3 Unique, DIY Headboards That Are Easy to Make

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Are you ready for your next big DIY project? Enhance your bedroom with a new headboard made with your very own hands. With a little creativity on a free weekend, you can construct a custom piece that will add an extra flair to your space.

Here are a few ideas to consider:

Upholster a Headboard

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Add texture and your favorite color to your room by upholstering a headboard. Head to a fabric store and find the perfect textile and then to Home Depot or another hardware store to have a piece of wood cut that is the same width as your bed frame. We are loving this guide from Hey There, Home that even provides guidance on how to create a tufted effect. Whether you want a luxurious feel with velvet or perhaps a natural vibe with linen, you can create an aesthetic that is entirely your own.

Drape Fabric

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If you don’t have the time or the tools to embark on an upholstery project, you can still incorporate new textiles by draping them over your bed. A unique and elegant way to do so is to hang a curtain rod behind your bed and source stunning curtains that will complement the bedspread. You can add curtain holdbacks to your wall and pull them to the side to present a piece of art. Or, simply let the fabric hang loose and enjoy the look and feel of this unique display.

Paint a Headboard

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If you’re an artist, painting a headboard is a great way to show off your work. All you need to do is order a custom-sized canvas, paint it, and hang it or let it stand behind your bed. For those who are beginner painters, there are plenty of designs that are easy to conquer. Consider painting checkers with tape or painting simple abstract shapes.

Once you have your new headboard, relax in your updated space with these tips. Or, if you’re looking for a new apartment to make a headboard in, reach out to the Lincoln team today. We would be happy to arrange a tour of a community near you.