head·​board | \ ˈhed-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce headboard (audio) \

Definition of headboard

: a board forming the head (as of a bed)

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Other pieces are inspired by Queen Victoria’s jewelry, such as a chandelier modeled after one of her pendants and headboards embroidered with orange blossoms. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Claridge's Newest Hotel Suite Was Inspired by France's Last Empress," 5 June 2019 In celebration of the launch, the The Inside is offering 20% off of beds and headboards with the code SWEETDREAMS20—a perfect way to kick-start your bedroom refresh. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Inside and Brooklinen’s New Collaboration is a Design Dream Come True," 25 Apr. 2019 In the guest bedrooms, Burns opted for saturated accent colors — teal velvet upholstery in one room, and in the other a black feature wall and a green tropical leaf pattern on the headboard. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "Millennials decorate their Newport home with a touch of beachy glam," 20 June 2019 For instance, the upholstered versions from the Inside are available in an array of zippy prints, including classic ones from Scalamandre, and could just as easily serve as a backdrop for a sofa or a headboard for a bed. Michelle Brunner, Twin Cities, "Room dividers — and all their old-Hollywood charm — are back," 15 June 2019 The headboard of the bed is three screens; a nearby Echo is listening for the keywords. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, "Some interior design ideas for Jeff Bezos’ new $80 million NYC apartment," 6 June 2019 Nobody would automatically say that headboard belongs against this wallpaper. Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "An Interview with David Rockwell, the Architect Behind the 2012 Designer Visions Apartment," 1 Aug. 2012 Simple, but elegant, the bright white and cream–color rooms are contrasted by dark walnut headboards and nightstands, while the faux fur throw strewn over the bed adds a hint of lavishness. Christina Liao, Vogue, "8 Celebrity-Favorite Hotels for Met Gala Weekend," 2 May 2019 Here are some best practices to follow to prevent bed bugs from returning: Know the Signs: Look for dried blood spots on your mattress, behind your headboard, and in other folds and seams on your bed. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "This Is the Most Effective Bed Bug Treatment, According to Experts," 8 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of headboard

1701, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of headboard

: an upright board at the end of a bed where you rest your head


head·​board | \ ˈhed-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce headboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of headboard

: a vertical board at the head of a bed

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