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9 Wall Mounted “Floating Headboards” To Fit Any Bed Frame

If you are looking for a wall-mounted headboard,  you have probably found that they are not nearly as easy to come by as standard headboards. Well you have come to the right place. We have put together a list of our favorite wall mounted headboards in the furniture market today. These options are not only beautiful but are reasonably priced and are. sure to make a statement in any room. 


What is a wall mounted headboard?

A wall mounted headboard or “floating headboard” is simply a headboard that is mounted to the wall rather than being attached to your bed frame. A wall mounted headboard uses screw or a mounting system. to hold it in place and ultimately has the same function as a standard headboard. 

Standard headboard vs wall mounted headboard


A standard headboard and a wall mounted headboard ultimately serve the same purpose.  They both provide cushioning behind your bed and aesthetic appeal to your bedroom. A wall mounted headboard amusat be purchased separately from a bed set while most standard headboards come in a package with their matching bed frame. Ultimately, it is about your style preference and which one you like the “look’ of best. 

Why buy a wall mounted headboard?

A wall mounted headboard has some advantages that make people gravitate toward it over a standard headboard. 

Customizable – A wall mounted headboard allows you to customize the height and size of your headboard without being restricted by the size or height of your bed frame. Some wall mounted headboards cover almost an entire wall. 

Minimal and modern – A wall mounted bed is similar to the appeal of a wall mounted tv. It is clean, modern and gives the appeal of “floating” in the air.  If you choose to mount your headboard on the. wall it will definitely make a unique statement in your bedroom that is sure to turn heads. 

Sturdy – While standard headboards may rock and bang against your wall, a good. wall mounted headboard will be sturdy. and will have minimal. movement. or sound when getting in and out of bed. 

9 Wall Mounted Headboards We LOVE

1. Hanging Leather Headboard by The Citizenry


What Customers love: Minimalist and clean.

What our testers are saying:

This wall mounted leather headboard takes your minimalist bedroom goals to the next level. It comes in a luxe leather in rich, vegetable-tanned hues, this piece adds the perfect finishing touch to any bed. Lightweight and easy-to-install, it’s as functional as it is handsome. Handcrafted with ethically-sourced cow leather from Alcanena, Portugal, a small town known as “The Land of Leather.” All made start-to-finish in a fair-trade environment.

2. Upholstered Wall Mounted Headboard Panels by VANT


What We love: Easy installation. Fully customizable sizing.

What our testers are saying:

The VANT panels includs 4 panels for a total height of 46″. Each individual panel is 11.5”H and 39″W or 30″W, to fit a Twin, Full, Queen and King sized headboards. All mounting hardware included in the package. Each box of VANT panels takes approximately 5 minutes to install with their patented Simple Mount TM system. Their patented anchorless screws are designed with extra wide threads to grip the drywall so the panels are firmly held in place. No studs or anchors will be needed when mounting your panels onto drywall. With VANT, you have no limits. They have taken your budget, space restrictions, and personal taste into consideration and created a product that can be customized as a headboard, accent wall, or focus piece. Whether you are using just two boxes of panels to create a plush headboard or multiple boxes to create an even bigger impact, we guarantee a Vant Panels transformation. Your layout will remain adjustable even after installation.

3. The Lokon Cane Headboard by Citizenry


What We love: Handcrafted. Simple and organic.

What our testers are saying:

One look at this modern wall mounted headboard, and a bedroom refresh might be in order. Handcrafted with natural rattan and cane, it brings an organic warmth to your space. Lightweight and easy-to-install, it’s as functional as it is stunning. Each headboard is handcrafted by master artisans in Cirebon, Indonesia. From start-to-finish, each one is made in a fair trade environment.

4. The Ceremony Headboard by Medley


What we love: Variety of fabrics and custom filling available .

What our testers are saying:

The Ceremony upholstered headboard is a perfect solution if you already have the bed base. This headboard is fully customizable. It can make be made to the inch of whatever size you need, and with a huge variety of fabric options. Medley will also make it with a wall mounting plate if needed.

5. Harlow Wall Mounted Headboard by Nathan James


What we love: Easy to install. Beautiful leather design.

What our testers are saying:

The Harlow headboard is a modern, adjustable, wall-mount headboard with vintage brown faux leather PU designed for any size bed. The headboard includes two light-weight panels that you can depend on for the perfect bedroom decor. Harlow, designed as a leather headboard, can also hang behind a bench or a set of stools in your dining or entryway to add softness and style.

6. Antique Wood Wall Mounted Headboard by Barn Walls


What we love: Rustic design in a variety of colors

What our testers are saying:

Exclusive and beautiful one of kind headboard design. The Antique White weathered color has brown tones which makes it appear like it has been exposed to the elements. If you want a bright white color but without the brown tones see our “Whitewash Weathered” design. This headboard is made with real thick ¾” wood from sustainable forests. Made in America. The panels are solid wood that are hand distressed to give a rustic, antique and weathered look. Because the panels are made from distressed wood, there will be some natural variations like knots or splits. These aren’t defects, but natural imperfections which add to the charm of your one of kind headboard.

Mounts on wall. Easy installation. Hooks and nails are included, along with step by step instructions. Compatible with adjustable beds.

7. Fabric “Floating” Upholstered Headboard Panels by VANT


What we love: Soft fabric design in a variety of colors

What our testers are saying:

Simple yet elegant, this 4 pack of VANT headboard panels comes in a variety of different fabrics to match any room or style. They are easy to mount and remove when needed. 

8. The Java Rattan Headboard by Citizenry


What we love: Simple organic look.

What our testers are saying:

Bring a laid-back, bohemian vibe to your bedroom with this modern rattan headboard. Made using lightweight, yet durable manau rattan, this headboard is sturdy and a breeze to install – as functional as it is stunning. Each headboard is handcrafted by master artisans in Cirebon, Indonesia. From start-to-finish, each one is made in a fair trade environment.

9. The Series 9 Floating Headboard by Prepac


What we love: Luxurious modern look. Includes two side tables

What our testers are saying:

This 3 in 1 floating headboard with 2 nightstands maximizes your available floor space with it’s elevated, off the floor design. With a focus on simplicity and functional storage, this unit creates a modern and sleek bedroom. Two built-in nightstands extend from the headboard featuring drawers for out-of-site storage and a surface for your reading lamp and favorite books. To maintain its clean lines, both nightstands feature hidden wire management for lamp cords, alarm clock cords or phone chargers. Installing the Floating Headboard at any height is simple, thanks to its innovative hanging rail mounting system. Its gravity defying design makes it the perfect companion to Prepac’s King size platform storage bed, leaving open floor space for easy access to the storage drawers below. 

How to mount your floating headboard to the wall


Each headboard should come with its own set of instructions, however, it os always important to follow a few important rules to make sure you end up with a level and secure mounting job. When mounting your headboard to the wall you want to be sure to either use a stud finder and secure it into 2 separate studs or utilize a wall anchor. Drilling directly into drywall without going into a stud will end up with a headboard that may, well…. end up on your head.

What are the benefits of a floating headboard?

A floating headboard has a variety of benefits that make them very appealing when compared to an entire bed set with a headboard attached.

  • UNIVERSAL FIT – A floating headboard can fit any standard bed frame due to the fact that it does not need to physically attach to the bed frame. This allows many customers to repurpose or utilize their traditional bed frame without having to purchase a new one.
  • COST SAVING – Since the wall mounted headboard does not depend on the bed frame style you can purchase or use any existing bed frame and simply buy the headboard. This can save thousands of dollars depending on which bed frame you are looking at.
  • MODERN, MINIMALIST DESIGN – A wall mounted headboard is very simple and clean and keeps your bedroom feeling modern and minimalist. Luckily, there are a variety of wall mounted headboards on the market today to choose from so there is sure to be something to fit your style and color preferences.

Cons of choosing a floating headboard


There are a few cons to mounting your headboard to the wall that you should be aware of before deciding to purchase one.

  • MIND THE GAP – Since the headboard is not physically secured to the bed frame you can find yourself having a gap between the bed and headboard if the bed moves away from the wall. This may alloows items and pillows to fall through the crack by your head.
  • REQUIRES SOME ASSEMBLY – Securing your headboard to the wall is not rocket science but it does require a stud finder and a drill. If those words scare you then you may want to think about hiring someone to secure your headboard to the wall for you.

Getting rid of your old bed set

If you are purchasing a new floating bed frame, chances are you will need to get rid of your old one. Most online companies will now take away your old items when your bed set is delivered. Luckily, we provide mattress and bes set removal and recycling services. A Bedder World has recycled over 500K mattresses to date. Simply book a pick up online, put your items outside by 8am and POOF we will come by and take them away. 

Overall, there are a lot of beautiful floating and wall mounted headboards available on the market today. You will want to look at the price range and how long you need your bed to last. As with anything you get what you pay for. Many of the more expensive bed sets are going to last for years and years while some of the cheaper sets are probably best for a few years.