DIY headboard roundup

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this headboard was super easy to make for our bedroom and looks clean and chic. all you need is a piece of wood, some sand paper to round the edges (if you want), an ornamental piece (you can get these at any hardware store – usually used on front doors – ask for “filigree”), a couple nails or glue to attach the ornamental piece to the wood, and then paint it!  super easy!  we also accented the space above it with some mixed media art.  a framed print on the left and a hand painted canvas of a chandelier on the right.  don’t skimp on your sleeping space! you are there every night…it should be special! see the rest of my home here, or scroll down for some more examples we found around the web to get you inspired!

check out this arched, upholstered headboard DIY with step by steps on flickr via Stacie Stacie Stacie

 what a creative idea for a headboard nix the board and just use pillows! i’d say stripes of industrial strength velcro would do the trick! via interior warrior

another amazing idea! use a curtain or shower rod and hang a tapestry! via homesandgardens uk

a funky piece of artwork above your bed can be a great creative touch and can really show your personality! it looks like they framed a headboard shape with molding and filled it in with wallpaper and hung the art in front – interesting!  via hommemaker.com

how about do like the Ace Hotel in Portland and make the entire wall a reclaimed wood headboard, errrr headwall – you can even go onto the ceiling like in this post! via casasugar.com

get creative with some reclaimed wood and some paint! via destiny craft her pants (what a cute name!)

tess headboard

my seeeeeester Tess, made this headboard for her NYC apartment by taking an old folding screen and padding it and wrapping it in fabric.  isn’t she good? see the rest of her apartment here!

how about using some self-adhesive vinyl or wall decals!? check out the step by steps on short of something

while this is actually fabric mimicking a chalkboard, i think it would be really cool to actually paint a smooth piece of wood with chalkboard paint, and then you could constantly re-imagine your headboard, and it would be easy to make – just make sure your headboard is tall enough so you can put the chalk above where your pillows and head live. image via Holley & Gill

love these old barn doors as a headboard – rustic! via sweet french toast

another example of using old doors, this time using the full height for a really dramatic headboard. doorway into your dreams, eh?? via dreamy whites

and last, but not least, use the entire wall as your canvas and use chalk or paint to create the landscape in which you want to dream. via moodlemoodle

nighty night!




  • Bianca

    I love all of the ideas you posted!!! Last weekend, I made a headboard using a rug, sconces, and a couple of old candles <3

  • Bianca

    I love all of the headboard ideas you posted!!! Last weekend, I mad a headboard using a rug, sconces, and a couple of candles <3

  • Rachel / Bridesmaiding

    Obsessed.