How To Reupholster Your Bed Frame


One of the easiest ways to make your bedroom space more luxurious and upscale is by upcycling the items you may already have! One of the focal points in a bedroom is the bed frame, and there is something about an upholstered bed frame that makes your room more beautiful. Below you can find these 8 easy steps on reupholstering your bed frame.

Choose your fabrics

Depending on the interior decorating themes you are choosing for your bedroom, there are a lot of great fabrics to choose from when it comes to reupholstering a bed frame. If you are looking for a luxurious feel you can use velvet, if you are going for a beach house vibe it’s best to opt for fabric that has linen. If you want a low maintenance fabric option that also lasts long it’s best to go for a linen cotton blend that is thick and upholstery grade.

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Measure your bed frame

The next step is to measure your bed frame, and make sure that you are going to purchase the right amount of fabric. You will most likely need a drill or screwdriver to disassemble the bed, in order to measure the fabric. There are usually 4 pieces of the bed you would re-upholster. The first would be the headboard, the two side pieces, and the footboard. Make sure you are leaving enough fabric at the back of the pieces to nicely cover all areas.

Pro-Tip: Make sure to spray your drill with our WD-40® Multi-Use Product, and spray all the screws that come out of the bedframe, so it’s easier to drill them back in.

Start Upholstering

Now, the fun part! Start start cutting the fabric pieces to cover all areas, to do this properly make sure you lay the fabric first, flat on the floor, and put the individual pieces on top to accurately cut the fabric. Ensure there are no creases in the fabric when seeing how much is needed to wrap around. Once the fabric is cut you can start with the headboard, as that requires the most fabric. Folding the fabric at the corners is the most trickiest part, so make sure you try to make as clean and smooth creases as possible. To keep those in place you can use sewing pins, or if you have the help of a second person, they can hold it down for you. Then you staple away! It’s important to note the points at which you will need to drill the screws to assemble the bed, so if you want to mark that area or have pictures taken before hand, it will be really helpful. Repeat these steps for all pieces.

Reassemble your bed frame

Now you are finally done with the most difficult part of the whole DIY project. It’s time to reassemble your bed! This should take no time, and you will be on your way to a new and improved bed!


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