Make your own headboard for less than $80.00

Mar 28th, 2010

Fabric and decorating go hand in hand. Fabric is a great way to introduce color and texture into almost any room.

Our master bedroom has been a work in progress for several months. The first decision we made was the color pallet, and we decided on gray, yellow, white, and black. After that decision was made, I searched for the perfect fabric for our headboard. I was REALLY excited to find this fabric at Home Fabrics and Rugs for only $5.99 a yard. Sidenote: Home Fabrics is by far my favorite fabric store, and I have bought fabric there at $1.00 a yard multiple times. I get butterflies thinking about it!

The total cost of the headboard was right around $80.00.

The headboard consists of 17 upholstered blocks. Believe me, this project has been tedious. With the help of my husband, we configured the measurements to make sure that each block was precisely the same size and pattern. The image below shows more of the process, but detailed instructions can be found HERE.
To balance out the room, I chose an array of pillows in differing sizes and textures. One of the biggest myths in decorating is that you must MATCH your fabrics throughout your space. I do not like “matchy matchy,” so I tend to choose fabrics that complement each other but are very different. As you can see in the image below, the pillows carry on the color scheme and are all different textures and styles.
The yellow bedside tables were $15.00 each a the local thrift store, and I painted and glazed them to create the look I was going for. To see the YELLOW furniture transformation and instructions goHERE.

The lamps were also a real find at $8.00 each at the local thrift store. I sprayed them an oil rubbed bronze color to also match the color scheme.

I decided to add another punch of color by folding up some yellow fabric across the base of the bed to introduce more yellow into the room. I think it adds a good balance to the room.

The headboard was designed to be the focal point of the room, and it is extremely big. It takes up the whole wall! I LOVE IT! I hope you like it too.
All in all, I’m thrilled with how this bright and cheery room turned out!

This project is part of a decorating contest over at SYTYCD. Head on over to see the great projects, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite two! ?

We also linked this project to several linky parties found HERE.

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