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DIY Headboards For Your Home And Bedroom Makeover

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Make your own DIY headboards and rest your head easy with these easy and inexpensive designs and ideas.

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In this article:

  1. Upholstered DIY Headboards
  2. Styrofoam Tile DIY Headboards
  3. Rustic Pallet Headboard
  4. Quilted DIY Headboards
  5. Light Up Headboard
  6. Stenciled Headboard
  7. Chalkboard Paint Headboard
  8. DIY Headboards with Lights and Hidden Storage
  9. Salvaged Door Headboard
  10. Geometric Art Headboard Panels
  11. Antique Window Headboard
  12. DIY Open Book Headboard
  13. Salvaged Woods Headboard
  14. Barn Door Headboard
  15. Chalk Board Headboard
  16. Faux Headboard with Royal Design Studio Stencils
  17. DIY Headboard with Storage
  18. DIY Headboards with Arts Design
  19. Bohemian DIY Headboards
  20. Vintage Sheet Headboard
  21. Newspaper Chalkboard Headboard

DIY Headboards You Can Make to Give Your Bed a Boost

1. Upholstered DIY Headboards

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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

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Want some repurposing ideas? This DIY headboard is made from Styrofoam tile painted and attached to the wall with adhesive squares.

Brilliant right? It’s a great room decor idea you can make while saving a whole lot of cash.

3. Rustic Pallet Headboard

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If you like your bed with a rustic charm, simply make a new headboard from pallets you can get dirt cheap or even free. Get a rustic look in the bedroom with this woodworking project.

4. Quilted DIY Headboards

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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

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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

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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

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Need an easy one for your teen? Here’s something they can switch up whenever they get bored.

8. DIY Headboards with Lights and Hidden Storage

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Confuse would-be burglars with this headboard idea with hidden compartments and storage. It also comes with a lighting instruction which I guess your kids will dig.

9. Salvaged Door Headboard

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Old and rustic designs are making a comeback in home interior designs. A salvaged door with a distressed painting now makes a fantastic headboard in this smart idea.

10. Geometric Art Headboard Panels

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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.

RELATED: How To Build A DIY Upholstered Headboard And Bed Frame

11. Antique Window Headboard

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If we have a distressed door for a headboard, why not old or antique windows, too? Well, we have here one which is also a fantastic idea for those into the rustic charm.

12. DIY Open Book Headboard

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This is definitely a perfect headboard for a bookworm. You’ll be dreaming about the stories in your favorite books with this homemade headboard.

13. Salvaged Woods Headboard

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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.

14. Barn Door Headboard

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Get the illusion you’re on a farm with this barn door inspired headboard. If you’re really into the shabby chic design for your home and bedroom, you have one here ready for you to DIY.

15. Chalk Board Headboard

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Unlike the first chalkboard headboard on the list, this requires an actual board. Any kid will love to have this.

16. Faux Headboard with Royal Design Studio Stencils

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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

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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

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You won’t believe what materials were used to make this cool boho headboard DIY. Great imagination and some everyday crafting materials could transform your simple bedroom into your dream one.

20. Vintage Sheet Headboard

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Create an eye-catching DIY vintage sheet headboard to complement any bedroom. It’s a combination of a bit of some woodwork and some fabric craft.

21. Newspaper Chalkboard Headboard

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Make a statement on your girls’ bedroom or the guests’ room without spending a huge amount. Create this newspaper chalkboard headboard which could even be handy to your girls or visitors.

And if you want a guide to standard headboard sizes before starting your DIY project, you can refer to this infographic from Remodelaholic.

Easy Headboard Size Guide | https://diyprojects.com/diy-headboards-for-every-home/
via 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.

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