Make your own DIY headboards and rest your head easy with these easy and inexpensive designs and ideas.
In this article:
- Upholstered DIY Headboards
- Styrofoam Tile DIY Headboards
- Rustic Pallet Headboard
- Quilted DIY Headboards
- Light Up Headboard
- Stenciled Headboard
- Chalkboard Paint Headboard
- DIY Headboards with Lights and Hidden Storage
- Salvaged Door Headboard
- Geometric Art Headboard Panels
- Antique Window Headboard
- DIY Open Book Headboard
- Salvaged Woods Headboard
- Barn Door Headboard
- Chalk Board Headboard
- Faux Headboard with Royal Design Studio Stencils
- DIY Headboard with Storage
- DIY Headboards with Arts Design
- Bohemian DIY Headboards
- Vintage Sheet Headboard
- Newspaper Chalkboard Headboard
DIY Headboards You Can Make to Give Your Bed a Boost
1. Upholstered DIY Headboards
An upholstered or DIY tufted headboard makes a great accent to any bedroom. In fact, it can make your bed the focal point of your entire room.
Some like it hard and elegant while some prefer it soft and cozy. If you want the latter, consider any of these DIY upholstered headboard ideas.
2. Styrofoam Tile DIY Headboards
Brilliant right? It’s a great room decor idea you can make while saving a whole lot of cash.
4. Quilted DIY Headboards
Don't want to saw and hammer? Why not make this DIY quilt headboard your next sewing project.
It's a bedroom decor idea if you're going for the cozy and warm bedroom ambiance.
5. Light Up Headboard
This pretty headboard lights up with some Christmas lights, but make no mistake, they're amazing the whole year-round. I would love to say, you can make this before bedtime, but you might need a little more patience with this one.
6. Stenciled Headboard
For those who are into stenciled crafts and projects, this headboard idea is just perfect. Armed with your craft stencils, you can design and customize not just your headboard but your whole bedroom.
7. Chalkboard Paint Headboard
8. DIY Headboards with Lights and Hidden Storage
9. Salvaged Door Headboard
10. Geometric Art Headboard Panels
What's fantastic with geometric arts is you only have to use a ruler and you're good to go. You don't need to perfect swirls and strokes–only perfect lines and good design, like this headboard idea.
11. Antique Window Headboard
12. DIY Open Book Headboard
13. Salvaged Woods Headboard
We cannot get enough of the rustic and practical design so we another one here you will be green-eyed for. A simple four-piece salvaged woods with the word ‘love', neatly and artistically written across.
15. Chalk Board Headboard
16. Faux Headboard with Royal Design Studio Stencils
If the whole point of your headboard is bedroom design, then nothing could be more fitting than this stenciled headboard. It's also a fantastic minimalistic idea since it isn't taking up much space.
17. DIY Headboard with Storage
Going minimalistic on your bedroom design? Then this headboard with storage compartment is only perfect.
It's also a fantastic storage and organization idea for those who like it spic and span.
18. DIY Headboards with Arts Design
Art patterns carved in wood may look intricate and challenging but this headboard idea will surprise you. The tutorial/idea comes with great headboard design you can copy and download here, or make you can opt to make your own.
19. Bohemian DIY Headboards
20. Vintage Sheet Headboard
21. Newspaper Chalkboard Headboard
And if you want a guide to standard headboard sizes before starting your DIY project, you can refer to this infographic from Remodelaholic.
This video from Marloes Wonen will show you how to make a pallet bed frame to go with one of our headboards here:
There we have it! Ideas for headboards you can build on your own or a bit of help from your family.
Whether you're making a new headboard or remodeling your old one, these ideas and projects couldn't be any more fitting. So, save a date or weekend and make a headboard worth your time but right on your budget.
Did you enjoy our list of DIY headboards? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these DIY headboard ideas.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 28, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.