A dreamy headboard can transform a yawn producing bedroom into a stylish sanctuary — and thanks to these 13 do-it-yourself projects, you don’t have to go without this décor staple. Each idea will wake up a tired space without busting your budget. Even better, some of these projects take less than one hour to make.
DIY Faux Brass Headboard
Elevate a plain IKEA headboard into a glitzy showstopper with this golden DIY by Sugar and Cloth. To get cracking, you’ll need a roll of peel and stick metallic vinyl.
Geometric Wood Headboard
Got a miter saw? It’s the only power tool you’ll need to build this gorgeous geometric wood headboard by
Virtually any novice DIY’er can create this boho-inspired, natural fiber headboard by Sarah Sherman Samuel. To do it, just staple a couple of sets of matching jute placemats and table runners onto a wall and presto, new headboard.
Channel Tufted Headboard
Here’s an insanely easy and also super stylish headboard project from Brady at Style by Emily Henderson. It includes steps for creating a matching box spring cover.
Cedar Shingle Headboard
DIY newcomers rejoice! If you have $10 to spare you can make this cedar shingle headboard by East Coast Creative in a couple of hours.
Minimalists and fans of Scandi décor will love this simple plywood headboard by Mr. Kate for its natural beauty. Don’t have basic woodworking skills? No worries. It’s a cinch to build using pre-cut lumber. Just look for a hardware store that offers wood cutting with lumber purchases.
This no-sew upholstery project by Sarah M. Dorsey Designs uses four yards of fabric, 28 buttons, and around 250 brass nailheads to transform pieces of plywood into a chic, winged headboard. Cost including the foam stuffing? Around $140.
Live Edge Headboard
Here might be the easiest woodworking project on our list. The live edge headboardby Classy Clutter only took a couple of hours to complete. The best part? Sawing out an organic design as shown is much easier than cutting a perfectly straight line.
If you think nothing is duller than neutral colors, you can spice up your bedroom with this graphic, headboard tutorial by Our Fifth House. To make, just map out your design on a pegboard with painter’s tape before painting. Afterward, add a few pegboard organizers for storage.
DIY Book Headboard
Make a bookish statement with this headboard tutorial by All That is She. The clever do-it-yourselfer behind the project nailed old hardcovers onto an MDF board.
Give an old headboard a chic new life with this tufted tutorial by Cre8tive Designs. The no-sew project uses a staple gun to do the job.
Creating a rustic headboard is as easy as a trip to your local home improvement center. The idea pictured here by Down to Earth Style uses dog ear fence pickets. The two clamp lights, which cost less than $10 each, add an industrial touch.
Leftover tile from a bathroom renovation inspired this lovely boho headboard by A Designer at Home. A walnut stain brings out the plywood’s natural beauty.