DIY Headboards – 33 Unique Headboard Ideas

Have you seen those super cool tutorials on making a pallet headboard? An amazing DIY bedroom makeover all on its’ own! (See 33 Homemade Headboards Below…so many ideas!) My love affair with DIY began several years back with a homemade headboard project just like this. I didn’t have a lot of money, but I didn’t want to fill my room with cheap bedroom furniture.
I really, really wanted a unique headboard for my bedroom. Not having $400 to spend (and let’s face it, the nice ones are WAY more,) my headboard options were pretty limited. I decided to DIY it. With no real plans (other than what I drew on my notebook paper,) I put one together. Then a few years later, I created another one and a headboard tutorial to share how you can too.
Here is the DIY headboard I made.
(See My Tutorial on How To Make A Headboard. It is a full size, fabric headboard that is easier than you would think to make!)
But there are lots of different styles of headboards and just as many great tutorials on how to make them yourself. So, I put together this big list of my other favorite DIY headboard tutorials for you to ‘ooh’ and ‘ah’ at. 🙂
Whether you are looking for upholstered tall headboards or ones that sport a bookshelf, a reclaimed wood door or a super puffy, a girly, tufted headboard, or even just a fabric ‘fake-out’ headboard wallhanging, there is definitely the perfect DIY idea in this post for you!
Make a DIY Upholstered Nailhead Headboard
I’m not quite pleased with the quality of UO’s materials (particularly the velvet they use), and since the headboard would be mostly just a decorative piece, it didn’t seem like a sensible purchase. So what’s a girl to do? DIY it of ……
DIY headboard tutorial with individual brass nails
For the legs of the of headboard I used 2x4s which I also doubled up. I off set the taller back layer of the legs though so they wouldn’t be visible from the sides as you can see in the photos. DIY headboard legs. One shorter ……
Simple DIY Headboard: Guest Bedroom Update ~ Madigan …
Madigan made… a simple, modern headboard. simple DIY headboard idea. When I’m faced with a room décor decision… I have to remind myself that the simplest solutions usually are the best! With the upcoming arrival of ……
DIY Kids Dinosaur Map Headboard
See how fabric designer, artist, and mama extraordinaire Samarra Khaja (SammyK on Spoonflower) created this dino map headboard for her son out of our new Faux Suede fabric and learn how to make a DIY headboard of ……
DIY Easy Headboard
DIY headboards and design ideas. Headboard quick-change. Update your upholstered headboard with a pretty new fabric. 1. Have enough fabric to generously cover the front of your headboard and the back side about 5 inches in. Wrap the ……
Fun And Funky DIY Cheap Headboard Makeover
DIY Headboard & Mini Master Bedroom Reveal! I have finally made some progress on my master bedroom. I still have lots of projects on my to-do list, but things are starting to slowly come together. My budget is very small, ……
DIY Pallet Headboard
Craft Friday: DIY Pallet Headboard, Part 2. You guys… WE DID IT! We ordered those deconstructed pallets from Home Depot, and they took their sweet time arriving – two weeks, to be exact. But arrive they did, and the very ……
DIY Wingback Headboard Tutorial
This gorgeous headboard screams “Wow!” What a beautiful addition to a bedroom…it really draws the eye, right? Check out how to make this DIY Wingback Headboard in this great tutorial….
Make This DIY Geometric Planked Wood Headboard For …
A headboard can make or break a bedroom. Bold enough, it can be a statement that sets the tone for the entire room’s design. This eye-popping, hand-painted geometric headboard would certainly boost any bedroom, and ……
DIY headboard From A Recycled Door
DIY headboard Trash style. old door turned diy headboard. Remember this old door from yesterday? I nabbed this out of a friends trash pile!I gave it a light coat of white paint. I didn’t want to fully cover the old wood and rustic ……
DIY Headboard Made From A Secondhand Bed Frame
On a budget, I got creative turning IKEA LACK tables into DIY nightstands and made an upholstered DIY headboard to upgrade an inexpensive secondhand bed frame. More DIY projects provided art for the walls, including ……
DIY Headboard | Eliza Domestica
I made this headboard for my guest room bed over a year ago and still love it. Even though it has been a while, I wanted to still post this for all of you brave DIY souls out there trying to spruce up a boring bed. The total cost for ……
Dr. Who Tardis Headboard
I built this headboard from 1X8 pine boards but if I were to do it again, or take the Tardis back in time to do it over, I would cut the primary carcass out of 3/4″ plywood. I think that it would produce a straighter project and no doubt would be ……
DIY Herringbone Headboard – Pinterest Addict
We made a herringbone headboard for our son’s room. It is ridiculously fabulous….
DIY WOOD FABRIC HEADBOARD – Craft Hunter
I love those moments when you are really excited about a new DIY project and you can’t wait to get it finished! I was like a loopy kid jacked up on sugar. I had some polyester pin board left over from a previous headboard ……
10 Dreamy DIY Headboards To Transform Your Bedroom
The bedroom should be the place where you can relax after a long day, where you feel calm and comfortable. We put so much effort into decorating our bedroom,…
Simple Painted Wood Headboard
Here at Remodelista, we’re drawn to personality-filled (but serene) bedrooms that often include a few strategic DIY solutions. We like a good storage headboard, recessed shelving above the bed, and DIY headboard ……
DIY Tufted Headboard
I was really excited to finally hang my DIY tufted headboard on the wall in the navy room at RedAgape Guesthouse. You can find the tutorial here if you are keen to make one for yourself. It is a challenging project but well ……
Extra Long DIY Headboard
I get obsessed with things I see on Pinterest, and this padded headboard (okay, the whole place) is one of my recent fixations. I like the modern, streamlined look of it— but that it’s also more relaxed than a lot of the tufted, ……
Nailhead Trim Shaped DIY Bedroom Headboard
Headboard Do It Yourself Project! Lately I’ve been in the mood to fix up the bedroom. I feel like it’s a mix matched uncompleted mess! Well not really a mess, cause there’s hardly anything in there to create a mess. After all, we ……
DIY Fireplace Mantle Headboard
If you’ve been following along on the blog, you know this is a project that has been on my to-do list for quite some time now. When Justin and I got a new bed last year, I immediately starting searching for a coordinating ……
DIY Rustic Distressed Wood Headboard
If you missed Part I of this DIY adventure, you can check it out here. Catch up quick and come on back so we can finish up this headboard! {STAINING}. When we left off last, Justin and I had just finished distressing and ……
Do It Yourself Barn Door Headboard
Three years ago, I drew up my first plans for a simple build and created a do it yourself barn door headboard! I had these fantastic 100-year-old front door side panels from our first home just collecting cobwebs in the basement ……
DIY Wood Headboard For Under $40
As summer ended, our family embarked on two room makeovers for each of our kids and one of our PROJECTS was this DIY headboard that we put together for just under $40 for our son’s room. Previously, our son had no ……
DIY Faux Fabric Dorm Room Headboard
Hello loves, Today we are getting crafty on the blog with a D.I.Y faux headboard. Tell me I’m not the only one that loves headboards. You know, the ones with a vintage-esque appearance that can be so highly priced?…
DIY Headboard Tutorial – Rustic and Easy
Want a headboard but don’t want to fork out the big bucks? Follow this simple diy headboard tutorial for a Rustic Headboard you’ll love!…
Fancy and Pretty – Girly DIY Tufted Headboard
The headboards similar to the style I wanted were in the $300-$400 price range. I was able to make this one for….wait for it….. under $150 (this included finding my materials on sale). I have researched DIY headboards for ……
Cheap DIY Headboard for $35
Store-bought headboards are ridiculously expensive, in particular, this headboard I modeled my DIY headboard after. Come on; your bed is supposed to used for sleeping and I doubt people push their heads against the wall ……
No-Sew DIY Headboard Slipcover
DIY EASY NO-SEW HEADBOARD SLIP COVER. You can easily update your bedroom decor by simply making a super thrifty easy no-sew slip cover for your head board. Choose your favorite colors and your favorite ……
Inexpensive and Easy Wall Mount Headboard
However Paul and I ended up being given a huge painting that worked really well over our bed and took the place of a headboard so I didn’t get to do that DIY. As I’ve mentioned in some posts we have to furnish three rooms ……
Another DIY Tufted Headboard
When we created this project, I had no idea how popular it would be! It’s been the most re pinned project on my site and dozens of people have shared their versions with me! It’s so awesome to see others complete projects ……
Easy DIY Upholstered Headboard
easy diy uphostered headboard tutorial. This is one of my favorite projects. It’s an easy way to make a HUGE statement in a bedroom for hardly any money. And I love that you can use whatever fabric you want to coordinate ……
DIY Book Headboard
The new apartment was still feeling a little empty and un-lived in so Simon and I set about on this fun little project! It took as about 4 days to put it all together but most that time was spent sourcing the materials so if you were ……
All I can say is WOW! I want to make all of these DIY headboard ideas - maybe a different one for every room!

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