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Crafting an Upholstered Headboard

The headboard is a central piece of bedroom furniture. To get a new look in the bedroom, customizing the headboard gives the best bang for the buck. Even better is the fact that such customizations don’t necessarily need to break the bank. One of the easiest ways to customize with upholstered headboards.

Many Customizations

The options are endless with upholstered headboards. You can customize the headboard with any choice of fabric available and with multiple shapes. They can be very specific to your liking and you can set them up to be the perfect compliments to your bedroom décor.

How to make an upholstered headboard

It’s easier than ever to give your bedroom a one-of-a-kind look with HGTV’s step-by-step guide on how to make an upholstered headboard which is summarized below:

  1. Draw the outline of the headboard shape on a foam core board. Cut through the foam board with a craft knife along the outline.
  2. Cut three layers of fusible fleece to the dimensions and align them on the foam core. Fuse the layers together by placing a cloth over the fleece, spraying lightly with water, and pressing with an iron.
  3. Cut the fabric slightly larger than the foam core so that its edges wrap around the sides and onto the back of the board. Press the fabric onto the fleece from the center out.
  4. Iron a strip of fusible adhesive to the edge of the fabric, remove the protective paper and fuse the fabric onto the back of the board.
  5. Cut a piece of fabric about slightly smaller than the dimensions of the board. Fuse it to the back of the board so that it covers the raw edges of the fabric fused to the front. (To make the board look finished and presentable from the back as well).

Coordinating the look

Optionally, fuse the pattern onto coordinating fabric. Cut out the pattern, remove the paper backing, and iron the design onto the pillows, dust ruffle, and other accessories. You can choose different fabric options to complement the overall look of the room.

The final look

Attach the headboard to the wall with self-adhesive hook-and-loop tape. Apply a little glue to the part of the tape attached to the headboard, and press it onto the part of the tape attached to the wall to make a more secure bond.

If you’re more interested in a more dramatic upholstered headboard, check out this step-by-step guide from HGTV.

PRO TIP: Maintain the edges of the tools by spraying with WD-40 Multi-Purpose Lubricant before storing to prevent corrosion and rust.

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