Trends come and go, and we’ve been seeing a lot of trends from decades past popping back up into fashion and interior design. Our favorites at the moment are boho, macrame and velvet. Velvet is especially luscious for fall and winter and we are falling in love with the home decor possibilities! As you may have noticed from my holiday gift wrapping video, velvet is a gorgeous material for ribbon, but we have not explored too many other velvet projects yet. When I recently moved into my cozy new apartment, I decided to invest in a brand new bed for my extra bedroom. I’m one of those people that likes a medium firmness to my mattress – something that’s not too unsupportive but is also not too stiff. I picked out my fabulous Hyphen mattress and was inspired to craft up a DIY velvet headboard to go with it!
Velvet headboards have been super popular in home decor the last couple of years, but they can also be quite pricey. Being the DIY team that we are, we were excited to take on the challenge to create something beautiful and personal for a fraction of the cost! Follow our photo tutorial below to handcraft your own DIY velvet headboard in a color palette that reflects your specific tastes and home decor. Start by picking out your materials for this project. You will need a headboard as your base, and we picked out a really simple wooden bed frame from Ikea. We then got foam sheets and our decadent teal velvet at our local fabric store. Make sure that you are buying enough velvet to cover the headboard. The fabric should be about 1 foot wider than the headboard itself.
While we were at our fabric store, we also had them cover our 6 buttons with the same velvet. It only cost $1 per button, a pretty fantastic deal if you ask us! When you have your materials, you can use the photo tutorial to guide you through the project. Before making our headboard, we decided to paint the frame with a charcoal grey paint to complement our teal color scheme. The great thing about this DIY velvet headboard is that it is held together with velcro, so you can easily remove it if you decide to change things up later on. After all was said and done, we made this headboard for less than $100 (not including the cost of the bed frame itself). Yes please!
We finished the project with extra velvet left over, so we figured why stop there. The extra foam and velvet became our gorgeous DIY lumbar pillow complete with a Sweet Dreams iron-on vinyl, which you can download below! If you are in the market for a new mattress, you can use our promo code LiaGriffith with Hyphen for 10% off. Browse all of our DIY home decor projects for inspiration, or head over to our membership page to start crafting with us. Enjoy! ~ Lia and the Team