A headboard can add color, define space and can be a remarkably easy DIY project.

Upholstered headboards are the most common DIY version of this bedroom project. With some plywood, batting, a beautiful fabric, you can make a truly lovely piece. Some of our favorites (click on title for instructions):

Wallpaper Headboard

The wallpaper may not be what you want on your walls, but could work perfectly as a headboard.

Refinished Door Headboard

A flea market or thrift store find could be just the shabby chic touch your boudoir needs

The $75 Upholstered Headboard

Dumb Little Man has easy directions for creating a lovely upholstered headboard. These instructions work for any fabric – we’ve seen pleather, canvas and toile.

And, of course, if you need an adhesive for these projects (most do), try one of ours!