How to easily clean upholstered headboards?

I find upholstered headboards to be able to completely transform a bedroom making it much more stylish and sophisticated.

However, there is one downfall – cleaning them! You usually don’t even think about cleaning your bed, right? I mean you do take care of your mattress every once in a while but the actual bed? Well, if you do have an unholstered headboard then this should be added to your to-do list!

How to clean them?

Vacuum them on regular basis!

This plays a huge role in their maintenance. By vacuuming them you will remove the accumulated dust and dirt which can cause damage over time.

So the next time you pull out the vacuum cleaner and clean the floors – take care of the upholstered headboard as well!

How to remove stains?

Even if vacuuming upholstered headboards is enough to keep them clean you still might experience stains which require special cleaning methods to be applied in order to remove them.

Start with checking for any fabric code from the manufacturer which will tell you how to clean the stains.

  • S means that you can’t use water – only a dry cleaner.
  • W means that you can clean with water-based cleaners or upholstery cleaners.
  • W/S means that you can both clean with dry cleaners and water-based ones.
  • X means that you should not use water-based cleaners.
  • F means that you need to use “foam cleaning” which is a special type of dry cleaning.

Now that we got that out of the way you need to continue with determining the stain. Is it because you leaned against the headboard with wet hair? Did you spill juice? Food?

If the stain is wet and you just spilt something you should immediately soak as much as possible with a towel, cloth, etc. Do not allow the liquid to dry into the fabric!

If the stain is greasy/ oily then you can sprinkle baby powder or baking soda and leave it for a few hours. The powder will absorb the grease. Continue with vacuuming it then treat the area with a mild detergent.