Similar to a fireplace in a living room, a headboard can be the most dominant feature in a bedroom as it is usually large, eye-level, and in the center of the room. In most instances, decorations and color schemes in the bedroom compliment or match the style of the headboard. Even with the importance of this furniture piece to a bedroom, there is no need to spend lots of money on a new headboard as it is fairly simple to create your own. Here are some ideas and tips to inspire you to want to stretch your single income and express your creativity by creating your own unique diy headboards.
Why not have a headboard designed after something you like and have a passion for? Hobby inspired headboards offer a fun alternative to the traditional headboard. Some hobby inspired headboards include surfboards or electric guitars bracketed to the wall just above the bed or a fishing net held up on hooks just above the bed adorned with decorative sea shells. Experiment with ideas and items and see what works.
Painting where the headboard would go can also give the effect desired from a headboard. This is great for a children’s room and something the child may want to help out with. Examples include painting a fake brick wall using masking tape lines or painting a rainbow design on the wall just above the bed.
Another great example a child would love is to paint the shape of the headboard using chalkboard paint. Chalkboard paint is affordable and easily available at any home improvement store. Just watch creativity blossom as the child can customize and design their own headboard every night with their drawings and sketches where the headboard can also give the effect from a headboard. This for a children’s room something the child to help out with. include painting a fake painting a rainbow Another great idea that a headboard using affordable and easily Just watch creativity design their own and sketches.
Reuse and Recycle
Another great way to create your own headboard is to simply re-use an item. Items such as a bookcase, fire place mantle, window shutters, an old fancy door, or a folding closet door can work great. Even building materials such as corrugated tin can be used as a modern looking headboard. This building material is easy to cut and can be easily found at any home improvement store. Furthermore, a wooden pallet can be transformed into an old-looking, rustic headboard given the proper attention. With all these items, some sanding and touching up with paints or stains may be required to create the desired look but with some creativity and inspiration your re-used item can make a great headboard.
Fabric can be used to great effect at covering up imperfections or simply to soften the look and feel of the headboard. Just about every item mentioned can be covered with a fabric, transforming the item into a warm and professional looking headboard. A neat design on a fabric that has been tightly stretched over a foam or sponge material makes for a cozy and soft feeling headboard. Another easy and quick way to use fabric as a headboard is to simply hang a curtain rod above the bed and drape a curtain.
If you are after a more traditional headboard than the ideas mentioned, you can still do-it- yourself and on the cheap. Many places offer discounted wood that can be made into a traditional headboard. One such retailer, Ikea, offers a “Last Chance” section near the cash registers. Ikea is not alone as many other home furnishing stores offer dismantled and damaged wood at a steep discount. Browse through these clearance areas and you may find the perfect piece of wood you can use to create your headboard. All it takes is some creativity and inspiration and you can have your own great diy headboards for a fraction of the cost of buying new ones.
A big thanks to Home for Her for letting me guest post today. My name is Vanessa and I work for an online DIY website that sells Dryer Parts.