Give Your Bed A Makeover With 40 DIY Headboard Ideas!

by craftmin | December 31, 2017

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:

 

[1] HAND PAINTED DIY BED HEADBOARD

1 Painted Floral 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!

//Hand painted headboard

 

[2] FAUX TILED DIY BED HEADBOARD

2 FAUX TILED Painted Floral 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!

//Faux tiled headboard

[3] BUTTONED DOWN DIY BED HEADBOARD 

3 BUTTONED 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.

//Buttoned down headboard

 

[4] MANTEL MOLDING DIY BED HEADBOARD

4 MANTEL MOULDING 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.

//Mantel molding headboard

 

[5] MONOGRAMMED DIY BED HEADBOARD

5 MONOGRAMED 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!

//Monogrammed headboard

[6] WOOD PALLET DIY BED HEADBOARD 

6 RUSTIC 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.

//Pallet Headboard

 

[7] TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD 

7 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!

//Tufted headboard

 

[8] CEDAR DIY BED HEADBOARD 

8 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.

//Cedar headboard

[9] UPHOLSTERED DIY BED HEADBOARD 

9 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!

//Upholstered headboard

 

[10] OLD DOOR DIY BED HEADBOARD

10 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!

//Old door headboard

 

[11] SHUTTER DIY BED HEADBOARD 

11 old 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.

//Old shutter headboard

 

[12] ANTIQUE WINDOW DIY BED HEADBOARD

12 antique 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.

//Antique window headboard

 

[13] FABRIC DIY BED HEADBOARD 

13 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!

//Fabric headboard

 

[14] FAUX LATTICE DIY BED HEADBOARD 

14 faux 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!

//Faux lattice headboard

[15] RUFFLED DIY BED HEADBOARD

15 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.

//Ruffled headboard

 

[16] BARN WOOD DIY BED HEADBOARD

16 bard 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.

//Old barn wood headboard

 

[17] BOOK HAULED DIY BED HEADBOARD 

17 book 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!

//Book headboard

 

[18] FAUX QUILTED DIY BED HEADBOARD

18 quilted fabric head 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!

//Faux quilted headboard

 

[19] FRAMED TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD

19 framed 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.

//Framed tufted headboard

 

[20] POOL NOODLE DIY BED HEADBOARD

20 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.

//Pool noodle headboard

[21] STIK WOOD DIY BED HEADBOARD

21 silkwood 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.

//Stikwood headboard

[22] UPHOLSTERED DIY BED HEADBOARD

22 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.

//Upholstered headboard

 

[23] STRIPED DIY BED HEADBOARD

23 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.

//Striped headboard

 

[24] DIAMOND TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD

24 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.

//Diamond tufted headboard

 

[25] CANOPY DIY BED HEADBOARD

25 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.

//Canopy headboard

 

[26] IRON WROUGHT DIY BED HEADBOARD

26-iron-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!

//Wrought iron headboard

 

[27] ROPE DIY BED HEADBOARD

27-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!

//Rope headboard

[28] FOLDING SCREEN DIY BED HEADBOARD

28-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.

//Folding screen headboard

 

[29] LIGHT UP DIY BED HEADBOARD

29-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!

//Light up headboard

 

[30] BUILT IN LIGHTS DIY BED HEADBOARD

30-kids 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!

//Built in lights headboard

 

[31] SHELF DIY BED HEADBOARD

31-headboard-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.

//Shelf headboard

 

[32] VINTAGE SIGNAGE DIY BED HEADBOARD

32-sign-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.

//Vintage signage headboard

[33] STRINGED DIY BED HEADBOARD

33-rope-design 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!

//Stringed headboard

 

[34] LED LIGHT DIY BED HEADBOARD

34-led-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!

//LED lights headboard

 

[35] BLOOMING DIY BED HEADBOARD

35-blooming-headboard 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!

//Faux blooming headboard

 

[36] FULL BLOWN STORAGE DIY BED HEADBOARD

36-storage-packed-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.

//Storage headboard

 

[37] ALUMINUM FLASHING DIY BED HEADBOARD

37-aluminium-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!

//Aluminum flashing headboard

 

[38] SLIPCOVER DIY BED HEADBOARD

38-headboard-slipcover

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!

//Slipcover headboard

 

[39] WEST ELM MOROCCO DIY BED HEADBOARD

39-west-morocco

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!

 

//West Elm Morocco headboard

 

[40] PEGBOARD DIY BED HEADREST

40-pegboard-headboard

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!

//Pegboard headboard

 

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!