How to Install a Wall Mounted Headboard

Wall mounted headboards add the extra touch to a person's room making it look elegant and classy. It may be made in different shapes and sizes. It can also be made from different kinds of materials, colors, and designs with foam padding to give it a soft headrest. It can have multiple uses like a miniature bookshelf or a showcase or can even be left empty. For a stylish touch add a little woodwork with a simple design to make it look good and attractive.

Tools and Materials

  •     Level
  •     Screw gun, drill, or Staple gun.
  •     Wall mounted headboard
  •     Stud finder
  •     Tape
  •     Pencil
  •     Notepad
  •     Scissors
  •     Screwdriver
  •     hand saw or an electrical saw headboard
  •     one, 12mm wood, which is the same measurement as per the headboard.
  •     one foam matching the measurement for the headboard which is 2 inches thick
  •     one fabric according to the measurement as per the headboard in addition you would need to have 15 to 20 cm extra
  •     Any glue which can be used for attaching foam.
  •     2, Flush mount brackets which will be used to secure the headboard into the wall.


Step 1: Find the Width of the Bed

Measure the width of the bed with a tape and note it down on the notepad; add a few centimeters' clearance.

Step 2: Decide the Height

Take the tape and depending on where you would like to have the headboard base measure the required length and the width.

Step 3: Cut the Wooden Headboard

Mark the measurement on the wood and cut the wood using a hand saw or an electrical saw according to the marked measurements on the wood.

Step 4:  Apply the Glue on the Wooden Headboard

Apply glue or other any other strong adhesive which can be used on the edges of the 12mm MDF and apply some on the center of the wooden headboard and on the foam.

Step 5: Fit the Headboard and the Foam

Attach the wooden headboard and foam and leave it to dry.

Step 6: Measure the Cloth

Measure the cloth according to headboard size and add 15 to 20 cm extra and cut the cloth.

Step 7: Attach the Cloth

Take the stapling gun and attach the cloth onto the side, which is going to face the wall, or the inner side of the headboard making sure that the cloth is not pulled too hard or it can rip. On the edges, be very careful while folding the cloth inside to make sure that the edges look neat and clean.

Step 8: Mark the Stud

Mark the required measurement for the headboard on the wall with the tape and mark each point with a pencil.

Step 9: Place Flush Mount Brackets

Drill the marked point and place flush mount brackets carefully making sure that they are placed straight; tighten with the screws and screwdriver making sure it is secured properly.

Step 10: Fit the Headboard

Fit the headboard onto the flush mount brackets and make sure that the headboard is resting properly and securely on the wall.