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Headboards were originally created in Ancient Egypt to help keep cold draughts away from the head of the person sleeping in the bed. Headboards were constructed from wood and were designed to encourage the cold air to fall to the floor. Then, in Ancient Greece, headboards became more ornate and featured hand-carved designs and padding for comfort.


Headboards have certainly evolved over the years. Now, a headboard is more than just a functional construction for keeping the draughts away. They also serve a greater purpose than helping to keep your pillows from falling off! The headboard has the potential to be the design focal point of your bedroom, and it can set the tone for the entire room.


At Smitty’s, we believe the headboard is the piece de resistance of your bedroom!


The only question that remains is: What kind of headboard should you get?


Types of Headboards


There are many types of headboards to choose from, ranging in styles from contemporary to classic, and constructed using a variety of materials from wood, to steel, to fabric. Headboards can be purchased independently from your frame but, more often than not, they are sold as part of a complete bed frame, with a matching footboard.


The headboard trend in 2018 is upholstered. These headboards can be affixed directly to the wall over your mattress, or they can come as part of your bed frame structure.


Upholstered headboards may feature a wood trim, nailhead designs, decorative stitching, creative buttons, and much more — it all depends on what sort of look you want to achieve.  


Smitty’s Pro Tip: Purchasing a fully-upholstered frame will create a more luxurious look for your bedroom — and, keep in mind that the headboard doesn’t need to match your furniture or bedding. The headboard can accent the space and define a focal point for your room.


Upholstered Headboards & Bed Frames

Decor Rest bed with upholstered headboard

Decor-Rest designs and builds gorgeous headboards and bases in a wide variety of styles to suit any look. Crafted using beautiful fabrics from around the globe and wrapped around air-dried Canadian maple or birch wood, these upholstered bed frames and headboards are a beautiful addition to any bedroom.
Bed with upholstered headboard from Julien Beaudoin

Julien Beaudoin, a manufacturer from Quebec, has an extensive line of stylish, upholstered headboards and bed frames to choose from. Their designs work with adjustable mattresses and come in a range of frames with choices of supports, built-in storage, and customizable fabrics.

Bed with upholstered headboard from Amisco

Amisco crafts a large variety of upholstered beds, in sizes from twin to king. Their latest creation offers an adjustable headboard which can tilt up to 30 degrees, allowing you to relax and unwind with style.


For more headboard inspiration, check out our Bedrooms That Wow blog.

Whatever your style, Smitty’s carries a terrific selection of headboards and upholstered bed frames. Come and visit us today to find the perfect look to complete your bedroom.

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