Bedroom Design Ideas 8 Ways To Decorate The Wall Above Your Bed

January 17, 2018 12:19 am by admin
Bedroom design ideas 8 ways to decorate the wall above your bed artwork
Bedroom design ideas 8 ways to decorate the wall above your bed
Bedroom Design Ideas 8 Ways To Decorate The Wall Above Your Bed

An artsy geometric wall appliqué complements the gold bedside lamps in this cozy, modern space.

Sweet and simple, this bedroom wall is adorned with bundles of dried flowers tacked above the headboard.

A horizontal mirror expands the sense of space in a bedroom. Mirrors can be heavy and dangerous if they fall — use caution when hanging one or hire a professional to mount it safely over your bed. Image: By Helen Design

Bring a calm, natural aesthetic to the bedroom with this DIY eucalyptus garland. It’s an inexpensive and beautiful way to freshen up your space. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

You’ve got the perfect headboard and bedding set up. But does your bedroom still feel a little … vanilla? The large and empty wall area over your bed is probably the reason something’s missing. It’s not easy to decorate the area over your bed — it’s a long and sometimes narrow area. Here are some easy ways you can take your bedroom wall decorating to the next level.

Love to curl up with a good book? Keep your favorite tomes within reach by transforming your headboard wall into a larger-than-life bookshelf.

A vintage-inspired portal mirror makes this small bedroom feel bigger and brighter.

A beautiful blue chandelier adds a dose of elegance to this room’s bold teal color palette.

Try putting a gallery wall together of your favorite objects. Besides hooks, be sure to use double-sided tape to ensure the artworks don’t fall off the wall and on you. Image: Ms. Weatherbee

A tapestry that’s been mounted on a pole makes an interesting bedroom wall decor idea. Image: An Aesthetic Pursuit

A large woven tapestry not only fills the immense blank space above the bed, but adds stunning texture and color to this global-inspired bedroom.

Rustic antlers are the perfect complement to a chunky wooden bench and faux fur pillows in this rugged space.

Display your favorite postcards or small pieces of art by clipping them to clothesline and hanging from a large wooden frame.

Glam up your space and make an all-white bedroom feel even more radiant with an over-sized, dimensional mirror.

Spruce up your space with vibrant color. Create an interesting gallery wall that incorporates a multitude of shades and patterns in a chic, cohesive way.

Who knew basic burlap could look this stunning? Design a wow-worthy accent wall by gluing burlap to the bedroom wall and painting over it with bright turquoise paint.

Create a striking focal point with a reclaimed wood accent wall behind the bed. Wall sconces and a romantic wrought iron chandelier illuminate the space and highlight a simple sign that reads ‘I love us.’

This hand-lettered sign by Etsy artist Dear Lily Mae encourages you to cozy up and sleep for a few more precious minutes. See more of their designs here >>

Combine style and function by transforming that empty space above the bed into chic storage. Use nails or removable hooks to present your favorite hats, alternating the heights to give the display a designer look.

A triptych (trio) of metal lattice wall panels are the perfect wall decor over the bed. Image: A Good Chick To Know

Love to travel? Get inspired by this mural of an 18th Century map of the coast of Maine. Discover your favorite place and make a statement with your own mural.

Have tall ceilings you find challenging to decorate? Try hanging vertical wall art in a series to fill the wall. Image: Joel Kelly Design

Designer Sarah Richardson created a faux inset around this cottage-style bed by nailing thin pieces of white trim to the wall in a large rectangle and filling it in with white paint. See more of this stunning suburban home >>

A wall covered with multiple evenly-spaced frames draws the eye toward the bed and lends an upscale feel in this traditional space.

Set off the headboard wall with a rich color or beautifully textured wallpaper. Image: Clean Design Partners

Use ornamental pieces of driftwood to add texture, dimension and coastal appeal to your room.

This adorable bedroom was created for a three-year-old little girl who was ready to transition to a big kid’s room. The designer’s goal was to make a space that was fun and imaginative and could grow along with its owner.

Claim the space over your bed by adding clean and modern storage. Narrow, wall-mounted storage cabinets with mirrored or colorful doors can hide a multitude of items. Image: Ensoul

A quick and effective way to fill the empty wall space behind your bed involves hanging a room divider. This three-panel version in silk is especially polished and elegant. Image: Oliver Burns

The space above the bed can be tricky to fill. Whatever you put there has to be reflective of you and your personality, but it also has to compliment the rest of the room. To help give you some ideas of what you can put up there, here are 8 ways you can decorate above your bed.

A handmade macrame wall hanging adds a touch of casual texture to this laid back Boho haven.

Paired with shiplap walls, framed botanical prints evoke a cozy, farmhouse feel.

Try the minimalist approach. Consider including a favorite quote framed above the headboard for a simple, but lovely look.

The mural in this sophisticated bedroom is finished with a wood frame to re-create the look of a large painting. Image: Raji RM & Associates

Just above the tufted headboard, antique silver plates are eloquently placed to bring a classic feel to a more contemporary design. See more of this bedroom from HGTV Dream Home 2016 >>

Repeating metal sculptures in a coral shape are hung on the wall in a circular pattern to offset the angular furniture pieces. Image: Our Style Stories

Give your headboard wall a boost by covering it in sultry, floral wallpaper.

This bedroom wall uses two design elements to create a wall that pops: a rich, textured wallpaper and a contemporary horizontal wall canvas in a contrasting color. Image: Zero Energy

Not sure what type of horizontal art would be the perfect scale for over your bed? Choose one that’s somewhere between 2″ to 12″ shorter than your bed’s width and center it. Image: Alessandro Cerruti

A faux deer head is the focal point in this masculine studio bedroom.

Criss-crossed ribbons attached to the bedroom walls help organize photographs and mementos in a cool and unique way. Easily change out the photos, post cards and other keepsakes at any time.

1. Artwork What better place to hang a favorite piece of art than above your bed. It’ll fill the empty space and adds personality to your bedroom. See more photos of this home, here. Designed by 2B.GROUP.

Photography by Andrey Bezuglov and Slava Balbek. See more photos of this home, here. Designed by SDH Studio Architecture | Design. Photography by Robin Hill. See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Grobler Architects.

Photography by Clinton Grobler. 2. Oversized Headboard Using a large headboard fills empty space, can add a pop of color to the bedroom, and makes reading in bed a little more comfortable. See more photos of this home, here.

Designed by Widawscy Studio Architektury. Photography by Tomasz Borucki. See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Geometrix Design. Parametric modeling and CNC-documents: Simplex Noise. Photography by Kamachkin Alexander.

3. Artistic Installation 3D sculptural pieces add dimension, color, and personality to the empty space above the bed, and are a great way to showcase your passions. See more photos of this home, here.

Designed by Cecconi Simone Inc. Photography by Joy von Tiedmann. See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Robert Kerr Architecture. Photography by Art Gray. 4. Wrap Around Headboard Carrying the headboard all the way up to the ceiling above the bed makes a big statement.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Patrick Tighe Architecture. Photography by Art Gray and Bran Arifin. See more photos of this home, here. Designed by InArch. Photography by Leon Garbacauskas.

5. Mural Painting a mural on the wall behind the bed is a bold move that can be dramatic. See more photos of this hotel, here. Inspiration from the JAZ Hotel. See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Beyond Homes and BBLOC.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Denis Rakaev. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko. 6. Lighting An empty wall above the bed is the perfect place to put a light fixture or two. They’ll brighten up the room and can add a sculptural element to it, as well.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by SVOYA Studio. Photography by Tatiana Kovalenko. See more photos of this home, here. Designed by SVOYA Studio. Photography by Tatiana Kovalenko. 7. Shelves Adding shelves above the bed adds an extra space for storing things and can keep your favorite little bits and pieces close to you while you sleep.

Inspiration from H&M See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Rajiv Saini. 8. Built-in shelving Different from regular shelves in that these are built right into the wall, built-in shelving above the bed provides a space to store a few small things you like to keep near by at night.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Altius Architecture. Photography by Jonathan Savoie. See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Carola Vannini. Photography by Stefano Pedretti. Get the contemporist daily email newsletter – sign up here

Try mixing and matching a few of these bedroom wall decorating ideas to complete your room. Which are your favorite ideas?

A map of the world mural in contemporary shades of grey add personality to this simple bedroom. Image: Gaile Guevara Studio

A unique puka shell chandelier infuses this cozy sleep spot with beachy, laid-back style.

For something a little more dimensional and less typical, skip the paintings and hang a series of wall decor. Try hanging different sizes in a freeform pattern for the most dramatic effect. Image: Opal DC

Gold, white and soft pink hues create a dreamy, airy aesthetic.

A large gold starburst mirror is a glam contrast to animal-adorned accent pillows and energetic lime green lamps.

Hanging a rug over your bed sideways could be the perfect solution to filling the large wall beautifully. Image: Modern Mecca

Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines gave this light-filled space a green boost by installing a floating shelf for plants and other collected items above the bed.

You can space your wall panels as close together or as far apart as you’d like to fill the wall area. Just be sure they all measure the same distance from each other to look symmetrical. Image: Charm Home

Is boho-chic more your style? Place a woven dreamcatcher over the bed and try your hand at watercolor. Two watercolor cactuses laser-cut and hand-painted by designer Joanna Gick balance the piece on either end. See more of this boho-chic space >>

Inspired by Southwest design, a unique woven starburst wall hanging fills the space above the bed in the guest bedroom from HGTV Smart Home 2017.

With a little creativity, you can turn almost anything into stunning bedroom decor. This gorgeous, rustic ladder was made from old tobacco basket parts and dressed up with a simple greenery wreath. Design by The Stylish Peach.

Modern paper lanterns create a fun and unexpected bedroom wall decorating idea. Image: Twist Tours

Take your bedroom to another dimension with an abstract art piece reminiscent of the galaxy. Complement the look with neutral bedding and a cool chandelier suspended from above.

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