We’re no strangers to DIY headboards, or even upholstered headboards specifically! In fact, these are some of our most popular posts! (I’ll share them below) When we finished the twins’ big girl room, complete with the upholstered headboard for kids in the form of a Fainting Couch Toddler Bed, our girls must have gotten used to the softness because now they’re asking for a soft/cushy upholstered headboard again now that they’ve grown out of them.
I’ve been doing a little research to find an upholstered headboard for kids, and I came up with a ton of affordable solutions… both for purchase or to DIY! I haven’t settled on what direction I’m going yet, but I wanted to share my findings with you to help inspire you! Kids rooms can be tough to design, but having a fluffy headboard be the ‘statement’ in the room can be a great starting point!
Let’s start with the DIY versions of upholstered headboards! Some of these are tutorials from our archives, and some are from other bloggers around the interwebs. But all of them have step-by-step instructions and are fairly simple to make! You can click on the image or the link below each image to be taken to the corresponding upholstered headboard for kids. Please pin from the original sources.
Upholstered Headboard for Kids – DIY Ideas!
This first tutorial is so simple yet stunning! And she gives you a full supply list and very detailed tutorial! Love this sleek look!
LOVE this fun combo of tufting and a FRAME! She wanted something simple so it wouldn’t fight with the busy pattern on the wall.
This was one of the first tutorials we shared on our blog way back in the day, and has been inexplicably popular on pinterest. Instead of using foam, we upholster individual squares with pillow fluff inside!
If you’re looking something gender neutral that will grow with your child, this charcoal gray headboard is perfect and a beautifully simple-looking tufted headboard!
If you’re new to upholstering, or want something suuuuper simple that will let the fabric really be the star, this one’s for you!
Having a white tufted headboard against an accent wall like this is so gorgeous! And it allows those bright pillows to really pop!
Technically this next one isn’t ‘upholstered’, but this super soft headboard is so unique and pretty! It reminds me of those hot pan holders I made as a kid with those stretchy loops of fabric. Anyone know what I’m talking about??
We actually made this headboard for our master bedroom. But it could ABSOLUTELY work for a kids room too, and can be made for any size of bed! We used a simple inexpensive Mandala tapestry (there are TONNNNNS of them here, and they’re inexplicably inexpensive) to make this rounded upholstered headboard for under $30! How cute would THIS tapestry look on a kids bed?!
This next one looks like it’s straight out of a home decor catalogue! Right?! The combo of baby blue and nail head trim has me throwing all the heart eyes!
My friend Tasha has twin girls almost the same age as mine, and she made these darling upholstered headboards for their shared room. I love the fabric she chose, and the feminine shape of these headboards!
Here’s another super simple upholstered headboard for kids that lets the patterned fabric really stand out.
These are the tufted upholstered toddler beds that I built from scratch to look like mini-fainting couches! Quite possibly my favorite (and most intense) project in the entire history of this ol’ blog! My twins loved these and still talk about them even now that they’re almost 7 years old!
Upholstered Headboard for Kids – ideas for purchase!
Shall we talk about some upholstered headboards for kids that can be purchased? There’s no shame in dropping some dolla bills for something like this. Especially since most of these are under $100… which, let’s be honest, is probably less than you’d spend DIYing one!
All of the upholstered headboards below are in a ‘twin’ size, but almost all of them also come in larger sizes too! And many of these styles come in a variety of colors, so don’t discount one just because it isn’t the color you’re looking for!
Which one is your fave? And are you more inclined to DIY or BUY? For me, it definitely depends on the situation and cost of the item. Also, whether or not I find joy in that particular type of DIY plays a factor as well!
I hope you loved all of these ideas for upholstered headboards for kids!
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