An accent headboard often makes the focal point of a bedroom and sometimes even defines the entire decor. If you choose to go that way, you need a headboard that really makes a statement. Cheap default options aren’t the best choice.
If you’re a crafter, you will of course want a headboard that you can DIY and build a unique feature for your bedroom decor that way. It can be in rustic style made of wood, or upholstered, tufted made of fabric, or perhaps even one made of repurposed materials. In any case, here are 15 easy DIY headboard ideas that you will enjoy.
Rustic Wooden Headboard with Lights
This DIY headboard idea is quite a classic. Everyone loves rustic decor and having one as a focal point in your bedroom is a terrific option. It dictates a very warm decor style and the light sconces that match the style are wonderful accents.
If you want a simple and easy option, this fabric headboard will be the perfect option for you. All it takes is a simple wooden frame and a piece of fabric of your choice to build a beautiful decor accent for your bedroom.
When it comes to DIY rustic decor, pallet wood is the go to material, so it’s no wonder we find it in this list. This is a great rustic headboard with an uneven edge which creates a lot of charm. Light sconce fixtures make a great functional addition.
If you were to buy one, a tufted headboard is a popular option, if a bit pricey. You can make one for pennies on the dollar if you’re willing to spend a few hours upholstering a wooden frame yourself. And as a fellow DIYer, we are sure you are.
Repurposed Vintage Window Frame Headboard
Repurposing old window frames is not only a way to make use of cheap materials, it creates a great whimsical accent in your bedroom decor too. It’s one of those unique ideas you have to try at home.
Modern Tufted Headboard
A DIY headboard doesn’t always have to be rustic – perhaps you don’t want to use that style in your decor at all. Here’s an idea for a modern style tufted headboard which is fairly easy to make as well.
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Barn Door Headboard
Going back to rustic bedroom decor, a barn door headboard is another popular option. It’s a bit more complicated to build than most of the others on the list, but its still fairly easy. The end result is guaranteed to pop and bring the whole decor together.
Rustic Shelf Headboard
This headboard idea is one of the most intricate as it combines a couple of styles and functions. First, it has a white washed rustic frame with beautiful corbel details and a shelf for display. Then it has an upholstered main part of the headboard. Truly, a wonderful design.
Wood Block Headboard
Built from a series of wood blocks, this headboard makes a unique rustic design. You have to like the uneven surface and the intricacy of texture it creates. As a focal point of bedroom decor it is loaded with charm and whimsy.
Embellished Fabric Headboard
You can add more detail to an easy to build fabric headboard by embellishing it with nail heads, as in this example. Embellishing the trim adds that small but high impact detail which is necessary in classy decor – that’s the aim in this bedroom.
Rustic style usually comes in rough design, uneven edges and a weathered look. This headboard goes a different way and this design is beautifully constructed with complete frame and trim. Go with this idea if you want that complete design look.
The herringbone pattern adds that extra texture to bedroom’s decor and the white washed look makes a brilliant chic rustic accent. This idea gives you some unique variety in an unexpected way.
Upholstered Headboard with Stenciled Fabric
Another DIY upholstered headboard design using stenciled fabric. The tutorial shows you not only how to build a headboard for your bed but also how to make a unique fabric pattern to go with it.
Upholstered Headboard with Nail Trim
Another very easy to build DIY headboard project idea that you can build with some beautiful fabric and embellish with nail head trim. It’s a very cheap version too if done with inexpensive materials.
Rustic Sign Headboard
A simple design but one that makes a strong statement. This headboard is basically a wall art sign but it does both functions very well. If you want something simple but unique – this is it.
Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim
You wouldn’t believe this upholstered headboard is a DIY project because it looks so luxurious. You can make something like that at home and all you need is the right materials. The tutorial will guide you through the process step by step.
IKEA Hack Stikwood Headboard
IKEA hacks are our favorites because you can accomplish a lot of things in your home decor without breaking the bank. You can make an attractive rustic wood imitation headboard by using Stikwood sticky tiles on your basic IKEA headboard very easily. Check out this tutorial for details.