6 DIY Rainbow Headboards That Will Make Your Bedroom as Extra as You Are

published Sep 26, 2019
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Last month, we featured a Melbourne apartment tour that won over readers with the rainbow headboard seen above. And honestly, it’s possibly the most fun sleeping spot ever. Maybe even ever ever.

Unfortunately, this particular headboard is currently in prototype testing (and will only be available in Australia). But if you’d like to tackle a rainbow headboard project on your own, we can help with that. Here are six DIYs that’ll help bring some cheer into your sleep space.

A wall mural rainbow

When you paint a “headboard,” you can customize your color choices. The one above in Sammy’s room (she’s content editor and designer for The House That Lars Built) matches her already-existing decor.

Credit: Lily Glass

A painted wood rainbow

This more pastel-toned wood headboard from Oh Joy! keeps the overarching rainbow spirit without overwhelming the room with color. Opt for darker or lighter variations of the rainbow to match your decor and feel. 

A rainbow wall hanging

Instead of committing to a full headboard, you can create a wall hanging for above your bed. Lauren at A Beautiful Mess brilliantly wrapped pool noodles with yarn to make this wall-mounted rainbow. 

A rainbow decal

Not feeling confident in your crafting skills? Try a decal instead, like this watercolor design from BCMagicWallpaper

A rainbow, but make it books

Do you like reading as much as you like rainbows? Consider this book headboard from Instructables.

A striped rainbow

This one may take a little imagination, but we think it could be fab. For a more striped aesthetic, check out this Emily Henderson tutorial and, rather than wrapping each layer in the same color fabric, pick different hues for each one.