A headboard is the most visible part of a bed. It complements the bed frame and sets set the tone of your room. We have many options available from upholstered headboards to wooden headboards, and bed frames in the size you need at exclusive members-only prices.
What is a headboard?
The headboard is a piece of furniture that attaches to the head of a bed frame. Historically, headboards helped protect the sleeper from drafts and the cold that would seep in from uninsulated walls. Nowadays, headboards are a decorative element for the bedroom.
Do you need a headboard?
Headboards are optional, but they do add to the overall aesthetics of your bedroom.
What size headboards should I buy?
Headboard widths usually fall between zero and three inches wider than the basic mattress sizes: twin, double, queen, king and California king. Buy the headboard size that matches your bed frame or mattress.
There are a variety of materials used to create headboards of all shapes and sizes. The main material types to choose from are wood, metal, upholstery, natural fibers and leather.
Wood headboards are available in solid, veneer and reclaimed wood. They are the most popular option when it comes to beds because of their versatility and timeless design. Sleigh, panel and slat beds are common examples of wood bed frames.
Metal headboards are typically made of wrought iron and brass. They come in a number of popular styles including contemporary, casual, urban, transitional and traditional.
Upholstered headboards have a way of warming up décor with a customized and tailored appearance. They are covered with fabrics like microfiber, linen, cotton, leather, synthetics or velvet.
Plant fibers headboards look great in rustic decor. These headboards incorporate woven organic material, like seagrass, abaca, wicker or rattan into subtle, casual designs.
Styles of Headboards
Headboards come in a wide range of styles. Consider your existing room decor when selecting a headboard, but don't be afraid to experiment by mixing styles for a custom tailored, individual look.
Traditional headboards include arched, camelback or scooped styles. They are usually frame-mounted and attach directly to your bed. They're made from a variety of materials but often feature rich wood elements and colors.
Modern and contemporary headboards will have a straightforward linear, geometric presence. They are made from light colored woods like maple and birch or made out of metal.
Minimalist headboards focus on simple lines and materials and can be used in modern decor.
Rustic or shabby chic style headboards are made of natural materials such as wood, rattan or wicker and feature a distressed look.
Kids headboards often come in fun colors and shapes as well as decorated with a theme or with licensed characters.
How long do headboards last?
Depending on the materials and daily use, headboards typically last as long as the bed frame and mattress.
Do headboards come with mattresses?
Headboards are not part of mattress sets. They are normally sold with bed framesets.
Where to buy a headboard
Headboards are available at any retailer that sells bed frames and mattresses or bedroom furniture. Sam's Club carries a large selection of headboards and bed frames at members-only prices.
How much do headboards cost?
The price of a headboard depends on the size of the bed frame and mattresses. Twin headboards will be less expensive than a queen. At Sam's Club, headboards start at under $70 for twin size headboard.
How to attach headboard to bed frame
Metal bed frames usually have headboard brackets at the end of their side rails for attaching headboard and footboards. It's as simple as marking where the screw holes on the bed frame brackets line up on the headboard, then attaching the headboard to the frame with screws. Each headboard will have its own specifications for how to attach it to the bed frame. Refer to the directions and specs from the manufacturer when attaching your headboard to the bed frame.
Buying a Bed Frame
Depending on the retailer, some mattresses sets come with a basic metal frame that will hold a headboard. It's functional but not attractive. A bed frame can accentuate your headboard and add a distinctive style to your room. Sam's Club has a large selection of bed frames that will suit your style and budget.
What is a bed frame?
A bed frame is a mattress foundation that holds and supports the mattress, box spring and head headboard. A platform bed provides a bed platform to support mattresses without the use of a box spring. Platform beds are typically made from wood, but there are options for a metal platform bed as well.
What size bed frames should I buy?
The bed frame should match the size of your mattress set and headboard. Queen mattresses require a queen bed frame, California king require a king bed frame and so on. For twin and twin XL mattresses and frames, you can use the same size headboard. Depending on the manufacturer, you may be able to a full bed onto a queen bed frame without issue. Bunk beds are unique bed frames that support mattress with four poles, pillars and wood slats.
What are the heights of bed frames
The heights of bed frames vary based on style and manufacturer. The average bed height with mattress, box spring and bed frame is about 25 inches. Platform bed frames tend to lower, at about 18 inches high.
Are metal bed frames the best?
The best bed frame will be the one that suits all your needs. Metal bed frames are economical and durable. A smart base bed frame is a steel bed foundation that eliminates the need for you to use a box spring.
Bed Frames with Storage
Bed frames with built-in drawers are a great way to maximize storage in a small bedroom. Underbed storage is a great solution to keep your seasonal items like spare bedding out of sight.
What is an adjustable bed frame?
An adjustable bed frame is a motorized frame let you raise and lower the head and foot of the mattress.
How long do bed frames last?
Depending on the materials and usage, bed frames typically last as long as the mattress and headboard.
Do bed frames come with mattresses?
Most retailers will offer a free, basic metal bed frame with the purchase of a premium mattress set.
Where do I buy a bed frame near me?
Bed frames are typically available for purchase wherever mattresses are sold.
How much does a bed frame cost?
The cost of a bed frame will depend on the retailer and the type of materials from which it is made. Sam's Club has many types of bed frames for any style and budget.
FAQ - Bed Frames and Headboards
What is the average cost of a bed frame?
Metal bed frames starting price averages at under $100. At Sam's Club bed frames start at under $40 for a basic metal frame.
What are bed frame brands at Sam's Club?
Sam's Club carries the latest styles of bed frames from mattress best sellers like Serta, Zinus, Tempur-Pedic and Beautyrest.
What is the average cost of a headboard?
The price of headboards is based on the material, construction and size. Sam's Club carries a vast selection of headboards starting at under $70 for a twin.
What are headboard brands at Sam's Club?
Popular headboard brands sold at Sam's Club include Hillsdale Furniture, Abbyson Living, Home Meridian International and Classic Dream.
Can you put a headboard on any frame?
You can attach most headboards onto a basic metal frame as long as they are made for the same size mattress. Many bed frames have slots or brackets that will hold a headboard made for the same size mattress. Specialty, custom or DIY headboards may need to be adjusted to fit a bed frame.