Make a personal statement in your bedroom retreat with a pretty headboard for the bed.
Bedroom Headboard with Letter Perfect
Create an alphabet headboard from letters found at crafts stores or flea markets. Choose a variety of letters, sizes, and fonts for an interesting display. Arrange letters graphically or spell out words.
Bedroom Headboard with Rustic Influence
Two single window panels are the perfect alternative to an ordinary headboard. To get this look, find windows that measure approximately the width of your mattress. Remove the glass and install fiberboard or thin plywood over the back for safety. Cut fabric to fit each section and secure it in place with spray adhesive.
Bedroom Headboard with Touch of Whimsy
Add a touch of whimsy to any smooth-surface wooden headboard by adhering simple wallpaper decals. For an unexpected windblown effect, we carried the colorful leaf-motif decals from this headboard right onto the wall. To apply similar delicate stickers, slowly peel away the backing while smoothing the decal onto the surface. Once the design placement is permanent, burnish the decals using the edge of a credit card.
Bedroom Headboard with Screen Star
Create a headboard with diva attitude by using a shapely metal screen. A solid-color block painted on the wall behind this one and embellished with metallic swirls gives the headboard larger-than-life personality. The effect helps draw the eye upward with space-enhancing results.
Bedroom Headboard with Door Do-Over
A trio of painted closet doors dresses up a plain bed. To start measure your bed to determine the number of doors you will need. (We used three doors for a full-size bed.) Next, use painter’s tape to mark off stripes. Paint all the stripes of one color. After the paint has dried, remove the tape. Repeat the process for each color. Once all the stripes are painted and dry, attach the doors with hinges or brackets on the back, lean against the wall, and brace with the bed frame.
Bedroom Headboard with Three Doors Tall
Create this headboard by stacking three hollow-core doors horizontally and coating them with matte black paint. A chandelier, also painted black, hangs nearby as a bedside lamp. Punchy red in classic patterns lends charm to the sleek setup.
Bedroom Headboard with Picture This!
Favorite black-and-white photos make a sleek, contemporary headboard. Select photos and enlarge them at a copy shop to fit 16-x-20-inch black frames from a craft store. To get more color, we used a green archival art paper in the frame and trimmed the photos with decorative-edge scissors.
Bedroom Headboard with Hanky Panky
Bring the head of your bed into bloom with a sweet bouquet of vintage hankies. Mounted on square artist’s canvases, they became colorful works of art that pack a powerful punch when grouped en masse. Apricot paint on the wall subtly frames the ensemble.
Bedroom Headboard with Painted Florals
Upgrade a plain wooden headboard with paint. First sand all surfaces and coat with a water-base sealer. Using a household trim brush, base-coat the entire headboard with white satin paint. Next, apply a stripe and dot border. For the flower, download the pattern below, transfer onto the headboard, and paint.
Bedroom Headboard with Architectural Interest
Add a bit of display space by hanging a painted shelf on the wall over a bed. We flanked ours with a pair of columns from a salvage yard. A lower shelf acts as a nightstand with a handy clock within easy reach.