DIY Bed Frame

Who doesn’t love seeing a beautiful bedroom with a certain theme? A bed is one of the important stuff in the bedroom that works as the focal point.

If you want to challenge your skills and when you are on a budget, the DIY bed frame is the best answer.

Take a look at the ideas we have collected below to find the best one. Are you ready to makeover your bed? If so, here we go!

DIY Loft Bed Frame IKEA

 Loft Bed Frame IKEA
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This DIY loft bed frame is a great solution if you are living in a limited space. It can help you to save space so that you can use the space under the bed. Also, the light color of the bed makes the room feels wider.

The bed frame contains a desk that large enough for your books or laptop. The bed frame is made out of steel that looks light, yet it is steady enough.

Wanna try something more fun? See Cool Beds Collection.

DIY Modern Bed Frame

DIY Modern Bed Frame
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This DIY modern bed frame is a good option if you to beautify your bedroom. It made out of wood along with the hairpin legs and the headboard. This simple design turns the bed and even the whole bedroom, be more elegant.

Exposing the natural beauty of the wood is the key to creating an elegant appearance and the hairpin legs.

Related: DIY Headboard Ideas

DIY Farmhouse Bed Frame

DIY Farmhouse Bed Frame
Source: acitybornlove.blogspot.com

If you want to bring in a farmhouse style to your bedroom, but it is pretty hard for you to find the farmhouse bed frame you love, a DIY bed frame is the best alternative.

Paint white pinewood that accentuates farmhouse style. Click here to see how to paint the bed frame. This pretty bed frame will work as the focal point of the bedroom perfectly.

DIY Cane Bed

DIY Cane Bed
Via shanty-2-chic.com

Make up your bedroom by updating your bed frame. You can keep it simple, yet bring in a chic hint. Add the cane webbing to your DIY bed frame that can infuse an admirable appearance.

Paint grey the bed frame that matches well with the cane webbing. Also, it is the best color combination that can turn your bedroom into a chic theme.

Make sure that you choose the plain white bedding instead of the colorful one.

DIY Teenage Bed Frame

DIY Teenage Bed Frame
Source: vintagerevivals.com

As your sister is getting older, you need to transform her bedroom. Build a proper DIY bed frame made out of plywood and pinewood.

Attach the legs on the bed platform, then the sideboards into the platform’s base. Polish and keep the natural color of the wood.

This bed frame looks light, indeed. But it is sturdy to be used. The natural color of the bed frame matches perfectly with the headboard and the other decorative pieces.

DIY Platform Modern Bed Frame

DIY Platform Modern Bed Frame
From diycandy.com

If you only have a limited amount of money, consider buying the bed frame. You can even build it by yourself that will save money. This project requires intermediate skills that can challenge you.

Opt for the short modern bed legs, then assemble the bed frame components. Drill and screw them. Once you are done assembling, you can stain or polish it.

Ensure that it is dry completely. After all, the DIY bed frame is ready to use!

Farmhouse Bed Frame with Canopy

Farm House Bed Frame with Canopy
Ana White

Having a bed with a canopy makes the bedroom feels fancier. And if you buy it at the store, it would be more expensive. That is why if you want to save money, you have to lean on the DIY bed frame.

This bed frame is made out of a plywood panel. Split the mattress slats to minimize material waste. Paint the footboard, headboard, and sideboard. Set the mattress and the bedding.

Voila! It is ready to use!

Industrial Bed Frame

Industrial Bed Frame
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Do you want to create an industrial look in your bedroom? If so, here is the answer.

Opt to use medium finish wood and steel materials. Accentuate the industrial look by paint black the steel, then polish the wood.

Choose the white and plain bedding sheet so that the industrial style looks stronger. Complements with the table side and the stuff inside of the bedroom.

DIY Toddler Bed Frame

DIY Toddler Bed Frame
Source theokiehome.com

Sometimes a standard bed is too boring, even for the toddler. You have to deal with that by decorating it as well.

You only need to make a house bed for your toddler. It is better to build a low bed to prevent them from falling from the bed.

Decorate the house bed with the pom-poms string and a hanging lamp. You can add a character pillow. It can be a great compliment.

DIY Easy Pallet Bed Frame

DIY Easy Pallet Bed Frame
Project by thewonderforest.com

A DIY pallet bed frame is the best option for those who want to keep everything simple yet artsy at the same time.

Find a good quality of the pallets, sand it down, then assemble it in your bedroom.
It is going to be perfect if you paint white the wall, ceiling, and the floor so that the bed frame can be a focal point of the bedroom.

Tips: Choose the natural lampshade that matches perfectly with the DIY bed frame.

DIY Simple Bed Frame

DIY Simple Bed Frame
Project by themerrythought.com

If you are wondering how to make your bedroom looks spacious, opt to install a simple bed frame.

You can enlarge your bedroom by installing a low bed frame that lay on the floor.

The following materials will help you to make it works:

  • Two 1″x12″x12′ piece Wood (Try Pine or Whitewood if you’re looking for an affordable, light-colored wood.)
  • Twelve 2″ Screws
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver

The light color of the bed frame and the wall work best to make the room looks spacious.

DIY Metal Bed Frame

DIY Metal Bed Frame
Source danslelakehouse.com

A metal bed frame combined with the wooden spring box is the best answer if you want a sturdy bed.

It doesn’t only provide a sturdy bed, yet it also gives you an artsy finishing of the headboard and the wood bed frame.

Opt the black metal that good together with the white wall. This project requires intermediate skills because you have to weld the metals and assemble them as well.

Beautify your bedroom with a tableside made out of a metal frame and a wooden box. It is good together with the bed frame.

DIY Nautical Rustic Bed Frame with Headboard

DIY Nautical Rustic Bed Frame with Headboard
Via thinkingcloset.com

If you don’t have the unused pallets, you shouldn’t throw them away because you can turn it into an adorable bed frame along with the headboard.

It can turn your boring bedroom into a nautical rustic design. Assemble the bed frame as well, then stain it to keep the natural color and texture of the wood.

Compliment the bed frame with the pallet headboard to accentuate the rustic style. After all, opt to use the nautical theme of a bed sheet and the pillows.

DIY Modern Water Pipe Bed Frame

DIY Modern Water Pipe Bed Frame
Source: simplifiedbuilding.com

Here is the best idea to make a simple industrial bed frame for the limited space.
You will need the water pipes with a certain measurement.

Opt the recycled pipes to accentuate the industrial vibe. Assemble the water pipe with the fitting required. After that, set the wooden slats to support the mattress.

It doesn’t require any specific skills because it is easy to assemble. You only need to tighten the screw in the right location. The slender legs of the bed make the room feel spacious. And no doubt, this slender DIY bed frame is sturdy.

DIY Cheap Bed Frame

DIY Cheap Bed Frame
By Homemade-modern.com

One of the best project ideas is the one that doesn’t need many materials. It means that there are many things to do. Other than that, it can save money.

The materials you will need:

  • 3/4″ plywood
  • IKEA shelf brackets
  • Minwax Polyacrylic

Measure the mattress on the plywood, then cut the plywood. Attach the IKEA shelf brackets and also the headboard.

Sand it down, then polish it. After all, you can place the mattress and the bedding things. This DIY bed frame is worth trying.

Under 100$ Bed Frame

Under 100$ Bed Frame
Via honeynfizz.blogspot.com

Some people need to consider spending a lot of money updating a bed. That is why a DIY pallet bed frame can be a good decision to update the bed without spending much money.

Go and find good quality recycled pallets. Paint white the pallets so that it creates a clean and pretty appearance. Once it dries completely, place the mattress and choose the bold color of the bedding.

Tips: Complement the white vibe of the bedroom with the hint of the plant beside the bed.

DIY Bed Frame with Drawer

DIY Bed Frame with Drawer
Via instructables.com

If you have so much stuff in your bedroom, it will cause a narrow and stuffy feel. If it is impossible to keep your stuff tidy, store the stuff under your bed.

Build infinity storage under the bed so that you can hide the uninvited view of your stuff. Stain the bed frame to make it looks prettier!

DIY Poster Bed Frame

DIY Poster Bed Frame
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A DIY poster bed frame is one of the best decisions if you want to add character to your bedroom. You can attach the canopy if you want to. But this project chooses to leave the canopy.

This kind of project creates an adorable appearance with affordable and easy steps. The columns make the bed looks sturdy.

DIY Rustic Bed Frame

DIY Rustic Bed Frame
Via shanty-2-chic.com

If you want to accentuate the beauty of nature, opt to apply the rustic design. It creates a relaxing and warm vibe. No wonder, it is one of the most-wanted styles, among others.

Cut the board and assemble them as well. After all, stain the bed frame and let it dries. The natural color and texture infuse the beauty of nature that relaxing and creates a warm vibe that makes the room cozier.

DIY 100$ Bed Frame and Headboard

DIY 100$ Bed Frame and Headboard
Source: apieceofrainbow.com

If you can spend less money on building the bed frame, why do you choose the expensive one?

You can even build a bed frame along with the headboard with 100$ and simple tools.

Choose the good quality of the wood to make sure it creates the perfect bed frame. Find the tutorial here. If you use plain bedding, add another natural hint by placing the potted plants next to the bed.

Tips: When building the headboard, create the center panel first before attaching it to the posts.

DIY Bed Frame on Wheels

DIY Bed Frame on Wheels
Project by projectlittlesmith.blogspot.com

It is always interesting when you can move your bed as you wish. It helps you to change the position where it can also change the vibe as well.

If you feel the same way, try to make the bed frame on the wheels.

With the following tools, you can build your own bed frame:

  • Drill, including countersink bit
  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench (for lag screws)
  • Tape measure
  • Sandpaper and sanding block (power sander would be even better)
  • Level

Paint light the bed to creates a fun vibe that good for the kids. 

DIY Reclaimed Bed Frame

DIY Reclaimed Bed Frame
Project by mrkate.com

Utilizing reclaimed wood is always a good decision. You can build your own sturdy and functional bed frame from the reclaimed wood.

Create the headboard, assemble the bed frame and the wooden slats that will support the mattress.

Stain the bed frame to add the character of the bed. Complement the bed frame with the hanging lamps over the headboard.

DIY Bed Frame and Door Headboard

DIY Bed Frame and Door Headboard
Via averielane.com

You will always find the pretty DIY bed frame ideas that even out of your mind.

This project challenge you to create a headboard made out of the old door on the bed frame. Assemble the bed frame, screw them as well.

After that, attach the wooden slats. The last, opt to stain the bed frame to accentuate the natural vibe that matches perfectly with the headboard.

Minimal Bed Frame

Minimal Bed Frame
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A minimalist bed frame is the best option if you want to make your room looks classier. Other than that, it also can make your room looks more spacious.

Opt to use the larger bed frame than the mattress to expose the wooden bed frame. The stained bed frame melts well with the flooring.

Don’t let the bed frame all alone. Install the hanging lamps to create a black hint among the white wall and ceiling.

DIY Pallet Twin Bed Frame

DIY Pallet Twin Bed Frame
By: couplejones.wordpress.com

Never underestimate the power of a pallet. Once it handled by the expert, it turns adorable.

First, you have to find a good quality of pallet. Choose the sturdy and the wood that hadn’t been treated with any chemicals.

Measure the pallet and make sure it fits the mattress. Stain the pallet and make it looks more beautiful. Attach the wheels on each corner of the bed frame so that you can move it easily.

The colorful bedding is good together with the decoration that infuses a fun vibe.

DIY Sophisticated Bed Frame

DIY Sophisticated Bed Frame
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Updating your old bed is no longer a big deal. Even when you are on a budget, you still can bring it home. There is nothing to worry about because this project will show you how to make it works.

The supplies you will need: 

  • 2×8 wood (bottom bed frame)
  • 2×4 wood/ plywood sheets/ 1×6 wood
  • 1×6 and 2×6 wood (headboard)
  • 1 LED rope lighting
  • Wood stain

Assemble the top and bottom bed frames, then add the LED rope lighting. 

Attach the plywood on the top of the bed frame, then install the headboard. When you turn the light off and turn the LED on, it creates a floating appearance of the bed frame. 

DIY Queen Herringbone Bed Frame

DIY Queen Herringbone Bed Frame
By jennsblahblahblog.com

Add a simple artsy touch to your bedroom by adding the herringbone on the bed frame.

You can start with the tiles thing. Sand down the tiles, then stain it. Glue them and let it set. Cut around the board and add the wood pieces.

Install the herringbone board on the headboard and the bed frame.

See? This kind of artsy bed frame is worth making. Other than that, it can please you as well.

DIY Rustic Modern Bed Frame

DIY Rustic Modern Bed Frame
Via Ana-white.com

This kind of bed frame is the best decision if you are staying in a cabin. You will need a short bed frame to make the room feel wide open.

The supplies you will need:

  • 12 – 2×6 stud length 
  • 10 – 2×4 10 feet long (slats)
  • 5 – 2×4 stud length (remaining slat and headboard piece)
  • 1 – 1×3 or 1×4 8 feet long

Install the bed frame and the wooden slats, then stain them. Opt to use the darker color that good together with the light color of the flooring and the ceiling.

DIY Mid-Century Bed Frame

DIY Mid-Century Bed Frame
Source biggerthanthethreeofus.com

Creating the mid-century bed frame to add character to your bedroom is a good choice. Opt to use the pinewood if you want to expose the natural beauty of the pinewood.

If you want to get a better finish, you need to apply a wood conditioner and then stain.

DIY Simple Bed Frame with Headboard

DIY Simple Bed Frame with Headboard
Source: mrsfancypantz.wordpress.com

If you are the type of person who wants everything in a simple way, you have to try to make the DIY simple bed frame.

You will need 9 piping for the legs of the bed so that it would be sturdier. Other than that, you can add some slats across the frame so that it can support the mattress strongly.

When you are done with the bed frame, you can move to the headboard. Set the piece of the planks and install the wall-mounted lamps.

DIY Bed Frame with Storage

DIY Bed Frame with Storage
Source: mylove2create.com

If you are living in a limited space, yet you have a bunch of stuff, you don’t need to worry about that. When it comes to the bedroom, you can play with the bed and modify it into storage.

Just like another bed, you have to make the bed frame. Cut the wood and assemble it. After that, you can start to make the storage that will be installed underneath.

Install the wooden slats to support the mattress, stain the whole bed frame, and let it dries. You can place the mattress and keep your stuff in storage.

DIY Pallet Bed Frame Flooring

DIY Pallet Bed Frame Flooring
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The pallet is one of the most-wanted materials to make some furniture. The pallet is only easy to find. On the other side, it is cheap and creates an artsy finishing.

You can create your own bed frame made out of the pallet. Find the good quality of a pallet, sand it down, and polish it. After that, you can assemble it in your room.

When it dries perfectly you can set the mattress and the bedding. This kind of bed frame is perfect together with the plain bedding so that it can accentuate the character of the pallet.

DIY Hanging Bed Frame

DIY Hanging Bed Frame
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Here is the best idea if you want to bring an extraordinary idea to your bedroom. You only need to make a simple bed frame made out of wood planks.

Create the bed frame with tight slats to support the mattress well. After that, install the frame eye bolts through the hole you drilled.

Hang on the wall, these bed frames using the natural color of the rope. This legless bed will make your bedroom looks adorable and minimalist.

Industrial Queen Sized Bed Frame

DIY Industrial Queen Size Bed Frame
Via shanty-2-chic.com

Decorate your bedroom with industrial style, which exposes the rough material. Install the red brick wall that looks good together with the dark tone tile flooring. Complement it with a bed made out of unpainted wood.

Besides, adding the metal straps on the bed also could be the best way to accentuate the industrial style in a simple touch.

Instead of letting the space under the bed unused, install some drawers to extend your storage to keep everything in place and tidy.

DIY Slender Bed Frame

DIY Slender Bed Frame
See details at Wayfair

Avoid the narrow look of your bedroom by using a slender bed. This kind of bed must be on your list if you have to deal with a small space.

The combination of the steel and the plywood create a slender and sturdy bed. That is why you don’t need to worry about the sturdiness of the slender bed.

Also, opt for the black paint to add a solid accent to your bedroom as well.

DIY Low- Waste Bed Frame

DIY Low- Waste Bed Frame
See the steps at Instructables

However, wasting lots of material while woodworking means you are wasting lots of money. Hence, make sure you choose the low-waste bed frame so that the materials are well-used.

Other than that, this project also easy to follow, which is good if you are planning to upgrade your woodworking skill.

Choosing the pinewood is a great option since it has a good quality of wood with a beautiful appearance.

DIY Upholstered Bed Frame

DIY Upholstered Bed Frame
Via thehandyhomemaker.com

Try upholstering the bed frame in your bedroom to upgrade the bed, which offers you a different accent in the bedroom. 

This project also doesn’t need lots of money to make it works. 

No worries, it doesn’t require any special skill so that it is good for the beginner. Here are the supplies you will need:

  • Fabric
  • Batting
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pin
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread to match the fabric
  • Pneumatic nail gun
  • Staples

DIY White Bed Frame

DIY White Bed Frame
Via decorandthedog.net

Add another basic accent to your bedroom if you want to accentuate the simple yet elegant bedroom to relax. The basic bedroom is formed from the grey wall and the lighter tone of the carpet.

Paint white the bed that will blend with the vibe of the bedroom. On the other side, the headboard with a simple detail adds an artistic touch, which works to lift up the beauty of your space.

DIY Compact Bed Frame

DIY Compact Bed Frame
A project by ikeahackers.net

If you have to deal with limited space, try building this compact bed frame and bring it home. Maximize the space in the bedroom by making storage under the bed.

No worries, it won’t neglect the main function of the bed. The shelves installation under the bed look great and also functional to keep your stuff stay in place. It offers you a cleaner and more spacious bedroom. Put a stool so that you can reach the bed conveniently.

DIY Sturdy Bed Frame With Curvy Headboard

DIY Sturdy Bed Frame With Curvy Headboard
Via theaccentpiece.com

Upcycle the old wood and turn it into something more beneficial. Besides, consider creating it way more beautiful by creating a bed frame along with the curvy headboard.

This kind of wood material is strong enough. That is why it could be the best choice to build your bed.

Other than that, leave it unpainted so that you can expose the natural color and the natural texture of the wood, which could be an attractive point in your bedroom. Combine it with the white bedding that will look contrast beautifully.

DIY Platform Bed Frame With Wheels

DIY Platform Bed Frame With Wheels
Via chatfieldcourt.com

Attach the wheels to the bed in your bedroom. It could be the best option if you get bored where you can move the bed and change the decoration as you wish.

Build extra storage under your bed to maximize the available space in your area must be the best option to deal with limited space.

Opt for to paint white the bed frame, which blends easily with any kind of bedding. For a better look, place some natural baskets to add a different natural accent.

DIY Boat Bed Frame

DIY Boat Bed Frame
A smart project by instructables.com

Decorate your kid’s bedroom with a unique and extraordinary bed that could be a sanctuary for your kids. Choose to create a boat bed with secret compartments made out of wood.

The plywood material is easier to build and also strong enough to create a proper and sturdy bed. Beautify the appearance of the boat bed frame by painting it to accentuate the boat. Besides, adding a Jolly Roger flag to the pole makes the bed looks way prettier.

DIY Bed Frame For Kid

DIY Bed Frame For Kid
From designmom.com

Create a bed frame you can choose for your kid that builds from plywood. Measure the bed frame and the mattress with the crib size, which approximately 52″ x 26″.

For security and safety reasons, try to build it shorter. Upholstering it with the patterned fabric is a good idea to avoid the blank look.

Other than that, you can upholster it with hi-loft cotton batting to create a padded touch. Complement the upholstered bed frame with the white bedding.

DIY Simple Canopy Bed Frame

DIY Simple Canopy Bed Frame
From craftedbythehunts.com

The white and transparent curtain attached to the canopy of the bed is such a simple touch that works to make a statement. Hence, adding a canopy to the bed frame is a great step to create an elegant and romantic vibe.

Construct the canopy bed with the pine boards that offer you an adorable texture of the wood. Stain it with the dark walnut and classic grey stain to create a darker shade of the bed frame, which contrasts beautifully with the flowing curtain.

DIY Upholstered Bed Frame And Curvy Bed Frame

DIY Upholstered Bed Frame And Curvy Bed Frame
Via viewalongtheway.com

The upholstered bed frame must be the best choice if you don’t want to expose the wood material. Also, the padded bed frame looks more safety, which avoids hard and rough wood. 

The supplies you will need are:

  • Wood
  • Batting
  • Muslin
  • Upholstery fabric
  • Staples

You can also add a curvy headboard to make a statement. When you are finished upholstering the platform, you can leave the legs unpainted to add a little wood accent. Stain the leg instead of painting.

DIY Platform Bed Frame Transformation

DIY Platform Bed Frame Transformation
Via craftyc0rn3r.blogspot.com

The upholstery fabric takes part to make a statement to a bed frame, which also adds a different accent to the bedroom. Adding the legs on the legless mattress also works to avoid the narrow feel in the bedroom.

Consider attaching a padded headboard to your bed that will make your bed looks prettier and more elegant. After all, ensure you choose the medium tone of the bedding that matches the bed.

That’s all!