A nice headboard can really tie your whole bedroom together, but it can also be pretty pricey. You can save hundreds by making your own. Some of these DIY designs are so easy to make and look like you spent a fortune on them.
You can spruce up your old tired looking headboard or make one from inexpensive materials.
Here are 15 DIY headboard ideas:
1) Faux Tile Headboard
You can create a beautiful textured and unique headboard with some peel-and-stick faux tile with are very inexpensive.
2) Faux Gold Headboard
Take a piece of plywood or an existing headboard from a furniture thrift store and cover it with some peel-and-stick faux gold vinyl. Get the details on this here.
3) Door Headboard
Take an old door and turn it into a rustic looking headboard by popping it behind your bed.
4) Pallet Headboard
Pallets are super cheap and sometimes you can even get them for free.
5) Jute Headboard
This DIYer fastened some jute placemats and table runners together and hung it over her bed to form a headboard. Learn how this project was done here.
6) Monogram Headboard
This headboard covers an old headboard in fabric and adds a fabric monogram.
7) Tufted Headboard
This headboard looks super expensive but it’s not. It takes wood slats that are covered in fabric and screwed to a metal bracket. Get the full tutorial here.
8) Picket Fence Headboard
Use a section of old fencing to create this adorable headboard.
9) Cedar Shingle Headboard
This cool headboard cost $10 to make and uses cedar shingles. Get the details on this piece here.
10) Mantel Headboard
This headboard was inspired by Pottery Barn’s Addison Headboard and just attaches a piece of mantel molding to an old bed frame. You can make this for 1/5 of the cost that you would pay in the store. Get the details here.
11) Plywood Headboard
You can go to the hardware store and have them cut you a piece of inexpensive plywood and just pop it behind your bed. You can add shelving or paint it any way you’d like.
12) Mermaid Clamshell Headboard
Give your bedroom a touch of fantasy with this gorgeous mermaid clamshell headboard. Click here for the tutorial on how to make it.
13) Shutter Headboard
Take some old shutters and turn it into an interesting focal piece and your headboard.
14) Faux Headboard
You can just paint a rectangle behind your bed to bring your bedroom a pop of color and make it look like a headboard. Here’s how they did it.
15) Vintage Window Headboard
These gorgeous vintage windows make the perfect headboard.
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