How To: Make a Floating Headboard

How To: Make a Floating Headboard

Feb 19, 2008

Here's an easy DIY headboard that's guaranteed to add romance and drama to your bedroom. The supplies are few, the labor should only take an afternoon, and the end result is a little bit of magic.

Step-by-step after the jump.


  • Curtain rod (with hardware)
  • Picture Hanging wire
  • Curtain Panel(s)
  • Beautiful picture frame
  • Step 1: Choose your material. The width of the curtain panels (or single panel) should measure out to at least one and a half times the width of your bed. This ensures they won't be too taut to allow soft folds in the fabric. The height of the curtain is up to you but full ceiling-to-floor length panels will up the drama factor.

    Step 2: Mount the curtain rod as close to the ceiling as possible. Again, for added elegance, attach the rod directly to the ceiling. Hang the curtains and step back to make sure everything is at the right height and centered.

    Step 3: Now use the wire to hang the empty picture frame from the same curtain rod. If the frame is exceptionally heavy, you could attach it to the ceiling with set of eye hooks or anchors. The nearly-invisible wire will fade back into the curtains and the frame will appear to float above your bed.

    Via: Do It Yourself magazine

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