Give Your Bed A Makeover With 40 DIY Headboard Ideas!

by craftmin | December 31, 2017

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:

 

[1] HAND PAINTED DIY BED HEADBOARD

1 Painted Floral 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!

//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 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!

//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 will surely love! The soft cushion this buttoned down headboard offers certainly looks alluring to sleep in.

//Buttoned down headboard

 

[4] MANTEL MOLDING DIY BED HEADBOARD

4 MANTEL MOULDING 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.

//Mantel molding headboard

 

[5] MONOGRAMMED DIY BED HEADBOARD

5 MONOGRAMED 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!

//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 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.

//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 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!

//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 wood stain paint, you will be creating a bold statement with your beautiful cedar headboard.

//Cedar headboard

[9] UPHOLSTERED DIY BED HEADBOARD 

9 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!

//Upholstered headboard

 

[10] OLD DOOR DIY BED HEADBOARD

10 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!

//Old door headboard

 

[11] SHUTTER DIY BED HEADBOARD 

11 old 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.

//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 will surely 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 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!

//Fabric headboard

 

[14] FAUX LATTICE DIY BED HEADBOARD 

14 faux 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!

//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 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.

//Ruffled headboard

 

[16] BARN WOOD DIY BED HEADBOARD

16 bard 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.

//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 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!

//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 fabrics and divided plywood. Make an 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 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.

//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 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.

//Pool noodle headboard

[21] STIK WOOD DIY BED HEADBOARD

21 silkwood 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.

//Stikwood headboard

[22] UPHOLSTERED DIY BED HEADBOARD

22 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.

//Upholstered headboard

 

[23] STRIPED DIY BED HEADBOARD

23 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.

//Striped headboard

 

[24] DIAMOND TUFTED DIY BED HEADBOARD

24 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.

//Diamond tufted headboard

 

[25] CANOPY DIY BED HEADBOARD

25 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.

//Canopy headboard

 

[26] IRON WROUGHT DIY BED HEADBOARD

26-iron-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!

//Wrought iron headboard

 

[27] ROPE DIY BED HEADBOARD

27-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!

//Rope headboard

[28] FOLDING SCREEN DIY BED HEADBOARD

28-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.

//Folding screen headboard

 

[29] LIGHT UP DIY BED HEADBOARD

29-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!

//Light up headboard

 

[30] BUILT IN LIGHTS DIY BED HEADBOARD

30-kids 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!

//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, 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.

//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 headboard. This way, you can glam up your room with vintage embellishment without actually building anything.

//Vintage signage headboard

[33] STRINGED DIY BED HEADBOARD

33-rope-design 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!

//Stringed headboard

 

[34] LED LIGHT DIY BED HEADBOARD

34-led-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!

//LED lights headboard

 

[35] BLOOMING DIY BED HEADBOARD

35-blooming-headboard 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!

//Faux blooming headboard

 

[36] FULL BLOWN STORAGE DIY BED HEADBOARD

36-storage-packed-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.

//Storage headboard

 

[37] ALUMINUM FLASHING DIY BED HEADBOARD

37-aluminium-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!

//Aluminum flashing headboard

 

[38] SLIPCOVER DIY BED HEADBOARD

38-headboard-slipcover

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!

//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. 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!

//Pegboard headboard

 

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!

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