Looking for headboard ideas? Check out this list of 20 easy DIY headboard projects to create the perfect look for your bedroom on a budget!
DIY headboards are a great way to add a personal touch to your bedroom on a budget. Whether you want to create something unique and stylish, or just want to spruce up an old piece of furniture, making your own headboard is the perfect solution.
With a few simple supplies and some creativity, you can create a beautiful and unique headboard that will make your bedroom look amazing. DIY headboards provide endless possibilities for customization so you can truly make it your own.
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Create your own luxurious DIY upholstered headboard with a wood frame! This easy tutorial will show you how to make it yourself with standard lumber and leather or fabric.
DIY Headboard from Fence Pickets
Fence pickets are cheap and when put together make an amazing looking headboard. You can make a headboard just like this one for about $25! Paint or stain it any color you want to go with your bedroom design.
DIY Plywood Headboard
This DIY project can cost as little or as much as you have in your budget based on the type of plywood you choose. Add edge banding for a professionally finished look and you have an amazing statement piece for your bedroom.
Renter Friendly DIY Headboard
Create a renter-friendly headboard using 1x6 boards and command strips. Yep, you read that right! You can create a fabulous headboard for your guest room, kids' bedroom, or even your master bedroom with this budget DIY headboard project.
Curvy DIY Wood Headboard
The curvy shape of this headboard makes it the focal point of this master bedroom retreat. This beginner woodworking project can be made in any size you need to fit your bed and your space.
DIY Headboard With Customizable Messages
Welcome guests to your spare bedroom with a customized message just for them. It's as easy as using penny tiles and vinyl circles to create your personalized message. You can change it easily anytime you want.
DIY Wood Dowel Headboard
This simple headboard is made from 2x4s and wooden dowels for a minimalist look. It would make a great addition to any bedroom in your home.
Modern DIY Headboard with Headboard Cushion
If you like to relax in bed and watch TV or read a good book, this headboard is for you! No more readjusting your pillows to get comfy...they're built right in! The headboard itself is wall mounted and built with a slant to make lounging in bed even more comfortable.
DIY Cane Headboard
Cane furniture is all the rage right now! This cane headboard is an easy DIY project you can make for just a little over $200 depending on the type of wood you use for the frame.
DIY Pallet Headboard
A floor-to-ceiling headboard makes quite a statement! Made from fence boards to mimic the look of pallet wood, this rustic headboard is attached directly to the wall for an easy install.
Geometric Wood Headboard
Add texture, form, and design to your bedroom with this geometric wood headboard. Liven up a boring space with this DIY project that will turn your bedroom into a retreat.
DIY Shiplap Headboard
Shiplap isn't just for walls! Make your own shiplap headboard for your guest room or kids' room. Give it a light stain for a rustic look and attach it to the wall for a sturdy headboard that looks great.
Do you want your bed in front of the window, but don't want to block the light? This headboard is perfect for you! The slatted design allows plenty of light to come in through the window, and only costs $70 to make yourself.
DIY Light Up Headboard
This fun light up headboard is great for a kids' room or guest bedroom. It's simple to make with wood planks attached to a 2x4 frame. Add holes in your design for string lights and it's ready to go. It's an easy woodworking project and it's budget-friendly!
DIY Wood Slat Headboard
This wood slat headboard is made using furring strips, which are only a few bucks a board. Extending the headboard behind the nightstands makes a small room feel larger!
DIY Faux Brass Headboard
Have you ever seen a brass headboard like this one? Simple metallic gold indoor/outdoor vinyl gives the illusion of brass without the price tag. It also won't tarnish and turn color!
DIY Upholstered Daybed Headboard
Daybed frames aren't always the prettiest, so DIY your own headboard for a more custom look. It also provides a comfy place to snuggle in with a good book.
Easy DIY Upholstered Headboard
Make your own DIY upholstered headboard with a few basic tools, plywood, and the fabric of your choice. You don't have to upholstering skills to pull this one off and you can even add nailhead trim to give it a professionally finished look.
DIY Upholstered Tufted Headboard
Looking for a more formal upholstered headboard design? This DIY tufted headboard is for you! You'll need plywood, a few basic tools, and the easy way to add the button tufting will surprise you. It's an easy DIY headboard that will make a big impact in any bedroom.
DIY Channel Tufted Headboard
Channel tufting looks expensive, but this DIY tufted headboard is budget friendly and super easy to make! The horizontal channels to be can be upholstered easily and attached to the wall or existing headboard.
Which of these DIY headboard ideas is your favorite? Let me know down in the comments below!