Eleven DIY Headboard Inspirations

Eleven DIY Headboard Inspirations

Gregory Han
Aug 4, 2008

A few months back Abby posted a great list of bedroom headboard ideas via Flickr. We wanted to revisit the subject with a DIY perspective in mind, and have come up with 11 additional inspiring ideas for bedroom decor that range from very simple to quite involved, very cheap to check your wallet in budget...check them all out below the jump!


The Clark family's DIY fabric headboard compliments their bedding quite nicely while clearly designating their sleeping area with a sizable headboard.

Megan of BeachBungalow8 decorated a guest room with two salvaged doors as a headboard. Too bad they weren't positioned to open up like real doors.

We never considered crocheted designs for a headboard, but we're quite smitten with this crafty DIY solution shown by Little Purl of the Orient comprised of 12 granny squares. Very cute.

Bradford Shellhammer of the DWR blog shared this idea for a designer skateboard headboard. But no need to shell out big cash for limited edition decks. Just purchase some blank decks for as low as $10.99 each and decorate/paint/cover them with your own images.

Martha Stewart with an elegant rug scroll headboard example.

Flickr user marytsao was kind enough to share this DIY idea from Sunset Magazine's "Sunset Idea House" she snapped of a headboard comprised of 12 record albums. Now where are all of our old The Smiths albums...?

Clarklab's detailed step-by-step headboard lighting project.

How about taking chalkboard paint or adhesive panels and using it as message/reminder board right in the bedroom? You can even schedule for some "quality time" [wink wink]. Image via carolsliziak

A headboard can be as simple as hanging a unique/interesting piece of fashion above the bed, as shown from one of our

of all time.

Take your favourite image, blow it up, and have a print mounted onto canvas, as spelled out by blogger, Poppytalk

Got a corner bed? How about a corner headboard. Looks like a simple project of adjoining two large pieces of painted canvas sized for your bed and corner. [image Domino]

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