Upholstered Headboards You Can Make Even If You Can't Sew

Upholstered Headboards You Can Make Even If You Can't Sew

Tess Wilson
Oct 31, 2017
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Here are 10 headboards you can totally DIY – and none of them require sewing! Give your bedroom the statement headboard it deserves with these helpful tutorials: velvet, tufted, faux leather, wingback, and so much more!

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DIY Blanket Headboard by Love + Specs

If you're lucky enough to score a blanket like this at a thrift store (or if you happen to own one already and don't need it for blanketing purposes), this project is for you. It's an amazing way to add graphic appeal to a bedroom—and comfort to a bed—and you can easily swap out the blanket. This headboard is obviously ornate, but you could definitely upholster a much simpler one, or even just a board.

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How To Make a Tufted Headboard by Place Of My Taste

If you want an ultra-luxurious tufted headboard, this thorough tutorial will make your dreams a reality. The headboard itself is bolted to the wall, so you could use it with a platform bed that you already own.

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DIY Piped Upholstered Headboard by Sarah Sherman Samuel

This isn't a step-by-step tutorial, but there's enough info to help you make this well-tailored look your own. Its clean lines would pair perfectly with menswear-inspired linens, or provide a nice counterpoint for fluffy, floral bedding.

DIY Channel Tufted Headboard by Style By Emily Henderson

This is a total statement piece, and it looks intimidating, but the tutorial is incredibly thorough and easy to follow. As shown, this headboard—it's so much more than a headboard—is upholstered in velvet, but you can use the upholstery-weight fabric of your choice.

DIY Faux Leather Headboard by DIY Network

Get the ultra-luxe look of a leather headboard by making this yourself using pleather and a staple gun. This is another one that attaches to the wall, so you don't have to wrestle with—and risk wrecking—an entire headboard.

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DIY Wingback Tufted Headboard by Grosgrain Fab

Like every place Stefan has every been, this headboard has everything: velvet! tufts! wings! brass nailhead trim! Make your bedroom look over-the-top with all this fabulousness. If you want to take things further, make the headboard higher and the wings bigger.

DIY IKEA Hack Upholstered Headboard by Lonny

This headboard is the exact opposite: perfectly simple and restrained. It will look great with almost any decor! If you have a TARVA bedframe (or an older similar model), transform it with this easy-to-follow tutorial.

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DIY Hanging Upholstered Headboards by One Kings Lane

This project cleverly uses canvas stretcher bars as a foundation and belt leather as hanging loops. Making a divided headboard like this means that the residents of both side of the bed could each pick their favorite fabric to use.

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DIY IKEA Hack Cushion Headboard by A Pair & A Spare

Here's a much more stripped-down version of the hanging-from-leather-straps look. This ultra-cool headboard was inspired by the Ace Hotel and, shockingly, doesn't require any sewing. Wrap an IKEA bench cushion like a present, pin fabric in place, and hang! Rewrap whenever you're in the mood for new fabric.

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DIY Mermaid Shell Scalloped Nailhead Headboard by Mr. Kate

Big finish! Were you perhaps not expecting a seashell headboard fit for a merperson? Make this one for the Ariel and/or Moana lover in your life—or perhaps that's you...

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