Headboards increase the efficacy and attractiveness of your bed frame. They can be padded or have a built-in decorative design. They help keep the mattress from sliding off the bed over the head-end, and they provide a way to keep pillows from falling off the bed. Storage headboards can have all sorts of things stashed in them, from your remote or e-reader to your late-night snackables. A built-up area of the headboard can give you a place to lean against pillows to read or if you are having difficulty breathing. The headboard might match the other bedroom furnishings.