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Expert's Corner: Bedroom Headboards

Brent Cooper, MD of Simon Horn on what to consider when buying a headboard
   EKBB Magazine  |  written on: 31-08-2021 11:30am

Q & A – Brent Cooper, managing director of Simon Horn

- What are the main trends in headboards?
Boutique hotel style is still very much on trend and the key to getting the look right is to think decorative and think big. Upholstered headboards that are extra high or extra wide (or both) create maximum impact. Fabric-wise, the trend is for luxury and lush, so think leathers, textured plains and velvets, all of which look great when buttoned, piped, studded or sewn in panels or squares. For an even more glamorous look, you could have your divan covered in the same fabric as the headboard.

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Credit: Simon Horn

- What are the main things to consider when buying a headboard?
A headboard is a key design feature and visually tends to act as an anchor in the bedroom. So, in order to keep the look streamlined choose a fabric that matches and/or co-ordinates with other soft furnishings in the bedroom such as curtains, cushions or upholstered furniture.

- What are the advantages of buying bespoke?
Going bespoke means that you don’t have to compromise. Your headboard will be a unique piece, and made exactly as you want it in terms of the size, fabric and upholstery style.

Clarence upholstered headboard, Credit: Simon Horn

- Anything to bear in mind when fitting a headboard?
Most headboards will fit to the back of the divan unit with standard headboard fittings. Heavier versions can usually stand free on the floor and are quite solid once the divan set is pushed up against them. If in doubt, you can also order the headboard with wooden batons which enables it to be attached to the wall. However, if you are going this route make sure that the wall is able to take on the weight of the headboard.

Credit: Katy Eachus (Words)
Published: As featured in EKBB Magazine, Issue 239, March 2016
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