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35+ DIY Headboard Ideas and Tutorials for Your Bedroom

DIY headboard ideas

Perhaps the bed is one of the most important furniture pieces in your bedroom. Because the bed is so large and commanding, it’s important to have a fitting headboard. If you are someone who really enjoys decor and crafts, then the idea of a DIY headboard is especially attractive. Headboards that you can design on your own give you room to play around with color, textures, and different designs.

Today, we are going to spark up your project dreams by exploring some of the best headboard ideas that you can pull off on your own. Our extensive article will take a look at different colors, textures, patterns, and styles. We’re sure that our extensive list will offer you an idea that you can use in your own home. Read on to see which easy style you fall in love with.


1. Recycle the Old Doors

Headboard from the old doors
(Source: rosario3)

Create a really beautiful shabby chic style by using a reclaimed barn door as the headboard. A distressed barn door can serve as a great backboard for a bed because of its size.

It’s a large piece that can make a statement on its own. Also, it can create such a unique vibe throughout the room because of its distinct look. Use light airy colors like white or beige for a bright look.


2. DIY Faux Headboard

DIY headboard: paint on the wall
(Source: My Desired Home)

This idea is a really simple DIY headboard for decorators on a budget. You simply pick your favorite paint color and paint the backboard directly on the wall.  This can be a really fun place to get creative by using different textures and patterns. You can even accent the wall with some string lighting too.


3. Decorate A Mood Headboard 

metal grid panel as a bed backboard
(Source: Apartment Therapy)

A metal grid panel can be a great idea to use as a bed backboard. This DIY metal headboard idea requires you to hang up a lightweight metal grid.

What’s neat about this idea is you can use the grid lines to hang up personalized photos. You can also hang up a small shelving unit too. This is one of the many ways to use metal to make your bedroom feel warm and cozy.

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4. DIY Upholstered Headboard

haft circle headboard
(Source: Paper & Stitch)

If you want an upholstered bed, but don’t have the bedframe, no worries. You can create a half-circle headboard with your own upholstery instead.

The half-circle board will rest on the floor and lean against the wall while your bed supports it. This idea can create such a statement piece because of all the different options. Use a fun, vibrant upholstery, or keep it simple with neutral tones instead.

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5. DIY Braided Fabric Headboard 

DIY Braided Fabric Headboard 
(Source: cotemaison)

If you have a crafty touch, then headboard craft ideas are the way to go. One unique idea is hanging upbraided fabric.

The large, comfy braided fabric allows you the opportunity to play with different colors and textures. You can even have a matching braided throw pillow to go along with it too. Because the fabric is large, it creates a comfy backdrop too. 


6. DIY Tin-Tile Headboard

DIY Tin-Tile Headboard
(Source: Annie Selke)

You can go a vintage route by using some artistic tiles as your headboard. This is a great way to tap into your artistic side. Plus, because tiles come in all shapes and textures, you can have a lot of fun with this style. Use a tile style that complements the current theme of your room. You can also use the tools to create a statement piece too. 

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7. Lean Different Sizes of Canvases on Wall

Lean Different Sizes of Canvases on Wall
(Source: House & Home)

A really neat modern headboard design is leaning canvases. You can use wall art as a headboard, or you can use blank canvases. The different sizes of the leaning canvases will create such a modern appeal to the bed. If you have a contemporary style or minimalist bedroom, this is a design theme to consider.

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8. Use Statement Wall

corrugated wall as a bed backboard
(Source: Pinterest)

Swap out the headboard altogether and use an accent wall instead. Opt for an accent wall that has a lot of texture and personality. For example, you can use a DIY rustic headboard by putting up a steel panel. If you don’t want to use an actual panel, you can paint it on your accent wall as well.

Related: Wonderful Ideas for Decorating Every Wall In Your House


9. DIY Geometric Headboard

DIY Wooden Geometric Headboard
(Source: DIY Huntress)

A DIY wooden headboard that plays around with shapes can create a really neat look. Geometric shapes like this one lend really well to a mid-century modern vibe. Plus, the appeal of the rustic wood crates is a really nice warm atmosphere table.

Complement the geometric shapes in the headboard by using them throughout the rest of the room too. Incorporate the shapes on throw blankets and pillows

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10. Custom Macrame Bed Frame

Custom Macrame Bed Frame
(Source: Jessi Eve)

A great DIY girl’s headboard idea is a woven fabric headboard. This type of headboard hangs up on some sort of wooden rod. Hang it high or low depending on your preference.

The warm tones against the white textured backdrop create a really nice area feel through the room. Consider this idea for a bohemian-themed or shabby chic style bedroom.


11. Book Collection

display books as a bed backboard
(Source: Society19)

If you’re looking to spruce up your dorm room, and have a love for books, this idea is for you. Stack up open books and glue them together so that they can create a display. Use this display as a frame that goes along your bed’s headboard. Easy to make headboards like this one are really fun, and creative. Plus, they are the perfect design for bookworms. 


12. DIY Painted Headboard with Union Jack Flag Pegboard

DIY Painted Headboard Ideas with Union Jack Flag Pegboard
Source: Lifehacker)

A really cool way to make a DIY headboard with storage is by using a pegboard. Pegboards have hundreds of small pegs that allow you to adhere to different types of storage.

Keep the pegboard plain or use a large piece of pegboard and paint it with a design that you like. This is a really great way to create a statement piece on your walls as well. Next, use different parts of the peg to create storage areas for you to use.


13. Old Shutters and Windows

shutter headboard
(Source: Pinterest)

Mix and match old shutters and windows to create a really neat upcycled look. A look like this works really great for bedrooms that have the shabby chic, farmhouse, and even eclectic decor themes going.

Old shutters and windows look best when they have a distressed look to them. However, using a vibrant coat of paint like forest green can work just as well.


14. DIY Headboard with Herringbone Pattern

DIY headboard with herringbone pattern
(Source: Minwax)

Use wood plank arrangements to create a classic and DIY shiplap headboard. You can use wood to create all different types of patterns. However, creating a herringbone pattern is one of the most classic. This style is very modern, yet playful. It lends well to a variety of bedroom decor themes and it looks really cool.

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15. DIY Fabric Headboard

DIY Canopy Headboard
(Source: Design Sponge)

A fabric headboard like a canopy or ceiling-mounted curtain can be a really unique look to play with. What’s great about this headboard idea is that the color options are endless.

You can also play around with different textures if that’s an area you’d like to explore. Also, because you are hanging it, you can decide how high or low the curtain comes down. 

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16. DIY Furry Headboard

 DIY Furry Headboard
(Source: Dream A Little Bigger)

Designing a twin bed should be a fun and creative task. Because this bed will likely be for a kid or a teen, have fun with the headboard. One fun DIY headboard for a twin bed is a furry backboard.

This soft texture can be complemented by matching throw pillows and blankets too. Not only does it look great, but it can be super comfy when your kiddo lies back on it. 

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17. Go Creative with Neon Ropes

DIY headboard with neon ropes
(Source: Temple & Webster)

You can get super creative with a DIY hanging headboard made out of ropes. You can use a neon rope to add different pops of color to your room. Tie the rope together to create unique patterns.

You can also leave the rope hanging if you want a more simplistic look. Typically, more is less with a look like this. Overall, this style lends well to a girl’s room or an eclectic themed room. 

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18. Make Your Own Headboard with Wood Blocks

Headboard with Wood Blocks
(Source: A Life Unfolding)

Stack up wooden blocks to create your own fun, blocked headboard. When you’re creating your block headboard, use blocks of varying colors. It’s important though to use the same-sized blocks for stability.

This is a great time for you to play around with different colors that already exist in your bedroom. This will help you set the tone of a calm, cool or warm, and cozy room.

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19. Use Floor Cushions or Pillows

DIY Headboard Using Floor Cushions or Pillows
(Source: Sarah Sherman Samuel)

A DIY pillow headboard made out of hanging cushions can be a really cozy look. This look will work great in a minimalist bedroom that plays around with abstract features. Because this is a rather unique piece, you might want to let the cushions stand out on their own. Don’t feel the need to make a loud statement using bold colors or textures.

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20. DIY Dowel Headboard 

DIY Dowel Headboard 
(Source: The Merrythought)

A DIY spindle headboard is a really quaint design to consider for your room. This style is very mute, simple, and easy to put together. A minimalist bedroom would look great with this headboard. You can hang up potted plants on either side and allow the vines to string through the headboard too. The end result is a really nice, vibrant, airy look. 

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21. DIY Headboard with Woven Yarn

Woven Yarn Headboard
(Source: Joann)

Some really neat homemade headboards play around with woven yarn. You can use woven yarn of different sizes, textures, and colors. However, stick around the same color palette. This really neat look works great in an eclectic bedroom. It’s also a really fun style for a twin bed in a kid or teenager’s room.

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22. DIY Padded Headboard

DIY Padded Headboard
(Source: domino)

Create a DIY foam headboard that also serves as your back cushion. This really fun yet unique style is perfect for a dorm room. You can add personality to the cushion by upholstering it using different fabrics.

Some unique textures to consider are velvet and corduroy. Overall, use colors that complement the current decor of your room. You can also keep it simple and muted if you are creating a minimalist bedroom. 

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22. DIY Cane Headboard

(Source: IKEA hackers)

Cane webbing backboards can offer such a classic and mature look to any space. It can serve especially well as a headboard too. If you want to put a DIY headboard attached to a wall, then using cane webbing is a great place to start. Use this look for a farmhouse, boho chic, or shabby chic bedroom.

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24. DIY Tufted Headboard

DIY Tufted Headboard
(Source: Place Of My Taste)

A diamond-tufted look with beautiful buttons like faux diamonds is such an elegant look. While this elegant look may seem very upscale and professional, you can create it on your own.

This DIY king headboard design can easily be put together using a long panel of wood. Next, cover the panel in foam and upholstery. Finish it off by using distinct buttons about 5 inches apart.

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25. Plywood with Cane Webbing

DIY headboard: Plywood with Cane Webbing
(Source: Place Of My Taste)

Mix and match different textures like cane webbing and plywood. This combination works really well if you want to put a DIY arch headboard together. If you have a rustic vibe, a mid-century modern room, or even a farmhouse style, this look will be amazing. Naturally, sticking with darker and earthy tones works best for a look like this. 

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26. DIY Light-Up Headboard

DIY Light-Up Headboard
(Source: A Beautiful Mess)

Create a DIY headboard with lights to give your room a splash of personality. This really fun idea allows you to play around with all sorts of creative slogans and built-in lights. If you don’t want to use built-in lights, then use string lighting instead.

The best type of string lighting to use is fairy lights. Copper fairy lights are thin, yet beautiful and can be manipulated exactly how you want.

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27. DIY Live-Edge Headboard

DIY Live-Edge Headboard
(Source: Classy Clutter)

This really fun look can help you create a really vibrant and natural look in your child’s bedroom.  To create a live edge headboard, start by taking a big blank of wood and cutting the top portion off to mimic a desert or mountain range.

Use bedside table decor like potted plants to give the room a really outdoorsy feel. Help top off the look by using animal print on the bedding and cushions. 

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28. DIY Bookshelf Headboard

DIY Bookshelf Headboard
(Source: Thistlewood Farms) 

A really mature yet masculine DIY boy’s headboard is a simple bookshelf. This practical yet beautiful element can be a functional piece for the little guy in your life as well. To create this DIY backboard, you can use slabs of wood. However, using pallets and painting over them typically work best too. 

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29. DIY Leather Headboard

DIY Leather Headboard
(Source: Bright Green Door)

Use pool noodles that are wrapped in faux leather to create a really elegant style headboard. Pool noodles will offer you a really sleek I-beam style that looks great.

If you are putting together a masculine bedroom or a bachelor pad, this can be a great style to incorporate. Complement the look by using black, grey, brown, or white throughout the rest of the room. 

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30. DIY Wood Slat Headboard with Floating Shelves

DIY Wood Slat Headboard with Floating Shelves
(Source: This Minimal House)

Wooden slats that have a bedside table incorporated in them can serve as fantastic headboard materials. What’s fun about this look is it offers a really rustic and warm aesthetic.

Because the wood slats give you a lot of creative design, you can incorporate as many shelves as you want. Create a simple design, or bump it up a notch by making a detailed bedside table.

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31. DIY Floor-to-Ceiling Headboard

DIY Floor-to-Ceiling Headboard
(Source: Remodelaholic)

This really beautiful coastal DIY tall headboard is made up entirely of wooden slabs. If you don’t have wooden slabs, you can use reclaimed pallets instead. Give the wood a nice coat of paint. Every now and then throw in a splash of white or blue for a coastal theme. Top it off by hanging your favorite picture canvas in the middle of the headboard.

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32. Upcycled Fence Headboard with String Light 

Upcycled Fence Headboard with String Light 
(Source: Merrypad)

Upcycle a wooden fence by giving it a new life as your bed’s backboard. Start by measuring it correctly and using it to create a DIY Upcycled headboard. Use string lighting along the top of the fence to create a really warm ambiance.

You can use any type of fence, but a picket fence typically works best. If you want to add a breath of new life to it, you can give the coat a fresh coat of paint. 

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33. DIY Bamboo Headboard 

DIY Bamboo Headboard 
(Source: Bamboo Import Europe)

If you are all about textures, then a DIY bamboo headboard can be a fun way to go. Stackup layers of bamboo on top of one another. Then, use wooden planks to help secure the bamboo.

You can even create a shelf on the top of the backboard. The shelf is a great place to display some of your favorite pictures. Complement the look by decorating with lots of beige and sandy tones.

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34. Create Fresh Atmosphere 

Create Fresh Atmosphere 
(Source: Family Handyman)

Create a really fresh and vibrant atmosphere by using potted plants in your bed’s backboard. A great way to incorporate potted plants is by having fiber rope in a wooden grid.

The vines of your plants can grow along with the frame of the backboard. They can also weave into the fiber rope as well to create a really neat look. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can opt for faux greenery and vibes instead. 


35. DIY Sunburst Pallet Headboard

DIY Sunburst Pallet Headboard
(Source: la ferme des isles)

This DIY wood plank headboard idea is fun for someone who wants creativity and uniqueness. Arrange the wooden planks so that they shoot off vertically from the center of your bed. This arrangement will allow you to create a really fun sunburst DIY headboard look. Use different shades of wood to pull together a really stunning style.


36. DIY Fluted and Marble Headboard

DIY Fluted and Marble Headboard
(Source: Emily Henderson)

A fluted texture can be so great for creating a room with personality. Because of this, consider using a fluted style in your DIY headboard. The material you use can vary depending on your bed.

However, fluted marble typically offers a really elegant and upscale look. If you have a contemporary themed bedroom, this can be a great style to consider. 

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37. DIY Rug Headboard 

DIY Rug Headboard 
(Source: The Beauty Revival)

Use a wooden frame and drape a vintage rug over it. This DIY boho headboard idea works really well for a platform bed. The low-lying platform bed gives the backboard enough room where you can put the rug on full display. If you have a decorative rug like a Persian rug, this can be a great way to hang it up as well. 

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38. DIY Rattan Headboard

DIY Rattan Headboard
(Source: Stripes and Whimsy) 

Rattan can be such a great material to use when putting together a bedroom. Rattan works especially well as a backdrop for a bed.

You can create a really neat look by putting together three frames of rattan and securing them together to use as your bed’s headboard. Because rattan is best suited for mature, contemporary, and mid-century looks, a rattan headboard works best on a king bed. 

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39. DIY Burlap Headboard

DIY Burlap Headboard
(Source: meandjilly)

A cheap DIY headboard idea to play with is this fun burlap design. A burlap headboard offers a really neat color and texture combination that lends well to decor. If you have burlap that has marked inscriptions on them, this can work to your benefit. Marked-up burlap creates a really nice aesthetic that lends well to an industrial-style bedroom.

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With so many different DIY headboard ideas to play around with, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. We hope that our extensive list of different decor ideas has helped you channel that inspiration.

Let us know in the comments section below which of these headboard design styles you fell in love with. Know someone who also loves design and decor crafts? Be sure to share this article with them as well! 

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