If you own a beautiful queen headboard and a full-size mattress, you must be wondering, “can a queen headboard fit a full mattress”? The answer, thankfully, is yes!
But since headboards come in different sizes, some adjustments will be made. Keep reading this guide to know how to make up for these differences.
Full-Size Bed vs. Queen Size Bed
The difference between a full size bed and a queen lies in the full size being 5 inches shorter and the queen being 6 inches wider. If you're looking for the perfect place to lay your head, then this is it! A full-size bed measures 54 inches wide and 74 long. But if size really matters - there are also queen beds that measure 60 inches wide and 80 inches long. And with enough space both above and below ground level, couples/teenagers or adult singletons sleep soundly here without feeling cramped.
How to Make a Queen Size Headboard Fit a Full-Size Mattress?
As mentioned above a queen size bed is six inches wider than a full-size bed frame. This means that a queen-size headboard will also be six inches wider (three inches on both sides) than your full-size mattress. So how can you make your queen-size headboard fit your full-size mattress? Well, there are three main options.
1. Adjust Your Bed Frame
Different types of bed frames are available in the market, and some are easily adjustable. So take a good look at your bed frame to know if it is right for you.
Some headboards need no alteration as they have additional holes to enable easy adjustment. Simply attach the headboard 3 inches closer than the previous position.
If your headboard does not have these additional holes, you can drill them yourself. Unscrew your headboard and mark three inches closer to the previous position. Make sure the holes are of the same size as the previous ones.
If you are not a fan of this idea, there are other options as well.
2. Use Adapter Brackets On a Bed Frame
Instead of buying a new full-size headboard that fits your bed frame, you can purchase adapter brackets to reuse your old queen-size headboard. These adapter brackets are readily available in the market and are easy to install. You can install your adapter brackets in the following steps.
Buy a set of adapter brackets and other hardware you may need to fasten them.
Hang the bracket on the corner of the frame for the desired width of your headboard.
Secure the bracket to the frame with screws, washers, and wingnuts.
Install the support bar to the headboard bracket.
Repeat the process on the other sides to finish installing the brackets.
Once the brackets are secured to the bed frame, attach the headboard legs to the bracket. Make sure that the headboard is level and even.
3. Mount the Headboard to the Wall
Rather than attaching your headboard to the bed frame and then placing the bed against the wall, you can just mount the headboard directly on the wall.
Buy wall anchors, french cleat brackets, and other hardware items you will need to mount your headboard.
Place the headboard against the wall at the desired location and mark an outline of the headboard. You can do it lightly on the wall with a pencil and use a wall level to ensure that the horizontal line is level.
Measure and mark your hardware placement on the back of your headboard and then transfer those marks onto the wall.
Install the french cleats on the proper markings and slide the headboard on the brackets.
Now that you know that a queen headboard on a full bed works well, what are you waiting for?
Get your tools and start fixing. You can read our headboard size guide to know more about the different headboard sizes and how to choose one.