19 How to Make a Headboard That Looks Designer


Making a headboard for your bed is easier than you think!  If you can paint and use a stapler then you can make a headboard.  {{wink}}  If you’ve been wanting to transform a bedroom, you’ll love these 19 free patterns on how to make a headboard!  Each one has pictured instructions which takes you through the process.

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We’ve taken away all the guess work on how to make a headboard with these incredible tutorials. For even more ways to decorate your home Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 2,000 DIY Decorating ideas.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink} 

DIY Headboard

DIY Modern Tufted Headboard

1.  DIY Modern Tufted Headboard ~ Upholstered headboards are a hot trend right now.  Why not make your own?  This step by step tutorial includes shape ideas for the headboard!

DIY Vintage Sheet Headboard

2.  DIY Vintage Sheet Headboard ~ This adorable vintage sheet headboard is easier to make than you might think!  Follow the link for the tutorial.

DIY Shabby Chic Shutter Headboard

3.  DIY Shabby Chic Shutter HeadboardIf you are looking for a unique, yet stylish way to dress up your bedroom this headboard DIY is perfect for you! Using shutters from your local hardware store and a few other supplies you can customize, to your taste, this shutter headboard project.

 DIY Antique Window Headboard

4.  DIY Antique Window Headboard ~ Here is a great step by step tutorial on how to build a headboard using antique windows!

Chalkboard Headboard

5.  Chalkboard Headboard ~ A fun option instead of a traditional headboard is chalkboard.  You can draw any style you desire on the chalkboard paint.

DIY Barn Door Headboard {diy headboard}

6.  DIY Barn Door Headboard {diy headboard} ~ This step by step tutorial shows you how to build a gorgeous headboard inspired by barn doors. Come learn how to create your own!

Geometric Headboard

7.  Geometric Headboard ~ This geometric patterned headboard was inspired by Urban Outfitters $700 headboard, this version costs under $100 to make it.  Planked wood is painted with white diamonds and then the coral is added.

DIY Faux Tiled Headboard

8.  DIY Faux Tiled Headboard ~ In just 12 minutes you can make this stylish headboard for under $20 using foam tiles.  Plus, they wipe up easily.

DIY Fabric Headboard

DIY Twin Upholstered Headboard

9.  DIY Twin Upholstered Headboard ~ A comprehensive tutorial and how to guide on how to make a headboard that’s upholstered with nailhead trim. 

Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim {diy headboard}

10.  Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim {diy headboard} ~ Anyone can make their own version of West Elm’s upholstered headboard with nailhead trim, for a fraction of the retail cost. Here are my best tips!

Making a Padded Headboard 

Diamond Tufted Upholstered Headboard {diy}

11.  Diamond Tufted Upholstered Headboard {diy} ~ DIY a diamond tufted, upholstered headboard for the bed of your dreams! Gain confidence to do it yourself with these handy tips.  Choose your favorite fabric, and be able to incorporate it into your bedroom!

DIY Wingback Headboard

12.  DIY Wingback Headboard ~ It looks so rich and glamorous with the tufting, creating beautiful pleats giving upholstery a luxurious finish. 

Making a Wood Headboard 

 DIY Farmhouse Storage Bed

13.  DIY Farmhouse Storage Bed ~ This Farmhouse bed idea is super stylish, inexpensive and easy to create! Use this as inspiration to do something similar with your bed! A stylish way to decorate your bedroom!  The best part, it has storage underneath.  {smiling}

Pallet Headboard {Headboard DIY}

14.  Pallet Headboard {Headboard DIY} ~ This headboard idea is super chic, inexpensive and easy to create! Use this as inspiration to do something similar with your bed! A stylish way to decorate your bedroom!

 DIY "Love" Headboard

15.  DIY “Love” Headboard ~ What’s not to love about this headboard?  It’s made from reclaimed wood and is hung on the wall instead of the bed frame.

DIY Barn Door Headboard

16.  DIY Barn Door Headboard ~ A rustic headboard and platform frame with pictured instructions on how to make a barn door headboard.

DIY Light Up Headboard

17.  DIY Light Up Headboard ~ If you’re handy with a drill this “light up” headboard is a fun project to tackle.  A projector is used to personalize the wording on the headboard.

DIY Kids Headboard

DIY Polka Dot Headboard

18.  DIY Polka Dot Headboard ~ A tufted headboard with a white background and colorful polka dots for the turfting.

Wood & Nailhead Headboard

19.  Wood & Nailhead Headboard ~ Thee simple DIY headboards make a big statement!  Design your own pattern/template to cut out on plywood.  After you’ve cut out the pattern you can stain it and add nailhead trim.


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