Whether your personal style is eclectic or contemporary, modern or traditional, muted or bold, we’ve got a DIY for you! Dress up your bed with one of these homemade headboard ideas. 



Comprised of rough-milled pine and distressed DIY-style, this headboard mimics the rustic look of pallets using planks of wood from your local hardware store.  

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If you’re not particularly handy, this eclectic non-headboard idea could be for you. As an added bonus, you can switch up the tapestry as frequently as you please.  

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The distinctive herringbone pattern used for this DIY idea is visually interesting, yet simple enough as not to clash with the rest of your room’s décor.  

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The upside of going the upholstered route is that you have your pick of fabric, both material- and design-wise.  

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A tufted headboard is a bit of a twist on the classic upholstered headboard. According to the DIY-ers behind remodelahlic.com, a designer tufted headboard can cost anywhere upwards of $500.00, making this DIY idea a total steal! 

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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