Beds have been around for thousands of years, so you’d think that we had pretty much seen everything, design-wise. But that’s where you’d be wrong. After the invention of rolled steel made modern bedframes possible, the design of the bed really took off. On a modern bed, the headboard is not so much a part of the bed’s construction as a statement that introduces the bed to the world. It anchors the bed in the room, gives it prominence, makes it a comforting feature. So it is, perhaps, unsurprising that there’s a recent trend towards making headboards bigger and bigger. I, for one, am all for it. Let’s take a look.