A normal king size bed measures 78 inches wide and the size of the headboard extends to 3 inches on both sides of the mattress. An elegant king size headboard can be the center of attraction for your bedroom décor.
King size headboards come in various designs. Upholstered headboards are made with leather, velvet or fabric with padding and include details like button tufting, nail-head trims and other patterns. This headboard is very comfortable to lean against and also to rest your head. A wooden headboard is traditional but the most commonly used. Pine or Oak wood is used in different shades of dark, medium or light tones which when polished looks very royal and ethnic. Metal headboards made with metal rods are durable and affordable and give the room a vintage look.
A king size headboard in your bedroom is often made in a way that it will be useful as a storage place where you can keep basic items you would need while in bed. Items like a music player, books and magazines or a notebook and pen are probably needed once you get into bed. This way you do not need to get in and out of bed if you need something. A lamp on your headboard ensures a light source for reading or in case you need it during the night. An alarm clock is a necessary item that you need at hand. Apart from the practical items to keep on the headboard, it would look very decorative too if you display an artistic vase or candle or some photographs of family and children.