DIY Headboards for Kids Rooms

DIY String of Lights Headboard via 101 Woonideeen

Looking for an original and easy way to dress up your little one’s bed? Look no further. We’ve scouted the web for the most original, instant ‘oh-la-la!’ effect, do-it-yourself ideas for headboards. Some of these are so cool, we’d actually use them for our own bedroom!

DIY Washi Tape Skyscraper Headboard via Charlotte Minty

Using washi tape, draw the line of an imaginary city. Want to go the extra step and get bonus points? How about a washi tape Eiffel tower, oui?

DIY WallpaperHeadboad for Kids via Christina Mella

We’re loving this simple wallpaper panel idea. Using a wooden board, choose mix and match wallpapers and cover the boards to create a bohemian chic headboard set in a shared room.

DIY Headboard Idea via VT Wonen

For a natural and romantic ambiance, assemble some washed out wood panels and cut them in the shape of a romantic headboard.  Let your child use the headboard as a mood and memo board.

DIY Headboard Idea for Kids via Act Production

This is a genius idea. Two cut-out forms are used as a headboard and night stand. Paint them in matching or contrasting colors to finish the look.

DIY Headboard Ideas for Kids (via Deas Og Mia,, Vt Wonen)

Washi tape forms, a painted shape (like this VT Wonen pink stenciled shape that can be downloaded here), a wood house shape with painted additions or just the wooden shape, adhesive paper shapes—there are so many ways to update your child’s bed with a custom made headboard.

Happy decorating!

Pictured at the top of this post: Dress up and illuminate the bed with a string of lights in the shape of a home, a bird or whichever form you want or fit your room theme.