Step 1: Decide the Size and Style of your DIY Headboard
The first step in building a DIY headboard is to determine the size and style you want to make. Do you want a tufted or upholstered headboard? Would you prefer solid wood? Also, which size? A queen-sized bed needs a queen headboard, but perhaps you’re ready to upgrade to a larger bed with a king headboard. There is no wrong answer, but it is worth considering the look you are trying to achieve as well as the size that will best serve your needs. Let’s examine some pros and cons of both upholstered headboards and solid wood.
The Upholstered Headboard:
An upholstered headboard typically has a wood frame covered entirely or partially with padding and fabric.