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47 of the Best Ways to Use DIY Headboards to Create the Room of Your Dreams

By HomeBNC • Updated on 2024-02-24

DIY headboards have gained mass appeal over the past few years. After several decades with a reliance on mass produced, expensive furniture, people have a great desire to reconnect to the tangible–to create something with their own hands, express themselves creatively and re-create a sense of self-sufficiency. Now with the advent of social media, it’s easier than ever before to show off our creations and to help and inspire others to create personal DIY projects of their own. Besides, doing it your own not only offers a sense accomplishment, it really helps on saving too.

Feeling Creative? Try Any One of These Amazing 35+ Unique Headboard Ideas

The general kind of tools you need are simple and will already have lying around in your garage or closet: things like a hammer, screwdriver, and a wrench. Others you may not have might be a saw. An initial setup for these tools if you don’t have them may cost as much as a mid-range headboard. But the cost you’ll save over time will more than make up for it in the long-run. You’ll be a DIY master. And the cost of tools you’ll need to create and recreate your headboards or other projects will almost always be under $100, especially if you repurpose old furniture.

Don’t be intimidated by any of the labor. Much of these creations are so much easier to create than they look, so don’t let any reservations stop you from creating the room of your dreams! It is always worth it. You’ll be so much prouder and much more in tune with yourself when you’re done. All of us are creative, so use this as an opportunity to practice and express your natural creative spark.

Check out some of the best headboard ideas below. Any of these headboards will add such a flavor to your bedroom, that your guests will wonder why they never thought of that!

1. Rustic And Modern Headboard

Rustic And Modern Headboard

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A headboard and frame in this style is considered high-end and would cost anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000. But you can make this your own for as little as $400. A headboard like this is absolutely easy to make, as the cuts of each board are straight and repetitive. It just takes a little labor. The secret is in the paint! Find a nice ashy or dark nutty color. The stain will catch the grain on the board and re-create a tree-like appearance. It brings out the subtle, natural art-look of the wood which will really enhance the entire frame. The headboard is so eye-catching, that all you need to add is a little decor above the bed to really seal in this bedroom’s look.

2. Beautifully Simple Tufted Headboard

Beautifully Simple Tufted Headboard

DIY Project Details: kindleyourcreativity.blogspot.com

Simple, elegant tufted headboards are great for beginners, especially mounted ones such as these. You get to avoid the extra menial work of securing it to the bedframe by simply mounting it on the wall. All it takes is some simple pieces of wood and some decorative fabric of your choosing. The headboard will draw the eyes right to it, and give your bare wall a splash of interesting color, as well as making the room appear bigger. To enhance the headboard’s magic, add in some pillows with a matching color palette that come with their own design.

3. Pink is Queen DIY Headboard

Pink is Queen DIY Headboard

DIY Project Details: theraggedwren.blogspot.com

These colors are supremely young, fun and chic. Perfect for the teenager in your life, or the secret teen in all of us! Another “budget friendly” headboard idea–this one is totally upholstered. If you’re tired of the traditional square or rectangular shape that comes naturally with headboards, try an inventive shape like this! Simply hand draw a design around the border or the corner of your wood, and notch it off. Beaded tacks are a smart move; they keep the fabric in place while adding a decorative lining. The spring-colored matching arrangement of pillows go wonderfully with the pink shade here. This set works alone for even a spring or summer bedroom look.

4. Of Mustards and Barn Doors

Of Mustards and Barn Doors

DIY Project Details: lilluna.com

There’s a reason the barn door aesthetic is always trending; it’s beautiful, easily repurposed, and goes well with any bedroom’s color palette–even with mustard yellow! In fact, this one pairs real well together, as both nutty and yellow colors work well with natural tones. Headboard lights are trending too. They’re functional and decorative, and take up less space. Be sure to accent the sides of the barn door headboard with some decorations such as this one; it prevents it from looking like a barn entrance and more like wall art.

5. Mounted Rustic Headboard

Mounted Rustic Headboard

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You don’t always need ruffles or upholstery if it’s not your style, and a headboard doesn’t have to be your bedroom’s focal point. The elegance here is in the design: four evenly spaced polished and stained cedar planks dazzle this bedroom and accent the bed’s decor well. You can space out the boards as much as you like, or keep them in nice and tight like this one.

6. Vintage Neutral Tones

Vintage Neutral Tones

DIY Project Details: hometalk.com

This is a beautiful rustic country-style headboard that also has a shelf-like quality to it. Your headboard can be a great place to put books, decorations, lights or pictures. Older doors like these bring an exquisite country aesthetic to a room basking in nude tones. If you’re interested in using a door, most doors should fit both a queen and king size bed. To add a little more decoration to the headboard, place the door so that the door handle hole is at the top instead of at the bottom where it’ll be hidden by the bed.

7. Patchwork Heaven Headboard

Patchwork Heaven Headboard

DIY Project Details: takingtimetocreate.blogspot.com

You don’t always have to go with wood! To match a quilt’s design, try a quilting approach to creating your headboard; aim for put-together and beautiful, but not perfect. All you need is a suitable color palette for your cloth, and lots of fabric to go underneath. You can go random, or you can give your patchwork headboard order; it’s up to you. Create your headboard with as many or as little pieces as you like. And don’t be afraid to ignore uniformity! Each row can have its own number of pieces, so you can create the shape you want. Patchwork patterns are naturally cheery, so try some light, bold or soft colors.

8. A Beach’s Favorite Fence Headboard

A Beach’s Favorite Fence Headboard

DIY Project Details: homedit.com

Thankfully some creative genius saw the beauty and potential of pallets. For years, pallet timber was never regarded as little more than anything that transferred items from one location to another. Lucky for us DIYers, pallets are easy to find, completely inexpensive, and make great headboards! The trick is always in the paint with pallets. This one was stained and colored so that it resembles a rustic, beach-like fence. No one would normally guess it’s just a pallet! Mounted lights here was a snappy idea. They cast a beautiful luminescent glow onto the wood, adding another sporadic dash of color.

9. Shelfing Smart with Pallets

Shelfing Smart with Pallets

DIY Project Details: pallets.newnist.com

Another creatively smart way to use of pallets. Instead of the beach, we go for fun functionality. Each empty space of the pallet equates to shelf space. An ingenious method to storing your frequently used bedroom gear–books, notepads, eyeglasses, remotes, etc. The space saving potential for this kind of headboard can’t be beat. And all the little decorations add up to lots of pizazz and color, creating a fun focal point for any room with this headboard. Depending on the size of your headboard, you could sit in bed, turn around and grab a book right off the shelf, like it’s your own personal library.

10. A “Scentual” Floral Lattice Headboard

A “Scentual” Floral Lattice Headboard

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Bring a garden inside and to life with this headboard. It’s an amazing match for any nature loving, garden enthusiast, or flower lover. This floral headboard is made out of lovely paper flowers. The headboard has a moroccan inspired cutting. It’s lace-esque design is clean while still being attention grabbing, and truly mimics flowers growing up a lattice. Each paper flower is hung decoratively into each hole and over top. You can wrap the flowers in any way you like. You can also use thin metal wire to keep them in place. Makes it great for removing or redecorating the headboard.

11. Picturesque Meets Comfort

Picturesque Meets Comfort

DIY Project Details: robin-happyathome.blogspot.com

Using recycled pieces of furniture makes it so easy to have your own headboard. Black frames pair so well with the rustic paint of this repurposed headboard. Tufting the empty space is brilliant here. It fills in an otherwise would be bland gap with design and comfort. The color palette is soft and striking and pairs well with the off-white wall color.

12. Pallet Headboards Always Soar

Pallet Headboards Always Soar

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Pallets make the most easiest and budget friendly bedframes and headboards! There is no science to pallet, pick a good one and go to town. A good color stain does the trick. Pick one that suits your bedroom look, and paint and decorate to your heart’s content! If you’re not sure of your artistic skills, stencils can help you add the perfect artistic touch to your own diy pallet headboard. Or just use wall stickers! Beautifully frame your pallet headboard with lots of decorations to help the eyes focus on this part of the room.

13. One Window Away

One Window Away

DIY Project Details: samanthaelizabethblog.com

Almost any old piece of furniture can be reborn into the perfect headboard–even window shutters! Some might say that shutters would be more well suited for a country or vintage aesthetic, but window shutters can really be matched with any decor. It’s simply a matter of design and paint. Rethink tossing your old shutters! Feel free to mix and match any shutter and paint them to suit your desired preference. Simple decorations like picture letters enhance the natural grace of a shutter headboard.

14. It’s Tough to Go Wrong with Tufted

It’s Tough to Go Wrong with Tufted

DIY Project Details: classyclutter.net

There’s never any need to play it safe with tufted. Most folks will go for a perfect boxed or rectangular shape, but any shape will do. A shape like this is a mixture of Portman and Belgrave design. Pick one that suits you. Try a headboard that matches your wall art and blends seamlessly with it, otherwise it might be a bit too much creation, resulting in art noise. Its simple design aids in creating a focal point for any decor wall you have.

15. Diamond Tufts Are Forever

Diamond Tufts Are Forever

DIY Project Details: homemadebycarmona.com

Tufted headboards are clean yet classic designs, depending on the color, style of the headboard, and tuft you want. They’re a great go-to piece for beginner DIYers. Best of all, they’re one of the easiest and most affordable kind of diy headboards to create. All you generally need is some board, fabric, and buttons. A tuft headboard like this can be done in a day! You can even reuse your old headboard, by placing plywood on top and adding your fabric, such as the case with this one.

16. Wall Decor Meets Headboard

Wall Decor Meets Headboard

A headboard is most often the centerpiece of any bedroom. Its choice in color and decor sets the room’s form. Combine that with an accent wall, and your room is brought to life. So why not combine the two of your favorite things with your favorite pastime? Pair your decorated wall with a simple upholstered headboard, but this would look just as chic without it. The colors chosen in this tile walled suits a beach look, but choose a color palette that suits you and your room. Snazz it up with a simple picture and a lower, more dark and striking headboard to create depth and dimension.

17. Tiled for Style Headboard Idea

Tiled for Style Headboard Idea

DIY Project Details: sweetcsdesigns.com

DIY inspires the most creative ideas. This one is particularly genius, because it’s simply faux ceiling tiles hanging on the wall! One quick glance at this headboard has you thinking you are indeed looking at a ceiling. Another smashing idea is that this headboard is mounted. Anyone who’s always on the move, renting, or lives in a dorm can plop this amazing headboard off the wall and go. You can also try using a large plaster board and placing the faux ceiling tiles on top of that. A headboard idea like this takes only minutes and little money. It’s fun, tasteful, and naturally fancy.

18. Beautiful Meets Provincial

Beautiful Meets Provincial

DIY Project Details: akadesign.ca

Sometimes reclaimed wood can’t be found when you really desire the look. You can recreate the reclaimed wood look with some stain and a little paint, just like this one. Try spotting your planks with minwax stain to give it an older but finished look. That’s all there is to creating the headboard, and it should only cost you around $50. A high-end headboard like this could range anywhere from ten times as much in a store. Mix and add embellishments to your choosing, it’ll keep your headboard from looking too tame. Your favorite mantra or hanging pictures would work well.

19. A Heavenly Star-Studded Headboard

A Heavenly Star-Studded Headboard

DIY Project Details: shelterness.com

Setting the mood with soft lighting helps create a romantic atmosphere in any room. What better way to catch that feel than with a headboard? This headboard is a great way to light up a room with luminescence without another lamp taking up more space. It’s almost a must for any bedtime reader. Make your lighted headboard as big or small as you want. A perfect length would be at least as wide as your bed. Use translucent panels to cover the frames, and you’ll be romantically vacationing in your own bedroom.

20. I-Can’t-Tell-It’s-Painted DIY Headboard

I-Can’t-Tell-It’s-Painted DIY Headboard

DIY Project Details: infarrantlycreative.net

Sometimes finding the perfect fabric can be near impossible or too expensive. Get a little more creative with your headboard by creating your own fabric design by using a little paint! It’s easy and inexpensive, and will take the monotony of always shopping for the perfect, personal design. Use stencils to create the look you desire, and grab some acrylic paint to color your fabric. Cream colors really accent the wall molding and the rest of the decor. Paint and stencils can make an excellent headboard masterpiece.

21. Masculine and Feminine Converge With Wood

Masculine and Feminine Converge With Wood

DIY Project Details: thewhitebuffalostylingco.com

This woodround headboard was inspired by combining both masculine and feminine appeal to a room, which can be a little difficult for couples. The aesthetic of this wood is almost a trick. At first glance it looks like a pile of wood sitting on top of each other. Upon closer inspection it’s anything but! Best of all, it’s not nearly as hard to create as it looks. All one needs is simply plywood, some wood rounds, some stain, and a little time. Add poly to give it a finished look.

22. Pretty in Pink And Panels

Pretty in Pink And Panels

DIY Project Details: evolutionofstyleblog.blogspot.com

Sometimes it can be smidge difficult to fill in the empty space between windows. Depending on the layout of the bedroom, we’re often left with no choice but to stick the bed right smack in between. Then again, this gives us the opportunity to really spruce up our headboard and make that empty space now the lovely focal point. A delightful wreath draws the attention downward, accenting the light, white and pink colors with something a little darker, and harmonizes the colors into a unique and lovely color palette. If you’re looking to fill the space between windows, try this kind of headboard–it’s more a decorative wall, as the wood was simply nailed to the wall, then painted and spackled.

23. Stylish and Modern

Stylish and Modern

DIY Project Details: heartsandsharts.com

This headboard was created by slicing pvc pipes in ¾” strips, and placing them on a painted plaster that were then sprayed with a gloss. It’s a modern, industrialist look that’s sure to please any boy or man wanting to add some dazzle without the cuteness to their bedroom. The lighting in the bedroom casts a dynamic filtering effect on each sliced pipe, which adds a little more something-something to the headboard decor. Add pillows that have a repetitious design to increase the look and feel of this headboard.

24. A Headboard to Light up the Night

A Headboard to Light up the Night

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So many interesting things can be done with lighted headboards. They can be cozy, romantic, inspirational, or function as a soft source of light. A word or phrase with personal meaning to you, lined with Christmas lights makes a great comfortable bedroom headboard. It’s not just for adults. For any little ones, try a child-friendly silhouette and line it with lights. It’s unique, playful and inviting. You can use a projector to project whatever image or word you like, and simply stencil, paint, and prep the board for Christmas lights.

25. Sweet Dreams Are Made From Headboards

Sweet Dreams Are Made From Headboards

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Repurpose your old furniture, repurpose your old picture frames. Salvaged wood and expiring picture frames can help personalize any girl’s bedroom. Have your child choose the words they want, whether it be a personal, inspiring message or simply their name. Chic, sweet and simple make this also affordable headboard idea perfect for your younger loved ones. Choose a font that fits their personality, and embellish each picture with their favorite thing.

26. From Crib to Headboard

From Crib to Headboard

DIY Project Details: heartsandsharts.com

Another perfect example of why diy headboards are so much better than buying one stock…the price! A perfect headboard for children transitioning from crib to bed. This stylish blue and boyish headboard is easy to make. Simply take your crib, paint it anew, and add kid friendly upholstery. Now you have something comfortable and stylish. To keep the headboard leveled and not too low, try a heavy duty mirror/picture hanger to place the headboard on the wall for perfect height.

27. Soft and Velvety Headboard Idea

Soft and Velvety Headboard Idea

DIY Project Details: placeofmytaste.com

Sometimes there’s simply nothing more alluring than a velvety, soft shade of indigo. And what better place to put that color in your bedroom? A tufted headboard absolutely accentuates the color. For something so romantic, it fits easily with more pastel, spring colors. It even fits beautifully with white, and makes a brilliant eye-pleasing contrast between the headboard and the rest of the room. Recreate the diamond tufted look by pinching the fabric wherever the buttons will be placed. Imitate a designer looking tufted headboard the DIY way.

28. Door Mat Turned Beautiful Headboard

Door Mat Turned Beautiful Headboard

DIY Project Details: karapaslaydesigns.com

A brilliant and simple idea, who would have thought a simple doormat could be turned into something so inspiring. Moroccan inspired door mats are more economical than pre-made headboards. Pick your favored styled mat, and paint it whatever color suits you and your bedroom. You’ll most likely need 4-6 mats, depending on the width and height of your bed. Compare this to a similarly styled pre-made headboard, and you can see the hundreds saved.

29. The Intricate Headboards We Weave

The Intricate Headboards We Weave

DIY Project Details: littlebitfunky.com

Distressed look really makes this look like a wide woven picket fence. Thin, long plywood pieces were woven together, and painted a blue. The headboard is accented with country-style 19th century fabric pieces that hang above the headboard. It fits a country style house, or any teen’s bedroom. It’s sheepishly simple and stylish, and beautifully woven. No immense woodworking skills required! Choose the paint job to fit your mood. You can go for a pastel, friendly look or sleek brown for a more modern twist.

30. A Charming Barn Door Headboard

A Charming Barn Door Headboard

DIY Project Details: thekurtzcorner.com

Further proof that barn doors make excellent headboards. They’re simply a golden marriage of decor and functionality. Love the outdoors? Well why not bring it in? Rustic barn doors always go surprisingly well with anything, even decor that’s engrossed in primary colors. If you want to stay traditional with colors, a dark nutty colored stain will be warm and inviting. Barn door headboards are favorite trend because they go great with any color, any age and any season. They’re also incredibly easy to make, and even cheaper if you find one.

31. The Blinds That Tie Us

The Blinds That Tie Us

DIY Project Details: madincrafts.com

You can repurpose anything into the perfect headboard, perhaps even the kitchen sink. And old vertical blinds are no exception! Normally, home enthusiasts shy away from the archaic style of long blinds. But woven together so intricately, they make a unique and pretty headboard design. Normally, woven headboards such as this one can range to about $1,000. Once you repurpose yours or anyone’s old blinds, and you save literally hundreds. Smart on the wallet, and smart on recycling. And two headlights add utilitarian to the headboard, not to mention add a splash of color to this very white headboard.

32. Say No to Sew Headboard

Say No to Sew Headboard

DIY Project Details: heytherehome.com

For a lot of DIYers, taking inspiration from high end stores and magazines inspires enough of a challenge to recreate their favorite look–for a quarter of the cost. Tufted is always in, it’s versatile, chic and quite lovely, blending well with most bedrooms. But you can always create your own tufted headboard. This perfect finish gives the impression that it’s much harder to create than it seems, but don’t be fooled. The color of this tufted headboard is a pleasing mix to the wall decor, and balances out the bedroom’s palette.

33. DIY Headboards Make the Perfect Setting

DIY Headboards Make the Perfect Setting

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Natural and nude tones complement a master bedroom with brazen authority with simple things like wicker, wood, and linen decor. The headboard has a raw look to it, and that look is maintained by adding light fixtures with small wool bag coverings over each. The small plant brings the headboard into a cohesive and pleasant evening-in-the-park setting. It’s uniform yet beautiful design. Neutral can be exciting and comfortable if done right. Nailed clips are an inventive and unique way of keeping mementos. It gives the mantle a lovely clothesline effect.

34. Affordable, Versatile Headboard

Affordable, Versatile Headboard

DIY Project Details: echoesoflaughter.ca

Rustic looks can be soft enough even for a child’s room. The colors of dark nutty headboards are versatile. They can go with soft lighter colors, or some of the more traditional primary colors seen in many boys’ rooms. These are always so simple to make and go so well with any room that you can’t go wrong with this kind of DIY headboard idea. If you’re looking for a little more to enhance the setting, you can spruce this up by adding decorations, stenciling in pictures of words, or just leaving it bare. It’s affordably simple design that goes with just about any room’s setup.

35. Rural and Superchic Can’t Be Beat

Rural and Superchic Can’t Be Beat

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Let your favorite vacation inspire your best headboard. Try hitting up your favorite 5 star hotel for ideas! This one was inspired by hotel in Casco Antiguo. The hotel had a smart take on improvising bench cushions hanging from a wall with leather cords. Such an interesting design can be translated into any DIY headboard project. Normally headboard hangers are hidden. But ones like these are in plain sight where function is incorporated into design. Paint the lower part of the wall to add another level of intrigue so as to break up the emptiness that a large wall can have.

36. Ocean Inspired DIY Headboard

Ocean Inspired DIY Headboard

DIY Project Details: theraggedwren.blogspot.com

Repurposed furniture is always a good idea. It makes creating a country style room easy, fun and inexpensive. Two window shutters and an old door were used to create this inspiring headboard, with a little bit of the old bedframe left too; two old leg stands from a table, along with the top of another much older headboard add level of antiquity to the entire piece. Lighting on the shutters adds room for the little things on the desks, while giving a modern appeal to old shutters. Its utility blends in seamlessly. A fantastic look for the sea-lovers of all ages.

37. Old Dresser Turned Swanky Headboard

Old Dresser Turned Swanky Headboard

DIY Project Details: bhg.com

Another old piece of furniture goes cute, spunky, and contemporary when redesigned into a headboard. The wavy design of the dresser shelves just adds to the whole piece. It manifests a fun feel that teenagers would love, but adults can also appreciate. Each dresser door also acts like a shelf unit. When combined together like a puzzle piece, it adds great design and functionality, a must for any bedroom. And when one space isn’t being used as a shelf, there’s always room for personal designs, drawings, books, pictures, or even lighting. It’s always a smart idea to store your items just above your bed.

38. Create Your Own Barn Door Headboard

Create Your Own Barn Door Headboard

DIY Project Details: littleyellowbarn.com

Barndoors make excellent centerpieces, adored by DIYers who love the country, rustic appeal that a barn door design can offer. They’re one of the most creative and yet easiest to make as a headboard. But sometimes you just can’t get an old, unused barn door. So, make your own! A good wood stain and degreasing technique will give your made barndoor a worn finish. You can create your own barn door headboard with a look that appeals to your personal taste, rather than spending a lot of time trying to find the right one (that also isn’t in use)! Again, lamps on your headboard is a smart and chic design.

39. Repurposing a Ladder for a Vintage Look

Repurposing a Ladder for a Vintage Look

DIY Project Details: pinterest.com

Another interesting utilitarian item turned into a contemporary, comfortable looking headboard. The right paint can give it a country vibe; worn, but still usable. Laying the ladder perpendicular to the wall allows for shelf space, a place to stick books, photos and other bedroom accessories. Try sticking a lamp fixture between each space. Or if you’re looking to create your own bedroom canopy, nail the headboard along the wall so that it hangs over the bed, and string over your favorite sheets to each side, draped over, for an inviting place to sleep.

40. A Floral Cutboard Cutout Headboard

A Floral Cutboard Cutout Headboard

DIY Project Details: happinessishomemade.net

Creating your own headboard can be a personal statement–an eye into who you are. With cutout headboards, each piece can act as a window into your favorite design. The most interesting thing about this design is the accessibility of the fabric. Creating a headboard in this way allows you to flip between any style and color of fabric simply by slipping your favorite piece in and replacing it with another favorite when the mood or seasons change. The pastel floral design is perfect for seasonal use, or for flower admirer in the family. It’s very reminiscent of stained glass. A square-ruffled comforter attracts the gaze right to the headboard.

41. A Clean Room and Mustard Finish Headboard

A Clean Room and Mustard Finish Headboard

DIY Project Details: bohodecochic.com

Try a three-piece board with a worn paint job and nude colors for something devilishly simple and stylish. You can stencil in words with a matching color. The walnut and pale finish inspires something of a country-rustic appeal, or a trip into the mountains. You never have to worry if your headboard piece is too nude–a quick snap of color will bring a cohesive color palette to the room. Stencils and paint are your best friend when it comes to arting up your headboard with messages.

42. Tufted Headboard With 3D Wall Decor

Tufted Headboard With 3D Wall Decor

DIY Project Details: vintagerevivals.com

Tufted headboards are so soft and inviting. Repurpose any old headboard into a tufted one, every last inch of it! Painted a nice white color, it almost blends with the zig-zagged decor on the wall behind it. Headboards are normally the focal point, and a glamorous headboard might make a little noise and contrast too much with such a colorful wall. However, for a little more depth, try adding a slim line of color to accentuate edge of the headboard.

43. A Faux Woven Headboard with Wood Shims

A Faux Woven Headboard with Wood Shims

DIY Project Details: bhg.com

So this one looks woven but isn’t! Small pieces of wood that make up each square simply change direction horizontally and vertically to match the look of woven wood. Wood shims are unique to headboards, but don’t have to be. They’re not just for builders. They’re perfect DIY craftperson’s tool; they’re inexpensive and on-point for creating a trendy headboard. Use fiberboard or thin plywood to make up the base of the board, but use wood shims to create each grid pattern. You don’t have to follow this design. Try a diagonal pattern too!

44. Headboard as Meaningful Wall Art

Headboard as Meaningful Wall Art

DIY Project Details: housetweaking.com

The best headboards can double as fantastic wall art. A headboard fashioned out of something from your childhood or something that meant a lot to you can act as a beautiful reminder of that memory every time you enter your bedroom. Taking a piece of furniture from your past that meant something to you and reusing it in a space where you spend a lot of your time, even if it’s not awake, gives your DIY project more meaning. Chalk or stencil what those words mean to you, then paint over it to seal them in.

45. A Beacon for Your Bedroom

A Beacon for Your Bedroom

DIY Project Details: sawdust2stitches.com

This headboard beckons you to bed like a lighthouse, with the single wall mounted lantern on the pale toned headboard in a sea of blue comforter. It’s entirely inviting and ultimately relaxing. The length of the headboard and the lantern will make this piece a top heavy headboard, so you may want to secure it to the wall, along with securing the bottom part of the headboard to the bed frame itself. Single lights are more proof that simple designs can create elegant art, and functionality and creativity can always be combined beautifully.

46. Tufted Green With Envy Headboard Idea

Tufted Green With Envy Headboard Idea

DIY Project Details: remodelaholic.com

Stylish yet fun, a cute girly bed with a lime green fabric, with super-cute buttons to boot! This headboard is perfect for young girls. It’s whimsical, inviting and friendly–a matching pair for sleepovers. Complete a border around the tuft by adding piping. Use any color; like pink, blue, or yellow to add a little more dazzle and to keep the green from getting too bland. Buttons can be created by choosing any color fabric and gluing them to each button. A white frame is a wonderful way to finish off this headboard.

47. Gray But Lovely Paneled Headboard Idea

Gray But Lovely Paneled Headboard Idea

DIY Project Details: remodelaholic.com

Tufted headboards always come to the rescue when looking to create a modern, sleek bedroom appeal. Each wood was tufted and covered in a neutral-gray fabric, and then hung individually side by side. It gives the illusion of one giant headboard. A mixture of long and short pieces will allow you to design the shape of the headboard in any way imaginable. It’s high end and contemporary. Only hours to make, and much cheaper than buying a premade designer headboard, don’t you think? The light colored yet alluring paintings above it add color and dimension to an otherwise plain but refined headboard piece. Gray is a beautiful neutral color. You do so much with it it, so feel free to add more depth by adding colorful ornaments to surround your headboard.

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Turn your bedroom into your personal zone, the kind of space that will inspire you to keep your bedroom clean, excited to go to sleep, and wistful of the comforts your own personal place in the world can give you. A bedroom can be more than just a place to sleep or do your homework–your bedroom can be a deep and personal reflection of you. Make it yours, truly yours, and watch the magic in your life unfold.

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