Bedroom Decorating Ideas: DIY Headboard

Figuring out how to decorate a small bedroom was a new challenge I was happy to take on after living is a studio apartment for 3 years! On a budget, I got creative turning IKEA LACK tables into DIY nightstands and made an upholstered DIY headboard to upgrade an inexpensive secondhand bed frame. More DIY projects provided art for the walls, including making a frame out of leftover materials from the headboard. Last but not least, I got rid of the ugly vertical blinds and replaced them with curtains and a DIY window cornice to hide the hardware without removing any of the existing hardware. The end result was a beautiful and elegant bedroom perfect for unwinding at the end of a busy day.


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  1. Jenny

    I love this make over Isabelle. What a fantastic bedroom. So relaxing and beautiful. I love the head board you made and the night stands are awesome. Can not wait to see the next video.

    • Isabelle

      Thank you so much Jenny! I love my bedroom too – I picked colors that remind me of the ocean which I find very relaxing.

  2. adolphe

    Simply amazing! Once more, thank you Isabelle

  3. Suzie

    Beautiful make-over. I love watching your videos. You do a great job explaining things as well as showing “how to do it.”

  4. Lourdes Carvalho

    Adorei, vou fazer. Obrigada

  5. MidwestGal

    Absolutely love it! Please keep making more videos. I’m always inspired to decorate after watching you. Any episodes coming up on decorations your bathroom (hint, hint

    • Isabelle

      Thank you so much for watching and I’ll keep that in mind re the bathroom for upcoming episodes 🙂

  6. Prateeti Srivastava

    Lovely makeover Isabelle!!!
    I simply loved it. Seeing your videos make me fall in love to making my house equally beautiful as you do….

    • Isabelle

      Thanks so much Prateeti, so happy to hear that you liked it and that my videos are helpful!

  7. Philana cummings

    Hello, I’m so glad to have found your website. I have enjoyed all the videos and tutorials so far. Well, I have a problem. I moved to a new town, El Paso, for my first job out of grad school. I Only planned to live in my 27ft travel trailer until I f a permanent apartment. Well, it’s wxp to live here especially for one person. Thus, living in my RV full time is what I’ve deci to do. I really need some help making the travel trailer ‘home’. I would truly appreciate anything. Thank you,

    Philana Cummings

    • Isabelle

      Hi Philana,

      Thank you so much for your message! I would love nothing more than to be able to help you, but unfortunately, I have too much going on right now to do so. If you’re looking for more inspiration or ideas, do take a look at my Pinterest boards (, you never know, there might be something there that can help. Thanks for watching and all the best,


  8. anamarie d.lagmay

    I wish my house too.

  9. Glenda

    Fabulous make over and love the colours you chose. Your headboard is very beautiful and hoping to make my own headboard once I get a new bed. Type of bead I hope to get is a platform bed with storage underneath so a headboard will be easy to attach to. Have you ever made a plat form bed with drawers? Love your ideas! Thank you.

    • Isabelle LaRue

      Hi Glenda, No I haven’t made one with drawers but it’s something I would like to do one day! Thank you so much!

  10. Dayna Barnes

    I especially love the nightstand idea, and I can’t wait to try that in my own bedroom. Thanks!

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