Let’s be honest here. Money is oftentimes an issue that affects many areas in our lives, especially budget for decor. I’d love to purchase a $3,000 bed, of course, it looks ah-mazing. But when the bank account says no, it’s time to focus on getting crafty. Yes, I said crafty!

This brings me to this week’s Idea to Steal: the plywood headboard. I’m loving the way plywood is making a heavy impact in the design world right now. The lighter wood and grain is so basic, yet so fresh. Just a touch of varnish is needed to bring out the grain. Nothing else is involved here. And have I mentioned, it’s cheap?


Sticking a piece of plywood behind a mattress has to be one of the best simple solutions of the year. For the biggest impact, take the wood all the way to the end of the wall for one massive statement!

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  1. Yes! My fiancé and I have not had a headboard since we moved into our new place over a year ago! We just haven’t had the motivation/found something we love. I think this is so great and would fit both of our styles. It is crafty and masculine as well as organic, and that is totally our steez 🙂

    1. So happy to hear this fits both of your styles! I’d love to see a pic if you do this!!