These days, staying at home more means we need to create spaces that comfort and inspire, from the dining room to the bedroom. One easy way to make rooms look and feel more welcoming is to hang up some art and stylish wall decor.
People usually think of the living room first when it comes to art, but don’t forget your bedroom! It’s the most intimate and personal space in the home, so make sure to give your bedroom some art love, whether it’s adding above bed decor like a mirror or arranging a gallery wall of black and white photographs. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up our favorite bedroom wall decor ideas to help you get started. Find out more below and get our decorating tips!
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Art Ideas for Main Bedrooms
Center A Round Mirror
An easy and elevated idea for above bed decor is to hang a stylish round mirror. It adds a 3D element to your wall and creates an instant focal point. It’s a trick that works in any style bedroom. If you’re designing a small bedroom, a mirror can help reflect light into the room and open up the space to make it feel larger. Just make sure your mirror is safely secured to the wall!
Double Up On Mirrors
You can also take a bolder approach with mirrors by flanking your bed with two full-sized mirrors above your nightstands. By doing this, you’ll open up the room in a big way, whether you’re working with a small bedroom or a large space. It’s also a practical solution if you have nowhere else to put mirrors in your room. Not to mention, a pair of large mirrors also give your bedroom a bold contemporary look. Just remember that two big mirrors can easily feel visually overwhelming, so match them with a low bed or a simple streamlined headboard.
Arrange A Gallery Wall
When it comes to foolproof decorating ideas for bedroom art, try experimenting with gallery wall designs above your bed. This is especially great if you have high ceilings. No matter the arrangement, a gallery wall brings a simple and sophisticated touch and it adds visual interest that doesn’t overwhelm or look too cumbersome. You can line up a series of small photos and prints, or go with a few larger artworks—just be sure they’re proportionate to your bed size and not too big.
Frame Your Bed With Art
An alternative to above bed decor is to decorate the walls behind your nightstands. Hang mismatched art and different-size works above each of your nightstands, or lean into a more symmetrical look with a complementary set of prints or photos. It adds a formal touch and works great in long bedrooms or if you have a tall headboard and not a lot of room above your bed.
Pull In A Divider Screen
Classic and elegant, decorative room-divider screens are great stand-ins for a headboard if you don’t have one. It’s one of many unexpected and versatile bedroom decorating ideas that’s perfect for open bedroom spaces in a loft or apartment studio (also if you’re renting and don’t want to hang things on your walls). They’re also easy to move around when you feel like switching things up in your bedroom.
Show Off Baskets Art
Woven baskets make perfect above bed decor. They’re like wall sculpture. And because baskets are generally soft and lightweight, they’re safe and easy accents to hang over your bed. Play with baskets in different sizes, shapes, and patterns and group a few together into a unique display. They’ll bring depth and dimension and add a touch of fun texture to your walls.
Art Ideas for Guest Bedrooms
Try A Triptych
With guest bedrooms, you can have a little more fun with color, patterns, and decor. Consider hanging a three-piece artwork above the bed for a focal point that’s unique but visually cohesive. This is an easy way to add a pop of color and a gallery-like effect without having to pair or mix different art together. It’s also a less expensive option than getting multiple artworks!
Play Up Sconces
When it comes to small guest room ideas, it’s all about making the most of space-saving furniture and accents so that they also function as decor. One way is to install a pair of wall sconces above your guest bed or daybed. They’ll provide practical lighting and also serve as wall sculptures. Arrange them with a cool poster or colorful print to create a fun vignette.
Layer Tons Of Greenery
One of our favorite guest room ideas is to surround the bed with lots of plants and greenery, which instantly brings the space to life. There are endless decorating ideas with plants, but an easy one for the guest room is to hang greenery above the bed for a focal point and a lively touch of boho color and texture. And to keep things low maintenance, consider faux greenery!
Art Ideas for Kids Bedrooms
Set Up Functional Shelving
A kids’ bedroom often needs to work extra hard, tripling as study and play spaces. Optimize the space above their bed by installing floating shelves that provide storage for books a well as give them a place to display art, trophies, mementos, and other objects. Let them come up with their own shelf decor ideas so that the space feels personal to them. Just be sure they’re not overloading the shelves with too many heavy items!
String Up Some Lights
String lights are casual, fun, and practical additions to a kids’ and teen bedroom. Hang one or two strands of lights above their bed to add ambient lighting that also brings a bit of magic and wonder to the room. This is perfect in kids’ rooms where there isn’t room for floor or table lamps.
Accent With Wallpaper
For major impact, transform the entire wall behind a kids’ bed with graphic wallpaper. By covering just one wall in wallpaper, it functions like a floor-to-ceiling artwork that also sets the mood and tone of the room. Try a black and white pattern for a neutral color scheme that works with a wide range of furniture and accents. Not ready for wallpaper? Consider a temporary peel and stick wallpaper that’s low commitment. Or see how you can swap it for other equally bold accent wall designs.
Mix Different Wall Decor
The most important thing to remember as you’re considering kids bedroom design ideas is to keep the decor fun and colorful for them. Try mixing different art mediums all together on the wall above their bed without being too precious about it all. Pair a 3D stuffed animal wall sculpture with a colorful print and a confetti garland or whimsical sconce design. It’s all about adding bright and surprising elements.
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