DIY Headboard Ideas
Headboard Design Examples
Make Your Own Headboard

On this page you will find some unique headboard ideas as well as DIY design examples with advice and tips for how to DIY or make your own headboard.  We also have some recommendations for blending various styles with popular themes and bedroom decor.

For example, an elegant, tufted headboard would be totally out of place in a beach bedroom theme.

DIY seagrass headboard for a tropical island beach theme girl bedroom design

A tropical theme calls for something in a lighter weight with the look and feel of a breezy island with sugar sand beaches. A piece featuring handwoven native materials would be better suited for this theme than an upholstered piece.

Seagrass Headboard DIY

Upholstered Headboard Ideas

Tufted upholstered headboard bed

There are several ways to DIY upholster a headboard for a bed. Simple, padded upholstery is an excellent "first project". A tufted headboard with diamond pleats and covered buttons makes a beautiful presentation but can be challenging for a person just starting out.

Upholstered Headboard

A beginner might make an upholstered headboard without any tufting or fancy nailhead upholstery techniques while more advanced DIYers might want to try their hand at tufted headboard using covered buttons and luxurious fabrics.

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