Upholstered headboards are becoming increasingly popular with customers who are looking to bring a highly personal touch to their bedroom.

They also provide that extra comfort you want when reading a book or watching TV in bed.

In this blog post, we look at the purpose of headboards on beds and the types and styles available, as well as introduce the Next Divan range, which you can find on our online store.

What is a headboard?

The headboard is a piece of furniture that is attached to the head of a bed.

In historical times, they kept sleepers warmer by creating a space between the bed and the wall, which allowed cold air to sink to the floor rather than onto the bed.

Nowadays, in addition to their aesthetic function, they give support to your bed, while protecting the wall behind it against scuffing.


Here, at Next Divan, we offer two main headboard types:

24 inches high strut or 32 inches high strut – This type of headboard comes with struts, which allow you to fit it straight onto your bed rather than the wall

54 inches high floor standing – A floor standing headboard stands behind the bed and is fixed with screws to the divan frame.

Our collection offers a variety of styles to suit every customer’s visual and comfort needs, as follows:

  • Doll headboards are a great choice if you want to add a touch of elegance to your bedroom.
  • Backcare headboards offers you great comfort alongside a beautiful aesthetic style.
  • Crystal headboards have a beautiful square pattern, which you can customise to reflect your own tastes.
  • Diamond headboards come with an eye-catching diamond tufted design.
  • Jubilee headboards are defined by straight vertical lines as the main feature.

Fantastic fabrics for your upholstered headboard

At Next Divan, we will always help you choose the headboard that’s right for you. Whether you want the simplicity of a white or grey headboard or the decadence of crushed velvet, we have a fantastic range of stunning headboard designs in our collection.

Our headboards are available in a wide variety of colours, textures, styles and prints, so you can be sure to find one that will both match and enhance the look of your existing bedroom.

Your number one choice for all things beds

We pride ourselves in supporting the local economy so, as far as possible, our products are handcrafted in the UK. When we source some items outside of the UK, we make sure they are exclusively made by partners who meet our high standards of quality and excellence.

Not only does Next Divan offer everything you need for a good night’s sleep at great prices and make it easy to purchase them on our website, we also offer FREE DELIVERY to most postcodes located in mainland UK. So, you can be confident that our outstanding customer service will make your purchase experience the most positive ever.