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The headboard is a piece of furniture that attaches to the head of a bed. Its most basic function is to retain the pillow(s) and other bed linens. A headboard may be strictly utilitarian, but frequently has aesthetic value and may be a decorative focus for a bedroom.
A headboard may also be utilized to provide a wide variety of other functions, such as providing simple storage, various sexual conveniences (e.g. an anchor for handcuffs, something to grasp, a source of intensifying noises), or incorporation into the critical care functions of a hospital bed.