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These DIY headboard ideas with plans are simple enough that you can make them over a weekend. Check out the list of the best 168 (well organized) ideas.

There are few home projects with such a significant impact on decor as a DIY headboard. It transforms the bedroom, and it can make or break your entire interior design. That’s why, if you’ve decided to save some money and create your headboard, you have to take it seriously. And we’ve come up with this article as your ultimate guide to building the best headboard you can make yourself.

From rustic farmhouse headboards to modern tufted ones, from simple projects for your bed to headboards with shelves, lighting, and storage. We have a tutorial and plans with instructions for each and every type of headboard that you can use to make your own. Read through it to find the materials, tools, and considerations needed to take on such a project, then choose the right tutorial to make it really easy for you. Let’s get crafting!

King Size Headboards

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These are the biggest size headboards and they require special measurement. If you want to make a headboard for this particular size, these plans are the perfect fit for you. (20 ideas)

Queen Size Headboards

These are the most popular size headboards. A queen size headboard will fit most bed frames, including twin XL sizes. It’s easier to adjust the measurements for your custom needs using these plans too. (22 ideas)

Twin Size Headboards

These headboards for the smallest size beds which can fit one person. They are usually designed for small spaces and includes storage and shelves to make a functional piece of furniture. (12 ideas)

Wood Headboard Ideas

Wooden headboards are one of the classic home woodworking projects and it’s an easy one at that. But don’t take our word for it. Check out a wide variety of wood headboards you can try and build at home. (34 ideas)

DIY Upholstered and Tufted Headboard Ideas

Don’t like wood? Opting for a fabric upholstered (and even tufted) headboard is a classic choice. Such a headboard definitely adds lots of classy appeal to bedroom decor. And if you want to build it as a DIY project, here are our DIY upholstered and tufted headboard ideas. (12 ideas)

Pallet Headboard Ideas

The pallet wood is the most available material for your DIY projects. Chances are you’ve already built something from it. SO why not build a headboard too? We have some great creative DIY pallet headboard ideas in store for you. (20 ideas)

DIY Rustic Headboard Ideas

Rustic is all the rage right now so if you’re making your headboard from wood you might as well make it rustic. It’s a cozy and homey style that everyone finds endearing. If you make it right, everyone will go crazy about your handmade bedroom accessory. Check out these gorgeous DIY rustic headboard ideas that we have. (13 ideas)

Headboards with Lights

Do you like reading before sleep? You probably already have a nightstand lamp but a headboard with lights can be a much more functional. It’s especially useful in small bedrooms where a nightstand might not even be an option. Lights can also have decorative value. Check out these tutorials for DIY headboards with lights. (16 ideas)

Storage Headboards with Shelves

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Do you have a tiny bedroom where storage is a problem? Did you know you can use your headboard for extra storage? That’s right, the bed is no longer the sole savior of confined places. Check out these brilliant ideas for a DIY headboard with storage shelves. (6 ideas)

Wall Mounted Headboard Ideas

Wall mounted headboards are the most creative on the list. You can use a wide array of materials to create one (not just wood). And you can use them even in the tiniest spaces (you only need an empty wall). So check out these unique DIY wall mounted headboard ideas. (11 ideas)