DIY Headboard Ideas for Your Bedroom

Article Posted By: Jae Warren

of The Home Depot

Whether you’re seeking to design a glitzy, romantic bedroom with a towering presence or something simpler but no less stylish and intimate, DIY headboards allow you to alter the perception of the room. They can make ceilings appear higher, rooms seem larger, and serve as a dynamic focal point. Perhaps more importantly, building a one-of-a-kind headboard is an opportunity for you to lay down your own unique style marker in the most personal space in your home.

If you have been thinking about designing and building a new headboard for your bedroom, we’d like to share a few headboard ideas from around the web for you to sleep on.

Image of a DIY headboard made with books

Image via Freshome

A bedside table with a small stack of good books to read before drifting off to sleep is not an uncommon sight in most bedrooms. But rarely will you see someone using their favorite tomes to create a decorative masterpiece on the bedroom wall. We were completely laid out by this DIY headboard idea.

Collage of DIY headboards

Images via Shelterness (clockwise from top left), Colony Palms Hotel, Better Homes and Gardens (plywood and faux bois), and Demilked

As you can see, there are no rules when it comes to dreaming up ideas for designing your headboard. Although the size of the room, ceiling height and overall style you’re trying to achieve will factor into the choices you make, the options are endless, particularly when it comes to materials.

You don’t even have to spend a lot of money to achieve spectacular results. A thrifted antique mirror, an intricately patterned area rug, or a simple piece of plywood — unfinished or given a faux bois treatment with decorative paint tools — are all inexpensive headboard ideas that can give your bedroom a touch of something special.

In the photo above, dark paneling with raised moulding detail covers an entire wall. It’s not just a masculine statement of design, but also a bold way of melding an accent wall into your DIY headboard design. This is also a good look for any well-appointed man cave.

Headboards have quickly become a popular DIY project, with a multitude of styles, shapes and ideas for bedrooms of any size. This example from the Home Depot Style Guide highlights the many ways you can bring more warmth and intimacy into a large bedroom with details like paint, moulding, rugs, wall decor and a Moroccan-influenced headboard built by your own hands.

Download the printable instructions on how to build this scalloped headboard, and don’t be modest about sharing a few photos with us to show everyone how crafty you can be.

See more inspiration and ideas in our Places series here on The Home Depot Blog. Follow our DIY Headboards board on Pinterest, too.