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Although a headboard is often seen as a decorative element, it is also a practical one as well. They allow you to prop yourself up while watching tv, reading, working or even eating. Most pieces, especially upholstered headboards and padded headboards, offer a nice comfortable backing for ultimate relaxation, while other wood and metal options are trendy yet not quite as comfortable. More 
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Whether you're looking for a twin headboard or king headboard (or something in between), here's what you should consider.

What shape and style headboards are available?


Since a headboard’s closest neighbor is the bed itself, you want to make sure the two styles are complementary. Beds often come with the headboard, but if that isn't the case, be sure you match the style, size and color, whether that be the wood tone or fabric color. Surprisingly, rectangular isn't your only option. Get creative with your shape — determine what kind of statement you want to make. For example, square or rounded corners are more traditional, while the curves from a Hanover or Regent-style option will add a little drama.

Should I buy an upholstered headboard?


Though upholstered pieces lost some of their luster in the 1990s, the look has returned and is a popular decision for many designers. Not only are padded headboards more comfortable to sit against, but they tend to be visually appealing and add texture and color to a room. Plus, the options are endless: tufted headboards are extremely popular, but you can also opt for monogrammed, quilted, slip-covered, and more. Browse through bedrooms in Houzz Ideabooks to get a good sense of what might look right in your room.

Should I buy a queen headboard or king headboard?


For a master bedroom, king and queen options are still the most popular, depending on how much space is available and what size your current mattress is. In general, most options fit the standard bed sizes: twin, double, queen, king or California King. Height is entirely up to you: keep it lower for a more modern, clean look, or raise it high to create a dramatic focal point. Be sure it’s still in proportion to the rest of your room — after all, you don't want it to overshadow or visually overwhelm the space.