Building your own bed can be a fun and cost-effective way to outfit the bedroom. This approach adds appeal, a personal touch and saves you money. Whether your bedroom is a small cozy retreat or a large luxury suite, it has never been easier to learn the basics of building a stylish, functional bed.

With a wide variety of specialized tutorials from which to choose, you can even include a few extras like storage space or headboard. A comfy bed allows you to enjoy a peaceful slumber in pure comfort. The choice of design showcases your individual style. Since the bed is the focal point of the room, you need to go for a design that boosts aesthetic appeal.

DIY Twin Bed from Wood Pallets

Using wood pallets to create a twin bed is an affordable way to transform any bedroom. The bed is ideal for children’s room and adds a unique look to the decor. The pallets ensure that the unit is sturdy. Check out the tutorial for more details on how to build it yourself.

DIY Farmhouse Bed

The Pottery Barn farmhouse bed is synonymous with quality and timeless style. With this DIY bed project, you can create a stylish retreat that features a classic-style headboard.  Check out the tutorial to see how you can build it yourself.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Platform Bed

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The reclaimed wood platform bed provide more open space underneath since it does not feature a box spring unit. This creates more room for a built-in storage system. The tutorial will show you how to build it yourself exactly.

Re-purposed Bed Frame for Maximum Storage

This project allows you to build a portable bed frame. You can improvise to get the job done by building two bookshelves and place a slatted base in the middle. Follow the tutorial for complete instructions.

Headboard and Bed Frame

This headboard and bed frame project enables you to create a masterpiece using ordinary tools. The frame features solid panels for stability. The headboard presents an opportunity to showcase your creativity and eye for detail. The tutorial will give you the complete instructions on how to build it.

DIY Reclaimed Wooden Bed

This project gives you an opportunity to build a sturdy and functional bed without compromising on comfort. The unit makes it easier to incorporate a stylish headboard using reclaimed wood, which adds character to any bedroom. The best part is the project does not cost a fortune. Check out the tutorial for complete details on how to do it.

Beautifully Designed Platform Bed

Platform beds eliminate the need for box springs. Instead, they feature a built-in base that incorporates a solid panel or a slat support system. You can choose a light or bolder finishing for this project. Lighter finishes like sand, natural and maple infuse an interesting splash of color. Check out the tutorial to see how to build this platform bed.

Platform Bed With Drawers

A platform bed comes with a classic style that is popular with many. Adding drawers to the unit is a sure-fire way to boost functionality and add more visual elements. These types of beds are typically low, which translates to a cooler sleep when compared to traditional designs. This tutorial will give you the complete instructions on how to build it the easy way.

Mid-Century Inspired DIY Bed

A mid-century inspired DIY bed provides a viable way to transform your bedroom at an affordable price. With a wide variety of plans from which to choose, you are sure spoiled for choice. The bed can complement both classic or contemporary decor for an eye-catching appearance. Check out the tutorial if you’re interested in this project.

Tongue and Groove DIY Bed Frame

This DIY bed project requires the use of tongue and groove pattern stock boards. It presents a fascinating opportunity to create a seamless panel that is highly functional and looks compact. You can work your magic to ensure that the groove detail creates a visual illusion of thinner boards. Follow the tutorial for complete instructions.

King Size Slat Bed

King size beds with slatted bases have a variety of upsides, such as balanced support and superior comfort. You can also take advantage of those extra inches in width and length for a cozy night sleep. Slatted bases provide ventilation to any mattress. Follow the tutorial for all the details on how to build this bed yourself.

Herringbone Bed

The Herringbone bed can be crafted using fine veneers and oak for a perfect finish. You can also incorporate mitered frames and close-set hardwood panels. To ensure exceptional workmanship, hand-piece the veneers. Doing so allows you to blend contrasting and complementary textures. Check out the tutorial for complete instructions and the exact steps on how to build it at home.

DIY King Size Bed

A well-designed king size bed can provide the much-needed coziness factor. The unit can be tailor-made to match the theme of your bedroom decor. It provides equal parts comfort, luxurious feel and optimal functional benefits. Follow the tutorial for the instructions.

Farmhouse Bed

A farmhouse-style bed can be customized to suit your individual style. The unit can work well with a curved headboard for a more elegant look. This DIY bed project does not require any special tools. It is simple and affordable.

DIY Modern Upholstered Platform Bed

Modern upholstered platform beds are a fabulous choice for any do-it-yourself bed project. They are synonymous with sleek, contemporary styling. You can build your own bed that blends straight lines and corners to add a contemporary twist to the decor. Check out the tutorial for the full story.

Converting a Box Spring into a Platform Bed

Platform beds come with a variety of functional benefits. They are known to provide reliable support and are sturdy. Each unit is raised high enough to make space for storage cabinets underneath the bed. Follow the tutorial to build this bed at home.

Poster Bed

Also known as the bed of kings, the poster bed adds a classic touch to any bedroom. These units come with four vertical columns that are positioned on each corner. The columns support an upper panel (usually rectangular in shape) or a tester. In many cases, the panel or tester feature rails that are designed to pull curtains around the bed. Refer to this tutorial if you wish to build this bed at home.

DIY Memory Foam Mattress Bed

A memory foam mattress provides a wide range of health benefits. It incorporates special technology that allows it to conform to your bodyline. The technology was introduced by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).  The units are manufactured using special material that is sensitive to temperature. This DIY project requires high resiliency (HR) foam.

Floating Bed Frame

Plywood is a cost-effective material that allows you to build a functional, sturdy bed frame and headboard. This type of wood makes it easier to create a more traditional bed capable of supporting different types of mattresses. On completion, you can add a splash of color to complement the existing decor. The material has the capacity to prolong the life of the mattress. The project is fairly simple, you just need proper measurements.

An Upholstered Bed like Jonathan Adler’s

Upholstered beds provide the ultimate in comfort and luxury. It comes as no surprise that they are the preferred choice for countless designers. They are suitable for different types of rooms, lifestyles and architecture. You can transform the appeal of even the most modest bedroom. Upholstered beds are known to have a lasting quality.