You don’t have to change your entire bed in order to give your room a makeover. Sometimes, all you need is to re-invent your headboard. Spend less, save more 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
You’ll wake up and feel great once you see these hand painted flowers on your headboard. This DIY project is perfect for those who have a plain wooden headboard, since all you need to do is a little sanding. After making sure the headboard is smooth, start painting floral decals on it. The end result is sure to energize your morning!
 FAUX TILED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Build an expensive looking headboard without spending too much money. Install foam which looks like a tile, coated with quality paint. Use white paint for a color that blends well with others that, in less than an hour and without breaking the bank, will 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 are sure to love! The soft cushion of this buttoned-down headboard certainly looks alluring to sleep in.
 MANTEL MOLDING DIY BED HEADBOARD
Have you seen a bed with a beautiful headboard in a furniture store and fallen in love with it? Don’t worry – if you cannot buy it, simply make it! Take this Pottery Barn Addison-inspired headboard, for example. With a lot of molding and painting, you too can create a store inspired headboard that is sure to add a flair of elegance to your bedroom.
 MONOGRAMMED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Give your headboard a personal touch with your initials. Using fabric stapled on a wooden based headboard, you can paint or stencil your initials for a classy monogram, and why not 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 even anything! Use pallet wood for your headboard which is often available in lumber stores and flea markets for free. The number of pallets you use will depend on the length of your bed, and as well on the age of the wood. Older pallets tend to be less sturdy than younger ones and might break during the building, so opt instead for fresher ones.
 TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD
You can create a cozy and beautiful tufted headboard for less than 100 dollars! Simply use foam, fabric and plywood to craft a soft and cushioned headboard for your bed. The end product is sure to 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 with some wood stain paint, you can create a bold statement with your beautiful cedar headboard.
 UPHOLSTERED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Do not let the sophistication of this headboard fool you into thinking that this project is hard to create. In reality, it is very easy to make. With some fabric, nails, head trims and plywood, you can create this unconventional but elegant looking headboard for your bed!
 OLD DOOR DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-purpose an old door and turn it into a stunning headboard! Just 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 for an energizing morning!
 SHUTTER DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-purpose your old shutter, instead of just throwing it away. Re-invent it with a new coat of paint and use it as your headboard! This is an easy and very cheap project that won’t sacrifice the aesthetic of your room. The uniqueness of this headboard and touch of antiquity the old shutter brings makes 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 is sure to 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 a fabric headboard! Opt for fabrics with darker prints for a more expensive look. Cover a plywood with your chosen fabric and be surprised by the elegance that this simple trick will bring to your bedroom!
 FAUX LATTICE DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create headboard from strips of wood, laying them together to form a lattice design. Then, paint it with a pop of neon color for a vibrant and eye-catching headboard which is an inexpensive and easy way to add sophistication!
 RUFFLED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Spend less than 30 dollars with this beautiful and chic ruffled headboard! With extra fabric and basic sewing skills, you too can sew a ruffled curtain for your bed which will create the illusion of a curtain covered window overlooking your bed.
 BARN WOOD DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-invent old barn wood and transform it into 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 adds 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 to books, but if you cannot bear to see your own treasured books transformed into a headboard, simply buy some in flea markets and local bookstores. The smell of these stacked books is sure to lull you to sleep and give you a good night dream!
 FAUX QUILTED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create a fancy and cozy headboard for your bed using fabric and divided plywood, making the illusion of a quilted fabric headboard!
 FRAMED TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-purpose an old dresser mirror and use it to frame your tufted headboard! Simply re-paint the old dresser mirror with a color that will match and blend with your tufted headboard. The finished product will never let anyone think that it is a recycled tufted headboard instead of a storebought 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 surely not be scared of sleeping alone anymore, feeling safe enough to be tucked in bed at night without fuss.
 STIK WOOD DIY BED HEADBOARD
Take advantage of Ikea’s stikwood which already comes with adhesives and can be pieced together on a headboard without needing screws. Simple be smart when choosing the size of the wood strips before sticking it on the plywood headboard, as it will fool everyone into thinking that it took you hours to make – in fact it only takes a matter of minutes.
 UPHOLSTERED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create a higher headboard for a more elegant bedroom look – cut plywood and make sure it is lengthier than your average headboard. With good quality fabric to cover it, you can build an elegant looking headboard for your bedroom.
 STRIPED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Horizontal lines make your bedroom look wider and bigger, so why not create a headboard embellished with horizontal striped lines to create the illusion of a spacious bedroom? Choose a striped fabric to cover your plywood headboard with to make this illusion work.
 DIAMOND TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Give your headboard a vintage touch by incorporating tufted diamond which will make you feel as if you have checked into an elegant and classy hotel room.
 CANOPY DIY BED HEADBOARD
Want to transform your bedroom into an elegant and sophisticated looking palace? Then why not make an inexpensive canopy headboard for your bed? Withsome 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? Re-purpose it into a beautiful and dainty headboard. If you want to make one for yourself but don’t have any wrought iron, then try scouting for one in flea markets and yard sales. The end result will make your bed look like it costs a fortune!
 ROPE DIY BED HEADBOARD
Re-purpose an old door and cover it with rope to make this homemade headboard. Create a Pottery Barn inspired headboard for less than 10 dollars, you can already have a fine headboard!
 FOLDING SCREEN DIY BED HEADBOARD
Got a spare canvas screen? Why not turn it into a masterpiece and create a vintage folding screen headboard! With some 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, whisk your fear of the dark away! Simply stencil a phrase, name or quotation on the wood and install fairy lights in the engraved pattern. With this trick, you really won’t fear sleeping in the dark anymore, and will not be afraid of nightmares!
 BUILT IN LIGHTS DIY BED HEADBOARD
This dazzling and sparkling homemade headboard is perfect for people who have children who cannot sleep in the dark. Your children won’t 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, create a mounted shelf instead. This way, you can mae a functional storage above your bed and, at the same time, have something to occupy your eyes. The shelf mounted on your bed will serve asan 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 headboar and glam up your room with vintage embellishments without actually building anything.
 STRINGED DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create a simple but chic headboard using neon strings connected across your headboard frame. This homemade headboard sure is cheap and inexpensive but the result certainly looks fabulous and dainty!
 LED LIGHT DIY BED HEADBOARD
Create the illusion of a starry lit night sky by designing a headboard with LED lights! Like the headboard pictured above, create a window designed headboard and fill it with LED lights. Tthis homemade headboard will make you feel like you are sleeping under a starry night!
 BLOOMING DIY BED HEADBOARD
Make your morning bloom with positive vibes and energ by decorating your headboard with blooming faux flowers. It is sure to put you in a good mood even if you are not a morning person!
 FULL BLOWN STORAGE DIY BED HEADBOARD
Do you own a lot of items and decorative pieces you don’t know what to do with? Why not build this full blown storage headboard instead of a conventional one so you can have a beautiful masterpiece to accentuate your bedroom, and at the same time,the storage will keep all of your stashed items.
 ALUMINUM FLASHING DIY BED HEADBOARD
Gone are the days when aluminum flashing only belonged to the kitchen – now you can use it to create 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 is to have something to cover your old worn out headboard, why not simply build a slipcover? This way you can save yourself money and effort by sewing 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, by making a pegboard headboard instead of the regular one. Add baskets to the pegboard to hold your mobile phones and other devices or decorate your pegboard headboard with framed pictures and flowers! It’s really up to your preference which is cool!
These 40 DIY headboards for your bed sure are filled with various projects, but I’m sure you can find one suitable for your liking! Have fun icreating your homemade headboard and enjoy a good sleep on your newly transformed bed!