5 Inexpensive and DIY Headboard Ideas

Your bedroom is a place to relax, unwind and sleep. You need to have a good mattress so you can sleep comfortably. Your good mattress should have a great headboard. Instead of buying an expensive headboard, you can make one on your own you just need to have a good idea. These headboards are made of materials that are easily available in your house. You can have an attractive headboard without spending a lot. Here are 5 inexpensive and DIY headboard ideas that you can follow.

Old Front Door Headboard

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Turning an old door into a headboard requires some work. You need to measure the area and saw the door down to size that will fit your bed. You can paint it using colors that will complement the bed the bedroom’s interior. If you are financially capable you can pay a pro to do the painting and designing of the door to transform it into a stylish and classy headboard. This headboard idea requires some basic tools and materials like foam, mounting hardware, batting and fabric. You can design your headboard depending on your preference. If you want it contemporary or vintage you can make it by simply buying the right materials and having the right design ideas.

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Old Wood or Pallet Headboard Ideas

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You can transform an old wood or pallet into an attractive headboard by applying some varnish and cutting it into your preferred size. These pallets are very durable that it will last longer. Old pallet headboard can bring an old-fashioned bed room into a fashionable and rustic one. As compared to those headboards that you can purchase at 100 dollars or higher, these pallets cost less from shops or stores. You can also use attractive paint to color these pallets.

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Shag Rug as Headboard

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If you want something unique and different and add drama to your bedroom you can hang a rug as headboard. You can use flat-weave, sisal or shag rug as headboards. Some headboards are hard to make but not this one. You can easily cut these rugs according to your preferred size or based on the size of your bed or you can ask the hardware store to cut it for you. So if you are looking for a headboard idea that does not cost you that much and will make your bedroom stylish and classy, this is one idea that you should consider.

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Repurpose Window or Window Shutter for Headboard

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If you think an old window shutter is useless, you might change your mind after seeing this. Instead of buying expensive headboard you can repurpose window shutters and transform it into a stylish and elegant headboard. There are lots of possibilities with window shutters and windows. You can use two or three frames depending on the size of your bed and you can remove the glass and use acrylic instead.

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Corrugated Metallic Rooftop Headboard

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This is very simple. Does it ever enter your mind that a corrugated metallic rooftop can be used as a lovely headboard?  This unique headboard provides a rustic but shiny glamorous look for the bedroom. Creating a corrugated metallic rooftop headboard is very easy, just cut it into your preferred shape.  You can cut it any way you want it just make sure that it will complement the bedroom’s interior.

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