Bedroom furniture can be expensive, especially if you are looking for a chic and sophisticated headboard like the ones you see in the home decor magazines! But, why pay those prices when you can make your own with these gorgeous DIY headboard ideas?! From rustic chic to simple elegance, you will never want to get out of bed again after turning your room into a palace fit for a queen!
1. DIY Tufted Headboard
Many headboards today can cost from $150 to $1,000 depending on what size bed you have, especially if you buy one of those beautiful tufted headboards. However, now with easy how-to tutorials like this one from thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com, you can DIY your own tufted headboard for under $100...score! With your choice of fabric, plywood, and a few other supplies, you'll have a gorgeous headboard in no time.
2. Rustic Headboard
For a rustic headboard all you will need are a few pieces of wood, well maybe more like 5 to 10 pieces, wax, stain, and something to cut and bolt your pieces together. You can either collect old pieces of barn wood, use pallet wood, or head to Home Depot or Lowes and use stain to get that rustic look you want on the new pieces you purchase. Check out this great step by step tutorial on how to build your own rustic headboard over on designsponge.com.
3. Beach Cottage Headboard
Do you love the beach or that cozy beach cottage look like the ones on the coast of New England? Well, then I have just the DIY headboard for you with this creative idea from hgtv.com of using window shutters! Cool, right? It’s simple, it’s unique, and will make your room feel like you’re at the beach every time you go to bed. Who doesn’t love that? You could probably salvage some vintage window shutters at an antique furniture store or ask any of your friends if they have some sitting in their basement!
4. Industrial Headboard
Industrial chic is very trendy right now, and if you loved it before the trend then you will really love this headboard idea. There are a few different ideas for an industrial look for your headboard, but one I love the most is using corrugated metal roofing like this design over on karapaslaydesigns.com. For more of a how to on this DIY headboard and to make it look more vintage, check out this video tutorial over on livewellnetwork.com.
5. DIY Book Headboard
Seriously, a book or book pages headboard….that’s a pretty amazing idea to come up with! Before you start nailing all of your old books to the wall for your headboard, you should first purchase a piece or two of plywood to construct your headboard with. Stop by designeverydayblog.com to see where this unique idea came from and for the step by step instructions.
6. Door Headboard
This is probably one of the easiest DIY headboards to put together, you pretty much already have the base of your project because, well you’re using a door! Over on marthastewart.com, she lays it out in five simple steps and turns the door sideways. I love the look of this rustic, reclaimed wood door over on shopruche.com, where they use two doors for their headboard. Isn’t she a beauty?!
7. Light It up
Have you seen some of the really pretty DIY headboards on Pinterest using twinkling, string lights? They make for a really dreamy, fairytale bedroom for any young girl or for a romantic bedroom for a couple! I love the look of this lit up headboard over on shelterness.com and how adorable is this moon light headboard over on diynetwork.com. There are some really incredible ideas out there, huh?
What are some unique DIY headboard ideas that you’ve seen. Which one of these ideas is your favorite?