5 DIY Headboard Ideas

| 4/11/2012 2:45:22 PM

The bed is the focal point of any bedroom, and the headboard is the focal point of the bed—so a snazzy, attention-getting headboard is key to any bedroom’s design! If your bed frame doesn’t come with a headboard attached—of if you’re “head bored” with the one you’ve got—why not try making your own? Here are a couple of DIY headboard ideas (found on Pinterest and in our archives!) to get you started.

Upcycled Chairs Headboard

upcycled chairs headboard 
Photo Courtesy Natural Home & Garden Archives 

For a headboard with a cheerful twist, put together brightly painted orphaned chairs, each with their own character, with this Wooden Chair Headboard project. A little bit of demolition, a swipe or two of paint, a smidgen of simple carpentry, and you can trade that tired old headboard for one with a sense of style and humor.

Door Headboard

door headboard 
Photo Courtesy Dirt Cheap Decor 

Old doors make great décor, especially headboards, and they’re fairly easy to find at antique and secondhand stores. You can either turn one door on its side, or stand up a pair to create a unique-looking headboard. Check out the blog Starter Home to Dream Home for a great DIY Door Headboard tutorial. For another look at a great antique door headboard, check out this blog from Editor Jessica Kellner.

Shutter Headboard

shutter headboard 
Photo Courtesy HGTV