Unless you’re getting your home decor from Walmart, you’ll probably shell out a pretty penny for a good-looking headboard. Instead, consider creating something all your own — it will not only provide your bedroom with a personalized statement piece but also give you the opportunity to show off your craftiness.
These 12 concepts are just some of the many ways you can make your own headboard.
Headboard wall decals
If the only “power tool” you’ve ever operated is an electric toothbrush, perhaps it’s best to opt for something less, uh, involved. Wall decals are about as simple as headboards get. You can find this one at Urban Outfitters, but eBay and Etsy have some cool ones too.
Framed fabric headboard
Better Homes and Gardens had a foolproof idea for an inexpensive, beautiful headboard: Buy two or three large picture frames from a thrift shop or garage sale, remove the glass and frame a fabric that complements the bedroom décor. Hang them side by side behind the bed.
This one requires some time and patience, but anyone is capable of making a fabric headboard. AllThingsThrifty.com offers a step-by-step tutorial (with photos!) to guide you through the process.