Making a queen headboard work for a king mattress

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What can I do to still use my existing queen headboard. We just ordered a king mattress and the bedroom set matches so I would love to still use my queen headboard. Any ideas on what to do to make it wider or at least look wider? It is on a wheeled metal bed frame so it is more for looks than anything. Thanks for any help!
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  • Zin292959 Zin292959 on May 26, 2015
    Mattress will arrive in two weeks, so I have some time.
  • Paula Pogue Paula Pogue on May 27, 2015
    you might make wall scones out of a rectangle piece of board that would but up against your frame on both sides. Measure from the middle out so that both sides are equal are you going to mount your headboard to the wall? If so mount it then mount the lights on either side many variety but you get the idea.
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    • Zin292959 Zin292959 on May 27, 2015
      @Dottie Thank you, I appreciate the ideas. I'm not worried about the bed frame because it will be a king metal frame. I just want to use my headboard since it matches the dresser and chest. it's really not part of the bed. It's just presently bolted on queen metal frame. Not an integral part of the bed, more for decoration than anything else.
  • Connie Mar Connie Mar on May 27, 2015
    We use a queen headboard with a king mattress. We have pillows up against the headboard (behind the pillows for our heads) and you can hardly tell the difference.
    • Zin292959 Zin292959 on May 27, 2015
      @Connie Mar Thank you, I appreciate the idea! I wondered about that. Glad to know you did it and it worked out. I even thought about putting pictures to fill the space on the wall.
  • Zin292959 Zin292959 on May 27, 2015
    Thank you, I appreciate the idea! I wondered about that. Glad to know you did it and it worked out. I even thought about putting pictures to fill the space on the wall.
  • Linda Santo Linda Santo on May 27, 2015
    Is there a foot board? I think the foot board wouldn't work with the king mattress. I 've seen people cut sections off the foot board and add it to the sides of the queen to make it wider. FB are shorter and it made a little waterfall effect on each side. Don't have a picture but it worked nicely.
    • Zin292959 Zin292959 on May 27, 2015
      @Linda Santo No, there is no footboard. The headboard is basically a Decoration. It could just stand up behind the bed, if I really wanted it to. It is only bolted to a separate METAL FRAME at the top of the bed.
  • Pat Pat on May 28, 2015
    I have done what Linda said to do....cut the foot board and added it to the sides of the headboard. Since you do not have a foot board, could you go to a used furniture store and find one that is the same color....would be luck if you could find one but if you can't, I would wait till you have the king size mattress and see how your queen headboard looks.
  • Katherine Gobell Katherine Gobell on May 21, 2018
    I have the same headboard and just ordered a king size Mattres! What did you end up doing???
  • Zin292959 Zin292959 on May 22, 2018
    I did what Connie Mar said. I just put it behind the mattress and it doesn't show. I also have a small night table on each end.

  • V Smith V Smith on May 22, 2018
    If you attach a long board to the metal frame, you can the attach the headboard to the newly installed board. There should only be about a 6 inch difference on each side an once the bed is made it will not be noticeable.
  • Liv Liv on May 22, 2018
    You can make it look larger with painting the wall to make it look like a bigger headboard.
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