6 Simple DIY Headboards

A one-of-a-kind DIY headboard can make a bold statement in your bedroom at a low cost. Browse these simple headboards for inspiration and step-by-step instructions.

  • Bold and Rustic

    A wooden headboard adds style, luxury and comfort to any bedroom, but at a hefty price. Designer Ana White of Ana-White.com shares a simple way to create a bold, rustic headboard that any beginner woodworker can accomplish.

  • Dramatic Upholstery

    A headboard can be the statement piece in a bedroom. Create an over-the-top upholstered headboard using glue, staples and basic sewing skills. Janell Beals of Isabella & Max Rooms extends this upholstered headboard to the ceiling to add height to the room.

  • Cover It Up

    If you have an outdated, battered headboard, simply cover it up. Holly Mathis of Holly Mathis Interiors made an easy slipcover with minimal sewing. The best part? It's easy to replace as you change your bedroom's design style.

  • A Work of Art

    Give your headboard a custom look at a low price using canvas board. Designer Dan Faires took standard canvas board and embellished it with nail head trim. This no-sew project has the same look as an upholstered designer headboard.

  • Cottage-Style Shutters

    This shutter headboard is sure to impress your guests. With a little bit of paint, Layla Palmer of The Lettered Cottage was able to transform these unfinished shutters into an inviting headboard. Make them your own by painting stenciled designs or adding embellishments.

  • vanessa de vargas paints headboard outline on wall

    Stick It on the Wall

    This headboard is so easy to make it doesn't need instructions. Designer Vanessa De Vargas placed a stark white decal to contrast with the bold pink wall in this playful dorm room. The decal's pattern is carried through to the geometric bed pillows for a cohesive look.

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