10 Creative Headboard Ideas

There's no better (or easier) way to make a statement in a bedroom than with a bold and beautiful headboard. We've selected some of our favorite DIY ideas from HGTV fans.
By: Charity Curley Mathews

Simply White

Simple designs can be chic and elegant. HGTV fan ThriftyChic created a stylish new look for this guest bedroom with less than $400 — including this crisp, DIY headboard.

Supersized Chic

This isn't your average headboard. For maximum impact in this hotel suite, designer and HGTV fan mgreader upholstered the entire back wall to create a dramatic look and also enhance the wooden ceiling and brick fireplace.

Framed by Curtains

Instead of a traditional headboard, HGTV fan IsabellaandMaxRooms flanked the bed with two sets of curtains. Matching table lamps and an elegant crystal chandelier complete the room's young and chic look.

Floor-to-Ceiling Style

This headboard has an important job in HGTV fan 4oclock's small studio: creating a distinct focal point for the sleeping area that also feels separate from the adjacent living space. The trick is going all the way to the ceiling, which created a visual contrast from the lines of the couch.

Fiery Red

This custom headboard, including six separate panels stretching vertically up the back wall, not only completes the look of the bed but also creates a focal point for the entire room. Design by HGTV fan khime_4824103

French Replica

When HGTV fan LuluD couldn't find the antique French headboard she envisioned, this one was made with European elegance in mind. With height to spare, the gold details make a gorgeous combination.

Strong and Soft

The contrast between the wall stripes and the dainty print on the headboard really makes this room pop. The combination of teal, black and white allows this space to represent virtually any age. Design by HGTV fan mom23

Borrow From the Beach

To create this inexpensive yet eye-catching headboard, HGTV fan BeverlyBisso created a perfectly natural combination with three pieces of cedar and grass thatching. The result? A $75 headboard with a coastal feel.

Best Bargain

This $7 headboard gets our vote for best bargain. Using materials she already had on hand (a wood sod pallet, cardboard and leftover carpet padding), the only thing HGTV fan Perri had to buy was a few dollars' worth of remnant fabric. Looks like a million bucks to us!

Secret Slipcover

HGTV fan theycallmemartha wasn't happy with the headboard in her guest bedroom. So instead of buying a new one, she simply designed a slipcover to fit right over the old one. Together with her husband, they easily transformed the look of the bed — and the room — with padding, fabric and a few buttons.

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