Learn how to make this affordable and easy DIY IKEA Headboard using minimal supplies that are all under $20. This will surely add a beautiful cozy touch to your home decor.
I am so excited to show you guys this easy and affordable Headboard Idea today! This is actually an Ikea Hack where I used the Ikea Ivar shelf and made it into this gorgeous Boho Chic Headboard.
I personally was never a Headboard kind of person but after making this affordable one I really have no excuse not to make one for every room. You only need a few simple supplies, a fabric of your choice, and a staple gun.
But if you don’t want to make a Headboard for yourself there are so many other ways to spruce up your bedroom decor.
A few of the Headboard Ideas I have listed below
- Hang a large Wall Art
- Hang up a Beautiful Fabric
- Apply a Removable Wallpaper
- Hang up decor such as Wall Baskets
- Hang up lights/string lights
- Paint a design for example an Arch Wall
- Hang a shelf where you can display your decor items and plants
- Removable Tiles
- Wall Decals
- Hang a mirror
So you see even if you don’t want to purchase an expensive headboard or make one yourself there are so many other ways to create a cozy vibe in your bedroom.
But today I will be showing you how to make an affordable DIY Ikea Ivar Headboard.
You can also check out the full Before and After Bedroom Reveal post to see how I created the Wall Arches.
Supplies Needed to Make IKEA Ivar Headboard
Tutorial for DIY IKEA Ivar Headboard
So the Ikea Ivar Shelf that I purchased was 12 by 90 inches as it was perfect for my California King Bed Size.
It only cost $12 and honestly, that is way cheaper than if you had to go buy wood get it cut, and then assemble it at home.
All of that is already done for you and you just have to attach your favorite fabric etc. You know the fun part of the project.
The fabric I chose for my Ikea Headboard I had on hand already.
These were two-floor cushion covers that weren’t being used anymore and I decided to use it on my headboard.
The main print was going to be in the middle and on the sides I was going to use the backside of the fabric which was plain beige in color.
First I measured out the middle square dimension of the Ivar Shelf to see what size of the fabric I had to cut out.
Using a pair of sharp scissors I snipped away the fabric and then using a staple gun I went all around and stapled on the fabric to the Ivar shelf.
Even though I chose a fabric for my headboard. There are so many other ways to customize it for instance this gorgeous Cane Headboard is such a genius Ideas and so on-trend as well.
For the other two sides of the headboard, I had to play around with the fabric placement. But it all worked out in the end.
I did have to use some hot glue to seal the fabric together but the colorful tassels really made the plain side of the fabric more interesting.
To make this headboard extra comfy you could also add in some padding and cushioning to the backside and staple it all together.
But I didn’t as normally all my pillows were going to be in front of it that will give me all the cushioning I need.
The best way I thought of hanging it up on the wall was with these Mounting Brackets for the Headboard.
These interlock with each other and secures the headboard into place on the wall.
Lastly, this is optional and I did not do it to my headboard but you can if you would like.
The Ivar Shelf has one side which is slightly longer and has some wood piece sticking out. You can easily saw it off and sand it down to make it nice and even.
I kept mine as is and you can see it in the final pictures below.
It personally doesn’t bother me and I like to use it to hang my charging wires or anything on that side.
And here is the final result.
Simple, Easy and looks Beautiful.
What do you guys think?