A headboard is the portion of a bed that attaches to the head of the bed but in some cases, it may simply rest behind the bed.
Traditionally made out of solid wood, a headboard was used to exclude the sleeper from drafts and cold walls. The idea was for the headboard leaves space between the bed and the wall and grants 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.
However, with the fast growing of technology, all this modernity appearance with the industry, the way houses are now built are more adequate than in the old days. The usefulness of the headboard has slightly matured. The headboard is no longer used just to hold the bed linen, pillows, etc..
Therefore the headboard can now be used in different ways such as a storage, a bookshelf, even guarantee a tremendous coziness to those who like reading and watching TV in their bed.
Headboards were made out of wood because wood does not get less cold than bricks or stones. Since the makeup of the headboard have been expanded with large range of materials like metal, fabric, leather etc.
A solid wood headboard has both advantages and disadvantages. Unlike veneer headboard styles that have a low-cost base with only a thin wooden top layer, solid wood headboards have high-quality construction. Yet, traditional, solid wood headboards can also look outdated for contemporary bedrooms. In bed readers or television viewers don’t like the hardness of a wooden headboard and prefer a softer, padded, upholstered or fabric-covered kind.
For uneasy sleepers who tend to bash their arms around, a solid wood headboard can be a painful disadvantage, especially if they hit their head or hand on the hard surface during the night. A solid wood bookcase headboard with items stored on the shelves isn’t a good idea for restless sleepers who may knock over an alarm clock, book or breakable vase. Plain, padded headboard styles are a much better option than wooden types for these kinds of sleepers.
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