<span class=‘speak-headline’>Can a Full-Size Mattress Fit a Queen Headboard?</span>

Can a Full-Size Mattress Fit a Queen Headboard?

Written by Nectarsleep editorial team

Last Updated on May 03, 2022

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    Maybe you have come home with the queen headboard for a full size mattress from a store that doesn’t accept returns. Whatever your reasons are, the question of the hour is can a full-size mattress fit a queen headboard? And, the answer is yes, you can! So, tap on to that creative side of yours while we tell you how you can arrange the match between a full-size mattress and a queen headboard.

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    Full-Size Bed vs Queen Size Bed

    A full-size bed is a compact option that measures 54 inches wide and 74 inches long, making it suitable for teens and single adults. However, a queen bed measures 60 inches wide and 80 inches long, making it ideal for couples. It is spacious, and a couple, along with their pet, can sleep comfortably here.

    How to Make a Queen Size Headboard Fit a Full-Size Mattress?

    Illustration Of Full Size Mattress With Queen Size Headboard

    Let's understand how you can fit a queen headboard on a full bed, with the queen being 6 inches wider and 6 inches longer than a full bed. But, let us tell you that it’s not a mammoth difference, so we can work it out.

    One simple trick you can try is to use a bed skirt and strategically place the pillows, so your bed looks like a queen. Now, look at the other tips to pair a queen headboard with a full-size bed frame.

    1. Adjust Your Bed Frame

    This trick only works if you have an adjustable bed frame. To adjust a full bed to a queen headboard, you will have to adjust the length and the width according to a queen’s measurements. Again, it is to ensure your bed remains proportional.

    For this, you will need to pull the length of the frame outwards. You can do it either on the footer side or the header. Make sure you measure it correctly and pull it until it is 80 inches in length. Once you do that, make sure you put all the screws back together and secure your bed frame. This is one way to fit your queen headboard on a full bed.

    2. Use Adapter Brackets On a Bed Frame

    Adjusting the brackets on your bed frame is a tricky business. And here, you need to ensure that they are getting the right support for you to enjoy a comfortable sleep without any accidents.

    To use adapter brackets, secure your headboard brackets to your frame. Now, mount your queen-size headboard to the newly installed brackets. Finally, place your mattress on your bed frame, and the setup is ready.

    If you want to buy a new bed frame that gels well with your queen headboard, you can check our range of platform beds. At Nectarsleep, you will find a variety that seamlessly fits your headboard style.

    3. Mount the Headboard to the Wall

    If you think adding adapter brackets is not your cup of tea, we bring you the easiest solution, and that is to mount your headboard to the wall. It works well if you are planning to push the bedframe towards the wall. To do this;
    You will require a plush pillow headboard between the wall and the mattress as you push your bed frame. The weight of the mattress will keep the bed secured.
    If your headboard is heavy, you can simply attach furniture pads behind it and push it in place along with your full-size mattress.
    Cleats or brackets offer a more secure solution. First, however, make sure you drill them.

    If you are still wondering if you can make your queen size headboard fit your full-size mattress, then yes, because there are no rules here. You can decorate your bedroom the way you want to, and a slightly larger headboard will just add boho vibes to the room.

    This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.
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