a decorative theme and focus for the bed and the room as a whole. Headboards may also be used to provide a wide variety of other functions. These include storage provision, the attachment of various sexual conveniences, or incorporation into the medical care functions required for the bed of a patient.
Designing a simple fabric headboard for your bed is one of the very simple tasks that will make your bedroom look very attractive. There are various styles of curtains that you can use to make the headboard look attractive, unique and modern. Listed below are some of the beautiful ideas that can be implemented in your home with much ease.
This is a metal and fabric combined headboard where the metal rod is designed with simple drapes and the center area is decorated with metal design that makes the headboard look simple and beautiful.
This curtain is also a very simple material with just a plain curtain that is draped behind the bed and the tree image that is printed on it makes it look unique for a headboard selection.