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Make a DIY upholstered headboard the easy way. These 35 tutorials with plans will show you how to get a professional look for pennies on the dollar.

An upholstered headboard is the easiest type of headboard to make. It doesn’t involve much woodworking, nor does it involve tufting and button patterns. All it takes is choosing the right fabric and upholstering a piece of wood. Sounds simple enough?

Of course, we realize that everyone wants to make a unique headboard that meets their needs. So here is a big list of 35 tutorials that will help you build exactly the headboard you need. Check these out.

Easy DIY Upholstered Headboard

Upholstering a headboard can be a one hour project, and this tutorial is proof of that. It’s so great because you can choose the right fabric for your bedroom decor. After all, that’s what making a headboard yourself is all about.

Simple and Modern DIY Upholstered Headboard

This is a beautiful upholstered headboard even if just for the lovely choice of fabric. You can replicate this project at home too. Check out the tutorial!

DIY Upholstered Headboard with Welt Cord Trim

Talk about being creative in your DIY projects and the choice of materials. Here’s how you can use cheap welt cord to prettify an upholstered headboard. An exciting tutorial, indeed.

DIY Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

A large headboard can have the most significant impact on the entire bedroom decor. And the best part is that you can choose the best fabric based on your needs to upholster it.

How to Make a Simple Upholstered Headboard

This tutorial will show you how to cut and upholster a custom headboard. You can get any shape you want and a professional looking headboard using this tutorial.

DIY Faux Tufted Upholstered Headboard

This tutorial has it all to make a DIY upholstered headboard on a budget. All it takes is $20 to make this no-sew upholstery. Check out the tutorial to see how.

DIY Upholstered Wingback Headboard

A wingback headboard might seem like a complicated project (it certainly costs more in stores), but by following this tutorial, you can make it too.

DIY Wood & Upholstered Headboard

This is a gorgeous wood frame headboard with a velvet upholstered middle. It looks luxurious, and you can build it at a fraction of the cost by following these plans.

IKEA Hack DIY Upholstered Headboard

Ikea Hack: DIY Upholstered Headboard


Yes, you can take a basic headboard from IKEA and easily upholster it for a fantastic effect. Check out the tutorial to see how.

DIY Upholstered Headboard with a Trim

Here’s a step-by-step way to create an upholstered headboard that will make your bedroom pictures great. And you don’t even have to spend a little fortune to get it.

Unique DIY Upholstered Headboard

This unique way to upholster a headboard takes just a free afternoon. An excellent project for a beginner too.

Simple DIY Headboard Upholstery

You don’t need to get all fancy to build a decent headboard that will improve the look of your bedroom. Check out this great tutorial.

8-Step DIY Upholstered Headboard

A custom upholstered headboard takes only eight steps to build. This tutorial shows you how it’s possible.

Plush DIY Upholstered Headboard

Here’s how to make a simple but great looking plush headboard upholstered in fabric of your choice. Check out the tutorial to see how it’s done.

How to Make a DIY Upholstered Headboard

All it takes is just some glue, fabric and staples to make a beautiful upholstered headboard. Check out this tutorial for more details.

DIY Upholstered Headboard Video Tutorial

DIY Upholstered Headboard


Prefer video instructions to written plans? This video tutorial will show you how to make a DIY upholstered headboard step by step.

Easy DIY Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

Making an upholstered headboard with classic nailhead trim is easy. This tutorial shows how to do it, and you can easily replicate it too.

DIY Upholstered Tufted Headboard

Upholstered and tufted headboard is a great project to do for your bedroom decor with significant impact. This tutorial will show you how to make it from simple materials.

Basic DIY Upholstered Headboard

These are the step-by-step instructions for a simple basic upholstered headboard. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

Stylish DIY Upholstered Headboard

DIY Upholstered Headboard - DIY Lite - Bob Vila


Follow your style while making an upholstered headboard. This tutorial will show you how to make your plan and stick to it.

DIY Faux Upholstered Headboard

DIY upholstered headboard: A luxe look for less


Fake it till you make it. That’s a great saying especially when it comes to budgeting. You can get this luxe look by spending pennies on the dollar.

Making a Simple Upholstered Headboard 101

Headboard 101: Making a Simple Upholstered Headboard


If you’re building your first headboard ever, here are the essentials that you need to know to do it like a professional.

Chic DIY Upholstered Headboard

Here’s another great tutorial that shows how to build an upholstered headboard which will completely transform your bedroom. And to think that headboards like this cost hundreds to buy.

Plywood and Fabric DIY Upholstered Headboard

What do you get from a piece of plywood and fabric of your choice? Why a genuine modern upholstered headboard of course. Follow this tutorial for instructions.

DIY Upholstered Headboard for Less Than $50

If you’re wondering how much it costs to build an upholstered headboard, here’s your answer. It can cost less than $50.

Easy DIY Upholstered Headboard Anyone Can Do

And indeed, anyone can do it if they follow these step by step instructions.

DIY Upholstered Headboard for Every Size Bed

Here are the complete plans, printables and instructions for a DIY upholstered headboard for every size of bed – twin, queen, and king.

DIY Upholstered Headboard with a High End Look

This upholstered headboard has a tremendous high-end look, but it doesn’t cost much to make at all. If you were to buy it in stores, it would cost you hundreds. So this is a great tutorial to follow.

Fabric Covered Upholstered Headboard

Make this cozily upholstered headboard for great decor effect. Follow the tutorial for a complete guide on how to do it.

Patterned Fabric DIY Upholstered Headboard

This dreamy hippie headboard is a pure sight for sore eyes! Its fantastic and colorful pattern is designed in such a way to enable you to get the work done in no time, and still present excellent results.

To create this headboard, you will need a thin frame, wrapped in whichever fabric you prefer, or a colorful one such as this one! Finally, it will take a few wall mount screws to hang it above the bed! Keep the bed sheeting neutral to allow this headboard to pop, as it should. As for cost, the elements of this project are both affordable and available. 

Embellished Fabric DIY Upholstered Headboard

There are countless ways to add some charm and design to your plain bedroom wall, and this DIY fabric headboard is here to testify to it.

This is an excellent project for anyone looking forward to creating a custom-made and stylish headboard in no time! To carry out this project right, you will need various elements, including plywood, a memory foam mattress, batting enough to wrap the headboard frame twice, as well as a large piece of fabric of your choosing and a few garage tools.

From there onwards, it all comes down to assembling the headboard pieces to create a dynamic and practical headboard worthy of respect!

Upholstered Headboard with Stenciled Fabric

It is indeed a revelation to learn what can be done with a piece of hardwood and a sheet of fabric. This incredible upholstered headboard with stenciled fabric is as good as new and won’t cost you a fortune to complete it.

Cut your headboard in whichever shape that fits your wall, and begin contemplating your fabric choice. A bit of stapling, here and there, is essential to secure the fabric onto the wood, and then we’re down to hanging the piece onto the wall itself. Inexpensive and practical, this stenciled fabric headboard works!  

Burlap Upholstered Headboard

Speaking of easygoing and beyond fashionable headboards, this sophisticated upholstered headboard with nail trim is a show-stopper for sure. Price-wise, this is not the cheapest project to execute, but it is not complex to set up gives the bedroom an expensive feel.

The upholstered headboard uses various bits as unity, such as a pre-purchased headboard frame, nailhead trim, foam, batting, and then finally, a great fabric! A stapler comes in handy to secure the elements, and the process of putting them all together is not time-consuming at all!
As a simple project, this headboard idea works in light spaces and creates an inviting ambient.

Upholstered Velvet Headboard with Nailhead Trim

You wouldn’t believe this upholstered headboard is a DIY project because it looks so luxurious. You can make something like that at home, and all you need is the right materials. The tutorial will guide you through the process step by step.

Plywood Upholstered Headboard

Check out this tutorial on how to make a  upholstered with nail trim headboard. Looks easy enough!


Another large DIY headboard that you can use as the centerpiece of your bedroom. This one is a fabric batting pasted over a base plywood frame board. Choose the fabric to match the theme and decor of your room. Please check the tutorial for detailed instructions.