These days, ottoman beds are one of the most popular bed types around. They strike the perfect balance between practicality and style, with generous built-in storage and serious good looks all rolled into one affordable package. They work well in any size room and are particularly useful if you’re seriously lacking in closet space.
If you want your bed to be more than just a place to sleep, an ottoman bed could be the right choice for you. They’re available in a superb selection of designs – and having a chic headboard can turn it into the focal point of your room. Lots of ottoman beds come with a headboard already fitted. However, if you’d like to choose a different one, it can be possible to replace it with a different one of your choice.
What exactly is an ottoman bed?
An ottoman bed is a bed with storage hidden beneath the bed frame. Gas-lift hydraulics lifts are designed to raise up the top of the bed to reveal storage space underneath. Depending on the particular design, ottoman beds can open from the foot end, one side, or halfway.
As a multi-functional piece of furniture, this type of bed is particularly well suited to smaller bedrooms where storage space is lacking. It means you can add practical storage solutions without sacrificing style.
Why do I need a headboard for my ottoman bed?
The truth is that you don’t have to have a headboard with your ottoman bed. However, many people choose to have them, to add that finishing flourish to a statement piece of furniture. Having a headboard brings benefits in terms of both practicality and aesthetics – but if you buy an ottoman without a headboard, it’s up to you whether you add one or not.
If you don’t have a headboard at the top of your ottoman bed, keep in mind that your pillows can easily slip down the back. Over time, this is likely to become pretty annoying. In addition, not having a headboard can affect your comfort levels whenever you sit up in bed. Rather than resting your head and back against a headboard, your pillow will have to rest against the wall instead. This isn’t ideal if you’re a fan of reading or watching TV in your room.
Buying an ottoman with a headboard – or adding one to your ottoman – will solve both of these issues at once. In addition, it’ll help safeguard your bedroom wall from the inevitable marks and scratches that come with leaving it unprotected.
What types of headboard are available for ottoman beds?
Three main styles of headboard are available for ottoman beds, and they can fit single, double, queen, king and super king-size beds.
- Upholstered headboards
No matter what type of ottoman bed frame you have, an upholstered headboard can bring a touch of class to any space. You can take your pick from kinds of fabric, styles, patterns, and colours. It’s up to you whether you complement or contrast with your bed frame.
- Metal Headboards
Metal headboards provide a simple but stylish finish to any ottoman bed. A wide range of designs and finishes are available to match virtually any décor including silver, classic black, antique brass, bronze, or nickel.
- Wooden headboards
If you like traditional styles or you have a wooden ottoman bed, a wooden headboard could be just the ticket. You could go for a classic wood finish, or mix it up with a white-wood effect. Intricate designs (such as handcrafted crossovers) are also available if you’d like to make a statement.
Where can I buy an ottoman bed with a headboard?
Remember, if you’re in mainland UK, you can make the most of free delivery – most within 14 days, while some are available for next-day delivery.