Headboards are surprisingly easy to make at home. The base, or foundation, can be old or unused shutters, a small ladder, plywood, etc. It fully depends on what the builder wants. After all the measurements are planned (how much fabric will be needed), batting is usually set between the base and the cover; fabric, and in this case, faux leather. Sometimes, foam is stuck on, using an adhesive such as glue, before the batting, for extra comfort.
Faux leather, as a headboard cover, may be better to use than actual leather. Not only is it cost effective, it is easier to clean, and is animal friendly. If something irreparable were to happen, though, it would not cost much more time and/or money to replace. Unlike its use in clothing, faux leather’s breathable ability (or lack of) does not need to be considered. The material is simply being used to create and Ikea meets Pottery Barn type of look.
Faux leather arrives in many colors, so it can be customized to fit the feng-shui of the room. A leather headboard can be appreciated by most age groups. For college students, as an example, it may be ideal to incorporate brighter colors, or ones that are not usually associated with genuine leather, like blue.
Thickness of the material is also individualized. If batting and foam are being used, then a thicker cut of fabric is probably best. Usually, the headboard is then mounted onto a wall. After all, it’s a piece that is meant to be seen, especially if made from scratch. Something that took time and effort should be exposed. It would also keep the board in shape for possible future moves. It wouldn’t be a bad idea as a house-warming gift, either.