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I love a good bit of DIY decorating that is easy to do and low cost. I've found some great DIY headboard tutorials that will make your bedroom look fabulous. Many don't require wood-working skills - if you can hang a picture you can do some of these. Click the links to check them out.
Go for a dramatic look with this simple method of draping fabric over curtain rods to create a DIY canopy bed effect as explained by Megan who normally blogs on One Kings Lane and for this post, guest blogged at Design Sponge.
This super simple headboard idea from Lowes Creative Ideas uses screen door inserts. You could make this project even easier by hanging the inserts with 3M Command products - which means no hammer and nails and you could use the idea even if you're renting.
This DIY headboard made with humble "shims" from your DIY emporium is actually fairly low on wood-working. You have to a do a bit of hammering but if you have some wood cut when you buy it, this project is mostly done with a hot glue gun. Click the link to see the tutorial on BHG.com.
This headboard idea from BHG.com is both funky and practical with tons of storage. Believe it or not, this headboard was made by re-purposing old drawers which you can find at second-hand stores. BHG recommends you plan your layout on the floor, leaving spaces where the wall can show through and adding in storage cubes to fill in blanks. The drawers and cubes need to be screwed together. You can also cut plywood doors to fit some of the cubes and secure them with hinges to make cupboards. Finish with a few coats of paint and wallpaper and then hang the headboard on the wall using a few 1x4-inch cleats.
Hang a fireplace screen behind your bed to make a headboard - BHG.com recommends spray painting it first.
Now here's a cool DIY headboard idea from BHG.com - draw and paint a wrought iron style head board on a piece of linen and then frame it in pieces and hang it behind your bed from a trompe oeil style headboard. Fab!
You can't get much more simple than this idea from BHG.com - hang a piece of fabric from hooks behind your bed to create a patterned effect (again 3M Command makes hooks that won't damage your walls and are easy to stick on). You could use vintage quilts, drapes, patterned sheets - almost any gorgeous textile will do!
Nadine at Bluedogz Design created this dramatic headboard with an old mirror frame. And she used gatorboard so she could cut the backing with a craft or box knife and then upholster it! Great solution if you don't have wood-working skills.
This video from Laguna Beach Love shows you how to make a light up headboard with a mini-lights, a curtain rod and sheer curtains! Simple, inexpensive and effective!
If you've already got an old headboard or you'v found one in a second-hand shop, then use Jen Hadfield of Tatertots and Jello's tutorial to learn how to make over your tired looking headboard with upholstery.
Here's hoping you have sweet dreams with all these inspiring headboard tutorials to think about!