By Frank Rochette. Headboard. Published at Saturday, May 05th, 2018 - 00:45:50 AM.
A headboard is defined as a piece of furniture that is attached to the head of a bed. Traditionally a headboard was used to isolate the sleeper from drafts and cold walls. The headboard would leave space between the bed and the wall and allow the cold air to sink to the floor. If the bed was pushed against the wall then the cold air would settle on the bed making the sleeper uncomfortable. Headboards were made out of wood because wood becomes less cold than bricks or stones. Humanity has made tremendous progress over the years and the improvements in architecture have made the traditional function of a headboard redundant. Still headboard beds are very popular and in this article we will find out more about modern headboards and what the advantages of a headboard bed are.
Some refer to the headboard as being the frame to the bed's painting. In fact, it has gone further than that and has become the painting itself. The footboard contributes to an extent, and so does the quilt or bed covering. The bed frame, as stated above, is not seen. However, in general parlance, the bed is the whole item, and the head of the bed, footboard frame and bed coverings are simply components.
Nevertheless, the most popular styles of headboards are crafted in solid wood - oak, cherry, maple, mahogany and American walnut are five of the more popular woods. These are normally paneled, and may also display some form of decorative carving. Upholstered versions are frequently deep buttoned, sometimes tufted to give the headboard a quilted appearance.
They are available in the simple square design. You can also get headboards that have rounded corners or are arched. Headboards are available for every bed size; the main sizes available are twin, full, queen, and king and California king. The twin size can also be referred to as single while full is called double. Headboards can add a lot of style to a room and can be an excellent focus for the design in the room. If you are redecorating or are getting a new place you should definitely look at headboards beds not only for their style but for their practical uses as well.
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