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The 12 Best Headboards on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve previously written about bed frames and storage beds that don’t cost a fortune, bedsheets (on Amazon and elsewhere), and mattresses, we wanted to showcase an oft-overlooked part of the bedroom. Here are the best headboards on Amazon, as described by their most ardent purchasers. To even the playing field a bit, we focused on queen-size headboards, but most of these headboards are available in other sizes as well. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best paneled headboard

VÄNT Upholstered Headboards — Accent Wall Panels

“This was one of the best products I purchased for my home! They were SOOOOOO easy to install and, once installed, can be removed for cleaning or any other purposes. We have two 48” inch beds so we required a custom size headboard. These VÄNT panels are legit HALF the price of any other custom headboard. Another thing I was so impressed with was that right after purchasing these panels, I received an email showing me exactly how to install the product! I didn’t even need to refer back to it it was so easy to install! Seriously, guys, get this product. It will enhance any room in your house and you will be so happy you made this purchase! I know I am!”

Best headboard with storage

Sauder Orchard Hills Bookcase Headboard in Carolina Oak

“We have a cat that likes to knock everything off of our nightstands & walk back & forth across our heads all night. Enter this life saver! It went together easily enough and attached to the bed frame just fine. Now our cat leaves our nightstands alone and just hangs out on the shelf at night. Another one of our cats discovered the fancy new headboard and started sleeping in the big cubby hole in the middle. It’s serving its purpose well.”

Best tufted headboard

Modway Emily Upholstered Tufted Headboard, Navy

“This is so pretty! Definitely gave our master bedroom an update. It looks high-end and expensive, but no one has to know! The fabric is such a pretty color and texture, and well made!”

Best adjustable height headboard

Leggett & Platt Martinique Button-Tuft Upholstered Headboard with Adjustable Height

“If I ever have to buy headboards again it will be these for my other rooms. This headboard has adjustable height, so it works well with pretty much any platform. I bought just a standard metal frame without a boxing and added the mattress and the lowest setting was the perfect height for this bed.”

Best wooden headboard

Atlantic Furniture Richmond Headboard, Walnut

“This is a very sturdy headboard. I love the fact that is real solid wood. It is very modern and simple; and easy to match with other pieces of furniture.”

Best metal headboard

Fashion Bed Group Affinity Metal Headboard, Blackened Taupe Finish

“I was very nervous ordering furniture online, but was pleasantly surprised. It fit perfectly with the queen bed frame I already had. It isn’t a super thin metal so it isn’t flimsy [and] all the parts to attach were included. The picture is accurate. I saw the same frame at a furniture store for 300 dollars more.”

Best headboard under $100

Zinus Modern Studio Upholstered Metal Headboard

“This is a nice finishing touch for that spare room. Ours is well manufactured, fit well, and looks outstanding. Likewise, it takes no time to set up … and it can even withstand a great deal of pressure. My brother visited and was reading in the spare room … a pillow behind him, leaning against the headboard. I had a moment’s hesitation, knowing how relatively inexpensive it is … but I also remembered how hearty it was when I installed it. Needless to say, he enjoyed his book and there were no issues. In fact, he commented how “comfy” it was for his back … okay! If you need a few final touches for a spare bedroom but want to spend conservatively, this is absolutely ideal!”

Best winged headboard

Pulaski Mirabella Tufted Panel Headboard with Wings

“It is absolutely beautiful! The heavy duty fabric is a beautiful neutral shade that will match just about any bedding, and the perfectly placed buttons are very tasteful. The side boards (wings) are easy to attach and add to the character of the headboard. With the help of a friend, I was able to put the headboard together and attach it to my bed frame in about 30 minutes. The directions were clear and simple and I now feel like a have a truly beautiful bed. A few nights after installing the headboard, I had a small group of friends over for dinner and had them put their bags and coats in the bedroom. I received many glowing compliments and remarks about the new addition to my room. Perhaps I can turn my old pallet into some other Pinterest creation now that I don’t need it any longer as a substitute headboard.”

Best headboard for dorms

Modway Lily Upholstered Tufted Fabric Headboard, Twin

“This was an easy way to dress up some very utilitarian furniture in a college dorm room. Wire ties worked fine to strap the legs of the headboard to the bed frame, a sturdy and temporary solution that will be easy to take down at year’s end. The headboard itself is nicely made for the price.”

Best headboard for twin beds

Flash Furniture Bedford Tufted Upholstered Headboard

“Fits a regular twin perfectly. The stitching and tufting is well done. It’s lightweight and the uprights are metal but adjustable so it was easy to attach to the bed. The padding is thin but not flimsy. We would definitely buy again.”

Best linen headboard

Modway Curl Upholstered Linen Headboard Size With Nailhead Trim

“I am thrilled with this headboard; the quality for the price greatly exceeded my expectations. It looks like the $800 Collette headboard from Crate and Barrel. It was perfectly packaged with no missing hardware or tools.”

Best faux-leather headboard

Modway Lily Upholstered Tufted Faux Leather Headboard

“I really love this headboard. I am constantly pushing my pillows over the top part of my bed till they fell off and now I don’t have that problem. Also nice thing about vinyl is that if it gets dirty in any way I can just wipe it. It’s also pretty cushy especially for the price.”

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The Best Headboards on Amazon, According to Reviewers