DIY Headboards You Can Make Before Bedtime

By Abby Tolbert /

Most of the DIY projects that HGTV hosts insist “change the look of a room” are the kind that require a full woodshop and/or the entire contents of your savings account. Headboards can drastically alter the look of a space, but there’s no need to high tail it to an expensive furniture store to achieve the look you want. Here are our favorite headboard hacks; no saws required.

Seat-cushion headboard

You know those cheap, brightly-colored seat cushions that go on outdoor patio chairs? With just a bit of fabric, leather, and scissors you can transform one into a boho-style headboard that fits perfectly in minimalist spaces.

Shutter Headboard

By using shutter memo boards available at stores like TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby, you can turn a blank wall into a rustic resting place.  All you’ll need is a nail gun, some sandpaper, and a bit of creativity.

Washi Tape Headboard

 This rainbow-inspired washi-tape “headboard” is the perfect way to add good vibes to a child’s bedroom or playroom. All you’ll need is washi tape, a ruler, and a little bit of patience.

Vintage Window Frame Headboard

This headboard is comprised entirely of old windows that were found at a thrift store. We love how these grandiose, vintage window frames brighten up the room and add a unique twist to a farmhouse-themed space.

Old Door Headboard

While a bed frame can set you back anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, a salvaged door can be found at little to no cost to you. Make it your own with colors that fit your space for a unique furniture piece.

What have you done to spice up a room? Let us know in the comments below!

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