Also be sure to measure the bed frame, if you already have one. This will also need to fit within the headboard. The general rule when measuring the height of the headboard is this: measure half way up the wall of the room where the headboard will be placed against. Your headboard should never exceed this height! Try to find a headboard that either reaches half way or down to a few inches below that point. This will prevent the headboard from "crowding" and overpowering the room.
When it comes to purchase wood headboards, it is much better to take the furniture that you already have into consideration so that wood headboard will easily blend with the other furniture that you had. If you want to make a statement then the increasingly popular pine will be a good option. Anyway, there are almost endless options in terms of how you can complement your bedroom with one of wood headboard’s designs and types.