The ultimate guide for bedroom wall decor and art

Written by
Rosanna Jones
Published on
January 8, 2024

Wall decor is the secret to turning an empty room into a comfortable bedroom which sets you up for a relaxing nights sleep and gets you energised in the morning for the day ahead. This guide is going to help show you how a  few key pieces of artwork is all you need to create the perfect bedroom.

Where should wall art be placed in the bedroom?

Strategic placement is key. Optimal spots include above the bed, along accent walls, or as a focal point above furniture pieces. As well as wall art in your bedroom you'll also need at least one mirror. Decide on where the mirror should go first and then use the wall art to fill the other walls. Think about how the light changes during the day as you'll want your framed prints to be covered in natural light at the key parts of the day. Ensure all your artworks are at eye-level viewing to make sure they have the biggest impact.

Should you put pictures on every wall of a bedroom?

Depending on the size of the room it's likely you'll want something on every wall but it doesn't have to be wall art. On the wall which gets the most natural light you'll want a mirror, then the other walls should be filled with a mix of framed prints, personal photos and other bits of wall decor. If your bedroom is on the smaller size then leave one wall empty to avoid the space feeling overwhelmed.

When decorating bedroom walls what do you start with?

Begin with a central piece or a collection of smaller artworks. Gradually build around this focal point by adding complementary decor elements such as mirrors, shelves, or tapestries.

What's the ideal size for wall art in the bedroom?

Tailor the size to the wall dimensions. Larger walls can accommodate oversized pieces for a striking effect, whereas smaller walls may benefit from a cluster of smaller artworks. If you're worried about having one oversized framed print then select to have two or three smaller prints, this gives you the impact of a large focal point without the risk of being overwhelming.

Are accent walls in Bedrooms still on trend?

Accent walls can transform a room if done tastefully. In 2024 the trend is focused on subtle patterns, textures, or monochromatic schemes for a modern touch. Not every bedroom needs an accent wall so avoid using them in every room in your home.

What's the best way of decorating large bedroom walls

Leverage the ample space with grand artworks, murals, or curated gallery displays to fill the expanse without overwhelming the room's aesthetics.

What ways are there of enhancing bedroom walls

There are a range of ways to enhance your bedroom walls. Experiment with textures like wallpapers, fabric panels, or decals to add depth and visual intrigue to your bedroom walls.

What are the ways of brightening bedroom walls?

If you're worried your bedroom might be too dark then incorporate light-colored artworks, mirrors, or well-placed lighting to create an illusion of spaciousness and brightness in your bedroom.

What are the best art styles for a serene bedroom

Consider serene landscapes, calming abstracts, botanical prints, or minimalist compositions to evoke tranquility and relaxation. It's also best to keep to a small number of art styles, this avoids the space becoming too crowded.

How to decorate above the bed

Opt for a piece proportionate to the bed's width or create a gallery arrangement that extends slightly beyond the bed's edges for visual balance. Try these art ideas.

Decor for the Headboard Wall

A substantial piece or a cluster of artworks centered above the headboard can enhance the bed's focal point without overwhelming the space.

how high should art be above your bed

Maintain a distance of around 6-8 inches (15-20cm) above the headboard to create a visually cohesive look that doesn't overwhelm the sleeping area.

Is it bad feng shui to have art above your bed?

According to Feng Shui, it's ok to have art above your bed but opt for serene or intimate pieces to promote a peaceful and restful atmosphere.

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