Cast Iron Headboards

Beds with cast iron headboards retain so much romantic flair. They look great in retro bedrooms dressed in quilted throws and patterned pillows. An eye-pleasing alternative to sleek contemporary styles. Browse below to see the best headboards I've found.

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Antique white iron headboard
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Made from cast iron, this headboard constitutes a cool, vintage or industrial accent in one's bedroom decor. its ornate construction enchants with all the curves and volutes, resembling a bit peacock's feather.

Tribecca home giselle black graceful lines victorian iron metal bed
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Tribecca Home Giselle Black Graceful Lines Victorian Iron Metal Bed
This piece of furniture can bring the retro style into the bedroom. It is a high quality product that is supported on metal rails. It is large enough to accommodate two adult users and to provide the best conditions for sleep.

Hartford Metal Headboard
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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.

Decorative metal headboards
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Made from cast iron, this ornate headboard owes its beauty thanks to white painting, as well as rich adornments. Altogether it provides a magnificent, charming bedroom decor.

Antique metal headboard
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An antique (1850's) set of iron with a black finish for large beds. Both a headboard and a lesser footboard have legs with bulbs, triple arched tops, bottom vertical rods, floral carvings, heart-like scrolls with golden tone steeples inside.

Vintage iron headboard footboard full
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Vintage Iron Headboard Footboard Full
The beautiful use of traditional craftsmanship of metal headrests, an interesting color with a slightly greenish, emerald finish and vintage style. This set of cat iron headboard and footboard will change your bed with a marble pattern.

Antique iron headboards
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This product is able to modernize any decor of different bedroom indoors. It has got a metal frame made of durable materials that are solid and resistant to damage and other negative factors. The bed is able to accommodate box springs and mattress.

Our advice Buying Guide

The perfect headboard brings definition, structure and style to your bedroom. It is an easy, yet high-impact upgrade that can instantly uplift a dreary living space.

And what better choice than cast iron. Timeless, classic, tough, durable, industrial, there are ways galore to describe it. It makes the perfect crown for the bundle of softness that your bed is. Such an awe inspiring contrast!

Yet it isn’t an easy decision to make, given that there are hundreds styles and sizes to choose from. This guide will give you the lowdown on selecting the right cast iron headboard for your room.

Sizing it right

Before you get swayed into buying that large cast iron headboard that you saw at an antique furniture store, take a moment to get the sizing right. In most cases, the size of the headboard will be determined by the size of the mattress.

But many headboards are deliberately designed a few inches wider than standard mattress sizes to allow some extra room and to create the illusion of a harmonized, contained bed space. So ensure that you measure the available wall space before you make a decision.

The height of the headboard depends on the look that you wish to achieve. Some people like a tall headboard that anchors the rest of the furniture pieces and stands out on its own. Others prefer a shorter headboard that doesn’t draw attention. This can be a good choice if you wish to highlight another décor piece or element in your room.

Open vs. Solid backdrop

It is extremely rare to come across a solid backdrop cast iron headboard because it would be incredibly heavy and an impractical choice at that. But, if that’s the design that catches your fancy, then you can always get one custom made. Handmade cast iron headboards can get pretty expensive mind you. But their charm is unparalleled.

Open designs are more popular and you can select from straight bars with clean lines or curved, ornate ones. Straight vertical bars provide better support for the sleeper to get in and out of bed. The sky is the limit here really.

The finish

The biggest advantage of cast iron is that it can be painted or stained to mimic the look of almost any other type of metal. You can paint it to look like brass or vintage wrought iron with a patina. And if you are bored of the look, a simple paint job refreshes it completely.

Do you only need a headboard or do you also need the frame?

Lastly, ensure that the headboard is compatible with the bed frame and can be attached to it without the need for making expensive modifications. While most standard sized, factory made headboards can be attached to bed frames easily, handmade or vintage ones can have size variations which make it difficult to attach to bed frames. In such a situation, buying the headboard with a bed frame might be a cheaper alternative to making modifications.

 

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Cast iron bed queen
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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.

Antique metal headboards
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A comfortable piece for contemporary bedrooms, which is going to improve your queen size bed. The headboard is characterized by a durable design, made of cast iron with nice metalwork and premium powder coating.

Vintage wrought iron headboard
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Made from cast iron, this ornate headboard enchants with its unique, intricate construction, full of various curves and volutes. It will help you create an ideal rustic or shabby chic bedroom appeal.

Iron bed frames iron bed when there are so many
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iron bed frames | ... iron bed, when there are so many alternative bed frames on the market

Cast iron headboard 1
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Trying to refresh and decorate your bedroom? Use the headboard, which is made of cast iron and Victorian design. It looks heavy, but it will be suitable with classic bed and nightstand.

Harvest moon iron canopy bed iron headboard moon casting
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Harvest Moon Iron Canopy Bed- Iron Headboard Moon Casting

Antique wrought iron headboard
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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.

Wrought iron headboard full size
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With the stunning, scrolled finish of the frame and the cast iron structure this bed will prove to work wonders for any interior with the vintage styled decor and will enable comfortable sleep for anyone.

Art nouveau bed frame
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Openwork cast iron headboard - romantic lace design. Super chic, but light in weight, budget-friendly and pretty easy to install. Fancy scroll design, here: painted blue/ turquoise (gorgeous shade btw).

Vintage metal headboards
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One of the prettiest beds ever. Thanks to the use of wrought iron, a very plastic and formable material, the designer was able to create ornamental forms, visible in its headboard and footboard. A twin size proposition for glamour interiors.

Cast iron queen bed
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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.

Western iron coaster furniture pedestal off travsersa noir cast iron
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western iron coaster furniture pedestal off travsersa noir cast iron

Bedroom love cast iron frame bed vintage suitcases white on
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The iron beds evoke the smell of lavender in French Provence. The delicacy is visible regardless of the weight of this material. Districts, delicate decorations create a Provencal, romantic cast iron headboard with gray finish.

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Cast iron headboard matched with beige bedding and some knit shams and bedspread make a lovely creation definitely. Take some inspiration for your French country styled bedroom. Cottage chic at its best.

Antique bed heads
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A pretty though rather simple, sturdy traditional bed frame of black coated cast iron. A headboard and a footboard feature round corner posts, a vertically slatted construction with dashy oval knots and straight top rails.

Antique iron headboard
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Layering shades of grey in this room, is a very interesting idea. The light gray trunk, can be used as a bench. the cast iron headboard makes this bed classic, but with the industrial touch.

Antique school bench
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Made in an ancient style cast iron bench is a beautiful detail of the interior. The vintage style adds charm and beauty, and the functionality of the furniture makes it perfect for everyday use. The white raw finish is captivating.

Vintage metal headboard
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This beautiful iron bed painted with an attractive red shade is a perfect combination of interesting design and beautiful decorative details. The whole works beautifully with the bright décor of the bedroom.

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Cast Iron Headboards

Baremore iron bed by hillsdale furniture
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Baremore Iron Bed by Hillsdale Furniture

Retro headboards
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This headboard is beyond... elorablue: Adrian Briscoe Photography-Styled By Portland Mitchell

Cast iron headboards 2
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A big bed with a metal, black frame. It's very classy with very light set of sheets and many pillows. Its design makes an idyllic atmosphere welcoming you to relaxation. The throw is very light blue and green in floral pattern.

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Cast iron headboards 3
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vintage iron headbourds | vintage cast iron headboard measuring 78" across and 51 1/2" tall.

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Dishfunctional Designs: Don't Fence Me In: Creative Uses for Old Salvaged Fencing

Safavieh Mercer Collection Connie Headboard, Full, Taupe
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This headboard merges attainability with sturdiness and versatile style, that blends seamlessly with a bedroom theme of your choice. For a stylish accent, it features nailheads trim and linen like fabric padding in taupe.

Antique white metal headboard
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Leann bronze and cherry queen size poster bed
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Leann Bronze And Cherry Queen Size Poster Bed
This type of product improves the elegance of any bedroom. It is supported on a durable metal frame that is polished with a distressed bronze and cherry finish. It means that this piece of furniture is not only useful, but it is also able to decorate the bedroom.

Iron headboard and footboard with scroll details for queen bed
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Iron Headboard and Footboard with Scroll Details for Queen Bed Frame

Clayton Metal Headboard
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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.

Vintage iron headboard
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A fine piece of timeless antique, this beautiful bed is crafted of cast iron and finished in antique brass. Designed with smaller and larger arches, the bed also features a 60'' headboard and 40'' footboard.

Hadley ruched duvet cover sham white
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Hadley Ruched Duvet Cover Sham White
These products are responsible for increasing decorative values of any indoor. These are very interesting pictures that are original and able to make to room more attractive. They can be located over the bed's headboard.

How to define age of an antique wrought iron bed
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How To Define Age Of An Antique Wrought Iron Bed Frames

Antique iron headboards
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Antique Iron Headboards

Coleman iron bed
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Coleman Iron Bed
It is a bed that brings the classic style into the bedroom. The construction is made of forged steel and aluminum castings, so it is solid, durable and resistant to overload. It is available with antique-bronze or white finish.

Iron headboards queen
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Iron Headboards Queen

Antique full size horse head cast iron bed headboard footboard
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Cast iron beds the timolin
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Cast Iron Beds - The Timolin

Safavieh MCR4680A
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This type of product is a special headboard that matches any queen-sized bed. It has got a very attractive nailhead trim that increases its decorative value. It is a solid headboard made of durable material.

Elliotts design cast iron white and brass imperial 61 headboard
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Safavieh Mercer Collection Shayne Headboard, Full, Grey
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This beautiful headboard in a gray finish is characterized by an eye-catching design that brings lovely accents to any bedroom. The headboard is upholstered in quality fabric, and decorated with nailhead trim.

Vintage cast iron headboard
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Vintage Cast Iron Headboard