11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed





Here are 11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed, from Apartment Therapy,




After a cozy set of blankets and plenty of pillows, a headboard can help add that little bit of extra polish and define your bedroom.




If you are decorating on a budget, or just want to try something a little unique, you don’t have to shell out a lot of money on a new one, or even buy one at all. Here are some of our favorite ways to hack a headboard you love.

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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Forgo a headboard altogether and use a lightweight statement piece to accent your bed. This oversized bamboo fan from Urban Outfitters is easily hung on the wall, and a great choice for adding neutral texture to an otherwise blank space.

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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Flanged linen headboards look equally polished and lived-in but can cost a small fortune. Luckily, they’re surprisingly easy to hack. Anne covered her leather headboard with a West Elm curtain that she sewed, as seen above. Or, Candace staple-gunned a pre-flanged linen duvet cover over a basic DIY headboard and got the look in an afternoon.




11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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If you already have a headboard, give it some extra flair by painting a line to highlight its shape. Racheal of Banyan Bridges is known for her clever paint jobs, and her outline adds a ton of movement and interest to the space. (Also lead image above).

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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We can’t talk about headboard hacks without featuring an IKEA classic. Mariana took the basic TARVA frame and made it look high-end just with woven canvas straps. If you don’t have an open headboard, check out how The Sorry Girls built a simple frame for a woven leather take.

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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Add a playful punch of color by painting a headboard behind your bed. Not only will you save space, but you can have fun with color and experiment with less traditional shapes. There’s a lot to love about Sadie and Dana’s pink half-circle.

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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When Kristina remodeled her master bedroom, she created this “headboard” from what looks like padded fabric panels that fit perfectly against the bed wall. It took her about eight hours, but the result looks very polished and professional.

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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On the other end of the effort spectrum is the tapestry in Irene’s bedroom, which probably only took about 10 minutes to hang. It fills the wall beautifully and negates the visual need for an actual headboard.

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed

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If you want a little more drama to go along with your texture, try a large-scale painting or mural. This one, seen in Shannon and Alex’s Philadelphia Victorian home, is by artist Julia Blaukopf, and is a major focal point of the room.

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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If you rent, or don’t feel like painting, you can use removable wallpaper for the same effect behind the bed. Even just a floor-to-ceiling strip or two of this floral wallpaper looks amazing and helps delineate the sleeping area.

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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All you need is a piece of pegboard, four screws, and wall anchors for this Sugar & Cloth headboard that’s perfect for someone who likes to change up their room regularly. Use the pegboard to add bedside shelves, clip on sconces, or as a giant cross-stitch opportunity.

11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
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Rattan is having a moment right now, coming into our homes as planters, light pendants, and even tea boxes. Rattan looks beautiful as an accent texture on larger furniture pieces, and Dabney shares how she completely transformed a FJELLSE bed to achieve one of the best IKEA hacks of all time.