How to Attach Adjustable Bed Headboard Brackets: Easy Step-by-Step Guide

Dominic Reis

3 min read Lifestyle

How to Attach Adjustable Bed Headboard Brackets: Easy Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to attach adjustable headboard brackets to a bed frame or base with our easy step-by-step guide.

 

 

 

Adjustable beds are becoming more and more popular, and with good reason. They offer a lot more functionality than traditional beds (or “regular beds”). An adjustable bed can help relieve back and leg pain, simulate a zero gravity sleeping position, and many now offer a whole host of bells and whistles, too. However, many people may wonder if their trusty headboard can be mounted to their brand new adjustable bed. The answer is often yes!


In fact, most of the modern adjustable beds on the market by major brands today have the ability to easily attach your headboard to the base with brackets. In some cases, the brackets are even included. However, if you do have to get them yourself, you’ll want to make sure that they are compatible with your adjustable bed.


Follow along below as we quickly cover the basics you need to know for how to attach adjustable headboard brackets.

 

Most of the modern adjustable beds on the market by major brands today have the ability to easily attach your headboard to the base with brackets.

 


How to Attach Adjustable Headboard Brackets to an Adjustable Bed Base

Step #1 – Find your brackets

You will need brackets to attach the headboard to the base. As we mentioned above, sometimes these are included along with the adjustable bed from the manufacturer. If they are not included, then you’ll need to get some on your own. One way to do this is by contacting the manufacturer of the frame. They might be able to send you some, or simply make sure you know the exact ones you need to get.

Step #2 – Bolts or hooks?

Next, you’ll need to look at the headboard in order to determine what kind of attachment it needs to connect to the adjustable bed frame. There are two main options: bolt on or hook on. Generally speaking, the bolt-on design will have drilled holes, while the hook-on variety will have slits for the hooks to get attached.

 

Step #3 – Raise the head

Prior to connecting your headboard brackets to the base, you’ll want to lift up the head of the bed frame. This way, you’ll have plenty of space to work.

 

Prior to connecting your headboard brackets to the base, you’ll want to lift up the head of the bed frame. This way, you’ll have plenty of space to work.

 

Step #4 – Attach headboard brackets to base

Since no two manufacturers are identical in how they operate, the specific instructions to connect your headboard brackets to the adjustable bed base will vary. That being said, the main point here is to connect the headboard brackets to the base of the bed itself.

Step #5 – Line up and secure

Finally, you will need to get the mounting holes lined up and secure the headboard. To do this, make sure that the headboard brackets are securely attached to the adjustable bed’s base. Then, use a measuring tape to get the exact distance in between the mounting holes on the headboard struts and from the middle of the mounting slots to the middle of the headboard bracket flanges (also called the “center-to-center distance”). Once this is done, you can thread the bolts through the holes and finalize the attachment of the headboard to the adjustable bed by simply tightening the bolts.


One Final Note

After it is completely secure, safely lower the adjustable frame to lie flat. This will ensure that at least 1 ½” to 2” of clearance that you need from the base to the headboard, which will keep the mattress from scraping up against the headboard while in use.


With this information, we at SLEEP365® hope that you’re feeling more confident about how to attach adjustable bed headboard brackets to an adjustable base or frame. Next, check out our full review of adjustable beds vs. regular beds!

 

Dominic Reis

Dominic Reis has 17 years of experience in the natural and organic bedding industry doing everything from deliveries to sales & service to manufacturing and business operations. 

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