How do I hang a floating headboard to drywall?

Marilynn  Wade
by Marilynn Wade
  4 answers
  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on May 20, 2017

    You may need a stud finder to find the studs in the wall and make sure you hang from the studs, so it does not rip through the wall.

  • Pat Pat on May 20, 2017

    When you say floating headboard, do you mean one that is above the bed? Our headboard is not attached, it is at the head of the bed sitting on the floor and the weight of the bed keeps it in place. But Dysko7710 in right...if you are going to hang it, find a stud.

  • Glenda Glenda on May 22, 2017

    The best way to hang something long and heavy is a French cleat. They are available at Lowe's or other home improvement stores. As suggested above, I would definitely drill into studs or use toggle bolts (toggle bolts are a second best option) to attach the wall portion of the cleat.

  • Sandra M Sandra M on May 22, 2017

    French cleats are very strong and would be perfect for your headboard. Learn how to build your own cheaply and easily: or purchase a ready-made one:>