38 DIY Headboard Ideas for a Low-Cost Bedroom Refresh (2022)

A headboard adds style to your bed and turns it into a focal point. These budget-friendly DIY headboard ideas will show you how to make a statement piece from inexpensive items like wood shims, old shutters, and upholstered panels. Try one of these creative headboard projects to give your bedroom a low-cost update.

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DIY Headboard with Wood Trim

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When used in creative ways, inexpensive materials can create a custom DIY headboard that looks way pricier than it is. This beautiful wood headboard, for example, was crafted using door and window trim that cost just $90 at a home center. Using a miter saw, cut the ends of the casing pieces at a 45-degree angle. On a piece of plywood cut to the width of your bed, arrange the white-painted and unfinished casing to create an alternating pattern. Secure the pieces with wood glue and add flat trim around the top and sides to form a frame. Attach the headboard to the wall behind the bed by screwing it into at least one wall stud.

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Tapestry DIY Headboard

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Drape a colorful tapestry behind your bed to create an eye-catching statement. You can use a simple curtain rod to mount the tapestry, or for a more eclectic look, fashion your own rod using birch logs to create this easy DIY headboard idea. To avoid damaging the fabric, insert the rod through the pocket at the back. If your tapestry lacks a pocket, use curtain clips or self-adhesive hook-and-loop tape ($7, The Home Depot) to secure the fabric.

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Pretty Embroidered Headboard

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Rows of cotton sash cord update a plain, painted plywood board. The look is similar to embroidery or cross-stitch, yet isn't overly difficult. We love this DIY headboard for a modern bedroom where sharp lines and clean designs are at the forefront. Plus, it's an inexpensive headboard to make from a large wood board. Get the look by drilling holes in the plywood, then weaving cord through. To hang the headboard, attach D-rings to the frame and mount on screws.

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Simple Cutout Headboard

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Budget-friendly DIY headboards don't have to be complicated. Circular cutouts keep this DIY wood headboard simple yet striking. Start with a 62x36-inch piece of plywood. Lay out circular shapes to create your design. Drill a pilot hole at each marked point, and saw through the hole with the desired hole saw blade. Sand the edges of each hole. Cut 1-inch x 3-inch x 8-foot boards to fit the perimeter of the headboard. Attach boards on the underside of the headboard, creating a frame. This step isn't necessary, but it does add a nice dimension to the headboard. Finish by sanding the entire headboard, staining or painting it the desired shade, and hanging on the wall.

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Woven Flashing Headboard

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Flashing is a hardware store staple, but it rarely makes its way into the home. This unique headboard project changes that. With a little bit of creativity, vinyl flashing transforms a large piece of plywood into a woven wall hanging. It's a great addition to any size bed, from a twin to a king headboard. Plus, the process is super simple. You can make this DIY headboard in only six easy-to-follow steps.

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DIY Tufted Headboard

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This DIY tufted headboard packs a lot of impact into a small space. The secret is to pick a bold—and budget-friendly!—fabric. This brush-stroke design acts as a piece of art just above the bed. It's perfect for a textured wall that doesn't lend itself well to hung frames or other artwork. Bedding supplies stuffed between the fabric and the headboard plywood base add an effortless upholstered feel to the piece. Fabric-covered buttons complete the tufted look.

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Wood Block Headboard

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One-inch-thick slices of 4x4-inch wood posts come together to form a gorgeous rustic headboard for your bedroom. These puzzle-like pieces create interesting patterns that showcase the natural wood grain of your posts. Its pieced-together design makes it a perfect fit for an eclectic bedroom. Make this eye-catching DIY wood headboard with simple materials, such as cedar posts, stain, and MDF. Our how-to project shows you how to make a queen-size headboard, but this project can be adjusted to fit any mattress size.

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Ruffled Fabric Headboard

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Take a fabric-covered headboard to the next level with a pleated ruffle technique. This funky design is perfect for a teen's room where innovation and creativity can run wild. A fabric headboard is easy to personalize to match the rest of the room's decor, and you can even whip up a matching bed skirt to complete the look. Take a look at our helpful steps to achieve this textured design.

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Tapestry Headboard

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Hang fabric behind your bed for a simple DIY headboard that packs a patterned punch. Almost any fabric will do, including vintage quilts or tapestries, drapes, or even a pretty flat sheet. Cut and hem your chosen fabric the same width as your bed. Hang the fabric from hooks or a curtain rod. You can even use some extra fabric to sew up a slipcover for an accent pillow.

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DIY Rope Headboard

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Repurpose curtain rods and rope for a rustic DIY headboard. First, match the length of the rods to your mattress size. Attach the rods to the wall at your desired heights. Knot the rope to the bottom rod, then drape the rope over the top rod and wrap under the lower rod. Repeat to achieve your desired look, and knot the end of the rope to the bottom rod. A few dots of hot glue between rope and rod will hold the arrangement steady.

Editor's Note: This treatment is not appropriate for kids' beds or other rooms where children may sleep.

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DIY Caned Headboard

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Cane furniture, a design trend that dates to ancient Egypt, is having a 21st-century moment. Three panels made of poplar boards and binder cane team up to create a headboard for this full-size bed. When you weave your own panels, you have total artistic control over the pattern and size of the weave. For instant gratification, shop for pre-woven caning material. To complete the look, add a floating shelf above the headboard and outfit it with plants.

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DIY Tile Headboard

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Affordable penny tiles are easy to fit into curvy shapes such as this vintage headboard and footboard. First clean, prime, and paint your furniture piece the desired hue. Let dry. Working on a level surface, arrange the tile sheets on your project. We created a paper template for the top of the headboard and footboard and cut the tile sheets to fit. Adjust the tile sheets on the furniture, using spacers as needed, and number the order with painters tape. Set tile aside. Protect painted portions with painters tape. Using a trowel, spread a thin layer of tile adhesive on the furniture. Repeat with remaining sheets and let dry. Use a tile float to apply grout the same color as the penny tiles—it really helps camouflage imperfections. Finish your DIY headboard by removing grout residue with water and a tiling sponge.

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Salvaged DIY Headboard

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When you get creative, anything can be a headboard. A pair of salvaged doors are the perfect alternative to an ordinary headboard, especially when paired with farmhouse-style decor. To get this look, find doors that measure about the width of your mattress. Preserve the finish and prevent paint chips or wood slivers by sealing the surface with a clear sealer. Prop the doors against the wall and position the bed directly in front of them.

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Easy Headboard for Less

You'll be surprised by which home store staple serves as the foundation for this stylish headboard. Your guests will be impressed, too, when you tell them you made this one-of-a-kind piece all by yourself! Watch and find out what we did, plus see how easy it is to make a DIY headboard for your bedroom.

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Woven Rope Headboard

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Embrace two trends—rope decor and industrial accents—with this DIY headboard. This macrame-inspired headboard would look great with many styles including eclectic, cottage, and farmhouse. Plus, it's fun to make! Put on some good tunes and settle in for an afternoon of weaving. The process is only six steps long, and the entire project can be completed in one weekend. Trust us, this budget headboard is worth the work.

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DIY Wood Headboard

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Wood shims aren't just for builders. This inexpensive material is perfect for creating a one-of-a-kind DIY headboard. We love the natural finish of this headboard, but you can also personalize it with a fresh coat of paint. The gridded design here is unique but simple to create. Alternatively, feel free to play with the board layout to create your own custom design.

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Salvaged Modern Headboard

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Repurpose barn boards into a new headboard with a modern twist. Cut a piece of plywood to your desired size (ours fits a queen bed). Gently clean the boards with a damp cloth, but don't scrub or sand away the weathered character. Cut boards as needed, and nail them to cover the plywood. For the whitewashed finish, we diluted 1/3 cup white paint with 1/2 cup water and brushed on the mixture. When dry, we taped off boards and created color blocks using a blue spruce hue. The soothing shade works perfectly in a bedroom, and the color blocks add a modern touch to the piece. Screw the headboard into studs in your wall, or hang with wood cleats.

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Fabric Headboard Makeover

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Not all fabric headboards require you to be an expert at the sewing machine. Update an old wood headboard with a fabric slipcover and a tension shower rod. It's a super-simple way to refresh a piece you already have. This project only requires a few beginner sewing skills, so it's a great way to dip your toes in the sewing world. While you're at it, sew a pillowcase for an accent pillow to tie the whole bed together.

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Clever Headboard Solutions

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If you're not finding a headboard you love in the stores, look somewhere you normally wouldn't consider for bedroom accents. Paneled doors rescued from a salvage shop can be repurposed into cheap DIY headboards. Another vintage find—a plastic place mat—created this stenciled design. This eclectic piece looks gorgeous as a headboard and certainly brings a unique touch to the space.

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Carpeted Headboard

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Look to carpet for more than just flooring purposes. You can also use it to fabricate a headboard. Cut a pattern from kraft paper in your desired size and shape. Trace the pattern onto plywood, and cut using a jigsaw. Sand, prime, and paint the edges of the plywood using semigloss latex paint, and let dry. Place carpet tiles on the plywood, allowing them to overhang all sides of the plywood. Use adhesive caulk to secure the carpet tiles one at a time to the plywood, and let dry. Use a sharp utility knife to cut the carpet tiles to the shape of the plywood. Use a rubber mallet to nail in large nailheads 1 inch from the edge and around the sides and top. Hang the headboard at the desired height using a cleat.

Editor's Tip: Place a second piece of clean, dry plywood or another heavy object on top of the carpet tiles to weigh them down as the adhesive dries. To care for the headboard, clean with a vacuum attachment to remove dust.

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Hand-Drawn Headboard Design

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With crafts store supplies, you can make a DIY headboard that nods to a classic wrought-iron bed frame silhouette. Assemble two 36x48-inch frames from canvas stretchers. Positioned side-by-side, the frames will fit nicely behind a full-size bed. Paint frames and let dry. Cut two pieces of off-white linen, leaving enough material on all sides so it can be pulled tautly across the backs of the frames and stapled. Sketch half of the headboard design on each piece of linen with a pencil, and draw over the outline with a black king-size permanent marker. Lay the linen facedown on the backs of the corresponding frames. Use a staple gun to secure linen to frames. Staple the center top first; stretch the linen and staple at the bottom. Repeat for the sides. Continue stretching and stapling until linen is secure. Mount the framed canvas headboard on the wall with sawtooth hangers—using two per frame—and secure with removable adhesive strips.

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Architectural Salvage Headboard

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Turn old architectural elements into a stunning headboard. In this cottage bedroom, pairs of shutters topped with decorative moldings do the trick. This is a great way to incorporate beloved fixtures from childhood homes or room makeovers into your bedroom. You can also give them new life with a fresh coat of paint! However, shutters, paneling, and other elements can be quite heavy, so be sure to install your finds securely to the wall.

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Wallpaper Statement Headboard

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Create the look of a floor-to-ceiling headboard with wallpaper. Install wallpaper on the wall just behind your bed to give the illusion of a grander headboard. This DIY look turns your entire wall into its own art piece, so you don't need to worry about dressing up the walls with extra expenses. However, before you adhere the wallpaper, make sure your bed is positioned in a place you're happy with. Moving this DIY headboard is a little tricky once it's set.

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Framed DIY Headboard

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Inexpensive picture frames can be found at garage sales or thrift shops and made into a magnificent DIY headboard. Choose artwork in black or white for a cohesive look before hanging the frames side-by-side. For an upholstered look, remove the glass from the frame, and cut quilt batting the same size as the frame back. Cut fabric to size, adding 2 inches on each side. Lay the fabric face down, center the batting on the fabric, and add the frame back. Wrap the fabric and secure it to the frame back with duct tape. Insert into the frame.

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Plank Headboard Wall

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Go beyond the basic headboard and make the entire wall behind your bed a headboard. Distressed barnwood planks run the length of the wall behind this bed. To create a DIY wood accent wall, measure your wall to determine what length of planks you'll need and how many it will take to cover the wall from top to bottom. Starting at the ceiling, secure the planks using nails at several points along the board, ensuring some of the nails are driven into studs. Continue down the wall, butting the top of the next board against the bottom of the previous board. You might need to cut a board horizontally when you get to the bottom. Including a regular upholstered headboard with the bed will add comfort to the wall.

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Vintage-Look Headboard

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Add a vintage country look to your bedroom with a feed sack-covered headboard. A large feed sack provides enough fabric to cover a twin-size headboard. Staple two layers of batting over the front side of a piece of plywood, then staple the feed sack on top of the batting. Pull the fabric taut as you add staples to the center of each side and then as you work your way to the corners. For a stunning finish, nail a piece of architectural salvage to the top of the upholstered headboard.

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Tin Tile Headboard

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Try tin ceiling tiles for vintage-style DIY headboard materials. Cut a pattern from kraft paper in your desired size and shape. Trace the pattern onto plywood, and cut using a jigsaw. Place tin tiles on the plywood, allowing tiles to overhang. Use adhesive caulk to secure tiles one at a time to the plywood. Use tin snips to cut the tiles to the shape of the plywood. Grind down any rough edges. Paint the tin and sides, and let dry. Hang at your desired height using a cleat.

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Quilted DIY Headboard

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Turn childhood relics and family hand-me-downs into something that grows with your family. With a little basic carpentry and a beautiful old quilt, you can create this charming headboard. It's the perfect project for memorializing an old quilt or adding a bit of extra color to a bedroom.

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Industrial-Style DIY Headboard

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Unlikely materials are often the ticket to eye-catching headboards. Here, corrugated metal roofing was fabricated into a headboard by cutting out the shape with a jigsaw. The edges were smoothed with a grinder before the piece was screwed to the wall. The headboard falls right in line with on-trend farmhouse-style decor. This will look great against a wood accent wall or paired with DIY pallet furniture.

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Home Center DIY Headboard

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For less than $100, you can make a headboard out of basics from your local home center. On a piece of medium-density fiberboard (MDF), draw a design that's as wide as the mattress and about 40 inches tall; cut it out. Use wood glue to cover the MDF with a piece of beaded board cut into the same shape. Glue strips of veneer over the rough edges. Glue or screw trim to the top edge and a finial in the cutout. Paint the entire piece. When dry, mount the headboard to the wall with 1 1/2-inch spacers.

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Fabric Square DIY Headboard

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Break an oversize headboard into small squares for an easy upholstered headboard project. To make this headboard, cut plywood into enough squares to fit your space. Ours are 18-inch squares. Wrap the front of each square in quilt batting, stapling it to the back. Cut a square of fabric at least 2 inches wider (on each side) than the plywood square. Stretch the fabric over the batting, and staple it to the back of the plywood. Trim away excess fabric—especially at the corners—to make hanging easier. To hang, place a sawtooth picture hanger on the back of each panel, and arrange them on the wall above your bed.

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Easy Headboard Project

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This no-sew, no-tools-required update is an easy and affordable way to revive a metal headboard. Simply drape a length of fabric—whether it's yardage, a woven floorcloth, or a blanket—over an existing headboard. Clip both sides of the fabric together with curtain rings, and loop ribbon through the rings and around the bed frame, securing with a bow. Use several curtain rings on both sides of the headboard.

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Storage Headboard

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Create a one-of-a-kind headboard with built-in storage using old dresser drawers. Search salvage shops and secondhand stores for cast-off drawers and old dressers. Plan your layout on the floor, using fillers such as storage cubes and leaving spaces where the wall can show through. Once you've perfected your design, screw the pieces together. We also cut plywood doors to fit a few openings and secured them with hinges. To embellish your headboard, give it a few coats of paint, and wallpaper the drawer backs and doors. Hang the headboard on the wall using a few 1x4-inch cleats.

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Framed Fabric Headboard

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Spice up a bedroom by creating a framed headboard from a graphic print. Stretch fabric over heavy cardboard or foam-core board and secure on the back. Insert the panels into two inexpensive poster frames spray-painted a coordinating color. This modern pattern lends itself nicely to the clean white walls and bedding. Simple decor on the nightstand continues the accented red color throughout the room.

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Wallpapered Headboard

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Looking for simple, inexpensive headboards? Take a trip to your local thrift shop! Scout out a large picture frame from a flea market or secondhand shop and repurpose it as a headboard. Paint the frame to match your decor. Cut a wallpaper piece to fit inside the frame. Apply the paper to the frame backing following the manufacturer's instructions. Although this custom-made design features a queen headboard, it can be adapted for any bedframe size.

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DIY Upholstered Headboard

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With a bit of sewing skills, this high-end designer look-alike headboard can be created in a weekend. The shapely top is a nod to traditional furniture styles while the fun, bright fabric gives it a welcoming feel. Details such as a nailhead trim make all the difference in projects like this. Check out our step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful upholstered headboard.

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Shutter DIY Headboard

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A headboard doesn't have to reach all the way to the ground. You can easily craft a DIY headboard from objects you already have and hang them at mattress-height to look like a traditional headboard. Here, we turned home center shutters into a one-of-a-kind DIY headboard. We painted the shutters to match the room's color scheme, and choose a coordinating fabric for a beautifully upcycled design.

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Door-Turned-Headboard

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A solid-pine door makes a bold statement headboard. Set vertically, most doors are wide enough to fit a twin bed, but hung horizontally, doors can stretch across like a queen or king headboard. Cut 15 inches off the bottom of the door. Paint the door and let dry. Mount the door to the wall about 4 inches above the floor using two brackets. Reinforce with one bracket on top. To hide the top bracket, use finishing nails to attach a piece of molding to its top edge, 1 inch above the door. Fill holes with wood filler. Sand and paint.

FAQs

How do you make an easy headboard? ›

You are going to need wood glue just to make sure that the boards are really glued next to each

How do you decorate a headboard with fabric? ›

All you need your curtain rods attached to the ceiling with fabric draped from them we draped behind

How do you make a fake headboard? ›

Home Decorating Ideas : How to Create a Faux Headboard - YouTube

How do you repurpose a headboard? ›

Before you toss that old headboard, try these cool 12 ideas first
  1. Upcycle into a quilt rack. Do you like to quilt or know anyone who enjoys quilting? ...
  2. Create a chalkboard. ...
  3. Repurpose into a bench. ...
  4. Turn it into a wall shelf. ...
  5. Make a porch swing. ...
  6. Make a corner bench. ...
  7. Turn it into a clipboard. ...
  8. Light up headboard.
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How do you dress a boring headboard? ›

Dress Up Your Bed With These 6 Cool DIY Headboard Decorating...
  1. Drape over with fabric.
  2. Embellish with metallic elements.
  3. Employ simple geometric cutouts.
  4. Get creative with stencils.
  5. Play around with funky decals.
  6. Give it an industrial spin.
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How do you bling a headboard? ›

BLING Wrap HEADBOARD! VICTORIAN Style DIY ... - YouTube

How do you make a headboard from scratch? ›

How To Make a Headboard | Modern Builds | EP. 26 - YouTube

What is a floating headboard? ›

A floating headboard, also known as a hanger headboard, is a headboard that is mounted on the wall at the head of your mattress instead of being attached to your bed frame. They add no stability to the bed itself, but create a beautiful accent with little to no hassle.

How do you make a bed head? ›

DIY Headboard - YouTube

How can I make my bed look good without a frame? ›

Hanging a quilt, painting or even a striking throw rug on the wall above your bed for a punch of color makes it easy to forget your bed lacks a frame. If space allows, create a reading corner with a comfy chair, side table and lamp, or relax on a love seat or fainting couch placed at the foot of your bed.

Can you use pillows instead of a headboard? ›

Perhaps you don't need or want a headboard at all, and that's a completely valid choice. Don't let your space feel unfinished though. A minor contrast in pillows combined with a piece of art will make your sleeping space feel complete without going overboard.

How can I make my bed look good without a bed frame? ›

How to style a bedroom without bed frame by Vivi Towers
  1. Rugs. Rugs add a non-permanent design element to a room. ...
  2. Bedding. When it comes to choosing bedding, linen is soothing and always a great choice to dress up your bed in an effortless way. ...
  3. Plants. ...
  4. Hang Some Art. ...
  5. Bedside Table. ...
  6. Mirrors. ...
  7. Vintage Decorative Items.

Can you use curtains as a headboard? ›

Quilts and curtains don't have to go on beds or cover windows, in a pinch, you can use either to make a textile headboard. Add a curtain rod that spans the width of the bed to the wall just below the ceiling if you want your curtain or quilt headboard to cover the wall.

Is it OK not to have a headboard? ›

Is It OK to Not Have a Headboard? A headboard is an optional part of your bed, so it's completely fine to go without. Most people today consider headboards a decorative piece of furniture, even though there are other uses for them.

What is the point of a headboard? ›

A headboard gives support to your bed, but most importantly it protects your wall against abrasion. As well as a headboard's practical uses, a headboard can also give your bedroom a very personal touch.

What can I make out of an old bed frame? ›

Repurposed Bed Frames
  1. Benches. Twin Bed Bench. ...
  2. DIY Entryway Bench. Sleigh Bed Frame. ...
  3. How to Make a Bench from a Headboard DIY Repurposing. Diy Headboards. ...
  4. Upcycled Bed to Bench Tutorial. ...
  5. "Bless Your Heart" Texas Headboard Bench. ...
  6. Jenny Lind Bed Bench. ...
  7. Kingsize Headboard Bench. ...
  8. Upcycled Bed to Bench Tutorial.

How do you redo a wooden headboard? ›

Instructions
  1. Clean the Wood. Dust, dirt, grease, and other contaminants accumulate on wood over time. ...
  2. Make Major Repairs. ...
  3. Sand the Wood. ...
  4. Repair Minor Defects. ...
  5. Apply Stain or Paint. ...
  6. Apply a Topcoat. ...
  7. Reassemble the Bedframe.
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What can I do with an old footboard? ›

An old footboard nailed or screwed into the wall serves as a coat rack or place to hang keys by adding hooks or old doorknobs or bent silverware in place of hooks. Add chalkboard paint to the flat areas of a wooden footboard to serve as a family messaging center, tacked to or leaned up against a wall.

How do you reupholster a headboard with fabric and buttons? ›

Take a snap button, remove the top, then cut a circle of your headboard fabric a few millimeters bigger that your button head. Fold and tuck the fabric around the button head, then snap on the base. Push any loose pieces of fabric into the snap button using the tip of scissors.

How much does it cost to reupholster a headboard? ›

The average cost to reupholster a headboard is $200 to $600, or $1,000 and up for custom finishes and exclusive fabrics. Prices depend on the size of the frame, and the quality of fabric used. Discounts may apply if your headboard is included as part of a larger bed reupholstery job.

How do you cover a bed frame with fabric? ›

Wrap with Fabric

Lay the fabric on the floor or table with the pattern side down. Place the bed frame pieces on top of the fabric and begin folding over the excess fabric. Hold taut and use a staple gun to secure the fabric over the batting. Be sure to staple close to the edge and place staples 3-5 inches apart.

How do you make a tufted headboard out of cardboard? ›

I MADE MY OWN DIY TUFTED HEADBOARD WITH CARDBOARD ...

What foam is best for headboards? ›

Headboard made out of Polyurethane foam is the most durable and is considered as the best foam for headboard should you spend a lot of time sitting up in bed.

How do you make a foam board headboard? ›

DIY | Head Board - YouTube

How do you mimic a headboard? ›

Read on for five headboard alternatives that will elevate the look of your bedroom at a much lower cost than the real thing.
  1. Wall Murals and Decals.
  2. Wall Art.
  3. Wallpaper.
  4. Faux Windows and Curtains.
  5. Mounted Shelving.

Is it OK not to have a headboard? ›

Is It OK to Not Have a Headboard? A headboard is an optional part of your bed, so it's completely fine to go without. Most people today consider headboards a decorative piece of furniture, even though there are other uses for them.

Is it necessary to have a headboard? ›

Nowadays, headboards serve more of a decorative purpose than anything and can help elevate the look of your bedroom, tenfold. They are also a great option for smaller rooms that can't accommodate a full bed frame. And while they do look fantastic and can make for a stylish statement, they aren't a necessity in a room.

Can you use pillows instead of a headboard? ›

Perhaps you don't need or want a headboard at all, and that's a completely valid choice. Don't let your space feel unfinished though. A minor contrast in pillows combined with a piece of art will make your sleeping space feel complete without going overboard.

Can you use curtains as a headboard? ›

Quilts and curtains don't have to go on beds or cover windows, in a pinch, you can use either to make a textile headboard. Add a curtain rod that spans the width of the bed to the wall just below the ceiling if you want your curtain or quilt headboard to cover the wall.

What are beds without headboards called? ›

While more traditional platform beds feature a sleek, minimalistic look – sans headboard or footboard – modern platform beds today incorporate a variety of style and design features (including both headboards and footboards).

Are wood headboards out of style? ›

The look of clean, natural wood never goes out of style, so it's the perfect option for those who want to balance aesthetic and practicality. Customizable: With so many styles and wood finishes to choose from, you can customize your wood bed frame to meet your personal preferences.

Should a headboard sit on the mattress? ›

Should a headboard sit on the mattress? No, as a general rule, the bottom edge of the headboard should be hidden behind the mattress. Most headboards sit 3 to 4 inches below the mattress. That way, they provide proper back support when you are sitting up in bed.

What is a floating headboard? ›

A floating headboard, also known as a hanger headboard, is a headboard that is mounted on the wall at the head of your mattress instead of being attached to your bed frame. They add no stability to the bed itself, but create a beautiful accent with little to no hassle.

Should you put your bed against the wall? ›

Most experts that a bed should be at least 24 inches away from a wall. Following this measurement creates breathing room, makes space for a headboard, and reduces the chances of the bed scuffing or running into the wall.

How high should a headboard be above the mattress? ›

Standard headboards are 14 inches off the top of the mattress for twin beds, 28 inches for queen beds, and 58 inches for king and California king beds. However, there are short, tall, and adjustable headboards that fall outside of this range.

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What is the purpose of a footboard on a bed? ›

Bed cradles and footboards are devices that attach to your bed. They keep sheets and blankets from touching and rubbing your legs or feet. Footboards will also keep your feet in proper position while you are in bed.

Why are headboards expensive? ›

Headboards can be expensive because they are often made from a high-quality material like wood or leather. They also provide important functions like back support and insulation. Additionally, a headboard can complete the overall aesthetic of your bed.

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