Strutting your stuff in the bedroom

There has never been a time when headboards have been more in vogue, enhancing comfort and support while making a highly personalised style statement in your bedroom. Concerns about how to install headboards, however, can often put off customers from purchasing one. But, don’t worry, Next Divan is here to help with our guide to installing a strutted headboard.

Headboard struts explained

Traditional types of bed headboards use metal or wooden struts, designed to offer both support and resist compression. A standard strutted model has two reinforced struts, which are firmly attached to a divan at the preferred height with bolts. When the bed is pushed against the wall, the struts are not visible.

How to install a strutted headboard

There is nothing daunting about installing a strutted headboard. Indeed, in most cases, a common screwdriver for domestic use should the only additional tool you need, although having at least two able-bodied adults involved is advisable. All you need to do is follow the simple steps below:

Step 1

First of all, remove the headboard, the struts and the bolts from their packaging. Then, align the holes in the struts with those on the headboard and screw the bolts through the holes until the struts and the headboard are firmly attached.

Step 2

Next, find the two fixing points on your divan base. If you have a cloth-covered frame, they might be slightly hidden under the fabric. Often, on newer models of beds, the manufacturer places stickers indicating the location of these fixing points.

Step 3

Insert a bolt through the gap in each strut and screw it into the fixing point. Tighten the bolts to the frame, although make sure that you leave some slack for adjusting the headboard height.

Step 34

Now, adjust the headboard to your preferred height, slightly loosening the bolts if necessary. We also advise that you do not remove your mattress at this stage, as doing so will affect your perceptions.

Step 5

Once you are happy with the height of the headboard, use a spirit level to double check that both sides are raised equally high.

Step 6

Finally, tighten the bolts as much as possible to secure the headboard in place, then stand back and admire your handiwork.

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Here, at Next Divan, we have everything you need for a perfect night’s sleep at great prices, with many of our products made to the highest standards of British craftsmanship.

We offer strutted headboards with two height options, 24 inches high or 32 inches high, available in a stunning range of designs, colours and fabrics. To view our full collection of headboards, as well as beds and mattresses, please visit our website today. We also offer FREE DELIVERY to most mainland UK postcodes.