*We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies.
More info
Persimmon Homes

Headboard haven at Colliers Walk

07 April 2021

A feature headboard creates a focal point and can often be the inspiration to a bedroom design but, with so many options available, it is important you make the right choice.

Here are our top considerations, all executed wonderfully at the Colliers Walk development in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.


Headboards can be fixed, as part of a bed or freestanding. The later gives you greater flexibility to change, if you re style the room without the expensive of a new bed, but make sure you measure the bed fittings with the headboards screw holes carefully to ensure a safe and secure fit. Is the headboard just to look pretty or to be functional too? Headboards are often used as backrest when watching television, reading books or browsing the internet. Cushioned and soft finishes make this more comfortable.

The bedroom at Colliers Walk features a soft finished headboard in three tall fabric sections. This prominent design style oozes luxury, emphasizing the bed’s width, creating a comfortable place to relax.


Consider your room size, you do not want to overcrowd a room with a large headboard. Think about your bed size - a low height headboard on a wide bed could look out of proportion. What about your own height? If you are tall and want to sit up in bed you may want a higher headboard for added comfort. As a guide, remember you ideally want your headboard to be one to two inches wider than your bed or mattress.

If your room can accommodate it, why not go for that extra ‘wow’ look using the clever design trick of extended headboards that encompass the bedside tables. With this style opt for a more subtle coloured headboard and finish combined with daintier side tables, so it does not overpower room, such as this one, beautifully featured at Colliers Walk.


Your headboard should complement, rather than compete with your bedroom design. A modern look tends to feature clean lines and definite shapes, a curved effect headboard creates a feeling of cosiness. You may consider rattan as a sustainable alternative. No longer restricted to gardens this nature-derived light weight material is easy to clean making it perfect for children’s bedrooms.


We all want to create that perfect look that expresses our unique design style but is also functional and within budget.

From textured, vintage, rustic, colourful or camouflage headboards it is important you define your own look, so gathering your ideas by creating a mood board is the perfect way to assess what works best together.

The internet is a rich source of design inspiration - try streamlining your search by viewing the collection of Persimmon Homes show home video tours. The Persimmon Homes Instagram page is bursting with interiors inspiration and following #loveyourpersimmonhomes showcases the homes of Persimmon Homes customers.

Finishing Touches

Create a look that's as individual as you are. Add the finishing touches to your Persimmon home.

Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

Annotation 2020 09 03 113957

Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

Annotation 2020 09 03 114032

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

Showcase your style

Why not share your own photos on Instagram using #lovemypersimmonhome for a chance to win a £100 Next voucher. Visit our Facebook page for terms and conditions.