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No need to buy a new bed to make a statement headboard
Ikea's MALM bed frame has simple, clean lines and can also be customized in many ways; but this is the easiest.

Posted by Katie R. from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Katie R.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a bed headboard. Customizing Ikea's Malm Headboard - Step 1
    Step 1

    Drape your fabric over the headboard so you can measure how much you need and cut the excess off. Secure the fabric underneath the mattress for now with a few pieces of duct tape; later, we will go back and secure the whole length of the bed.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Customizing Ikea's Malm Headboard - Step 2
    Step 2

    Adhere the entire length of the fabric to the back of the headboard with duct tape. You want to get a decent amount of fabric underneath the duct tape so that it doesn’t become unstuck when you lean on your headboard.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Customizing Ikea's Malm Headboard - Step 3
    Step 3

    Wrap the sides of your bed frame like a present, then tape it down. Think of it like wrapping a present.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Customizing Ikea's Malm Headboard - Step 4
    Step 4

    Secure the fabric at the front of the bed

  • How to make a bed headboard. Customizing Ikea's Malm Headboard - Step 5
    Step 5

    Voila! A customized headboard in 5 easy steps!

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Tom
Tom · London, GB · 49 projects
I love IKEA hacks - that looks so great!
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