A headboard is, quite literally, a board that goes at the head of a bed. Headboards help focus attention on the bed as a design element as well as helping to visually integrate the bed with the rest of the room. A bed does not have to have a headboard, but choosing a headboard can really bring a room together as well as provide practical benefits.
Headboards can be simple or fancy, decorative or practical, traditional or experimental. Buying or making a headboard can be a fairly easy way to dress up a room and express a person’s creativity and style.