What's the centerpiece of any boudoir? You guessed it, the bed! And being that it's such an important element, it goes without saying that there are many ways to dress it up — from luxurious bedding sets, to plush blankets, to detailed throw pillows. But our favorite part is the statement-making headboard. While there are plenty of options available for purchase, we think that there's something so satisfying about doing it yourself — plus you can personalize every last detail. Now before you assume that we've rounded up a bunch of complicated, pro-level projects that you could never pull off, know this: You don't you need to be a DIY expert to make a headboard worthy of your master bedroom. And the 12 how-to's ahead prove it!
1. Skip the screws with a stikwood headboard.
We have a long-standing love affair with Ikea, but the lines at the mega retailer? Not so much. Which is why we're so obsessed with this idea from Sugar & Cloth that involves adhesive wood, also known as "stikwood." In the time it takes to get to the checkout counter, you can create this ultra-chic peel-and-stick headboard.
2. Go bold with a painted plywood headboard.
3. Create an elegant upholstered headboard insert.
4. Let the light shine through with a wood slat headboard.
5. Channel your inner artist with a plywood print headboard.
6. Mix regal and modern with a button tufted headboard.
7. Spice things up with a Mexican-inspired upholstered panel.
8. Upcycle an old door into a new headboard.
An inexpensive and ingenious solution, My Socal'd Life upcycled an old door into a dazzling new headboard. We love the turquoise hue and how well it pairs with the vibrant striped throw.
9. Bring the outdoors in with a plant motif upholstered headboard.
10. Get edgy with a live wood edge headboard.
Kristin Jackson of the Hunted Interior takes rustic-chic to the next level with this DIY headboard project. Inspired by a live edge piece of wood, the natural-looking edge of this headboard was actually created with a jigsaw. Finish it off with a little wood stain, and voila, your bedroom can also feel like a gorgeous ski chalet.
11. Tufted floor cushions make a comfy headboard.
No need to say more, you had us at denim Sarah Sherman Samuel. Any excuse to use the casual jeans-inspired accent and we're in, especially when it involves creating a modern headboard. This DIY project can be completed in five easy steps, and only requires a handful of supplies — most important of which are the two floor cushions, a copper pipe, and a little bit of leather (or faux leather, if you prefer.)