Cast Iron Headboards

Buy the best cast iron headboards selected and recommended by interior designers. By Eliza Bush.

Every sound sleep requires a good bed and behind a comfortable bed is a stunning headboard that elevates the bedroom’s aesthetic. Cast iron headboards and those made of similar materials such as wrought iron, steel, and metal exude a heightened level of detail. From ornate scroll works to floral motifs and grid lines, these types of headboards have a dramatic appeal that can’t be replicated. Here are our top choices for iron and metal headboards for a good night’s sleep!

Antique Headboard with a Delicate Vibe

Antique Headboard with a Delicate Vibe

$199.99 $348

Antique Headboard with a Delicate Vibe

Charlton Home®

$199.99 $348

Description

Soft curves and scrollwork details are the main features of this antique wrought iron headboard. The height beautifully reveals the graceful design even when flanked with pillows in front. This item is available in dark gray finish compatible to queen-size beds.

Designer Advice

A stunning piece for traditional bedrooms, you can also play with its classical form by pairing it with vibrant and patterned beddings and pillows to furnish an eclectic or bohemian interior. It’s also best to install it directly on the wall. 

Shabby Chic Headboard

Shabby Chic Headboard

Shabby Chic Headboard

Description

Featuring rounded edges and spindled rails, this cast iron headboard is available in four sizes and three distressed antique finishes. Each headboard set comes with a footboard and side rails.

Designer Advice

The classic shabby-chic inspired appeal of this headboard perfectly fits farmhouse, traditional, rustic, and industrial-style interiors. This is a great option to use in furnishing guest rooms and kids’ bedrooms. 

Ornate Victorian Headboard

Ornate Victorian Headboard

Ornate Victorian Headboard

Description

Featuring ornate castings, stylized scrollwork, and ball finials on end posts, this Victorian metal headboard is such a delight to look at. Made of solid metal construction, it sports an antique brown finish and is compatible to queen-size beds.

Designer Advice

Its French classical motifs will look great in traditional, cottage-style, and bohemian bedrooms. You can also adapt it to the style of your interior by spray-painting the frame. The manufacturer requires for it to be used with standard bolt-on headboard bed frames.

Elegant Antique Iron Headboard

Elegant Antique Iron Headboard

Elegant Antique Iron Headboard

Description

Designed with stylized scrollwork detail, this antique wrought iron king headboard is constructed of durable metal in a rustic brown finish. The arched headboard is flanked with grand posts with finials on both ends and is available in two sizes.

Designer Advice

A piece of captivating beauty, this will elevate the drama in traditional and manor-style bedrooms. Since the set only comes with a headboard, you can either mount it on your bed on its own or pair it with a footboard with the same aesthetic. 

A Headboard Fit for a Royal

A Headboard Fit for a Royal

A Headboard Fit for a Royal

Astoria Grand

Description

Sleep like royalty with these styles of antique metal headboards in queen size. This specific piece features eight posts with round finials and swirly floral motifs. Each set comes with a headboard and footboard in a rich antique gold finish.

Designer Advice

A magnificent piece in a traditional bedroom, it is compatible with standard rails. The striking old-world finish will look better when placed against a white or rich-colored wall. Pair this item with luxurious beddings and pillows for that unforgettable journey to dreamland. 

Unique Headboard with Intricate Details

Unique Headboard with Intricate Details

Unique Headboard with Intricate Details

Description

An industrial-style headboard with wrought iron and iron grid designs, this piece incorporates recyclable products and is constructed using handcrafted techniques. Available in four sizes, it is finished in oven-cured powder paint offered in five color selections.

Designer Advice

This dramatic piece will bring a mysterious and romantic ambiance to your bedroom. Choose a metal color that contrasts with your wall to fully showcase the headboard’s theatrical qualities. You can install this on the wall or connect it to the bed. 

Foundry Style Headboard

Foundry Style Headboard

Foundry Style Headboard

Breakwater Bay

Description

A vintage metal headboard with rustic industrial forms. It features an openwork design combining linear forms with rounded motifs and tapered curves. Constructed of metal in black sparkle finish, this piece is offered in five sizes and comes with a footboard. 

Designer Advice

Its casual character will surely have a home in transitional, traditional, rustic, industrial, and bohemian bedrooms. Since the width is a bit larger than standard bed dimensions, it’s best to install it against the wall for better aesthetics and stability.

Geometric Headboard

Geometric Headboard

Geometric Headboard

Description

This full-size antique metal headboard is crafted with a stylish Gothic-style fretwork in ash metal finish. It features four stylized quatrefoil ornaments inside two geometric frames. With a height of 60”, the tall headboard adds a decorative charm to the bedroom.

Designer Advice

This will add a dash of romance to traditional and transitional-style bedrooms and will also fit the character of bohemian and eclectic spaces. The set comes with mounting hardware but it’s best to use it with longer screws for better stability.

Vintage Upholstered Metal Headboard

Vintage Upholstered Metal Headboard

Vintage Upholstered Metal Headboard

Description

This vintage metal headboard in queen size features an openwork design offered in two color finishes. The central panel is upholstered in cotton-blend fabric with nailhead trim details. It comes in two sizes and can be mounted on the bed frame.

Designer Advice

Its romantic appeal will suit farmhouse, traditional, and transitional-style interiors. Since it is made of heavy, solid materials, it’s recommended to be assembled and mounted by at least two people. 

Industrial Style Iron Headboard

Industrial Style Iron Headboard

Industrial Style Iron Headboard

Description

Iron headboards like this design give off a chic urban vibe. Made of iron tube frames in a matte black finish, this piece features an upholstered tufted headboard panel in gray polyester fabric. The item is offered in three sizes.  

Designer Advice

Get this piece if you want to bring an industrial touch to a modern, rustic, or farmhouse bedroom. It is highly recommended to install this piece directly to the wall, instead of the bed for better stability. 

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Bringing in a subtle, feminine touch to the room, this cast iron headboard enchants with its gentle curves and volutes. Wheeled frame will provide functionality, allowing to move the object easily around the space.

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Antique wrought iron headboard

I really love the cast iron headboards, even if it looks a little bit worn out. But when you decide to repaint it once again in cream or white, it will return it its former glory. Try to mix it with the classic linen or cotton.

Hartford Metal Headboard

Hartford Metal Headboard

It is a metal headboard that is a perfect addition to any bedroom. It has got a solid construction, contemporary design and it fits to any style and décor. It is a nicely finished and high quality product.

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Amazing framework of this bed makes it perfect for accentuating bedrooms with vintage flavor. It has premium iron construction, beautifully turned spindles and solid brass castings, so you don't have to worry about its durability.

Clayton Metal Headboard

Clayton Metal Headboard

It is a twin upholstered headboard that is a perfect addition to any bedroom. This headword adds beauty and style to your bedroom. You will be impressed how fantastic and high quality this product is.

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