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.

60 comments

Magda V.
Past Member 3 years ago

fantastic thx for idea:)

Hannah J.
Hannah J.4 years ago

amazing! going to try one of these sometime

Christa Leduc
Christa Leduc4 years ago

Thank you for the ideas!

Alicia N.
Alicia N.4 years ago

beautiful ideas

Nicole G.
Nicole Gorman4 years ago

Love the paint idea. Thanks!

May Howie
may Howie4 years ago

wonderful ideas thank you, i really like this

Lynn L.
Lynn L.4 years ago

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

Ant m.
Ant m.4 years ago

good info. thanks ...

Matt K.
Matt K.4 years ago

Nice. Good ideas!! Thank you very much.

Rhonda N.
Rhonda N.4 years ago

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