DIY hemp rug headboard

DIY: Hemp Rug Headboard

A woven hemp rug works beautifully as a headboard, thanks to its organic woven texture that helps create a focal point above a bed. This one’s round shape invites a second look, ensuring that the bed holds its own amid the exotic pieces in this eclectic bedroom.

What you’ll need: a rug and nails.

Step 1: Find a natural-fiber round rug with braided or woven texture and intriguing pattern. This rug is hemp, but you could use one made of jute or any fiber with a soft feel.

Step 2: Measure the rug to ensure it’s about as wide as your mattress.

Step 3: Position the rug over the bed so the bottom edge falls just below the top of the mattress. (There should be no gap between the rug and the bed.)

Step 4: Tack in place with finishing nails. Start by placing one at the top and add nails to the two sides and bottom until the rug is firmly attached.

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Luc Rémond
House & Home October 2014
SJB Interiors