You do not have to change your entire bed in order to give it a makeover. Sometimes, all you need is to re-invent your headboard. Spend less and save more money by giving these 40 DIY bed headboard projects a shot for a quick bedroom makeover!
40 EASY DIY HEADBOARD PROJECTS:
 HAND PAINTED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Wake up and feel great once you see this hand painted flowers on your headboard. This DIY project is perfect for those who already have a plain wooden headboard, since all you will need is a little sanding. After making sure that the headboard is already smooth, you can already start painting floral decals on it. The end result will surely energize your morning!
 FAUX TILED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Build an expensive looking headboard without spending too much money. Install tile-looking foams and coat it with quality paint. It is recommended to use a white paint since it is a color that blends well with others. In less than an hour and without breaking the bank, you can give your bed a touch of exquisiteness!
 BUTTONED DOWN DIY BED HEADBOARD
With plywood, quality fabric, and large buttons, you can create a fancy headboard that you will surely love! The soft cushion this buttoned down headboard offers certainly looks alluring to sleep in.
 MANTEL MOLDING DIY BED HEADBOARD
Seen a bed with a beautiful headboard from a furniture store and has fallen in love with it ever since? Worry not, because if you cannot buy it, simply make it! Take this Pottery Barn’s Addison inspired headboard for example. With a lot of molding and painting, you can create a store inspired headboard for yourself that will surely add a flair of elegance in your bedroom.
 MONOGRAMMED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Give your headboard a personal touch by featuring your initials. Using fabric stapled on a wooden based headboard, you may paint or stencil your initials on it for a classy monogram. You can also create one for your friends and family for a personalized gift!
 WOOD PALLET DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create a beautiful and rustic headboard for your bed without spending too much, or without at all! Use pallet woods for your headboard. Pallet boards are often available in lumber stores and flea markets and can be obtained for free. The number of pallets depends on the length of your bed, and as well on the age of the wood pallet. Old pallets tend to be less sturdy than younger ones and might break in the process of building your headboard, so opt to use fresher ones.
 TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD
You can create a cozy and beautiful tufted headboard for less than 100 dollars! Simply make use of foam, fabric, and plywood. With these three essential materials in your hand, you can craft a soft and cushioned headboard for your bed. The end product will surely invite and lull you to sleep in less than a minute!
 CEDAR DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create a durable and sturdy headboard out of cedar fence! For less than 25 dollars and wood stain paint, you will be creating a bold statement with your beautiful cedar headboard.
 UPHOLSTERED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Do not let its sophistication fool you into thinking that this headboard project is hard to create. In reality, it is very easy to make. With the use of fabrics, nails, head trims, and plywood you can create an unconventional but elegant looking headboard for your bed as well!
 OLD DOOR DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-purpose an old door and turn it unto a stunning headboard! Simply adjust your old door to the size of your bed and cover it with a nice coat of paint. Choose a color that is vibrant and is fresh to the eyes for an energizing morning!
 SHUTTER DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-purpose your old shutter instead of throwing it away. Re-invent it with a new coat of paint and use it as your bed’s headboard! This is an easy and very cheap homemade headboard project without sacrificing your room’s aesthethic. The uniqueness of this headboard and touch of antiquity the old shutter brings make a charming bed.
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 ANTIQUE WINDOW DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-purpose your old window and use it as an unconventional but charming headboard! The antiquity your old window brings will surely give your bedroom a vintage vibe.
 FABRIC DIY BED HEADBOARD
If you want to give your bedroom a touch of elegance and sophistication, then create fabric headboard! Opt to use fabrics with darker prints for a more expensive look. Cover a plywood with your chosen fabric and be surprised by the elegance this simple trick will bring to your bedroom!
 FAUX LATTICE DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create headboard from strips of wood and lay them together to form a lattice design. Afterwards, paint it with a pop of neon color for a vibrant and eye-catchy headboard. This is an inexpensive and easy way to create a faux lattice headboard!
 RUFFLED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Spend less than 30 dollars with this beautiful and chic ruffled headboard! With an extra fabric and basic sewing skills, you can sew a ruffled curtain for your bed. This also creates an illusion of a curtain covered window overlooking your bed.
 BARN WOOD DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-invent an old barn wood and transform it unto a vintage headboard! This homemade headboard is easy to make because you can paint it or simply leave it be. Either ways, it will still look beautiful and its rustic design simply add to its personality.
 BOOK HAULED DIY BED HEADBOARD
All of the bibliophiles out there will certainly fall in love with this homemade headboard! This headboard made out of stacked books is perfect for those who are addicted with books. If you cannot bear to see your own treasured books transform unto a headboard, you may simply buy one in flea markets and local bookstores. The smell of these stacked books will surely lull you to sleep and will give you a good night dream!
 FAUX QUILTED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create a fancy and cozy headboard for your bed using fabrics and divided plywood. Make an illusion of a quilted fabric headboard!
 FRAMED TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-purpose an old dresser mirror and use it to frame a tufted headboard! Simply re-paint the old dresser mirror with a color that will match and blend with your tufted headboard. The finish product will never let anyone think that it is a recycled tufted headboard instead of a store bought one.
 POOL NOODLE DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create an adorable and charming headboard for your children! Using pool noodles as the main material of your homemade headboard, your children will sure not be scared of sleeping alone anymore. The adorable pool noodles will make your children feel safe to be tucked in bed at night.
 STIK WOOD DIY BED HEADBOARD
Take advantage of Ikea’s stikwood. Its stikwood already comes with adhesives and can be pieced together on a headboard without needing screws anymore. Simple be smart in choosing the size of the wood strips before sticking it on the plywood headboard. This simple homemade headboard will fool everyone into thinking that it took you hours to make when in fact it is only a matter of minutes.
 UPHOLSTERED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create a higher headboard for a more elegant bedroom look. Simply cut plywood and make sure it is lengthier than your average headboard. With a good quality fabric to cover it with, you can build an elegant looking headboard for your bedroom.
 STRIPED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Horizontal lines make one look wider and bigger, the same principle applies to your bedroom. So why don’t you create a headboard embellished with horizontal striped lines to create an illusion of a spacious bedroom? Choose a striped fabric to cover your plywood headboard with. And you are all set to make this illusion work.
 DIAMOND TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Give your headboard a vintage touch by incorporating tufted diamonds on it. Doing so will make you feel as if you have checked in to an elegant and classy hotel room.
 CANOPY DIY BED HEADBOARD
Want to transform your bed room unto an elegant and sophisticated looking one? Then why don’t you make an inexpensive canopy headboard for your bed?! With the right amount of quality fabric and spare curtains, you can create a canopy headboard that will make you feel like a princess.
 IRON WROUGHT DIY BED HEADBOARD
Do you have an old piece of wrought iron fence? If yes, then you can re-purpose it unto a beautiful and dainty headboard. If you want to make one for yourself but you do not have a wrought iron, then you can try scouting for one in flea markets and yard sales. The end result of this homemade headboard will make your bed look like it costs a fortune!
 ROPE DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-purpose an old door and cover it with rope! With this homemade headboard, you can create a Pottery Barn inspired headboard without spending too much money. For less than 10 dollars, you can already have a fine headboard!
 FOLDING SCREEN DIY BED HEADBOARD
Got a spare canvas screen? If so, then why don’t you turn it unto a masterpiece?! Create a vintage folding screen headboard! With the use of paint and your creativity, you can achieve a dainty folding screen headboard like the one pictured above.
 LIGHT UP DIY BED HEADBOARD
With some wood strips and fairy lights, you can whisk your fear of the dark away! Simply stencil a phrase, name, or a quotation on a the wood of your headboard and install fairy lights on the engraved pattern. With this trick, you will surely not fear sleeping in the dark anymore, and will not be afraid of having nightmares!
 BUILT IN LIGHTS DIY BED HEADBOARD
This dazzling and sparkling homemade headboard is perfect for those who have children who cannot sleep in the dark. Surely, your children will not fear monsters lurking under their bed anymore once their headboard has been light up!
 SHELF DIY BED HEADBOARD
Instead of building a full blown headboard for your bed, opt to create a mounted shelf instead. This way, you can have a functional storage above your bed and at the same time, have something to occupy your eyes with when you are looking at your bedroom. The shelf mounted on your bed will serve as its accent that works like a headboard as well.
 VINTAGE SIGNAGE DIY BED HEADBOARD
Give your bedroom a vintage and edgy personality by using old signage as your bed’s headboard. This way, you can glam up your room with vintage embellishment without actually building anything.
 STRINGED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create a simple but chic headboard by using neon strings! Create geometrical patterns by using bright colored strings connected across your headboard frame. This homemade headboard sure is cheap and inexpensive but the result certainly looks fabulous and dainty chic!
 LED LIGHT DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create an illusion of a starry lit night sky by designing a headboard with LED lights! Like the headboard pictured above, you can create a window designed headboard and fill it with LED lights. Certainly, this homemade headboard will make you feel like you are sleeping under the starry night!
 BLOOMING DIY BED HEADBOARD
Make your morning bloom with positive vibes and energy! Decorate your headboard with blooming faux flowers that will surely put you in a good mood even if you are not a morning person!
 FULL BLOWN STORAGE DIY BED HEADBOARD
Are you the type of person who owns a lot of items and decorative pieces? If so then why don’t you opt to build this full blown storage headboard instead of a conventional one?! This way, you can still have a beautiful masterpiece to accentuate your bedroom with, and at the same time, a storage that will keep all of your stashed items.
 ALUMINUM FLASHING DIY BED HEADBOARD
Gone are the days that aluminum flashing only belongs to your kitchen. You can use it as well in creating a one-of-a-kind headboard. This is an inexpensive trick to create a headboard that screams beautiful and charming!
 SLIPCOVER DIY BED HEADBOARD
If the only thing you want to do is have something to cover your old worn out headboard. Then why don’t you simply build a slipcover? This way you can save yourself money and effort. Instead, sew a quality fabric slipcover for your headboard and you are all set!
 WEST ELM MOROCCO DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create a West Elm Morocco inspired headboard and save yourself from spending 300 dollars for a real one. Using two mats, paint, and a piece of plywood, you can make a knock off that looks as good as the original for less than 30 dollars!
 PEGBOARD DIY BED HEADREST
Give yourself the freedom to choose what to decorate your headboard with. Opt to make a pegboard headboard instead of the regular one. You can add baskets to the pegboard to hold your mobile phones and other devices with. You can also decorate your pegboard headboard with framed pictures and as well as flowers! It’s really up to your preference which is cool!
These 40 DIY headboards for your bed sure is filled with various projects to create. Surely you can find one suitable for your liking! Have fun in creating your homemade headboard and enjoy a good sleep on your newly transformed bed!