When we enter a bedroom, what is it that most catches our attention? What makes it a cozy space? What elements are the ones that make the difference and style in the room?
There is a common answer to these questions, and that is undoubtedly the presence of a headboard: it is the first thing that is appreciated when entering the room and whatever our choice of style, it becomes the protagonist of the room. But what is clear is that if we choose to acquire a headboard, it must have a presence that correctly suits both us and the environment that we want to generate in the bedroom.
In addition to that characteristic presence, headboards They have another great advantage, and that is that it is one of the most customizable elements, since it allows us to create any style when it comes to decorate a bedroom: currently exist headboards of all kinds of colors, sizes, materials, shapes, aesthetics, and even installation systems. It's more! You can even create your own headboard yourself and get creative. Is there a more personal product than the one made by yourself?
If we do a little market study, we will find that the variety of headboards It is as wide as we propose, since almost any element can act as a headboard: from a small shelf where to place books or pictures, to a complete structure that reaches the floor on which to hang objects, or a completely natural wooden tabletop , or a hand-carved piece of wood, or even a simple mirror decorated in an original way can act as a headboard.
So ... How to choose the most appropriate headboard for our bedroom?
The decision will depend on many factors present in the room, such as its size and that of the bed, or the most striking materials and colors, or the style of the furniture that already decorates the space. But despite the presence of so many influencing factors, it is true that there are some more determining than others: the degree of prominence that we want to give the headboard, the space we have in the room and the functionality that we would like our headboard to fulfill. . Below we tell you how you can take each of them into account when choosing or designing your headboard:
It is evident that the presence of a wall-type headboard will not attract attention in the same way as a minimalist one created based on small shelves, or a rustic one made of different woods and plant elements ... And being clear about this concept is one of the first steps when choosing a headboard.
This degree of prominence is achieved by factors such as the size of the headboard, the materials with which it is made and, although it may seem obvious, the size of the bed / mattress that we are going to use with our headboard will also be decisive. The latter is more important than you think, since there is a great variety of mattresses, settees, legs, bed bases ... and if our mattress is high, and we place it on a bed base with high legs, a headboard that cannot be adjusted at such a height it can be almost invisible in the room.
Therefore, it is recommended that before choosing and installing a headboard in your bedroomMake a note of the dimensions (especially overall height and width) of your bed.
In relation to the aforementioned, the type of headboard that we are going to choose will largely depend on the format of the bed where we want to install it. The most common sizes are single beds (with a 90 cm wide mattress) and double beds (with a width of 150 cm).
But when we talk about the available space, we must also take into account the whole of the room, since the wall where we are going to install our headboard will be decisive: it is very important to take into account the elements that are already installed, such as lamps, switches, sockets ...
Of course! Because in addition to being a decorative aesthetic component, headboards can fulfill one or more functions in our bedroom. This factor is very important if the room is small, or if it is a room that is also used as a work or study space, since a good choice of functional headboard can save us a lot of space.
For example, a headboard may have bedside tables built into its sides or a place intended for it. Or if it is vertically elongated headboards, hooks can also be incorporated to create a built-in coat rack space. There are also headboards whose lateral space has interior shelves to store books ...
Be that as it may, before prioritizing the functionality or aesthetics of the headboard of your bed, do not forget that the most important thing is your comfort when resting, so ... Do not invade the space too much!
Well, now that we know some key factors when choosing a headboard for our room, the hardest part of all comes ... Choosing one that suits your style! Without a doubt it is the most personal decision, but we can offer you some suggestions through questions:
Looking for a natural style with a unique presence?
The designs made of wood can transmit completely different sensations depending on the tones, contrasts, grain, finishes ... so even if you are looking for a sober, modern, minimalist, rustic, colorful, neutral style ... It is almost impossible that there is no solid wood headboard that does not suit your taste.
Would you decorate your room with a natural headboard and sustainable provenance?
Choosing a headboard of Solid wood, you give your room a scent of the forest, a piece of nature that accompanies you when you go to bed and when you wake up and a unique appearance. In addition, there are currently brands that care about creating furniture like this from wood obtained in a respectful way with the environment and what lives in it, so with this kind of shopping, you contribute to a sustainable lifestyle.
What if your headboard was handmade by local producers?
It is socially known that artisan work generates high quality products, designed and created in detail, taking care of the material and the final result from start to finish. For this reason, expressing our support for this type of work is part of our shift towards conscious consumption that increases the handmade work of the great professionals that we still have in our country.
What if your wooden headboard was so durable that it could be inherited from one home to another?
Of course it is possible, but only with the right materials such as solid wood, whose maintenance you can even do it yourself from time to time. Also, if one day you decide that your headboard deserves a retirement, wood is a completely recyclable and compostable.
If you have been answering these questions as you read, perhaps the time has come for you to know the headlines of Sintala Design: handmade and designed with wood coatings from different origins respecting the environment, whether it is woods recovered from the luthiers' trade, or from urban and forestry pruning, or from specimens that the storms have finally thrown away ...
His mission: to show that it is possible that man is at the service of the forest and not the other way around. The result? A collection of headboards with unique, warm and elegant textures for any room like the Luthier headboard, headboards full of personality and unique presence through dots and natural galleries in each wooden slat as Malnova, or a headboard designed in light wood composed at different levels, fusing style and rest with the best sustainable materials such as Thus.
Whatever the choice, in addition to making your headboard have an unmistakable personality, you have an extra functionality thanks to its upper space that acts as a shelf, and a simple installation system (instructions, plugs and screws included) with support on the ground that avoids large loads on your wall.
Tell us which one do you choose to create your own bedroom style?