How to make your headboard last

How to make your headboard last

Upholstered headboards are a wonderful addition to any room, but like any other piece of furniture they require regular maintenance in order to keep it looking fresh and looking great! Without maintenance, your pieces of furniture could begin to deterirate over time. In this week’s article, we’ll share some care tips for your upholstered headboard so you can keep it looking like new for years to come.


One of the main enemies of fabric is sunlight. The sun’s rays cause the dyes in fabric to fade over time. With some materials it can even weaken the fibers. If your upholstered headboard receives a lot of sun, you may find its color changing over the years. Prevent this by keeping it out of the sun’s rays through the use of blinds and shades.


Dust will accumulate in fabric over time. Monthly vacuuming is the best thing you can do to keep your headboard looking fresh. Before vacuuming, check for any loose threads in the fabric or around any tufted buttons. If you find these, have the headboard repaired or carefully vacuum around these areas to avoid further damage.

Take your soft brush attachment and use it gently to remove dust. Use a crevice tool around buttons and hard to reach areas. This process should be done weekly or monthly. This is also a good time to dust the wood border around your headboard if you have chosen that option from our site.

Deep Cleaning

Once a year, your headboard should get professionally cleaned. If you prefer to do it yourself, we recommend following the tips on this page from Better Homes and Gardens, as there are many things that must be taken into consideration. upholstered furniture cleaning guide

With proper care, your headboard will continue to provide beauty for years. If you have any questions about our fabrics or any treatments we put on them, please email us for more information.