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Surprisingly Easy DIY Headboards

You’re going to love these DIY headboards. How to make your own custom headboard, easily and inexpensively. Or give the faux headboard look a try, with rental-friendly options.

You're going to love these DIY headboards. How to make your own custom headboard, easily and inexpensively. Or give the faux headboard look a try, with rental-friendly options.

Headboards are an essential part of any bedroom design, but bedroom sets can get expensive… fast. Go the DIY route (even if you don’t want to break out the power tools) with one of these DIY headboards.

Related: Don’ want to DIY it this time? Check out these totally budget-friendly headboard options. They are all under $150!

DIY Headboards

Just click on the text link below each image to be taken directly to the tutorial for each of these DIY headboards.

DIY floral headboard

It’s not technically a headboard, but I sure do love this DIY flower wall from Sweet Teal.

DIY macrame headboard

If Boho is your style, try making a macrame headboard like this one from Vintage Revivals.

DIY hanging headboard with a curtain rod

This simple DIY headboard is so easy! Just hang favorite fabric on a curtain rod above the bed. So smart!

DIY upholstered headboard with wall mural

Addicted 2Decorating shared a tutorial for a DIY Upholstered Headboard With Welt Cord Trim, but I love the idea of a feature wall. If you use peel-and-stick wall decals, this is a completely rental-friendly option.

DIY script upholstered headboard

Make a unique DIY upholstered headboard with this tutorial from Lovely Etc. The possibilities are endless, with quotes, song lyrics, and more.

DIY woven headboard

This headboard requires getting some lumber cut, but the DIY effort is so worth it. Check out this woven headboard from Little Bit Funky.

DIY stencil on plywood headboard

Take a second look at this stenciled headboard from Refresh Living. That’s not fabric – it’s just a stencil on plywood!diy headboard slipcover

Do you have a headboard that you don’t love? Make a headboard slipcover with this tutorial from Tatertots and Jello.

DIY faux headboard from canvas

Grab a few art canvases and fabric to make this temporary headboard from Create and Babble.headboard painted on a wall

Skip  the headboard entirely, and paint one directly on the wall with a tutorial from Bright Green Door.

giant picture headboard on plywood

The price of this DIY headboard can’t be beat – make a plywood and print headboard like this one from The Merrythought. DIY pallet wood headboard

Wood pallet project never get old, like this pallet headboard from Crafty Morning.

turn an old door into a headboard

It’s time to upcycle, and turn a door into a headboard just like The Interior Frugalista did.DIY pegboard headboard

Get creative with some spray paint and yarn to make this pegboard headboard from Design My Heart Out.

shutters for a headboard

Use old shutters or cut down a bi-fold door to make this DIY shutter headboard from Michelle James Designs.

I’ve tried my hand at a couple of DIY headboards. Here were my results:

 

Here are a few more DIY furniture tutorials I think you’ll LOVE:

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