Top 10 Natural Headboards


A headboard may not seem like a likely source of VOCs in your home, but between the potentially toxic finishes, materials and even adhesives, it can be harmful if you don’t choose carefully. After all, even though you don’t sleep on it, you sleep right next to it night after night.

You need a headboard to combine “practical”, “pretty”, and “natural”. This review will help you find a natural headboard that is safe for you and your family and will beautifully complement your non toxic bed frame. Take a look at our picks:


Rustic Farmhouse Headboard

Rustic Farmhouse Headboard

Reclaimed wood headboard with non-toxic stain and finish

Sizes: Twin: 48H x 41W, Full: 48H x 56W, Queen: 48H x 62W, King: 48H x 78W

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You’ll add rustic, farmhouse chic to your bedroom with this cozy Rustic Farmhouse Headboard. It’s made with 100% solid reclaimed wood finished with an eco-friendly stain and finish. The handcrafted piece is built to last and made in the USA, all wood is locally sourced helping to cut the carbon footprint to provide for eco-conscious customers. 

You can experience a personal, non-toxic, and rustic touch with this headboard because each headboard will be unique in its grain and density. Customers were happy with its easy assembly and naturally beautiful look.


Java Rattan Headboard by The Citizenry

Java Rattan Headboard by The Citizenry
$795

Natural rattan headbord made in Indonesia

Size: Full/Queen - 62"W x 21.5"H x 2"D, King/Cali King - 77"W x 21.5"H x 2"D

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This handcrafted rattan headboard is a great way to naturally achieve a laid-back, Bohemian vibe in your bedroom. The lightweight Manau rattan is surprisingly sturdy and durable. You can clean the Java Rattan Headboard with a damp cloth or dry microfiber cloth. This rattan headboard is handcrafted in Cirebon, Indonesia by master artisans to be stunning, easy to install and functional.

Customers have been surprised over and over by it’s lightweight, easy installation and it’s natural color that brings a touch of calming nature to your bedroom. There’s no need for fancy design, finished materials or extra colors when you see this simple, yet beautiful natural headboard.


Atlantic Furniture Mission Headboard

Atlantic Furniture Mission Headboard
$170.44

Solid wood headboard with non-toxic finish

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen King

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This natural headboard will give your bedroom a contemporary, rugged feel. It’s a traditional mission slat design made with sustainably sourced solid hardwood. This wood has a durable, non-toxic finish. Atlantic Furniture Mission Headboard is designed for a metal bed frame. You could add this solid wood headboard to your non-toxic bedroom furniture to finish off the simple, contemporary look. 

Many customers complained about the poor quality and difficult assembly despite the fact that it matched their bedroom style so well. They claimed that it did come with mismatching or misaligned assembly holes. Others said their headboard arrived with scratches or cracks.


Hetch Bamboo Headboard by Medley Home

Hetch Bamboo Headboard by Medley Home
$1299

Bamboo headboard with low-VOC water-based finish

Sizes: Length60" / 72" / 84" / 96", Depth3", Height48"


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You can customize the size of this Hetch Bamboo Headboard to fit your bed. It’s perfect if you already have a bed base, they can simply cut it to the size you need. Medley can even make it with a mounting board if you need it. 

The bamboo material has a smooth, clean look with a unique grain to each product. The bamboo is rapidly renewable and durable and finished with a water-based, low-VOC protective matte clear coat. You can be sure there are no harsh chemicals or fire retardants in this product.


Atlantic Furniture Madison Headboard

Atlantic Furniture Madison Headboard, Queen, White
$165.99

Headboard made from sustainably sourced solid wood with a non-toxic finish

Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King

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The clean lines of this panelled headboard give the traditional design a modern take. The classic design is made with sustainably-sourced solid hardwood and a non-toxic, durable finish. You can use it with a non-toxic metal bed frame to complete your bedroom set.

Customers complained about the poor quality control of Atlantic Furniture Madison Headboards. Although the headboards fit the specifications they hoped for, they often arrived with scratches, cracks, or misaligned holes. The assembly was also more complicated than most customers expected.


Lakon Cane Headboard by The Citizenry

The Citizenry

Natural rattan and cane headboard made in Indonesia

Size: Full/Queen - 62"W x 21.5"H x 2"D, King/Cali King - 77"W x 21.5"H x 2"D

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This modern headboard is an organic combination of rattan and cane handcrafted in Indonesia by master artisans. Rattan and cane are renewable and eco-friendly materials.

Lakon Cane Headboard by The Citizenry is handwoven in a fair trade environment in Indonesia. You’ll add a warm tone to your bedroom with this unique, thoughtful headboard. The light, natural color is hard to miss, and yet, it’s also not too “in your face”. This organic headboard is easy to clean, simply wipe it down with a damp or microfiber cloth.


Ceremony Headboard by Medley Home

Ceremony Headboard by Medley Home

Non toxic upholstered headboard with natural latex padding

Sizes: Length60" / 72" / 84" / 96", Width36" / 48", Height5"


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You have a large selection of fabric choices to find your perfect look. The Ceremony Headboard can come with a mounting board if you need it. Medley can also cut this non-toxic upholstered headboard to any size to fit your existing bed frame. Made with absolutely no harsh chemicals or flame retardants, this headboard will be safe for your bedroom. 

This chemical-free upholstered headboard is padded with luxurious natural latex filling and can either be covered in natural or organic fabric, such as organic cotton and organic linen. You can choose a solid or quilted appearance to suit whatever style you want in your bedroom.


Hanging Leather Headboard by The Citizenry

Hanging Leather Headboard by The Citizenry

Hanging headboard made of vegetable-tanned leather with a canvas back, made in Portugal

Sizes: Full/Queen - 62"L x 28"H x 1.5"D, King/Cali King - 77"L x 28"H x 1.5"D

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The minimal, masculine design of this Hanging Leather Headboard makes it stand out from the rest. The clean look of the headboard will suit most bedroom styles. It is made by handcrafted cow leather that is ethically sourced in Portugal.

The vegetable-tanned hues give a rich appearance to this luxe leather. It will require professional care for cleaning. This leather headboard is easy to install and lightweight for practical functionality.


Coastal Living Nesting Headboard by Universal

Coastal Living Nesting Headboard by Universal
$880

Wicker headboard with steel frame inside

Sizes: Twin, Full-Queen, King-Cal King

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The Coastal Living Nesting Headboard by Universal may give you the feeling of being at the ocean. It’s simple wicker with a clear finish to keep your bedroom naturally coastal and graceful. The earthy elegance is all achieved without the need for assembly. You’ll find this wicker headboard is just what you need to relax and sleep in without the worry of toxins.

The Coastal Living Nesting Headboards by Universal is a simple and practical choice for those who want that natural, coastal look in their bedroom without spending too much money or time on it.


LAX Series King Headboard Cabinet by MASHstudios

LAX Series King Headboard Cabinet by MASHstudios
$1516

Wall-mounted headboard with storage, made of solid walnut and metal

Size: 20" H x 84" W x 5" D

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Mash Studios has made a wall-mounted headboard that eliminates the need for additional nightstands. If you have a small space, this two sided panel headboard with sliding panels can provide all the storage you’ll need. The solid English walnut frame is finished with a VOC-free natural oil and free from formaldehyde glue or other toxins.

The white powder-coated metal fronts that cover the sliding panels give this LAX Series King Headboard Cabinet a modern touch while the solid wood construction keeps it rustic and durable. You can care for this natural wood headboard easily with just a damp cloth and a mild detergent.


Conclusion


Your modern bedroom can be natural and non-toxic with these beautiful, functional headboards. To complete your non-toxic bedroom, you’ll have to consider the other chemical-free pieces of furniture.

For instance, if you don’t have a natural bed frame or mattress yet, you can look at some of our suggestions here to make the switch to a safer bedroom. In fact, why stop at the bedroom set, you can have non-toxic furniture in every room! Just look at some of these options for non-toxic bookcases, natural wood dining tables, or chemical-free desks.

Creating a chemical-free bedroom involves carefully choosing the materials and the furniture. You don’t have to sacrifice beauty and functionality, you can just use natural safe materials that won't off gas toxic chemicals into the air your breath when sleeping.


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