Sleigh bed headboards have a classic charm and elegance inspired by the French and American Empire period of the 19th century. That Empire style drew its inspiration from ancient Rome and Greece. What makes sleigh bed headboards unique is their curved shape (usually paired with a similarly curved footboard) that resembles an old-fashioned sleigh.
Sleigh bed headboards were traditionally made of wood and quite heavy, though today they can be made from a variety of materials including wood, iron, aluminum, and steel. Modern sleigh bed headboards usually exhibit less dramatic curves than they did in the 19th century, retaining the enhanced visual interest and character without the extravagance or social statement. These slightly curved modern sleigh bed headboards are much more practical, and many make great backrests that benefit from the curved shape.
So if you were wondering what exactly makes sleigh bed headboards different, or were thinking of getting one for your bedroom, we have a large selection of sleigh beds and headboards available at FurnitureCrate.com! Check them out or contact us to learn more.