How to put a headboard on a divan bed

What Are the Main Types of Headboards?

Free Standing

A free-standing headboard is a versatile and valuable furniture item that can be easily installed without a complicated installation. These headboards have been designed in such a way that they can operate independently of your bed and the wall. It is an option to consider for people who do not have the handyman expertise to successfully attach a headboard to their bed. If you are looking for a temporary headboard situation, for example, if you are renting a place, then this is for you.

Wall Mounted

This method is a more long-term option for someone more skilled in permanent furniture installation. This mount is a much cleaner and more modern form of installing furniture. It is for people who own their own homes and can install the headboard anywhere they like. This method works for people who enjoy mounting their tables. 

How to attach a headboard to a divan bed

Install the legs

The first thing that we want to do is install the headboard struts directly onto the headboard. These will be useful to add holes to the headboard. What is common amongst manufacturers is that they will have left you two holes within the props. You have to make sure that these are aligned and then pierce a small hole in the fabric where they should be. If your manufacturer has provided you with screws, you can use these when attaching the legs. If not, you will need to purchase your screws that are 5 inches and above. This action should provide you with adequate structural security for your headboard.

Locate the Holes in the bed base

The manufacturers of beds know you will want to attach a headboard at some point. That is why you should find drilled holes that exist in the front and back of this furniture. If you look carefully, some manufacturers have made it easy for you by adding the holes’ indicators. The best way to discover them is to run your finger through the bed base. It is essential to beware of a storage drawer on the side because installing a headboard could affect utilizing this space.

Screw the bolt in

Ensure that you install about four centimeters of bolts into the hole. This move should be repeated with all the bolts you install and become the recommended level. Seeing as these bolts are significant, they will not require a screwdriver.

Attach Headboard

After attaching the bolts, you will need to slide the headboard onto the section of the bolt that we have created. The bolts will then be tightened in conjunction with the headboard.

Tools You Need to attach headboard.

  • Bolts (4 or 8)
  • Washers (8 or 16)
  • Nuts (4 or 8)
  • Wrenches (2)
  • Adapter plates (2, optional)

Attaching a Headboards

Investigate the kind of bed frame you have purchased. This information will help provide you with guidelines for installing the brackets. Without fully understanding this, you may struggle to establish a headboard accurately. You will need to find the holes left by the manufacturer that will assist you. Most commonly, when installing a headboard, people make use of a bolt or hook. These are the most robust options and are about 4 cm in length. 

Attaching a Floor standing headboard

If you do not own the property, you are staying on. Then this might be the better option for you. It is much easier to install but not permanent. This move will mean you can easily pack this up when you need to move houses. The problem with this option is that your bed and headboard may separate much easier over time. 

Attaching a Wall mounted headboard

This type of headboard is attached to the wall and the bed. Many people prefer this because it easily attaches the screwing bolts. It is a permanent option that works well for people who want to stop their bed from separating from their headboard. Attaching legs to the headboard with a bolt will be secure and comfortable to perform.

Deciding Which Headboard to Buy

Style & Creativity

This decision is something you should consider before anything is bought. Decide on the design you wish you executed within your bedroom and implement that. You should consider colors, shapes, and placement. 

Size available

The headboard must appropriately match the current bed size you aim to add it to. This size means that you will require a much larger headboard if you wish to install one successfully for a king-size bed. It’s essential to be as accurately proportionate as possible because headboards require careful planning for the width and length they will take up in your room. It is also necessary for you to make sure that you understand the effect that installing the headboard will have on the functionality of your room.

The function of the sofa

If this is your permanent resting place, installing a headboard will be convenient for you. If you plan to move this sofa around the house as required, it is not a good idea for you to install a headboard.

How wide should your headboard be?

It should be a minimum of 5 inches bigger than your bed. 

What to do if the divan bed has no holes for the headboard?

You can install these holes yourself based on the corresponding holes in the headboard.

How do I stop my frame-mounted headboard from moving?

Add a rug underneath the headboard to create sufficient tension between the ground and the headboard legs.  

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