Making a headboard for the bed

How To Attach A Headboard To The Wall

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Attach A Headboard To The Wall

Have you bought a headboard to match the furniture in your bedroom? Have you made a headboard, painted it, dyed it or covered it in fabric for your bedroom after reading some of our how-to articles? If you do not know how to secure it to the wall, read on fro some simple steps on how to attach the headboard to the wall. You'll see how easily and quickly it really is.

You'll need:

  • Headboard or a wooden board
  • Drill
  • Rings
  • Hooks
  • Cleats
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
You may also be interested in: How to Paint Your Wooden Headboard

Steps to follow:


A headboard hangs from the wall as if it were a painting, so attaching it is really quite simple. All you need are some rings and hooks. If it is just a single board, two attachment points is all you need. However if your headboard consists of two separate pieces of wood, you'll need four attachment points. Two at the ends of the headboard and the other two in the middle, one on each side of the juncture of the two boards to balance the weight.


Once you have all the necessary material to attach your headboard to the wall, put the rings at the back of the headboard, which will be attached to the wall. To secure them, first mark the points you intend to place the rings using a pencil.


Then, open each of the holes with a brace and screw all the rings in their respective places along the headboard.

How To Attach A Headboard To The Wall - Step 3

Next, using a pencil, mark the height at which you want to secure the headboard to the wall. Then, drill holes into the points you have marked with the pencil.

How To Attach A Headboard To The Wall - Step 4

Once you have made all the holes, put cleats and hooks on the wall, bearing in mind that you'll need to align the rings so that they can be secured correctly.


Finally, hang the headboard on the wall. Hook the rings on the back of the headboard to the hooks that you have drilled into the wall.

Need some inspiration or ideas to create your very own headboard? At OneHowTo we show you how to make a cheap headboard for a bed!

How To Attach A Headboard To The Wall - Step 6

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  • There are many headboards that come with all the material you need to hang your headboard. Ask your local hardware store manager for advice if you feel lost when buying all the material.
  • Add some felt pads on the headboard if you notice your headboard is banging against the wall. This will secure it and prevent it from falling too.
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