When both space and money are tight, a headboard is one of those items that stays on your décor wish list. But thanks to the following DIYs, you don’t have to go without this stylish staple. Each of these small space friendly ideas will wake up a tired bedroom with unconventional style without busting your budget.
If you like to read before lights out, a cushy headboard, like the no-sew project shown here makes sitting up in bed super comfy. To make you’ll need two items you can find at many big box stores: a bench cushion with a washable cover and wall-mounted coat rack.
Tip: Not sure where to pick up a seat pad? Retailers like Target, Overstock and Pier 1, sell them for cheap.
Want to make a bookish statement? One clever do-it-yourselfer upcycled old encyclopedias and atlases into a one-of-kind headboard. See the DIY.
Anyone can fake a headboard with paint. This mountainscape is easy to create with painter’s tape.
Tip: Need paint? Most home improvement stores sell 8-ounce interior samples in a wide range of colors for less than $5.
Fans of Scandi style love plywood décor for its warm and natural beauty. You’ll need one sheet to make this lovely headboard. Just mount to the wall and attach an IKEA RANARP clip light.
Tip: Hate splinters? Consider sanding and sealing the plywood before installing.
If you think nothing is duller than neutral colors, you can spice up your bedroom with this splashy headboard idea by Five Mile Factory.
To make, just map out your design on a pegboard with painter’s tape before painting.
Tip: Want to hang stuff? Adding pegboard hooks creates vertical storage.