Beautiful DIY Headboard Ideas
It's easy to make your own headboard, whether it is a luxurious upholstered headboard or a rustic wood headboard.
Did you know that the original purpose of a headboard was to protect those sleeping from cold draughts coming through walls. It was only later on that a headboard took on a more decorative purpose, that of transforming a plain bed into a statement piece in a bedroom.
Nowadays, the introduction of cordless power tools, easy access to supplies and materials, and the ability to find anything you look for on the Internet, DIY has become easier than ever, and projects that we previously considered un-doable, are now easier than ever to take on. One such project is a statement headboard, whether you design and make a stunning framed, diamond tufted upholstered headboard as shown above, or a more simple rustic headboard using reclaimed wood. To inspire your next project we have compiled a selection of easy-to-make headboards that you can DIY in a weekend.
For me personally, there is nothing more luxurious than a diamond tufted headboard wrapped in a sumptuous, bold velvet fabric. This type of headboard instantly turns any bed into an eye-catching feature. And with so many tutorials out there on the internet, making and installing your own diamond tufted headboard is no longer just a dream - with just a few tools it is actually quite easy - although it does take a bit of time - to design a diamond tufted upholstered headboard in your own choice of fabrics to mount at the top of the bed.
This beautiful deep blue faux velvet diamond tufted upholstered headboard was made by place of my taste and you will find step-by-step instructions for making your own headboard on the website.
I am noticing a new trend of late, where upholstered headboards are being combined with decorative frames. It's a nice clean look that is easy to achieve once you have mastered the tufting technique. And even if you don't want to go to the extreme of doing a tufted headboard, even a plain upholstered headboard looks great in a natural or painted wood frame.
To make the upholstered panel headboard, wrap individual panels with foam and fabric and then join all the upholstered panels together by a length of PAR pine at the back - screwed onto the back at the top and bottom of the headboard with screws into each individual panel.
Cut 45-degree angles at the corners of lengths of PAR pine and then paint or stain. Join the frame together at the corners with steel 'L' brackets and screws and secure to the back of the upholstered panel section with flat steel brackets.
If you are really wanting to make your own upholstered headboard, start with a small upholstered panel - either plain or diamond tufted - until you feel comfortable tackling a larger project that can be mounted above your bed.
If you love the idea of an upholstered headboard but your style is more towards a rustic look, this gorgeous wood framed headboard has an upholstered panel in the centre. To make the frame section of the headboard you can use affordable PAR pine and then stain this in your choice of wood stain. Finish off with antique wax or matt/gloss sealer before making and fitting the upholstered centre section.