If your headboard has a “split batten” for fixing to the wall, you will need:
- Tape measure
- Large scissors
How to fit a headboard to the wall
Our headboards come with one half of the split batten already fixed.
Begin by deciding on the bed position and check carefully for any obstructions such as cables or pipes in the wall and plan accordingly. Seek advice if you are unsure.
Measure the height of your bed, including the mattress.
Add to this either 48cm (19") (for our 70cm headboard) or 78cm (31") (for our 100cm headboard). This gives your batten height measurement.
Mark this height measurement from the floor at two or more points on the wall behind the bed position - this is the height to the bottom of the wall fixed batten.
Align the bottom of the wall fixed batten to your marks, with the angle pointing up away from the wall (see diagram) – remember to also align horizontally with the bed position. Check that the batten is level and mark the screw positions.
Drill and plug the wall at the screw positions. Finally, screw the batten to the wall and hang the headboard.
Tip: For dry lined or stud walls, ensure that the plugs are a snug fit in the drilled holes. Use specialist plasterboard fixings for stronger fixings as necessary.
Tip: Once fitted, the split batten allows you to slide the headboard from side to side a little for final adjustment.