Super Easy DIY Headboard Ideas

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Here are a few easy DIY headboard ideas that would look great in a coastal style home!

diy headboard ideas shutters headboard
The easiest DIY headboard ideas I've come across are using shutters. You simply lean them against the wall. No measuring, no drilling holes -things I'm always trying to avoid! Original source unknown.

shabby chic shutters as headboard
Old shutters are so charming. Leave them as is, chipped and faded, for a shabby chic cottage look. Seen at Jane Coslick's.

white vinyl shutters headboard ideas
From shabby chic to nautical chic. In a clean modern Condo in South Beach FL white vinyl shutters cover the entire wall behind the bed.

headboard idea doors
This is one of the DIY headboard ideas that requires some work. Each panel is a painted closet door. It's the type of wood door that's hollow inside. You can buy them at Home Depot. The panels are attached to each other with hinges, and to the wall with L-brackets placed on top of the panels. Seen at Better Homes and Gardens.

shelving unit as headboard
I love this headboard idea. A shelving unit. It's a functional solution for a smaller room. More space to showcase your beach finds! Original source unknown.

large pillows instead of headboards
And the easiest headboard idea ever -large pillows! I know, you can't really call this a headboard, but it's a great and effortless alternative. Original source unknown.

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Kamichia @ Glass Float Junkie said...

Hey Maya...Love this idea! As you know, I have old doors going vertical for my headboard. I think I'm going to Mod Podge some fabric on the panels to give it more "oomph". I'm going to the architectural salvage place tomorrow & they have a lot of shutters. I'll check them out & maybe make one for my spare bedroom!

Thanks for the post. :)


Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I love this idea. Happy Monday.

michelle said...

Love the shutters as a headboard and that shelving unit is perfect! That room is perfect!
Hope you are doing well Maya!

Anne said...

I love those white shutters! I have a big Degas print as my headboard, but I've got a TON of wall space behind my dressers that I have no clue what to do with - I think I'll pop some shutters back there until I come up with something else!

Jane said...

Hi Maya
I have been a fan of shutter headboards and have been on the prowl for some old shutters.I use them throughout my soften corners, for privacy, and as valances in the kitchen.
Jane (artfully graced)

Juju at Tales of said...

I love the shelves.

Lili said...

I just love old shutters, but whenever I come across them I never can think of what I need them for. I'm gonna remember this one though! ~Lili

simpledaisy said...

Hi Maya!!
I love the shutters as headboard idea!!! And I do love the chippy turquoise cute:)

becky said...

Hi Maya,
Yes, the shutter headboard is a classic...I used to use them a lot in my photo styling. I remember the BH&G headboard from years ago :)

Shellbelle said...

I love the distressed shutters with the BIG beached-themed pillows in front. This went into my file immediately!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the shutters?

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Where to get the shutters:
The rustic ones are used and you can find them at flea markets, salvage stores and on ebay. The white shutters that make for a very clean and more modern look are new and available at home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowes.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tiki said...

Love your site! Found a lot of great pics and ideas so far. Wanted to let you know I allowed myself to link one of your pictures here in a post on my blog
Thank you for the inspiration!=)
<3, Tiki

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