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DIY channel tufted headboard plan {my son’s room}

I’ve been scheming what type of headboard to make for my son’s room and I can tell you my plan has changed a few times. Because of this, I hadn’t made the steps to move forward yet. It wasn’t until I started searching for some inspiration that I decided to go with the channel headboard style. The following photos really grabbed my attention and I just knew it was the right style to use in his room.

image by Flodeau
image by Emily Henderson

His room is a mix of moody and tween because I tend not to design spaces that scream “a kid lives in here,” my poor kids haha. He already has a really cool wall mural, wool rug, wood platform bed and touches of his love of skateboarding and surfing. I wanted his headboard to make a statement while still adding comfort for him. His pillows and bedding are ever changing, so I want the headboard to work with whatever textiles I decide to bring into his space.

Here is the plan of what I’ll be using to create a similar look in his room. I’m excited to partner with OnlineFabricStore on this project which lead me to pick out a deep gray fabric that has a slight sheen to it to provide some visual depth. The fabric is by PKL studio and is called their Exposure Granite fabric.

To create the channels I also selected 3- 6″x54″ bolsters that I’ll be cutting into four half circle pieces. (more details to come on that later) I also grabbed some batting to help add a layer of comfort to each channel. My husband will be cutting plywood into 6″ strips that I’ll be stapling all these products to. I’ve very excited to start tackling this project this week.

You can see the variation in the fabric here
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