20 DIY Headboard Ideas!

We just recently bought a new bed but I’m looking for inspiration to DIY my headboard! There are many options and inspiration available, so I gather 20 of my favorites. I have a problem now, I can’t decided what kind of DIY headboard I want! 
Looking to do a headboard a makeover? Check these out! 
From upholstery to wood or metallic headboards; there is something for your style!

DIY Upholstery

I love this idea! Individual wood squares upholstered- Choose your favorite pattern get DIYing!

Pallet Headboards
I’m in LOVE with this pallet headboard! Super easy to DIY!

Look at this great pallet headboard!? Wow, that is all I can say!

Knockoff Inspired
West Elm Inspired Headboard tutorial!

Curtain Panel Headboard
Grab a simple curtain, use some fabric markers and stenciled your favorite quotes, song lyrics or poem!

French Inspired Headboard
What a gorgeous headboard made from two wood doors!

Vintage Style Headboard
Burlap!? Yes Please! What a great idea to easily makeover your old boring headboard! 

Source/Tutorial

Inspiration to DIY
Four individual upholstered boards.. so bold and just perfect!

contemporary bedroom design by birmingham interior designer Tracery Interiors

This patchwork headboard is from Lockwood Design. If you are creative you can DIY and let me know if you do!:)

Light Up! Headboard
Light box headboard using Christmas lights!? Yes,Please! Yet another great idea!

I wasn’t able to find the correct source if you do please let me know! 

ART Headboard
Rectangular pieces of board with your favorite fabric pattern or ombre and arrange them as ART!?

Metallic Headboard
This designer, used ceiling corrugated tin to cut and shape this headboard! It so rustic yet glamorous!

Using metals (1-1/2-inch MDF) pieces to two strips of iron to create headboard bold! This makes it a focal point and creates interest!

Rustic Style
Check out the instructions to make this wood rustic style headboard! Based on the source, this headboard can be completed in just a few hours and for less than $100.

 WOOD Headboard

Shutter Headboard

Chalkboard Headboard!


Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I hoped you are inspired to DIY a headboard! 

-If you pin any of these pictures please, pin them from original source!

  • March 29, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Anna - Love the headboards!
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  • April 2, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    deb - There are so many ways to make your own style for a headboard. I’ve been searching too. I decided on the shutters…since I already had them it was a no brainer. I love them. I can stick pics, cards, etc in the louvers or clip them with a decorated clothes pin. I plan to add a banner of old hankies to it in the future too.
    Good luck picking your fave.
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  • April 2, 2012 - 7:24 pm

    Kristina - these looks so fun1! I can’t decide which one I like best! Good luck deciding!! :)
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    • April 2, 2012 - 8:01 pm

      Angie - Right? so hard to choose only one :) thanks for stopping byReplyCancel

  • April 2, 2012 - 7:59 pm

    Kelly - I love te pallet headboardsReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2012 - 10:26 am

    Courtney - I really love the pallet headboards and the rustic door ones! Great finds! :) Thanks for linking up! XO
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  • April 12, 2012 - 10:48 am

    Recycled Pallet Furniture: Take 2 | Practical Enrichment - [...] love this “love” headboard from Little Inspiration’s website. It seems simple too. Cut to size, attach along the back [...]ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2012 - 6:56 pm

    Julie Melville - What awesome inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2012 - 7:57 pm

    Rachel - I LOVE some of these ideas. We recently bought a new (bigger) mattress & boxspring and my hubby & I are having a hard time finding a bed frame we like. Making a headboard just might enable us to do something we both like. Thanks for the great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • April 29, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    Kelly - I will be using this to make a new headboard for my new apartment! Thank you for posting this!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    LAUREN - those are really neat!! if I had some extra cash/time, I’d do something!ReplyCancel

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  • April 17, 2013 - 5:01 am

    Tammy S - Oh my gosh! These ideas are so cute! I love the pallet headboard. I am showing this to my husband and letting him help pick which headboard he likes the best. Only because he will be my craftsman. LOL Thanks for the awesome ideas!ReplyCancel

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