Project Inspiration: Upholstered Headboards

We just recently DIY'd our own headboard after a major IKEA bed fail (it collapsed in the middle of the night, cracking completely in half, ugh!). With a quick trip to Lowe's with the measurements of our new (and cheap!) metal bed frame we got a perfectly cut piece of oak, white spray paint and bolts. Now we have a modern and sleek white headboard for $30. But of course, we can never be satisfied and have our eyes wandering to upholstered headboards.

We've been toying with the idea of upholstering the headboard and turned to the Apartment Therapy archives for some serious inspiration. Of course, we found some really great options that are providing a valid argument for wanting to take our DIY one step further.

We're huge suckers for the sexy and daring velvet headboards but still crave the modern rigidity of sleek and sophisticated fabric covered headboards. What do you think of upholstered headboards?

How To: Transform a Fireplace Mantel into a Headboard
High, Low, and DIY: Bold-Print Upholstered Headboards
Killy & Oliver's Handmade Tufted Headboard
Happy Couples: Perfect Bed & Wallpaper Pairings
Velvet Tufted Headboards

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