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74 DIY & Upcycled Headboard Ideas

Give your boring bed frame a boost with one of these budget- and beginner-friendly headboard projects and DIY design ideas.

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Photo: Jeff Herr ©. From: Terracotta Design Build.

Easy & Stylish DIY Headboard Ideas

Looking to add major style to your bedroom but tired of run-of-the-mill furniture pieces? Refresh your space with a creative DIY headboard instead. Room dividers, wallpaper, old doors, washi tape and even pool noodles can be crafted into a one-of-a-kind headboard that everyone will be asking about.

A stylish and unique headboard can add instant appeal to a bedroom but often comes with a hefty price tag. Whether you're renting, decorating a dorm room or simply looking to beautify your bedroom on a budget, save money (without sacrificing style) with one of our handmade and upcycled headboard DIYs.

As seen here, a trio of trendy leaf-print panels creates an eye-catching focal point and adds a hint of tropical style to this breezy bedroom. Recreate this look in your space by framing three large panels of fabric or wallpaper, then hang them symmetrically behind your pillows.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza

Decorative Screen

Whether it's custom-made, found at an antique market or bought at a well-known home store, a decorative screen is one of the easiest ways to create a unique-yet-stylish display behind the bed.

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Photo: Lowe’s

Chevron + Chic

Go cabin-chic with this rustic custom headboard project from Lowe’s. The DIY design assembles thin 1-by-3-inch strips of pine wood in a chevron pattern to create a woodsy focal point for your sleep space.

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Removable Wallpaper

Wallpaper is pretty and trendy, and thanks to removable versions, your dorm room or apartment walls can get in on the fun, too. This lovely bird-themed pattern is breathtaking on its own, but it’s the application that really takes this accent wall over the top. Watch the video below to learn how to recreate the whimsical look.

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