Sleeping in Style- Affordable and Budget-Friendly Headboard Ideas


One of the easiest ways to upgrade your apartment is to add a headboard to your bedroom. Headboards help to upgrade your space and provide a focal point for the entire room. Adding a headboard is a great way to add color, pattern and texture, as well as elevate your style. If you think you can't afford a headboard, think again! These ideas are full of inspiration to help you to sleep in style. Take a look and rest easy knowing you can achieve a high impact look, even with a small budget.  


A do-it-yourself headboard is a great way to create a custom look, but still keep the cost down. While this option may take a little effort, it is a great beginner DIY project. The best part is that you can customize this headboard with any fabric to get exactly what you want. The materials for this project include fabric of choice, staple gun, quilt batting, 2" foam, plywood, a knife, a hot glue gun and scissors. For an easy follow along guide, click here.

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A simple inexpensive headboard idea is to revive an old wooden headboard with a coat of paint. If you scour Craigslist or thrift stores, or maybe even hit up your childhood bedroom, chances are you will come across an old wooden headboard. If it has seen better days, you can easily update it with paint! Just give it a quick sanding and a fresh coat of paint. This is great for a fun pop of color and contrast. Or go neutral to create a backdrop for more bold bedding.