Looking for the best pillows for a bed without a headboard? I’ve got your back on this one.
As a serial flat renter throughout my twenties, I feel like I’ve seen so many headboards: the good, the bad and the unjust.
You wouldn’t think a headboard would arouse so many shocking memories, but when you’re renting furnished apartments you get what you’re given and what you’re given, well…it’s usually seen better days.
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On several occasions, I removed the headboard completely and hid it behind the bed – it looked prettier, but it was at the expense of my back.
What to do with a bed that has no headboard?
There are some great pillows for a bed without a headboard out there so you don’t have to rely on propping up a million cushions in order to sit up and read a book. YouTube and TikTok are also full of great DIY headboard ideas if you’re feeling up to the task.
Do beds look ok without a headboard?
Beds can look really great without a headboard, especially if you’re into a really minimal aesthetic, but you’ll probably want something to lean on and protect the wall where your headboard should be; they can get marked and scratched easily.
What is the alternative to a headboard?
There are a couple of alternative options for a bed without a headboard; you can paint the area where the headboard should be and make it a feature, you can attach a separate headboard to the wall or you can invest in support cushions which are the same length as the width of your bed.
Here are some of my favourite pillows for a bed without a headboard:
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COSTWAY FULL SIZE BED PILLOW – AMAZON £39.95
LUXURY WEDGE PILLOW – LITTLE JAX £89
LINEN COTTON CUSHION – AMAZON £76.98
VALLENTUNA BACK CUSHION – IKEA £30
UPHOLSTERED KANTHA HEADBOARD – URBAN OUTFITTERS £249
SCATTER – LOAF £60
THE REBEL – SNUG £100 FOR A SET OF 2
PILLOW TALKER HEADBOARD – LOAF £945
READING PILLOW – CHIGARO £45.99
BEDDY-BYES HEADBOARD – LOAF £1015
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