411homerepair.com

Homemade Headboards-Make an Upholstered or Wooden Headboard

by Guest Post on Jan 12, 2010

Homemade headboards can add a lot of personality to any bedroom. They can be coordinated with existing furniture and room decor or they can be the basis of a bedroom makeover. Invest a bit of creativity and time to make a headboard, turning it from ordinary to spectacular.

Save money with a do-it-yourself headboard – all that is needed is some basic skills and tools. Cheap plywood is good enough for an upholstered headboard since it will never be seen.

Design a headboard

Trace the desired shape on the wood and cut with a jigsaw. Wrap with upholstery grade foam that is cut to fit. A layer of batting is next. Then stretch the material you have chosen over the now padded headboard and secure it on the back with a staple gun.

Homemade fabric headboard designs

Slipcovered headboards are a straightforward diy project for those who enjoy sewing. Measure both the headboard and footboard and add 1-2 inches for a seam allowance on all four sides.

Cut material and fold in half then stitch up the sides. Attach ties or Velcro at the bottom to fasten the cover. If necessary you can wrap the headboard with foam batting before covering it for an extra comfortable backrest.

Ribbons, lace, velvet, satin, and tapestries can all be used to create a unique look. Use your imagination – from romantic French country and Tuscan to contemporary European or southwestern decorating ideas.

For the children try fabric in bright red, yellow or blue - primary colors that stand out. For toddlers DinoMax, ladybugs, a ballerina or fairy princesses will be popular. Sports enthusiasts will love baseball, basketball, and soccer. Build up a theme starting with a homemade headboard slipcover.

Easy headboard plans

For those with less skill or time a headboard kit provides a complete, ready-to-cover headboard design with pre-molded foam, hardware, and illustrated instructions. Kits come for twin, full, queen, and king beds as well as for custom sizes.

Homemade wooden headboard ideas

Preassembled picket fencing can be trimmed and painted for a fun picket fence headboard. For stability, make sure the frame is anchored to the wall instead of the bed.

To create interest above the bed, look for old door toppers or fireplace mantels to mount on the wall. Use anchor bolts and screws to hang it so you won’t bump your head.

Free info on how to make a headboard.

Bedroom / Furnishings 70068 Views

Latest Articles

Understanding Indonesia’s Real Estate Investment Laws for Foreigners

Indonesia, with its stunning landscapes, deep-rooted cultural heritage, and renowned hospitality, has emerged as a top destination for foreigners...

on Jan 25, 2024

Real Estate Development in Asian Cities

In many Asian cities, the rapid pace of urban development has led to the decline of historic districts, areas once teeming with cultural richness...

on Jan 25, 2024

Shower Envy: Elevating Your Bathroom with a Stunning Walk-In Shower

Are you tired of the same old routine in your bathroom? It might be time to consider a change, and one way to elevate your bathroom to a new level...

on Jan 22, 2024

Exploring Crowdfunding as an Innovative Approach to Real Estate Investment

The landscape of property selling has been transformed significantly due to the advent of property crowdfunding. This innovative approach,...

on Jan 10, 2024

The Rise of Co-Living Spaces in Asian Cities

Asia, home to 21 of the worlds 30 largest cities, is a significant player in the global economy, contributing 38% of the goods and services of the...

on Jan 5, 2024

Actions

More DIY Articles

Is it Cheaper to Build Your Own Shed?

If your home is becoming crowded with clutter and your garage is overflowing to the point that you do not even remember what you do and do not own...

Construction / Materials

Mid-Efficient Propane Furnace Problems

Possible remedies of problems that frequently happen to Mid-Efficient Propane Furnaces. Solutions are listed by symptom with trouble-shooting...

Appliance / Repair

Why Everyone Should Have Live Edge Wood Furniture

In recent years, live edge wood furniture has become increasingly popular. Aside from being the perfect kind of wood to achieve the perfect rustic...

Interior Design / Decor

Why Cooktops are So Convenient

Cooktops are one alternative to a traditional gas or range oven. A traditional range stove has electric burners that are attached to the oven....

Appliance / Repair

Feel the Perfect Home Experience with the Best Bedroom Furniture

If you survey a thousand individuals across different regions, almost 100% will answer that the bedroom is the most special and personal part of...

Bedroom / Furnishings

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2024