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.
Of course the leather offers great visual appeal as you walk in the door. While wood is durable and long lasting, leather provides a softer and yet more elegant look that you can be proud of. You can design your entire room around your headboard or find one that blends into your room design. This gives you so many choices and options, ensuring you find the perfect match to meet your personal requirements.