Making the storage headboard requires materials such as plywood and tools including a circular saw and a miter saw. The Lowe’s project can be done over the weekend, and it’s best if you have an intermediate skill level.
HGTV Design Star contestant Mark Diaz designed and built custom headboards despite warnings from his mentor David Bromstad about the time limit. The judges love the idea of the built-ins because they add division and privacy to the powder blue space, but they immediately notice that Diaz ran out of time and the headboards are unfinished.
A wide bookcase like this is the perfect size to go behind a full-sized bed. “There's just enough room to access storage on either side,” says Atlanta DIYer and stylist Jo Torrijos, who blogs at A Simpler Design.
Turn a bookcase into a headboard. Jo Torrijos, a blogger from Atlanta, transformed a freebie bookcase from a friend into a functional and fashionable headboard in this bedroom. “Since I need room to store books, magazines and styling props, using this as a headboard provides plenty of storage and also doubles as nightstands where I can place a pair of lamps and any other bedside necessities,” says Torrijos.
This cozy unit from West Elm combines a six-drawer storage bed frame with a sleek headboard and modular nightstands. Finished in white lacquer or a chocolate veneer, this low-slung contemporary set makes it easy to stash books, linens and clothing out of sight. Sizing options run from twin to king.
A simple traditional white tufted headboard makes the bed the main attraction with an unexpected but stylish layering of bed linens. The built-in storage adds separation between rooms and maximizes the space in this cozy bedroom.
The traditional bed sits in a dramatic valance headboard, creating an eye-catching display in this serene bedroom. Soft green is carried through the space from the curtains to the bedding, while a pair of swing-arm sconces adds ambient reading light. Silver nightstands add a metallic vibe to the space and provide much-needed storage.
Space is used to the max in an angled upstairs bedroom of this transitional California home. A paneled, upholstered headboard is built in, with custom storage above. Meanwhile, a nearby niche features a desk built for two that takes advantage of San Francisco Bay views.
"Fill the negative storage spaces with correctly scaled items, books, photographs," advises HGTV Design Star judge Genevieve Gorder for this bedroom. "Give me something to look at. A lighter finish on the shelves would also help the space feel a bit bigger.
Hanging curtains high above the windows makes this bedroom feel roomier, as seen on HGTV's The High Low Project. Placing the bed in front of one of the windows opens up wall space for bookcases and other storage without blocking the natural light.
This modern loft master bedroom features neutral tones, an integrated oak headboard, nightstand, and open closet system, light hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and floating oak shelves on an exposed brick wall.
Red floral throw pillows add a burst of color to this neutral contemporary bedroom, which features a white bedspread and a gray tufted headboard. The built-in bookshelves and drawers underneath the bed are smart, space-saving storage features for a small urban bedroom.