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8 of the best DIY bedhead ideas

Ever wanted to make your own bedhead? There are so many cool DIY ideas you could try to suit your interior style and skill level.

Today we’re sharing 8 of the best DIY bedhead ideas from some of our favourite bloggers!

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1. Upholstered bedhead

Did you spot this stunning velvet mustard bedhead we shared a little while ago?

You could easily customise this tutorial to suit the your bed size, and try any colour or type of fabric you like. Boucle is trending in interiors right now and would be a great option to achieve a designer look for less!

DIY Shelley made this upholstered bedhead for her daughter and we have the full step-by-step guide here.

Finished bedhead
One of our favourite DIY bedhead ideas, find all the steps here

2. Chunky weave bedhead

Move over chunky knit throws and take a look at this dreamy chunky weave bedhead!!

The clever ladies at Treasures and Travels say you can create this dreamy headboard in under two hours and with no previous weaving experience. 

Check out the tutorial on their blog here.

3. Wall panel bedhead

One of the hottest building materials right now is wall panelling — a fab way of adding texture and interest to plain walls… and a great idea for a bedhead too!

Mikahl made this stylish wall panel bedhead in a weekend and kindly shared all the steps with us. She didn’t attach the bedhead to the wall (it’s just pushed against the wall by the bed) so this could be a fab DIY for those of you who are renting.

Check out the tutorial here.

Completed bed head

4. Plywood head board

Prefer a minimalist look? Then this DIY plywood head board with floating shelves might just be for you!

The team at Mr. Kate shared a detailed tutorial on their blog so even a beginner could tackle this budget-friendly DIY.

Follow tutorial here.

Plywood headboard
Image via Mr. Kate
Plywood headboard side
Image via Mr. Kate

5. Faux leather and dowel bedhead

This bedhead design is genius! Using a simple dowel frame, the team at Homes To Love created a contemporary bedhead in faux tan leather. 

Of course, you could steal the design and change the type of fabric to suit your interior style. For example felt or even velvet would work just as well.

Watch the video tutorial here.

Faux leather bedhead
Image via Homes To Love
Image via Homes To Love
Image via Homes To Love

6. Cushion headboard

Get ready for an IKEA hack from the talented Geneva of Collective Gen.

She covered an outdoor bench seat cushion in denim fabric and added leather straps to make this stylish and comfortable DIY bedhead.

Check out her tutorial here.

7. Geometric wood headboard

You’ve probably seen more than a few pallet wood DIY bedheads around. For something a little less rustic, we love this geometric headboard idea by I Spy DIY.

For this DIY you will need to be a bit handy with the power tools or know someone who is (requires a miter saw) but the result is so contemporary and fun!

Check out the tutorial here.

Wood headboard DIY bedhead ideas
Image via I Spy DIY

8. Oversized channel tufted headboard

Yes friends, you are seeing correctly, this luxe headboard is a DIY!

Brady Tolbert created this bed for Emily Henderson’s blog and shares a detailed tutorial so you can make it too. Could you imagine this bed in a soft pink or dark blue velvet?!

Check out the tutorial here.

Green bedhead DIY bedhead ideas
Image via Emily Henderson

Have you seen any other stylish DIY bedheads that we should add to the list? We’d love to link to them in the comments below!

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This article was first published in February 2019 and continues to be updated.

Gina Beschorner Style Curator

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