There’s so much fun to be had with headboards. The possibilities for headboards are endless when you consider them in their basic form. Headboards certainly don’t need to be purchased. DIY & re-purposed headboards can be just as beautiful as something you would find at a trendy shop, only more personalized with WAY more character.
Before you think about hitting up the store, or scouring the web for your next headboard, step outside the box and remember that headboards don’t have to be confined to a rectangular piece of wood. Headboards can be made from just about anything, an old fence, driftwood, curtains, a pallet, an old door, the list goes on. Here are 21 very unique headboards, all of which you could attempt to make yourself.
See my post on “How to Make an Upholstered Fabric Headboard” if you’re inspired after reading this =)
21 Unique D.I.Y Headboards
I just love the contrast between the white and vibrant yellow in this beach cottage bedroom. This yellow upholstered fabric headboard can be made by cutting an elaborate shape out of a piece of plywood then applying your fabric.
Another fabric upholstered headboard, this time in blue. I can’t get enough of these fun fabric headboard designs!
“Rustic chic” is such a fabulous design trend. This chic headboard appears to be made by joining two re-painted antique twin headboards.
Here’s a simple upholstered fabric headboard with nail head trim. This headboard is much more modern with it’s cool blue tone and straight lines.
Hooray for chalkboard paint! I LOVE this stuff. How much fun would it be to have a different headboard every night? You can when your headboard’s drawn on the wall!
Wow. A marvelous idea for a coastal bedroom. Collect driftwood and assemble them in a vertical row for a custom driftwood headboard!
Just lovely. A pastel floral upholstered headboard for a cottage style bedroom.
This tufted headboard certainly makes a statement. Bringing your headboard up to the ceiling makes for a stunning design element in your bedroom.
oo la la. How rustic chic & glamorous! A dreamy, white bedroom with an up-cycled barn door being used at a headboard. Perfection.
Here’s another great design on a coral colored tufted headboard with white piping.
This Queen Anne style headboard may not be a “DIY”, but that’s not to say you couldn’t achieve the same look yourself. Browse through flea markets and antique stores for an old elaborate mirror, remove the glass, and add backing with fabric…
This is a simple DIY headboard that makes a HUGE impact. Simply attach fabric to the wall, then use wall molding to create outline of your headboard.
I am in love with the color pallet in this “elegant, eclectic” room. This headboard is similiar to the Queen Anne style headboard above (#11), so the concept for creating it is the same. Simply use a large frame from an antique mirror.
This headboard concept is so much fun for a kids room! Apply vintage maps to a recycled headboard for a creative, fun headboard that kids will love!
Old, antique fireplace mantels can be used for just about anything. A fireplace mantle headboard is a great shabby chic, cottage look.
The dreamy pastel pallet in this country bedroom sings against this green upholstered headboard.
In a bedroom that might be a little on the small side, why not use a mirror as a headboard? This bedroom applies this concept brilliantly.
Here’s a recycled fence being put to good use as a headboard in this cottage bedroom.
For a look that’s industrial chic, cut a headboard out of a piece of ruffled sheet metal
This modern kids room employs lime green curtains as headboards. A fabulous cost saver that looks like a major splurge!
Use a shallow bookshelf as a headboard in a bedroom that may lack storage. Columns on either side of this headboard tie the look together.
Share your thoughts and any other unique headboard ideas you may have!