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Step Up Your Bedroom Style: Doable DIY Headboard Ideas

updated Nov 19, 2019
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Chances are your bed is the focal point of your bedroom, and since the headboard is the focal point of your bed, it has a huge impact on the look of the room. Here are 11 fun, affordable ways to give your bed (and your bedroom) a whole new look.

Above: From Alvhem Makleri, an inexpensive and impactful way to create a ‘headboard’: apply a piece of wallpaper to the wall behind the bed and frame it with picture moldings.

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This couple from Dwell hung a diptych above their bed to create an attractive headboard. You could get the look with paintings you create yourself, or interesting fabrics mounted on stretcher bars.

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This wood headboard, spotted on Homepolish, includes a built-in nightstand.

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DIY painted geometric headboard from The Weathered Door.

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A vintage door used as a headboard From Paris’ Hotel Henriette, spotted on Spoonful of Home Design.

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DIY painted plywood headboard from A Bubbly Life.

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Tin ceiling panels make a striking headboard, as seen on Homegirl London.

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Plywood + oversized engineering print: easy, stylish headboard. From The Merrythought.

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Try hanging a blanket behind the bed, as seen on Popsugar.

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From Decor8, a variation on the framed-wallpaper idea. I think this may be an actual headboard, but you could get the look by painting the wall behind your bed and framing it.

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From Femina, a sweet bedroom gallery wall set off perfectly with a little bit of paint.

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