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15 Fantastic DIY Headboards – How To Revamp a Bedroom

When it comes to making home decor pieces, the bedroom might actually be our favourite place to make things for. There’s just something so calming and homey about making custom pieces for the place where you spend your most relaxed hours of the day, since it’s such an important part of your house. That’s why, when we decided it was time for a new headboard recently, we came to the conclusion that we’d rather make a headboard ourselves rather than buying one. We’ve been scrolling through options for DIY headboards all over the Internet ever since!

1. Custom painted, antique thrift headboard

Custom painted, antique thrift headboard

Perhaps you’ve actually inherited or come across a very old or maybe even vintage headboard recently and you’re feeling intent on using it but you think it needs some kind of sprucing up or customization to suit your space properly? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Architectural Digest custom painted theirs! Their tutorial and outline offers you all kinds of tips and tricks for making something similar of your own.

2. Fabric covered, extra-wide headboard

Fabric covered, extra wide headboard

Perhaps you’re not convinced that an all wooden headboard would really suit your space so you’ve been considering something like tufting and other fabric based concepts? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Fabric, Paper, Glue created this headboard with panels that’s extra wide and covered entirely in fabric except for the outer frame!

3. Hand painted, string hung fabric headboard

Hand painted, string hung fabric headboard

Just because you want to add a piece behind your bead in order to make it look more finished and tie the room together doesn’t mean you have to build yourself a hard or wooden headboard that will stand structured behind your pillows! Just in case you’re feeling a little more soft and artsy, here’s an idea from The Finders Keepers that involves stringing up some hand painted fabric in place of a classic headboard for a wonderfully visually DIY effect!

4. Paper flowers headboard

Paper flowers headboard

Are you actually a very crafty person indeed, always aiming to make pretty, eye catching things that are very whimsical and impressive indeed? In that case we have a feeling you just might be the perfect person to make something like this breathtakingly beautiful paper flower headboard outlined step by lovely step, with full instructions, on Design Love Fest.

5. Painted fireplace mantel headboard

Painted fireplace mantel headboard

Particularly if you’re the kind of person who loves upcycling not just old things but also spaces, then we think you might get a real kick out of the way Vintage Revivals turned an old fireplace into a lovely painted headboard! Whether you’re simply filling an already existing fireplace and placing the bed in front of it or setting up your own mantel anew, this tutorial will be helpful along the way.

6. Easy, affordable faux tiled headboard

Easy, affordable faux tiled headboard

Are you the kind of decor scheme lover who appreciates white surfaces, monochromatic finishes, and clean lines? Maybe you’re just interested in getting unique with which materials you put where. In either case, we’re pretty certain you’ll enjoy checking out how Sweet C’s Designs made a headboard from embossed tiles that give the space a clean, resort-like effect!

7. Homemade diamond tufted headboard

Homemade diamond tufted headboard

Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about tufting a headboard but you’d rather give it a try in the more classic sense rather than just covering your wood frame in fabric like you saw before? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Homemade By Carmona made this much more classic diamond tufted headboard in just a few surprisingly simple steps!

8. Cozy curtain rod and hanging blanket headboard


Have some of your very favourite ideas so far been the ones that involved hanging fabric in the place of a headboard, rather than creating something hard and structured, but you’re just not sure that hand painting material is quite the right choice for you? Well, particularly if you’ve got a stunning old handmade quilt that runs in the family, we think you might get along a little better with something like this tutorial from Martha Stewart that shows you how to make a blanket headboard hung from a wall mounted curtain rod!

9. DIY Curtain rod and fabric headboard canopy

Diy curtain rod and fabric headboard canopy

Have we really piqued your interested with the concept of hanging fabric in the place of headboards now, but you can’t help wondering whether something slightly more grand looking might suit your space more than simply looping a quilt over a bar behind the bed? In that case, we think you might prefer the way Design Sponge made a beautiful fabric canopy in place of a headboard, looping it over two curtain rods hung strategically!

10. Built-in fireplace wall moulding headboard

Built in fireplace wall moulding headboard

Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about using pieces of a fireplace in place of a headboard, but you’d almost prefer to blend the piece into the rest of the wall for continuity rather than placing an entire mantel behind your pillows? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Design Sponge made their headboard piece from the kind of fireplace framing made of crown moulding!

11. IKEA hacked stikwood headboard

Ikea hacked stikwood headboard

What if, while you’ve been scrolling, you’ve come to the realization that a slightly more classic wooden headboard is actually what you’d like to make for yourself, but you want it to have an air of being homemade about it because your space is already quite rustic and DIY? In that case, you just might be the perfect person to give this stikwood headboard tutorial featured on Sugar and Cloth a try! It’s an IKEA hack made easy.

12. Simple tufted headboard from cardboard

Simple tufted headboard from cardboard

Did we actually have you almost convinced when we started talking about the idea of making a tufted headboard but you’re intent on keeping the budget as low as possible and you’re also wondering whether you might find an easier design than the diamond tufting we showed you higher up the list? Then we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Sweet Teal made this very simply tufted headboard from fabric and cardboard instead!

13. Copper pipe and hanging cushion headboard

Copper pipe and hanging cushion headboard

Have the ideas that have grabbed your attention the best so far actually been the ones involving curtain rods and soft hanging things but you’re still just not quite decided on anything you’ve seen so far specifically? Then here’s an even cozier but also modern looking option for your consideration! We love the way Stories mounted a length of copper piping like a curtain rod and then strung cushions onto it in place of a headboard. They even show you how to sew the hanger loops onto the cushions.

14. DIY faux brass headboard

Diy faux brass headboard

Just in case you’re looking for something even more modern and unique looking, since your space is truly contemporary in style, here’s a tutorial the likes of which we’d never seen before and were very excited indeed to come across! Sugar and Cloth guides you step by step through the process of using metallic foiling to make a faux brass headboard that really stands out.

15. Pieced together geometric wooden headboard

Pieced together geometric wooden headboard

Just in case you’re still thinking about how much you love the idea of making yourself a wooden headboard but you’re also still convinced that you’d up for a challenge and ready to make something that’s truly more unique, here’s an awesomely visually textured design that we just can’t get enough of! This guide from I Spy DIY is here to show you how they made a geometric inspired headboard by piecing cut shapes of wood in alternating colours together to make a fantastically patterned piece.

Do you know another DIY enthusiast or avid home crafter who has been feeling determined to make their very own headboard from scratch lately but who could use a little bit of guidance and inspiration along the way? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of awesome styles and tutorials to choose from!

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