How to Care for Your Upholstered Headboard

How to Care for Your Upholstered Headboard

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You’ve chosen your fabric, confirmed your dimensions, added those luxurious deep buttons – and now your custom made headboard has been fitted behind your bed!

It looks amazing. It’s a stunning piece that really completes the room.

But what can you do to keep your new headboard looking beautiful?

How to Maintain Your Upholstered Headboard

Make the right choice with your headboard and it will have a huge impact on your bedroom. Whether you want to make a statement with a tall, winged design or compliment your existing scheme with something plain finished in a contrast trim – a headboard is a luxurious way to complete your look, regardless of the size, shape and style of your space.

How to prevent stains on your headboard

Headboards are susceptible to staining over time. Things like sweat, makeup and the natural oils in our skin and hair can all leave a mark. But with the correct care and attention, you can avoid this and keep your headboard looking fabulous for years to come.

Which fabrics are the best for headboards

Your fabric choice will determine how to best maintain your headboard. We have a huge selection of fabrics to choose from all the leading British design houses and our favourite artisan suppliers.

Choosing a darker or patterned fabric can make stains much less noticeable but we also recommend using a Scotchguard coating to protect your fabric and make stains easy to wipe off. Leather and faux leathers can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Our favourite trick for quick and easy headboard cleaning

grey velvet bespoke headboard with metal studs

If you choose a velvet, linen or wool then we recommend hoovering your headboard carefully using the upholstery attachment. This will prevent any dust or dirt building up in the fabric which is especially important if you’ve chosen a deep buttoned design.

TOP TIP: Gentle vacuuming is the best way to keep your curtains and blinds looking their best, too. In fact, we recommend this to all of our customers no matter what the fabric care instructions tell you!

Prop up with pillows

Because an upholstered headboard offers a supreme level of comfort, you’re more likely to lean against the headboard itself. But placing a pillow behind your back will help to prevent unnecessary staining. Always dry your hair thoroughly before bed and avoid leaning on your headboard after applying styling products.

Looking for a custom made headboard?

Our custom made headboards are the first choice for the UK’s leading names in interior design. Each design can be tailored to suit any taste, colour scheme or interior, in your own choice of fabric. Our headboards are generously padded with a rolled back edge to cover fixings and can be made with borders or plain edges.

Want to order your bespoke headboard? Get in touch and we can make your headboard in any fabric, style and size you like!

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