20 DIY Headboards | DIY Formula

20 DIY Headboards

An impressive DIY headboard can make a difference because the right design can highlight any bedroom from the get-go. The following headboard designs and patterns can flatter your dorm or bedroom without too much effort. These DIY headboard tutorials are quite easy to follow and very affordable. You can get inspired since headboards come in many shapes and designs. In addition, you will get to create something unique to match your fabulous bedroom’s interior design.

1. DIY Wood Headboards

This is an easy DIY headboard idea that will help you get an amazing wooden design for your bedroom.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Duration: 6-7 hours

Materials used:

2. DIY Fabric Headboard

Here is a simple guide on how to make an upholstered DIY headboard using different fabrics.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 2-3 hours

Materials used:

  • 2 2x4s at desired height of headboard from the ground to the top
  • 2 2x4s for the width
  • 1 piece of plywood
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill bits
  • 1/2″ thick foam, enough to cover the plywood
  • Batting to cover the plywood and wrap around for stapling
  • Upholstery fabric of your choice, same size as batting or slightly larger
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
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3. DIY Stenciled Headboards

Get creative using different stencils to personalize your headboard. It’s a cheap DIY headboard option that will look beautifully simple in your room.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 1-2 hours

Materials used:

 

4. DIY Headboards for Queen Beds

Learn how to make a DIY headboard frame for queen size beds. The patterns are absolutely beautiful, and you can customize them to your desire.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Duration: several hours

Materials used:

5. Make a Modern Headboard from Salvaged Wood

This is a DIY cheap headboard can look modern and amazing with some inspired tips and tricks.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Duration: 2 hours

Materials used:

  • Wood screws (dimensions depend on thickness of your piece)
  • Salvaged wood
  • Art canvas and a print or photograph
  • Sealer or varnish
  • Sandpaper

6. DIY Cheap Topography Headboard

 

Learn to handle some amazing designs with some easy to follow tutorials. The good news is that this homemade headboard can have whatever pattern you wish.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 3-6 hours

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7. Upcycled Headboard from a Wood Pallet

DIY headboard ideas teach you how to upcycle a wood pallet and turn it into a splendid headboard piece. This particular one looks wonderfully rustic and it’s easy to make.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 1 day

Materials used:

  • 2 to 3 salvaged pallets
  • (2) salvaged boards for legs (approximately 1″ x 6″)
  • Construction adhesive
  • Paint
  • Shellac or polyurethane

8. Salvaged Barnwood Headboard

It’s an easy DIY project that will help you use barnwood to create a cute headboard.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 5-7 hours

Materials used:

9. DIY Diamond Tufted Headboard

A short and useful guide on how to make an upholstered headboard.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: a few hours

Materials used:

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10. Planked Barnwood Headboard for Kids

An easy DIY wood headboard that will turn the entire design of your room into something of rural beauty.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: a few hours

Materials used:

11. Easy DIY Twin Upholstered Headboards

Twin headboards can be a simple DIY project with the right supplies and ideas.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 2 hours

Materials used:

  • Fabric of your choice
  • 1 twin egg crate
  • Batting
  • Scissors
  • A sharpie
  • Circular Saw

12. Tufted Panel Headboard

You can get an affordable diamond tufted panel headboard with the help of a fine DIY project.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 1 day

Materials used:

  • Old headboard frame
  • Salvaged boards
  • Egg crate foam mattress topper
  • Fabric of choice
  • Button covering kit
  • Upholstery twine
  • Gorilla glue

13. Creative Headboards

Learn how to make geometric patterns to stylize your DIY headboard.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 1 day

Materials used:

14. Cushion King Size Headboard

A very useful tutorial on how to make a tufted DIY king size headboard.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 3-4 hours

Materials used:

15. DIY Bookshelf Headboard

If you love reading, make a headboard surrounded by a bookcase. It can also serve as storage.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 4-5 hours

Materials used:

16. DIY Faux Leather Headboard

This is an easy DIY project on how to make a faux leather headboard.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: half a day

Materials used:

  • 3/4″ plywood the size of the headboard
  • Faux leather or vinyl
  • Carpet padding
  • Batting
  • 1×6 x 4’ board or a store-bought cleat
  • Wood screws

17. DIY Footboard Bench and Headboard

Find out how to make a footboard bench to go with your headboard.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 3-4 hours

Materials used:

18. DIY Shutter Headboard

An easy DIY idea to make a headboard from shutters.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 3-4 hours

Materials used:

19. Nailhead Trim Headboard

Redecorate your bedroom with a nailhead trim headboard.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 1 day

Materials used:

  • MDF
  • Foam
  • Batting
  • Fabric
  • Nail heads

20. Wall Mounted Fabric Headboard

This beautiful DIY headboard will look absolutely spectacular in any home with an eclectic design. You may choose the pattern yourself, even if the process remains remarkably similar

Level of difficulty: medium

Duration: 1 day

Materials used:

  • 1/4″ plywood
  • five 2 x 4’s, a box of long wood screws
  • 1″ thick heavy foam
  • spray glue
  • fabric
  • staples

If you plan on redecorating your bedroom, a DIY headboard can really make a difference since it highlights your bed and any other elements of décor you have in the room. So pick a tutorial that matches your bedroom’s interior design. Make sure to check out these DIY bed frame tutorials as well to truly make your room look unique.

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