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How do I Choose the Best Brass Headboard?

Patti Kate
Patti Kate

To choose the best brass headboard, select a store or source from which to narrow your choices. If you wish to order online, use Internet search engines and compare quality and price. If you want to make your selection in person, write down the names and locations of several stores or outlets that carry this type of merchandise. Jot down general questions or requirements you'll need to have on hand when shopping and be prepared to do comparative shopping. Also while you're shopping, be sure to get the size and style of headboard your bed requires and ask your salesperson about options for delivery and set up.

It helps to check weekly sales advertisements and fliers from major department or discount stores, as well as sleep and mattress centers. If you are looking to save money, keep in mind that many stores and outlets have unadvertised sales and clearances, so you'll need to stop in and browse. If you're lucky, some businesses may also offer to match competitors' prices.

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There are other things to consider before purchasing your brass headboard. Obviously, you must get a headboard that is the correct size to match your bed frame and mattress. Headboards come in twin, full, queen, and king, to match the mattress size. Naturally, you won't want to place a twin size headboard on a queen size bed.

You may be able to find a good bargain at an auction house or flea market. If you're looking for an antique brass headboard, look for deals at an antique show. When shopping for a used or open-box brass headboard, you'll need to inspect the brass carefully. Rust or stains on the finish may be easily overlooked, so be sure to examine it thoroughly.

Be sure all hardware is included, such as necessary bolts and struts. Also check the construction of the piece carefully. You'll want to ensure that it is sturdy and durable. This is also a safety issue, as a flimsy headboard can be dangerous.

Brass headboards come in various styles. Victorian or traditional are popular choices. If you are buying the brass headboard for a child's room, however, you may want to consider a more simple and less complex design. You may want to go with a particular theme, depending upon the styles of other pieces in the room.

Next you will want to consider assembly. Most of the headboards you will find for purchase at stores and outlets will come unassembled. Determine what tools will be necessary to put your new brass headboard together. Typically, this might involve the use of screwdrivers and wrenches.

Some businesses may offer free delivery and set-up. In some cases, this may include assembling your headboard free of charge. Even if there is a nominal fee involved, it may be worth your while to avoid the time and effort of assembly and set-up.

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