Published on September 1st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


A simple and tidy headboard

Materials: Vika Amon, Ribba Picture ledge, some screws

Description: I had to change my Malm headboard, for something thin, but convenient. So, I made my first hack…

For a new headboard, it’s very simple.
1. Take your Vika Amon Table top and turn it around.
2. Set the Ribba Picture ledge with some screws, many times you like (I put six shelves).
3. Put your headboard between the wall and the bed.
4. Enjoy!

~ Celine, France

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

15 Responses to A simple and tidy headboard

  1. Cortney says:

    Could I just add the photo shelves to my original malm headboard?

  2. Zuzanna says:

    Thanks for sharing this hack! I just bought the table top and the shelves at IKEA and will try to make this headbord.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Perfect! Not too big to fit in my bedroom, simple enough not to steal the attention from my wall painting, clever enough to hold all the things needed by the bed. I’m so gonna do this. I might even put a fabric on it to soften it a little (I have stone walls so I want to minimize the echo effect). Thank you!

  4. LaMissdu13 says:

    Nice idea. I don’t have much space in my bedroom and this just might do the do. Thanks.

  5. Anonymous says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    What kind of frame do you have your bed on?

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome! We’ve been looking for a nice-looking headboard, and this is just the ticket.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I was thinking of something similar to store my dvds…

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is a great idea! Im going to steal it for my bedroom :D

  10. Anonymous says:

    looking for a headboard-storage for 5 days now, saw the Ribba, saw the Vika Amon, thought I missed sthg there and…here comes your hack…!

    Céline , la tête de lit tient-elle bien en place , pas de pb de stabilité??
    [does the headboard holds steady on its base?]

    tks, Jerry, Belgium

  11. Anonymous says:

    What a clever idea!Very very impressing!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I rarely post comments, but I am very impressed! I might just do this!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am really annoyed i didnt think of this…. :-)

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