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12 Cheap and Easy DIY Headboard Ideas

These headboard hacks will modernize your bedroom without breaking the bank!

12 Cheap and Easy DIY Headboard Ideas

Do you want to modernize the look of your bedroom or are you in the mood for a remodel? These DIY headboard ideas will update your bedroom at a fraction of the cost. These budget-friendly tutorials will fit any room's style and needs. Customizing your own headboard has never been simpler or given you as much creative control. 

These easy and cheap DIY headboards vary from wood to fabric designs. Your next home improvement project will allow your creativity to flow. The ability to personalize these projects allows them to fit any decor. These guides come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be easily altered for your room.

Of course, all of these headboards are budget-friendly. A few tutorials even make use of common household materials, providing upcycled headboards that are elegant yet thrifty. You won't have to pay the high-end prices for these professional looking headboards perfect for your bedroom, the kids' bedrooms, and even the guest bedroom. You can make a headboard for any room, no matter how small!

Design your own set of personalized headboards for every bedroom in your home!

Upcycled Headboard Idea

Turn your wood headboard into a beautiful padded one! This quick and easy tutorial will transform a dated piece of wooden furniture into a modern marvel. Your room will look more modern if you paint the remaining wood areas to give a jolt of color to match your bedspread and home decor.

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Upcycled Headboard Idea

Upholstered DIY Headboard

Customize your headboard to fit your style! With this project, you can choose the shape, pattern, and size of your headboard. Your creativity is key as your personal style will shine through this project providing a unique piece for your bedroom.

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Upholstered DIY Headboard

Gorgeous DIY Headboard

This headboard is another great example of letting your creativity shine! This DIY fabric headboard calls for decorative flair to be added to your bed's backdrop. Coordinate your colors with a matching bedspread and accessorize with metallic tacks to add the finishing touch.

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Gorgeous DIY Headboard

Charming Queen Size DIY Wood Headboard

If you're more keen on a traditional wood headboard, this tutorial is for you! This DIY wood headboard is the perfect way to update your bedroom while creating a rustic aesthetic. The simplicity of the wood will match any bedroom decor and can be customized with a variety of varnishes and stains.

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Charming Queen Size DIY Wood Headboard

Painted Planked DIY Headboard

This headboard project is perfect for the kids' rooms. This easy painted plank headboard requires only lumber and paint. This headboard adds character to any room by accentuating the rustic aspects of the wood. Creating your own headboard could not be simpler!

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Painted Planked DIY Headboard

Easy DIY Pallet Headboard

This headboard project is for all of the upcyclers out there! If you have a pallet lying around (chances are you or someone you know does), you can create a new re-purposed pallet headboard. You can add a piece of room divider or fencing to give the headboard a decorative flair or simply paint the wood to match your decor. You'll feel great seeing your recycled masterpiece!

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Easy DIY Pallet Headboard

Precious Hearts Easy DIY Headboard

This wooden headboard adds decorative flair with heart-shaped holes adorning the tops of each plank. This simple project not only details how to cut creative shapes into your new headboard, but it also gives a tutorial for a natural wood stain. You'll save money by making your own headboard and won't have to spend a penny to give your materials a finished look.

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Precious Hearts Easy DIY Headboard

Tufted Headboard DIY

If you want the elegance of a tufted material headboard without paying for one, this DIY tutorial is for you. This easy guide will leave your headboard looking professionally crafted, but will only cost a trip to the craft store instead of purchasing premium furniture. Your headboard will look elegant and regal as you'll get sleep that's fit for royalty.

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Tufted Headboard DIY

Shutter DIY Wood Headboard

Re-purposing alert! This project uses an old pair of window shutters to remodel your bedroom. These shades look stylish behind your bed and elevate any decor. Paint your shutters to match your style and enjoy the re-purposed material as you take a well-deserved nap.

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Shutter DIY Wood Headboard

Easy and Beautiful Wood DIY Headboard

This simple headboard is a classic wood backing that accentuates the frame. This design keeps the wood at its center, focusing on the natural beauty of the frame. This DIY headboard will match any decor and bring an airy atmosphere to any bedroom.

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Easy and Beautiful Wood DIY Headboard

Washi Tape Headboard

Is your room too small for a headboard? Follow this tutorial to make a washi tape design on the walls that gives the appearance of a full headboard. All you need is washi tape, scissors, and a little imagination to put together this creative alternative to a traditional headboard.

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Washi Tape Headboard

Garden Headboard

This DIY headboard includes a tutorial for painting a lattice patterned headboard that creates the look and feel of a garden fence. This simple design adds a texture to your walls and will coordinate with any bedspread you own. Add a simple elegance to any room with a garden headboard.

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Garden Headboard

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