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20+ DIY Headboard Ideas

Headboards have been on my brain lately.  I already have one for our master bedroom and I made Elli one for her little twin sized bed.  I’d really like to make one for Connor and for the guest room.  Meh, Chloe doesn’t really need one, as she’s still in the nursery…..but soon.


But I love how they look……and they really don’t have to cost a lot.  I mean, you CAN spend a fortune if that’s how you roll, but I kinda like for things to look like they may have cost some money…..but ha, they don’t!


As I was browsing around online, I found really clever and unique ideas.  In case you’re on the same hunt, maybe these will help inspire you…  (And if you come across any others you love, leave me the link in the comment section.  I’d love to see more!)



So many ideas to choose from:






DIY Tufted Headboard by Thrifty Decor Chick




Barnwood Headboard by Design Sponge




Old Book Headboard by Design Every Day




Antique Headboard by I Love Decoration




Framed Tufted Headboard (from Old Dresser Mirror) by Make It and Love It (yep, that’s Elli’s headboard!))




Fireplace Mantel into a Headboard by Apartment Therapy




 DIY Love Headboard by House Tweaking




Fabric Headboard by All Things Thrifty




Pallet Headboard by Rice Designs




Faux Tiled Headboard by Sweet C’s Designs




Striped Headboard with Nailheads by Kerrisdale Designs Inc




Woven Wood Headboard by Little Bit Funky




Beach Oar Headboard by Bees Knees Bungalow




Pool Noodle Headboard by Spoonful




Tree Branch Headboard by Bright Bazaar Blog





Liam Bed Headboard by Cottage Haven Interiors





Wooden Cloud Headboard by La Factoria Plastica




DIY Tufted Headboard by The Idea Room




Chalkboard Paint Headboard by Desire To Inspire




Birdhouse Headboard by La Factoria Plastica





Soccer Net Headboard by Real Simple




Shutter Headboard by HGTV





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  1. wooden headboards says:

    Headboards add impact, visual interest and luxury to a room, letting you store decorative knick-knacks around your
    bed. When I tell people that I made the headboard
    out of curtains, no one believes me at first until they go up close and start checking it out.
    Either use a staple gun to attach or use spray adhesive if
    your foam is a little thicker.

  2. Liz says:

    You are AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Tristie says:

    I have been wanting to make some headboards, too. I have been married 13 years and have never had a headboard. Maybe this year!

  4. Brooke @ All Things Thrifty says:

    I LOVE all of these! Thanks for including us in your post! xoxo, Brooke

    1. Ashley says:

      You’re welcome Brooke! Your headboard was such a clever idea….loved it! :)

  5. Dani H says:

    There are really some great ideas here!

    I’m definitely wanting to make a headboard and have found two tufted (or pin tucked) headboard tutorials using pegboard, which looks so much easier than having to drill holes through wood or mdf. Since I have a pin tuck duvet and pillow shams, I don’t intend to add buttons.

    I really enjoyed this post!

    1. Ashley says:

      Ooooh, pegboard… that’s great idea for tufting! Thanks for the links! :)

  6. Missy says:

    all look pretty good! Got me thinking now..

  7. Amy Huntley says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my little girl’s tufted headboard. You have a great round up here!

    1. Ashley says:

      You’re welcome Amy……it’s beautiful! :)

  8. Sarah says:

    Fence headboard – get a piece of fence wide enough for the bed, decorate
    it, and mount it on the wall. Fencing can be purchased at a fence supplier or
    Home Depot. A white picket fence headboard is very pretty. I am thinking
    of doing a pink picket fence headboard for my little girl.

    1. Ashley says:

      That would be darling too! Thanks!

  9. Deb Kramer says:

    great ideas. I need a new head board so this is great for me

    1. Ashley says:

      Perfect! :)

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