DIY Headboard with Prettypegs Fluted Panels

May 2, 2024

Transforming your bedroom into a personalized oasis is easier than you might think. If you're a fan of DIY projects and love the idea of creating something unique, then making your own headboard using Prettypegs fluted panels designed for the Ivar cabinet could be the perfect weekend project. This easy IKEA Hack not only adds a touch of stylish functionality to your space but also allows you to engage in a creative endeavor that results in a cozy and inviting bedroom.

Headboard DIY

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Prettypegs fluted panels for the Ivar cabinet. One set of Panels covers 75 cm so make sure you measure how many panels you need.

  • Wood beams to fasten the panels to

  • Wooden plank for the top shelf

  • Screws and glue

  • Paint - we used Klint Colours - Santa Fe

Fluted Ivar Panels

Fluted Ivar Panels

849.00 SEK

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Bed Frame:

  1. Prepare Your Space and Materials: Before you start, make sure you have all your materials ready. It's important to measure your space to fit the bed frame perfectly in your bedroom.

  2. Install the Wooden Beams: Our founder, Jana, began by securing three wooden beams to the wall. These beams will support the fluted panels and ensure that everything stays firmly in place. Use a level to make sure your beams are straight before securing them.

  3. Attach the Fluted Panels: Once your beams are in place, it's time to attach the Prettypegs fluted panels. Apply a strong wooden glue to the back of each panel and press them against the beams. Allow adequate time for the glue to dry fully.

  4. Add the Top Shelf: After your panels are set, attach a wooden plank on top using screws. This not only adds to the stability of your bed frame but also provides a charming shelf space for frames, plants, and other cute accessories.

  5. Paint Your Creation: To truly make this bed frame your own, paint it in your favorite color. Jana chose the rich terracotta hue of Klint Colours' Santa Fe, which adds a warm and relaxing feel to the bedroom.

  6. Install Bed Legs and Assemble the Bed: With the frame ready, attach the Prettypegs Otto 100 bed legs in white. These stylish legs are not only functional but also add a modern touch to your bed frame.

  7. Integrate Additional Storage: To maximize space, Jana used IKEA Pax to build wardrobes around the bed, and Bestå cabinets atop the bed frame for extra storage. This is optional but is a good way to add storage.

Bed frame

Final Touches:

Now that your headboard is complete, it's time to add the final (and perhaps most fun?) touch - make the bed with your finest linens and style it with the shelf using your finest accessories.

Elevate the Whole with Unique Bed Legs: To add another personal touch to the bedroom, Jana has added the Otto 100 bed legs.

Integrate Additional Storage: To maximize space, Jana built a wardrobe wall using IKEA Pax around the bed and Bestå above. This is a great way to add storage. For the wardrobes, Jana used Majken handles in natural ash to add that extra something.

Bed frame DIY
Otto 100 Ash natural

Otto 100

195.00 SEK

Majken 200 Ash natural

Majken 200

175.00 SEK

Customer Highlights

We're thrilled to see our customers getting creative with their DIY bed frame projects using our Ivar panels. Here are two fantastic examples of how they've personalized their bedrooms. By painting the panels to match their wall colors, they've crafted seamless, stylish looks that enhance their spaces. Whether it's the calming warmth of a yellow tone or the chic depth of teal, these DIY enthusiasts have shown just how versatile and transformative our Ivar panels can be when paired with a little imagination and the right color of paint.

Bed frame DIY

Klint - Our Favourite Paint Brand

Our friends over at Klint Colours have crafted a paint selection that's not only beautiful but also environmentally conscious. Based in Stockholm, Klint started in 2021 with the idea to make color selection fun and eco-friendly. They offer a palette of 115 meticulously chosen shades, all available through hand-painted swatches that give a true sense of color and texture—just like the final result on your walls. We love their commitment to sustainability, using packaging that minimizes waste and paints with ultra-low VOC levels, certified by the Nordic and EU Ecolabels. Check them out and all their amazing colors! ​ (Klint)​​

Klint Colors


We are proud to be in the forefront with a fresh design element in home decor styling – furniture feet! This grounding detail has been cast aside for too long and is now getting it's deserved attention. At Prettypegs we are passionate about details and design, and we all know that a unique accessory, like stunning jewelry or shoes will lift a personality. The same goes with furniture.