51 Upholstered Headboards to Give Your Bedroom a Big Comfort Upgrade

51 Upholstered Headboards to Give Your Bedroom a Big Comfort Upgrade

What could be better than winding down the day with a great book, snuggled up against a plush upholstered headboard? But the advantages of an upholstered headboard don’t just stop with comfort. Headboards occupy an especially prominent placement within most bedrooms which means that a new headboard can completely change the look of your space without making any major updates. In this post, we’ve collected stylish headboards from across the web – from traditional tufted headboards to modern minimalist headboards, to retro mid-century designs and every style in between. Get your latest bedroom inspiration from the buying guide below.

The 100 Best IKEA Hacks of All Time

The 100 Best IKEA Hacks of All Time

100 Best IKEA hacks of all time.

We’ve rounded up one hundred IKEA hacks that prove you can have champagne tastes on a beer budget. Each of these hacks illustrates the power of transformation – basic warehouse pieces are cleverly altered in beautiful ways that make them feel custom. This round up has me feeling like Aladdin on a magic carpet ride – so come along with me! I can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder, over, sideways and under on a magic IKEA hack ride. All hacks are listed in alphabetical order by their original IKEA birth name. 

ALEX

IKEA Hack ALEX - filing cabinet
Sugar & Cloth
IKEA Hack ALEX - desk DIY
A New Bloom
IKEA Hack ALEX desk
The Lifestyle Directory
IKEA Hack ALEX storage unit
Full Time Fiesta

ALSEDA

IKEA Hack ALSEDA ottoman
Curbly via Mormorsglamour

BESTA

IKEA Hack BESTA credenza
Sugar & Cloth
IKEA Hack BESTA credenza
Petite Apartment – IKEA hacks
IKEA Hack BESTA
A Beautiful Mess  –  BESTA IKEA hack TV console idea (entertainment center)
IKEA Hack BESTA
Place of My Taste
IKEA Besta cabinet hack
The Vintage Guru Shop – IKEA cabinet with vintage legs

BILLY

IKEA Hack BILLY
The Makerista
IKEA Hack BILLY
IKEA Hackers– built in book case
IKEA Hack BILLY
Golden Boys & Me IKEA hack DIY kitchen island

BORBY

IKEA Hack BORBY
Thou Swell
Note: we tried to find all of these and make sure they’re still available on IKEA.com. Some models have been discontinued, but you can usually find a similar item to substitute.

DOKUMENT

IKEA Hack DOKUMENT
IKEA

EKBY

IKEA Hack EKBY
Teste De Lengo
IKEA Hack EKBY
Nalle’s House
IKEA Hack EKBY
Houzz

EKORRE

IKEA Hack EKORRE
Sarah Sherman Samuel

EXPEDIT

IKEA Hack EXPEDIT
Amy Krist
IKEA Hack EXPEDIT
Honey Bear Lane

FAKTUM

IKEA Hack FAKTUM
IKEA Hackers – platform bed with storage

FAS  

IKEA Hack FAS
IKEA Hackers – table lamp

FIRA

IKEA Hack FIRA
Curbly

FJALKINGE

IKEA Hack FJALKINGE
100 Layer Cake-let

FOTO

IKEA Hack FOTO
Lulus – floor mirror 
IKEA Hack FROSTA
Design Sponge

FROSTA

IKEA Hack FROSTA
Coroflot
IKEA Hack FROSTA
Vtwonen
IKEA Hack FROSTA
Apartment Therapy

GRUNTDAL

IKEA Hack GRUNTDAL
Just a Girl and Her Blog
IKEA Hack GRUNTDAL
Apartment Therapy – wall mirror

HEAT

IKEA Hack HEAT
Curbly – IKEA hack gold wall mirror with

HEMMA
 

IKEA Hack HEMMA
Curbly via Instructables

HEMNES

IKEA Hack HEMNES
The Vault Files

HYLISS

IKEA Hack HYLISS
Remodelaholic
IKEA Hack HYLISS
Proverbs 31 Girl

INBJUDANDE

IKEA Hack INBJUDANDE
Poppytalk

INGO

IKEA Hack INGO
East Coast Creative
IKEA Hack INGO
IKEA Hackers

IVAR

IKEA Hack IVAR
Nur-Noch
IKEA Hack IVAR
IKEA
IKEA Hack IVAR
Nur Noch
IKEA Hack IVAR
Style by Emily Henderson

KALASA

IKEA Hack KALASA
Teste Di Legno

KLUBBO

IKEA Hack KLUBBO
Deko

LACK

IKEA Hack LACK
Hommie UK
IKEA Hack LACK
Triple Max Tons

LAPPLJUNG RUTA

IKEA Hack LAPPLJUNG RUTA
The House that Lars Built

LERBERG

IKEA Hack LERBERG
Weekday Carnival
IKEA Hack LERBERG
Burlap & Lace

LINNMON

IKEA Hack LINNMON + LERBERG
Advice From A Twentysomething  – simple desk
IKEA Hack LINNMON
Curbly – music production desk

LUDVIG

IKEA Hack LINNMON
IKEA Hackers – standing desk

MALM

IKEA Hack MALM
A Beautiful Mess
IKEA Hacks MALM
Curbly
IKEA Malm bedframe hack
Sugar & Cloth

MARIUS

IKEA Hack MARIUS
The Kitchy Kitchen 
IKEA Hack MARIUS
Curbly

MINNA

IKEA Hack MINNA
IKEA

MOPPE

IKEA Hack MOPPR
IKEA

MYSINGSO

IKE Hack MYSINGSO
Kristi Murphy

NORNAS

IKEA Hack NORNAS
A Beautiful Mess – bench
IKEA Nornas table hack
 Kicsihaz – bar cart

OLEBY

IKEA Hack OLEBY
Curbly – simple cutting board

RACKA

IKEA Hack RACKA
A Little Bit OCD

RANARP

IKEA Hack RANARP
Lovely Indeed

RAST

IKEA Hacks RAST
Bliss at Home
IKEA Hack RAST
Hello Lidy
IKEA Hack RAST
Decor 8 Blog
IKEA Hack RAST
Style Me Pretty – campaign dresser
IKEA Hack RAST
Redbook
IKEA Hack RAST
Addison Meadows Lane
IKEA Hack RAST
Hawthorne & Main
IKEA Hack RAST
Midwestern Girl DIY

RIBBA

IKEA Hack RIBBA
Curbly – under bed storage
IKEA Hack RIBBA
Lindsay Stephenson

RORT

IKEA Hack RORT
The Every Girl

SELJE

IKEA Hack SELJE
Curbly
IKEA Hack SELJE
See Kate Sew

SINNERLIG

IKEA Hack SINNERLIG
Curbly

SJOSLEV

IKEA Hack SJOSLEV
Hayley Photography

SKOGSTA

IKEA Hack SKOGSTA
Style Me Pretty

SKOGSVAG

IKEA Hack SKOGSVAG
Farm Fresh Therapy

SODERHAMN

IKEA Hack SODERHAMN
Petite Party Studio

STALL

IKEA Hack STALL
House Tweaking

STAVE

IKEA Hack STAVE
Curbly

SVARTAN

IKEA Hack SVARTAN
A Beautiful Mess

TARVA

IKEA Hack TARVA
In My Own Style
IKEA Hack TARVA
Cheaper and Better DIY

TRADIG

IKEA Hack TRADIG
IKEA Hackers – ceiling pendant lamp

TUPPLUR

IKEA Hack TUPPLUR
Curbly

VIKTIGT

IKEA Hack VIKTIGT
Curbly

VITTSJO

IKEA Hack VITTSJO
Little Green Notebook
IKEA Hack VITTSJO
Style Me Pretty
IKEA Hack VITTSJO
Style Me Pretty – bar cart
Vitttsjo Ikea hack coffee table
Simple Details

VURM

IKEA Hack VURM
Curbly – simple indoor herb garden
This $75 TikTok Headboard Hack Might Be One of the Coolest, Most Creative Ideas

This $75 TikTok Headboard Hack Might Be One of the Coolest, Most Creative Ideas

Blair Donovan

Shopping Editor, Style

Blair is Apartment Therapy’s Style Shopping Editor, where she covers the latest brand launches, need-to-buys, and anything related to her two unofficial beats — cane and rattan. Whenever she’s not perusing for the latest home finds (a rarity), you’ll probably find her reading, watching a horror film, or on the hunt for the best tacos in New York (recs are encouraged).

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This Is the Easiest (and Cheapest!) Way Ever to Fake a Headboard in Your Bedroom

This Is the Easiest (and Cheapest!) Way Ever to Fake a Headboard in Your Bedroom

Plenty of home decor enthusiasts are guilty of buying things that are really pretty, but not so practical (myself included). Bedrooms are one of those spaces where comfort is key, so you really want to strike the perfect balance between style and function there. Choosing a headboard is an opportunity to make a big style statement, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a good night’s sleep or spend a ton of money in the process. So if you’re out of ideas, sometimes the best thing to do is go back to the basics, just like Robyn Pope did in her sleep space.

Pope and her husband are happy retirees living it up their minimalist-inspired, neutral home in Saint Augustine, Florida. After a hurricane flooded their neighborhood and hit their home, they were forced to rethink and redesign their space. “We used the flood as an opportunity to redesign this house for our lifestyle,” Pope says. “We love the outdoors, and the beach is a quick bike ride away.”

This couple’s design style mirrors their lifestyle, which is simple but upbeat, and that ethos is reflected across their entire home. “Comfort is of the utmost importance for us as far as furniture goes,” Pope says. That’s why she and her husband really only buy things they need, and their bedroom is a perfect example of that. They have a bed big enough for two, small end tables on either side, and a makeshift headboard that’s genius, wallet-friendly, and super-cozy: It’s literally a cushion tacked up to the wall!

Instead of searching for a grand bed or a fancy headboard, Pope and her husband opted to keep it simple with just an inexpensive bed frame. While they aren’t a requirement, headboards do help protect your head from bumping the wall in the middle of the night and can make reading in bed more comfortable, too. So Pope hung a large, padded cushion above the bed to serve this purpose, and it adds a lovely, homespun touch to the quiet but serene sleep space.

The best thing about this idea is that it really does work, whether you’re on a budget or just prefer a simple space without all the extra decorative bells and whistles. If all you can afford at the moment is a bed platform but still want to add a little extra comfort above your bed for your head, an inexpensive, store-bough bench cushion would do the trick here (maybe you’ve even seen this bench cushion idea work with a towel bar and a banquette in a kitchen, too). If you’re looking for a particular style and the pre-made options aren’t doing it for you, this is an easy way to get creative and make something of your own on the cheap, too. Either way, this idea is fun and functional, and it’s a perfect example of how doing less can actually be what’s best, in a bedroom or beyond.

Savannah West

Home Assistant Editor

Savannah is a master binge-watcher and home cook. When she’s not testing new recipes or re-watching Gossip Girl, you can find her on Facetime with her grandma. Savannah is a news producer turned lifestyle blogger and professional homebody. She has a bachelors in journalism from Clark Atlanta University, a certification in Digital Storytelling and is earning her Master’s degree from Harvard University. Savannah believes every day is a good day and there’s nothing good food can’t fix.

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