DIY Headboard Ideas That Will Make Your Bedroom Look Brand New
There are a few pieces of decor that stand out in our bedroom, but more often than not, our eyes immediately go to the bed (and not just because we're excited to snuggle under the covers after a long day). These DIY headboard ideas will add some detail, color, and texture to the wall, and will totally transform your space.
We Love These Colorful DIY Headboard Ideas
We love all the colors of the rainbow, and if you're making your own colorful headboard, mix up the usual order with different shades. There are so many different colors of similar undertones that you can pull into different decor pieces around your bedroom.
Do you have a mat with a pattern that you love? Use it! The method that you use to attach it to your walls will depend on whether you rent your space or own it (for example, you might not want to nail anything into the walls if you're renting), but Command hooks are a great option.
This DIY Pegboard Headboard is great for a few reasons. You can attach hooks to the board to hang shelving, lightweight artwork, and plants. *And* since it's a pegboard, the hooks are totally customizable, so you can change it up whenever you're feeling inspired.
A super easy way to spruce up the wall above your bed is to get a strip of colorful and engaging wallpaper. It's like adding a wall mural to your bedroom without having to do a ton of painting. There are so many patterns and aesthetics you can find out there that there's a wallpaper for everyone.
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Turn your bed into a flower with this cute DIY. Connect curved bamboo poles at their ends and their sides with a handful of zip-ties. After you have the headboard the way that you want it, you can use raffia ribbons to wrap overtop of the plastic. That way, you won't see the zip-ties and the whole piece will look more cohesive.
If your room is small, or you don't want to deal with another piece of furniture, consider painting a headboard directly onto your wall. Creating a clean and even half-moon, like this DIY headboard, is actually easier than you might think. Just figure out how high you want the paint to go and cut a string that's the same length. Then you can use the string and a pencil to trace a light outline onto the wall.
We've seen LED lights go viral on social media in the last year, but if you're into a more bohemian look, create a headboard with some fake ivy leaves. They're lightweight (which means it won't take a lot to stick them to the wall), and since they're fake, they won't die off.
These DIY Headboard Ideas Will Bring New Life To Your Bedroom
For anyone who loves a bit of texture, this Upholstered Headboard is an easy way to add dimension to your space. Plus since you're adding the fabric onto the foam, you can pick what kind of fabric you like the best. Glam jewel tones contrast a simple and geometric bedspread nicely.
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Velvet fabric and pool noodles are all you need to create an upholstered headboard that looks super chic (and expensive). After you cover the pool noodles with spray adhesive, you'll want to use something thin and straight, like a ruler, to get the fabric down in between them.
Pool noodles also work for DIY headboard of different shapes. This pick is similar to the rainbow shape but uses green velvet instead of all different colors for a cohesive and sophisticated finish. You can build the round shape on the edges of a piece of foam, then cover the whole thing with adhesive and fabric.
Go big or go home by letting your entire wall serve as your headboard. We love how this striped ombré wall fades from yellow to red, and how it complements the bedspread perfectly. Make it extra fun by adding wallpaper or decals to your other walls.
You can use an already-assembled slatted wood panel for this DIY headboard, or create your own with a screwdriver and some wood pieces. This piece looks natural and since the panels sit on top of the back boards, it'll add just the right amount of dimension too.
Your headboard doesn't have to just be one color, and this two-toned Asymmetrical Painted Headboard is the perfect example. Take an existing headboard, or one of these DIYs, and figure out where you want the colors to meet. Then you can just tape it off, paint, and voilà.
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Create a basic frame with wood slats and a nail gun — just don't forget to measure your bed before making the frame! Cover the wood with woven cane mesh, nail it to the wood, and set up behind your bed. Not only does this look super cute, but it also fits in perfectly with the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic.
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