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DIY: Simple Headboard Ideas

DIY: Simple Headboard Ideas

These interesting DIY headboards have us on the hunt for unique ways to add dimension and character to our beds. Fun and simple design ideas for a great project and good night’s sleep!

Above and below: We’ve always been fans of adding a fresh coat of paint to uplift a room, so naturally we love the idea to color your own headboard space. As seen in Alexandra Angle’s design portfolio, this is a quick and affordable DIY project.

Above: Discovered on Hus & Hem, we love the use of vintage doors as a headboard in this Scandinavian bedroom; an innovative way to salvage some old pieces.

Above: Find an old (or new) piece of wood and affix it to the wall behind your bed.

For more ideas on making your own headboard, check out Remodelista’s posts DIY: Wooden Headboard, DIY Painted Headboard Detail and Bedroom: Painted Wall as Headboard.

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10:22AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

fantastic thx for idea:)

12:27PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

amazing! going to try one of these sometime

11:14AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Thank you for the ideas!

9:13AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

beautiful ideas

12:19PM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

Love the paint idea. Thanks!

2:45PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

wonderful ideas thank you, i really like this

1:11PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

And this just opens up more ideas!! I keep re-reading this. Thanks!

7:17AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

good info. thanks ...

10:12AM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

Nice. Good ideas!! Thank you very much.

9:19PM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

A headboard of paint...hmmm, I to get the hubby on board.

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