10 Fabulously DIY-able Headboard Ideas

10 Fabulously DIY-able Headboard Ideas

BHG ups the ante on the DIY upholstered headboard with these super easy and super fast ideas!    

First up, 3 hollow-core doors are painted black and then stacked vertically for some serious visual impact.

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And speaking of doors, a wood paneled door, again sitting vertically, gives that Pottery Barn feeling on the cheap.

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We’ll go a little shabby-chic next with this shutter installation.

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For a cottage theme, this section of picket fence could look charming in a little girl’s room.

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Need architectural interest in your bedroom? Consider using architectural salvage as a headboard.

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PVC pipe comes out of the bathroom and goes to the bedroom in this canopy made of said PVC pipe that has been draped with an inexpensive twin sheet.

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Need storage space? Using a shelf as a headboard might be just the thing!

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Here a room divider makes an interesting headboard.

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A collection of framed prints serve as this chic ‘headboard’.

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And finally, an update to the upholstered headboard is this collection of upholstered squares.

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For even more, albeit mostly upholstered, headboard ideas, visit BHG

Looking for something more modern? Try this one...

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Cory on Sep 08, 2013:

I mostly love the bookself headboard, it looks great and is so useful

Cory on Sep 08, 2013:

I mostly love the bookself headboard, it looks great and is so useful

LindsayThePhotographer on Apr 23, 2012:

Yes, how did you secure the PVC pipe?  I want to do this. 


Barbie on Feb 09, 2012:

Love the doors and the picket fence.  I have a picket fence that I'm going to use for a headboard in our lake house. 

Mommitaxi on Jan 31, 2012:

I love the shutters one... but really looking for something that I can have hooked to the bedframe... Not stuck to the wall.. How would I secure the shutters better so that I can attach them to the bedframe instead of the wall???


Tiffany on Jan 09, 2012:

How did you secure the PVC pipe?

Niña on Dec 08, 2011:

Lovely ideas there! my favorite was the one made from the PVC pipe !


Tammy on Oct 02, 2011:

how did you secure the three hollow core doors?

Nancy on Feb 22, 2011:

I love the picket fence!  We have a beach theme for our little girl's room, and considered making her bed look like an Adirondack Chair.  She's not quite 2, so she's not ready for a "big-girl" bed yet, but brainstorming for her, and when we move our 4 year old boy out of his toddler bed to give to her, and put him in a twin bed - hate to buy a whole bed, when we've got the base metal frame in the attic, but I hate the way a bed looks when it is sitting by itself with no headboard.  But I hate the prices of beds!

arlene on May 13, 2009:

really great ideas, very chic and by no means cheap-looking, thanks good looking out!

DIY Maven on May 02, 2008:

Yeah...really! I love the idea of the door/s. 

ModHomeEcTeacher on May 01, 2008:

Ready to do a BIG ole' Tutorial???

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