DIY An Easy Headboard With This Genius Seating Cushion Hack

Adding a statement headboard to the area above your bed can make the room seem more complete as well as accentuate the style of the space. Of course, if you're aiming for a budget-friendly bedroom makeover, then you might want to DIY your own snazzy headboard. Although there are certainly plenty of ways to do just that, there happens to be a genius pillow hack that you can take advantage of to make yourself a headboard that is both relatively cheap and wonderfully chic.

To get yourself started, you'll simply need a curtain rod that can span the width of your bed. You'll also want to choose one that suits your room or helps you nail the style you're aiming to achieve. Be sure to keep the hooks that will allow you to attach the rod to the wall above your bed. You'll want it to be around a foot above the mattress or however tall the pillows you choose to use are. As for the pillows, you can grab the kind that has ties that are meant to keep them from slipping off of dining room chairs. Tie them onto the curtain rod, and you have yourself a homemade headboard.

If you don't have pillows with ties, then don't worry! You can still take advantage of this headboard hack. You simply need to pick up a few supplies and follow a few easy steps.

Turn a Wayfair Darvin pillow into a plush headboard

If you don't have dining room chair pillows to turn into a headboard or want another option, you'll likely want to check out an idea from TikTok user @mygrandparentschair. Sharing a video that includes using a curtain rod in the same way as above, you want to add it to your wall while leaving just enough room for the pillow you'll use. In this case, that latter item is a little different, and you'll only need one.

Instead of using two, three, or four smaller pillows, you can pick up a single Darvin pillow from Wayfair or one similar, like the Henegar Poly Chenille Lounge Floor Pillow Cushion. Rather long and rectangular in shape, it might be all that you need to create the plush part of your new headboard. However, before hanging it up, you'll need to make a minor adjustment. Because this pillow doesn't come with ties, you'll want to add some. You can do this by grabbing pieces of whatever material suits your taste, and after cutting small holes in the pillow's side seam on either end, insert the fabric while it's folded over so that it creates a loop. Sew the holes up while keeping the material in place. Finally, slip the loops onto the curtain rod, pop it on your wall, and you're done. You now have a cool, new headboard that you made to suit your space.