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


27 thoughts on “Our $20 Moroccan Style Headboard

      1. Lori C DeLillo

        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?

  1. Maria G.

    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!

  2. Jamie

    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!


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