The use of wooden pallets is an increasingly popular choice when it comes to decorating the rooms: being a recyclable material, its cost is very low and can be found in open markets, markets and commercial establishments. Due to popularization and great demand, it can be a little more difficult to find pallets in good condition and in this case the best choice is to buy the material directly, which varies between R and R per piece. In this article we will cover how to choose pallet headboards, their benefits, ideas and how to install them in your room step by step.

The task of installing a pallet as a bed headboard can be simple and vary depending on the style desired. However, when handling the part, follow these recommendations:

Important tips when handling a piece of pallet

First, consider the features of the part you bought or found:


  • Sanding : The wood of the pallet used may have barbs and traces of use in its fibers, so it is important to sand the part well to make it even and smooth. If you pay attention to moisture while using, the parts of the pallet can show this condition: expose them to the sun and let them dry completely.
  • Apply paint : Apply and paint the paint of your choice to protect and increase the durability of the part. The paint may require more than one coat, it is expected to dry and sand again between uses.
  • Or paint the piece : to avoid the traditional surface of the wood, whether natural or with lacquer, it is possible to apply specific wood color with the color of your choice. In this case, you will enjoy the choice of having a piece in harmony with the decoration of the room.
  • Remove imperfections : After assembling, screwing and securing the part to the surrounding area, apply the wood correction compound to these points: a small detail that completes and corrects these holes.

Over the top of the pallet

The palette can be found with different types of woods such as mahogany, pine, and oak and it is important to pay attention to the characteristics of each of them. Some of the most common styles include: using the entire piece, just attached to the wall. Disassembling the pallets into a plate, since it is worth taking different slats of different types, cutting and shaping an irregular set with the parts, avoiding the geometric format. When painting, you can give the piece a vintage finish with just one coat of paint, with some of the color of the material still visible.

See also: pallet decoration, pallet plate and pallet table.

40 creative ideas for the pallet bed and step by step instructions

The options for use in decoration are different and to make it easier for you to understand we have collected 40 creative ideas of headboards with the material:

Picture 1 – A versatile decorative element, the headboard of the pallet is an easy solution to decorate the corner of the room.

Room with single pallet headboard
Reuse and sustainability are one of the strengths of using pallets for decorating. In the bedroom, this solution is perfect for those who have a box bed and don’t want an upholstered headboard or fabric. This solution only attaches a large piece to the wall, remember to treat the wood with sandpaper, sealant, or varnish.

Image 2 – Add charm and a rustic touch to the palette with the head.

All the charm of a bedroom decor with a pallet headboard

The use of pallets is part of the cheap decoration and accessible, and the wood brings a touch of rusticity to any setting. In this example a charming corner with a bedside table, vase and decorative objects and of course elegant bed linen.

Image 3 – Palletizing is a practical and versatile choice.

Pallet head painted white
The great advantage of pallet painting is the wide range of color palettes that can be used both for decorating the room and for the personal taste of the residents. After you’ve selected a piece of palette, simply treat it with sandpaper, then apply the appropriate color to wood. Choose your favorite color!

Photo 4 – Dismantle the pallet and assemble the parts as a plate.

Panel fixed as pallet headboard

To escape the traditional geometric shape of the piece, it is possible to dismantle the pallet and use the slats of the wood to assemble a panel fixed to the wall. In this example, the parts are adjusted in an irregular shape with a different height for each of them. Use a saw to cut to the size you want.

Image 5 – Ideal for simple and economical decoration.

Single room with bedside table

Picture 6 – Charming room with bed of the pallet.

Charming room with a pallet bed

Image 7 – Add lighting!

Pallet headboard with light
Important for everyone who has a good reading function and also has more pleasant lighting at night: The washers for headboards can be mounted and attached to the wood.

Picture 8 – A touch of charm for a clean decoration.

Headboard highlighted in room with clean decor.

In this room, with mostly neutral colors, the headboard can be the focal point with the details of the wood.

Image 9 – With slats of different pallets.

Pallet slats
Another idea is to connect slats of different pallets, each with its coloring and treatment properties.

Figure 10 – Beach-style room with decoration.

Beach-style room

Image 11 – With a neutral look combined with wall painting.

With neutral visual allied to wall painting
This is another interesting trick in using the pallet headboard: in this design, the wall is painted with a shade similar to the color of the wood, giving the headboard a more neutral look.

Figure 12 – With irregular painting.

Headboard with irregular paint
Differentiating each piece of wood with the painting is a way of adding dynamism to the composition and having an exclusive and differentiated piece in your room.

Image 13 – Highlighting even in tight spaces.

Highlight even in narrow environments

Image 14 – Customize with the color of your choice.

Marine blue pallet headboard

For a decorative marine style, the choice was made by painting the piece in navy blue.

Picture 15 – A panel attached to a narrow wall.

Pallet headboard: 60 creative ideas to use the item in the decoration

In rooms with windows near the bed, using a traditional model may not be best. This example shows the use of slats according to the width of the wall.

Picture 16 – A model softer.

Pallet headboard: 60 creative ideas to use the item in the decoration 1
In this room, the choice of the headboard with the material has reduced dimensions, accompanied by the height of the bed.

Picture 17 – Mark the wood with contrasting paint.

Pallet headboard: 60 creative ideas to use the item in the decoration 2
To highlight the pallet wood, the choice of mural was given by the black paint that brings out the headboard!

Image 18 – A rustic touch for decorating the room

Pallet headboard: 60 creative ideas to use the item in the decoration 3

Image 19 – Traditional style with a natural finish.

Pallet headboard: 60 creative ideas to use the item in the decoration 4

Picture 20 – Double room with bed side of the pallet.

Pallet headboard: 60 creative ideas to use the item in the decoration 5

Figure 21 – Customize the headboard with drawings or stickers.

Headboard with stickers

Figure 22 – Headboard with washer lighting.

Headboard with washers

Picture 23 – Simple pallet head part for double rooms.

Single pallet headboard for double bedroom

Picture 24 – Room with headboard attached to the wall.

Bedroom with wall mounted headboard
In this proposal, the headboard is attached to the wall at the height of the bed according to the dimensions of the pallet piece.

Picture 25 – Environment with neutral decoration, bed made of wood and bed in the material.

Environment with neutral decoration

Picture 26 – Add the functionality of the bedside table!

Add the functionality of the bedside table
In this piece of pallet, a wooden ledge has been installed at the level of the bed, which has the functionality of the pillows, as well as objects and lamps.

Picture 27 – Decoration around the bed!

Decoration around the bed
Enjoy the headboard and use it as a support for decorative items. This room was a lot funnier with a wooden mural and pictures.

Picture 28 – Simple pallet headboard for bedrooms.

Simple pallet headboard

Image 29 –

Pallet headboard: 60 creative ideas to use the item in the decoration

Picture 30 – Floor to ceiling!

Headboard from floor to ceiling!

Figure 31 – With whole pieces of material joined side by side.

Whole pieces of material side by side

Figure 32 – An easy way to decorate your room in a practical and inexpensive way.

A simple option to decorate your room in a practical and cheap way

Picture 33 – Add jewelry and decorative objects to personalize the item.

Headboard with ornaments and decorative objects

Picture 34 – A plate with different wooden slats.

Panel with different slats of wood

Picture 35 – A model with the most rustic style for the room.

A model with the most rustic style for the bedroom

Picture 36 – Edges are cut and installed irregularly.

Shingles cut and installed irregularly

Image 37 – All the charm of the light wire to enhance the decoration.

All the charm of the light wire to increase the decoration

Picture 38 – Another model with a floor-to-ceiling panel.

Picture 39 – You can assemble a large wooden panel.

You can assemble a large wooden panel

Photo 40 – Light pallet head: Detail for the washers attached to the piece.

Pallet headboard with light

How to make a simple pallet headboard step by step

There are a variety of ways to assemble a pallet headboard, however, we’ll look at the most practical model to install, the one with the whole piece attached to the wall. This tutorial by Dadica Kanal explains about the sandpaper, applying the varnish and attaching it to the wall to make a single bed:



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