Our $20 Moroccan Style Headboard

Our DIY headboard is either one of the silliest things I’ve ever done, or one of the most clever! I’ll let you decide and taking votes in the comment section 🙂

But either way, we are currently loving it!

I don’t know why but it has been such a hard decision for me to decide on a headboard for our bedroom. There are so many different options and styles that I’ve found it hard to commit!

When we lived in the city, we loved our queen size nailhead headboard but since we moved to the burbs (with a little more space) we upgraded our bed to a king. Hands down one of the best decisions ever by the way! It’s been an embarrassingly long time but we still have yet to purchase a real headboard for the king size bed….

So in the meantime, we are going to stick with this $20 find from…….. 

…….Crate & Barrel! 

So here’s the secret… it’s not an actual headboard. Shocked?! It’s actually one of the decorative laser cut panels that Crate & Barrel used for their summer displays. I loved it so much when I first saw it in their store and I am SO happy they sold it to me.

Historically the purpose of a headboard is to protect from drafts. Now they are mostly just decorative so I thought, why not?! It fits so well!

It also reminds me this one from West Elm that a friend showed me. (We used the chocolate option on this project and it looks amazing!).

One thing is true, I’ll never put anything in a client’s home that I wouldn’t put in my own home… however…. I do like to experiment in my own house. Erin Gates, who is an amazing interior designer, and blogger behind Elements of Style, has referred to her own home as her laboratory. That has stuck with me and I’m so excited to experiment with more ideas.

And In case you’re wondering, I am still looking for a more permanent headboard but honestly, we are in love with this pattern and style!


Emma doesn’t seem to mind it one bit. This pup somehow always appears when I bring the camera out!

So, I would love to hear… great idea, or ridiculous? Be nice. We also have quite a bit of things to make this master complete. Like taking away those dated speakers (eh!)..

Samantha Regan

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  1. 8.23.17
    Ray'n said:

    Love it!

  2. 8.23.17
    Lisa Grant said:

    So creative, Samantha! Not silly at all. I would love to know how to make one for our guest bedroom.

    • 8.23.17

      Thank you Lisa! I’m not sure how to make one but I will see if I can find something similar 🙂

      • 7.9.20
        Lori C DeLillo said:

        Me too! This is finally “The One” we would like to use for the Triple College Dorm for XL Twin bed Headboard! Is the material plastic, wood, vinyl?

        • 7.10.20

          I believe it was a vinyl material. Maybe check with your local store and see if they have any still. It worked great for us!

  3. 8.23.17
    Kelly said:


  4. 8.23.17
    Maria G. said:

    Only you would think of this! I’ll have to check out our local crate and barrel and see if they have any extra. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing some more of your ideas!

  5. 8.23.17
    Cindy said:

    That looks awesome. What a creative idea!

  6. 8.23.17
    Jamie said:

    Wow! I cannot believe you did that yourself for $20. It’s soooo cute! I’m pinning this for later! I love the idea of doing your own home decor. It can get so pricey!

    • 8.25.17

      Thanks Jamie! It sure can get expensive (and fast!). PS I love your blog!

  7. 8.23.17
    Jackie said:

    Totally love it!!

    • 8.25.17

      Thank you Jackie!

    • 3.31.23
      Monique Turner said:

      Love this!!!! What a great idea.. I’m looking for some ideas for this morracon style headboard.. I saw on one woman’s page where she used rubber doormats from the dollar store to get the same laser cut design for her head board.

  8. 8.23.17

    So cute! I want this

  9. 8.23.17
    Maggie said:

    Wow this is a fantastic idea!!! I’ve been looking for the perfect headboard and now you’ve giving me ideas!

  10. 8.24.17
    Donna said:

    Love it! Looks even better in person.

  11. 8.24.17

    oh my goodness, genius! I love the look! It is minimal but very decorative. Give yourself a nice pat on the back for this one, stunning!

  12. 8.24.17
    Debra said:

    Love it, Sam! Your innate talent and creativity is beyond amazing!

  13. 8.24.17
    Jessica said:

    I had no idea they will sell you the displays!! ???????? I would keep this one…forget a real headboard,haha!

  14. 12.22.21
    maria strege said:

    Where do you think I can find this white wood head board with the beautiful design? this is what I have been trying to find. I thought about finding a wood shop to make one for me. Lol Please help me with the idea for my room. I have a king also.
    Thank you Kindly Maria

  15. 5.23.23
    Michelle Jude said:

    Love it ! Looks famtastic!

  16. 7.24.23
    Linda Kitts said:

    Such a beautiful & creative head board. I love your decorating style 🌹🌷🌹🌷

  17. 10.19.23
    Susan Taylor said:

    Great idea! I love it!!