After a long day at the office, nothing is quite as thrilling as climbing into bed. However, it’s even more thrilling when your bed—the focal point of everyone’s bedroom—looks as inviting as it feels.
One key component to perfecting the way that your bed looks is the all-important headboard. No need to run out to your nearest furniture store and buy something that’s been pre-made just to have something. Some of the most gorgeous headboards around are of the do-it-yourself variety.
Read on for our 10 favorite sources of inspiration for DIY headboards.
1. The Wall of Letters Headboard
Personalize your bedroom, and create an original headboard in the process, hanging various letters over your bed. Graphic, and fun, this idea won’t break the bank either.
2. The Quilt Headboard
Installing a hanging rod above your bed to display a quilt will kill two birds with one stone. First, you are creating a spot to store what is probably a pretty bulky quilt. And two, you are creating a gorgeous headboard in the process.
3. The Hanging Photos Headboard
Considering that your bedroom is the most personal of the rooms in your home, why not string black and white photos above your bed? Another reason this DIY headboard is so great is that you can easily change out what photos you are hanging, so you never have to worry about getting sick of what is on your walls.
4. The DIY Pegboard Headboard
Pegboards can have a use outside of the office! Create your very own mood board DIY headboard using a pegboard, which you can use to hang everything from a painting to a potted plant. It doesn’t get more creative than this.
5. The Fireplace Headboard
Have a fireplace in your bedroom and not quite sure what to do with it (a great decor problem to have, it should be noted). Push your bed against the fireplace and have it act as a creative headboard.
6. The DIY Art Piece Headboard
All you need to recreate this very cool headboard is a few planks of wood, paint, a hammer, and some nails. The result is a headboard that basically a decor masterpiece.
7. Art as a Headboard
You don’t need to spend a ton of money on a pricey headboard, sometimes your favorite piece of art will do the trick perfectly. Just make sure the piece that you choose is large enough in width to be a backdrop to your entire bed.
8. The Bookshelf Headboard
For those short on space in their bedroom, have your headboard double as storage by creating a headboard from a bookshelf. Get creative with what you display, and it will be a decor knockout.
9. The Wall of Books Headboard
Quite possibly the most inventive use of books ever, this headboard is as literary as they come (maybe you’ll even get smarter as you sleep beside it).
10. Hanging Fabric Headboard
This guest room is a knockout thanks to paisley “headboards” hung from homemade valences. It is a look that would work in almost any bedroom, and it is flexible because you can choose whatever fabric you want.