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why is a headboard important?

Is a headboard necessary?

Why is a headboard important and necessary? A headboard gives support to your bed, but most importantly it protects your wall against abrasion. As well as a headboard's practical uses, a headboard can also give your bedroom a very personal touch. Read on and find out more benefits from using a headboard.

Prevent wear and tear on your wall with a headboard

It's with good reason that you frequently wash your bedding. Sweating during the night is entirely natural, and sweat and moisture will soak into your pillow and your pillow will then touch the wall. Therefore, if you have a tendency to lie with your head close to the wall, you are even more likely to smudge the wall. Protecting your wall with a headboard can then leave your wall nice and clean.

The benefits of having a headboard

Get comfy when sitting up in bed

If you like sitting up in bed reading or perhaps using your tablet or laptop, a headboard provides extra support. Instead of sitting up against a hard wall, a headboard will provide comfort therefore making it more pleasant to sit up in bed. A headboard is also ideal if you enjoy having your breakfast in bed. 

Tip: It may be a good idea to complement the headboard with a decent pillow. By choosing a pillow with comfortable support, you will prevent the risk of getting shoulder and back aches and pains.

Your pillow will stay where it’s supposed to

Have you ever had that puzzling experience where your pillow ends up in the gap between the wall and your bed? A bed with a headboard will put an end to that chapter and you will always have you pillow near you. 

Keep the cold at bay with a headboard

The temperature in a bedroom plays a major role when it comes to securing a good night’s sleep. Especially during the summer, it can be difficult sleep due to the increased temperatures. Therefore, it's a good idea to keep your bedroom cool. On the other hand, during winter, your bedroom can also get too cold. If you sleep up against a cold wall that is poorly insulated, a headboard will provide insulation and prevent you from waking up shivering.

Creates a cosy ambience

Headboards come in an abundance of different designs and materials. Whether you prefer an upholstered headboard or a wooden one, you can easily find the perfect headboard to lend a personal touch to your bedroom and add a touch of originality.

A headboard can have a significant impact on the look of a bedroom, making it an easy way to freshen up your bedroom interior. Your bed will become an eye-catching piece of furniture and help defining your bedroom design. 

A headboard is easy to clean

Since you have to wash your bedding and clean your mattress anyway, it's easy to clean your headboard at the same time. If you have an upholstered headboard, a weekly vacuuming should do the trick in terms of removing dust and germs. It's also a good idea to spot clean with water and wipe with a damp cloth.

Always remember to follow the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer of the headboard.

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