Bookcase Headboards

Are you looking for extra storage space in your bedroom? Do you have a bookcase headboard? A bookcase headboard offers support to the bed and creates a practical and functional space for storing your items close to your hands. Usually, people only buy a headboard because it completes the look of your bedroom. But, the bookcase headboard does so much more than that. Bookcase headboards are not only great for displaying your books. The shelves can also serve as accent shelves for your family pictures, alarm clock, decorative or essential items.

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What to Consider When Buying a Bookcase Headboard

Before you buy a bookcase headboard for your bed, you need to consider a few important factors. The first one is the size of your bed. The size of your headboard will depend on the size of your bed. For instance, if your bed is king size, you need to buy a king size headboard to complement the look and style of your bedroom. A headboard two to four inches wider than your bed and mattress combined would be great.

The second thing to check is the space available for your headboard. You don't want to buy a huge bookcase headboard that would overcrowd your room. So before you start looking for the right headboard, you need to determine the space available where you can add your full bookcase headboard. 

The next step is to determine the functionality of the bookcase headboard. For example, you need to know whether you will only store books inside the storage cabinets or add other items. You also need to know how many drawers you want on the bookcase headboard. As most full bookcase headboards have an open layout and all your items are displayed on top of it, you should avoid storing your clothes. If you need more storage to keep your clothes, you need to invest in a headboard with pull-out storage cabinets. 

Furthermore, you should consider the material of your bookcase headboard. Generally, full bookcase headboards are made of MDF, an alternative to wood, because it is cheaper than regular wood. To add extra shine to the bookcase headboard, they are often covered by a layer of thermosetting resin. The bookcase headboards made out of wood are durable and sturdy, but they can be costly. You can also choose to buy a metal bookcase headboard if you have a metal-inspired decor style.

Lastly, it would be best if you consider the decor of your bedroom. The style and design of your bookcase headboard need to match the aesthetic of your bedroom. 

Wall-Mounted Bookcase Headboards

You have the option to choose whether you want your full bookcase headboard to be drilled on the wall or not. The wall-mounted bookcase headboards are also known as free-floating headboards as they are not attached to the bed frame. 

Bed Frame-Mounted

The bed frame bookcase headboards are meant to be attached to the back of an existing bed frame. As a result, these bed frame-mounted bed frames are very sturdy. 

Points to Remember: 

  1. Don't forget that the headboard needs to align with the mattress. So when you measure the height of space available to determine the size of your potential bookcase headboard, you need to take the measurements from the top of the mattress.

  2. Consider buying a bookcase headboard that includes glass doors to cover the shelves and protect your items.

  3. There are many adjustable bookcase headboards, so you can adjust the height by moving the legs up or down. The adjustable full bookcase headboards are ideal if you want to change the size of your bed. 

  4. To clean your bookcase headboard, you can use a damp piece of cloth and start wiping, and you can also vacuum the bookcase headboard once a week to keep it dirt-free.