Introducing a fresh and innovative approach to bedroom decor, wall-mounted headboards are taking the design world by storm. These sleek and stylish additions offer a unique blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal, transforming your bedroom into a sanctuary of comfort and sophistication.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the world of wall-mounted headboards, exploring their practical benefits and the design versatility they offer to elevate your sleeping space. Whether you're seeking a modern, minimalist look or a touch of classic elegance, this guide will provide you with the inspiration and knowledge to create a bedroom that is truly a reflection of your style.

Why Choose a Wall-Mounted Headboard?

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Wall-mounted headboards are gaining popularity in modern bedroom design for several reasons. They create a striking visual impact by seemingly floating behind the bed, giving the room an airy, minimalist feel. By attaching directly to the wall rather than the bed frame, they free up valuable floor space - a major advantage in compact bedrooms. The clean lines and sleek profile of many wall-mounted designs complement contemporary decor styles beautifully. At the same time, traditional headboards remain an excellent choice in their own right. Each style has its merits depending on your preferences and space considerations.

Regular headboards and wall-mounted headboards serve a common purpose by adding a decorative touch and providing padding behind the bed. Yet, opting for a wall-mounted headboard gives you the freedom to personalise the size and height to your exact design preferences, using our designated build-your-bed tool

Should you move homes, a wall-mounted headboard can move with you easily as well. There is no need to disassemble or transport a bulky bed frame, you can simply remove the headboard from the wall mounting brackets and install it in your new home. A wall-mounted headboard is often more budget-friendly too, so you can often choose the headboard style you love without having to break the bank.

With a wide range of fabric choices, including various colours, patterns, and textures, wall-mounted headboards offer a versatile option to complement any decor style. From bold and vibrant prints to subtle and neutral tones, there are so many possibilities.

Luxurious materials like velvet or linen can add a touch of elegance, whilst textured fabrics like chenille or boucle can bring warmth and depth to a space. Whether you prefer a classic solid colour or a statement-making pattern, there's a fabric choice that can seamlessly blend with your style. The versatility of wall-mounted headboards allows you to create a truly customised look that reflects your unique taste and elevates the overall aesthetic of your bedroom.

How To Mount A Headboard On The Wall

Mounting a headboard directly to the wall is an easy way to create a stylish focal point in your bedroom. With the right tools and some basic DIY skills, you can securely attach a headboard to the wall and give your room an updated, polished look. This quick and easy guide will walk you through the steps to properly mount a headboard on the wall, from choosing the appropriate placement, attaching mounting brackets and marking stud locations.

Locate Any Wall Studs

If you live in a newly built home or one where the walls aren't made from solid brick, you will need to use a stud finder to help you safely position your headboard. You'll need to securely anchor the headboard into wall studs to support the weight.

A stud finder is good for finding studs hidden inside the wall. Studs, the wooden or metal beams that your plasterboard is attached to, are the most sturdy place to sink weight-bearing anchors into drywall to ensure your wall hangings don’t fall.

Stud finder machines rely on sensors that detect and mark these unseen studs behind walls. By slowly gliding the finder across the entire mounting area, you can map the stud edges and centre points and mark these stud locations with a pencil directly on the wall.

Attach Mounting Brackets

After you have marked at least two secure points on the wall where your wall-mounted headboard will hang, the next step is to install the mounting brackets. For added security and stability when attaching the brackets, ensure you use wall anchors that can handle the weight of the headboard. Carefully screw the fittings into the wall at your marked locations and once installed, test the strength of the fittings by applying some downward pressure to ensure they are firmly fixed in place and can handle the full weight load.

Mount The Headboard

The exciting final step is to mount your stylish new headboard onto the wall brackets you have installed. Carefully lift the headboard and position it so the brackets on the back align with the ones on the wall and slide the headboard down securely into place.

Now that the headboard is mounted, slide the bed frame back against the wall, centring it so it aligns perfectly beneath the new headboard. Step back and admire how this striking focal point transforms the overall aesthetic of your bedroom. The simple addition elevates the space and gives it a polished, designer look.

Caring for Your Wall-Mounted Headboard

When it comes to caring for your wall-mounted headboard’s fabric finish, a few general techniques can help maintain its quality over time. To ensure that your wall-mounted headboard retains its charm and appearance, regular cleaning is essential. This will also prevent dust buildup and stains throughout its life. Here are our top tips when it comes to cleaning and caring for your wall-mounted headboard.

Gentle Cleaning For A Lasting Shine

While our headboards are designed to withstand daily use, a touch of care can go a long way. Using a soft microfiber cloth for regular dusting and cleaning will ensure your headboard will stay as stylish as the day you bought it, for many years to come.

To get rid of a stain on your fabric headboard, try making a simple cleaning solution at home using lukewarm water and mild detergent. Dab or gently rub the stained area with a cloth soaked in this mixture. It's best to do this as soon as possible to ensure enough time for the headboard to dry. After the stain is completely dry, use a vacuum to remove any remaining residue.

Cleaning a tufted fabric headboard, with its classic stitched indentations, is similar to cleaning a regular fabric headboard. However, due to the extra nooks and crannies, you should be thorough when vacuuming and wiping it down to ensure you've removed all dirt from the indentations. Since dust can accumulate quickly, consider more frequent vacuuming to maintain its appearance.

If your fabric headboard is upholstered in velvet or suede, special care is needed. These materials, especially suede, are highly sensitive to water. For wet stains or spills, first, absorb as much liquid as possible with a dry cloth. Then, use a mild cleaning solution, but be sure to blot gently instead of scrubbing to avoid watermarks. Alternatively, you can use specialised velvet or suede cleaners designed for these delicate fabrics.

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Is a Wall-Mounted Headboard Right for You?

Explore our beautiful wall-mounted headboard range at Magna Beds and let our wall-mounted headboards be the canvas upon which you paint your dream bedroom.

Transform your bedroom into a luxurious oasis with our elegantly crafted wall-mounted headboards. Designed to be the striking focal point of any sleeping space, these exquisite pieces offer both style and functionality, allowing you to create a cohesive theme that reflects your unique style.

Not only do our wall-mounted headboards add a touch of sophistication to your bedroom, but they also provide a comfortable backrest for reading, watching TV, or simply relaxing. The sturdy construction ensures long-lasting durability, while the easy installation process allows you to achieve a polished, professional look without the hassle.

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Excellent quality and fast delivery. Will be ordering from them again!

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bernadette mcconville

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Excellent, wonderful, awsome, service. i picked some samples first, then ordered it online. it came in about 10 days, from a u.k. company. The delivery person was wonderful, so helpful. They were 2 single stand alone headboards, i loved them, i ordered the Lipped chesterfield upholstered ones, fabric, naples soft velvet, with buttons to match. i keep looking at them in the bedroom and thinking how wonderful they are, with the jewel buttons down each side. the company is easy to phone and speak to someone who told me when i would receive them, tracking was great. i would recommend this company and buy again.

7 days ago

Geoff Young

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excellent product, well made, easy to fit and kept up todate with order progress.

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Magna beds service was superb, however their courier leavs a lot to be desired

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Emma Smith

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Excellent customer service and good communication with the courier too. Great product and quality at a very competitive price.

18 days ago


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We are very pleased with our headboard. We looked at similar ones in bed stores which were at least 3 times the price so we were a bit dubious. But this was unfounded as the quality and finish is excellent. It is solidly made and very heavy. It was made to order. The communication was excellent from order to delivery. It arrived on time and very well wrapped/protected. We would happily buy from Magna Beds again and would recommend.

1 months ago


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Excellent customer service

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Melanie Borland

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Excellent knowledgeable customer service. Good quality product delivered earlier than anticipated.

2 months ago

Helen Manwaring

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Really helpful at the telephone and informed of delivery at every stage

2 months ago

Deborah Scott

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Very pleased with our headboard. The delivery was a week early than initially advised. The quality is excellent. The packaging was very sturdy to avoid any potential transportation damage. The headboard kooks fantastic. Very pleased with quality , cost & service.

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