20+ Creative DIY Headboard Ideas

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When it comes to the bedroom, a good headboard can pretty much make the room. We've rounded up more than 20 DIY projects and creative ideas for the head of your bed that will have your bedroom looking like a million bucks. Without spending a million bucks.

Above: This oversized upholstered headboard will have your bedroom looking especially cozy. Photo from A Beautiful Mess, DIY from Fabric Paper Glue.

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An oversized tapestry is a great way to dress up the wall behind your bed, as seen on Finders Keepers.

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This flower headboard DIY from Design Love Fest is designed to work with a West Elm headboard, but any headboard in a similar style would work nicely.

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From Vintage Revivals, a DIY for turning a fireplace mantel into a headboard.

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Upholstered headboard DIY from Craft Hunter.

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A headboard project made from foam ceiling tiles, from Sweet C's Designs.

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Tufted headboard DIY from Homemade by Carmona.

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From Lonny, further inspiration for upholstered headboards — placing two especially tall ones behind the bed, side by side, produces a dramatic effect.

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Wooden headboard DIY from eHow.

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From Martha Stewart: hang a blanket behind the bed for a cozy headboard.

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Draping an interesting textile over your existing headboard can give your bedroom a whole new look. Spotted on Kishani Perrera.

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An old door makes a charmingly rustic headboard, as seen on Femina.

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DIY bed canopy project from Design Sponge.

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A plywood headboard spotted on Roomed. The built in shelf is a nice touch.

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A painted 'headboard' from Alexandra Angle.

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An oversized mirror makes a beautiful statement behind the bed, as seen on Bo Bedre.

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From Design Sponge, a headboard that's actually built into the molding on the wall.

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Here's a clever idea from Domino: frame a piece of wallpaper above the bed for a high-impact, low-cost headboard.

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We love the look of this wraparound headboard, spotted on Inside Living.

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Headboard DIY from Good Housekeeping. They used marbleized paper, but this project would work with any pattern that strikes your fancy.

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This wooden headboard, originally from Urban Outfitters and spotted on SF Girl By Bay, could serve as inspiration for a colorful DIY project.

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IKEA headboard DIY from Sugar and Cloth.

- Re-edited from a post originally published 11.4.2015 - AL