How to Make a Tufted Headboard
The perfect headboard is within reach. Create a one-of-a-kind piece—and save money in the process—by doing it yourself. Make this DIY tufted headboard in just an afternoon.
A master bedroom deserves an eye-catching pop of style, and a soft, tufted headboard is guaranteed to give any bedroom a boost. This high-end bedroom furniture can be found in most home stores. Or, if you're feeling crafty, you can make a tufted headboard yourself. Our instructions make it easy. We'll show you how to make a queen-size tufted headboard in just a few hours. You'll need wood, muslin, fabric, and a few other basic supplies.
Before you get started, you'll want to choose the perfect fabric texture and color. Velvet fabric looks luxurious, while tweed gives off midcentury-modern vibes. Either way, make sure you're using upholstery fabric—otherwise, your hard work won't last very long. In terms of color, a soft neutral is relaxing, but a vibrant hue will make a statement. Try a white tufted headboard for a crisp look, or a bright yellow for a focal point furniture piece.
Ready to get started? Follow these simple steps below to make your own tufted headboard.