As I put together this morning’s post about headboard shapes and styles, I thought, why not do another one about headboard sizes? So I put together this little infographic for y’all with some basic information, plus drool-worthy images below.

Guide to Standard Headboard Sizes

Standard headboard

Standard headboard width is 0-3″ wider than the bedframe.

Extra wide headboards can be up to twice as wide as your bed – perhaps even wider if you are doing a full headboard wall!

Extra wide headboards

Standard headboard height

Standard headboard height ranges from 14″ above the top of the mattress (for a short, twin-sized headboard) to 29″ or more (for a tall, king- or queen-sized headboard).

Extra tall headboards

Extra tall headboards can be as tall as you want, with the general rule that the headboard isn’t taller than the bed is long.

The average height of a mattress top is about 25″. This height allows most people to get in and out of the bed comfortably.

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