As the place where you start and end each day, your bedroom should look and feel perfectly welcoming. And while you might have strong design opinions on core bedroom features, like your bed frame and bedding, figuring out what exactly to put on the walls can be more of a challenge. Lucky for you, Havenly lead designer Kelsey Fischer is here to help.
The reason that coming up with good bedroom wall decor ideas may be difficult is that there are just so many options to choose from: Do you go for a statement-making mirror, or hang up a bold piece of art? And how do you style your wall decor so that it feels elevated, purposeful, and in line with your sense of personal style? It can take a good eye to determine which bedroom wall decor ideas are right for your space, but styling your room is a lot easier when you have a good sense of your options.
That’s why Fischer has pulled together 22(!) styling ideas that can take your bedroom walls to the next level. These features can transform your bedroom into your own personal sanctuary. After all, who doesn’t want to wake up in the space of their dreams?
1. DIY a Headboard Wall
If you’re up for a reno, you can completely elevate your bedroom with a DIY built-in headboard (see our designer’s tutorial here). It can run wider than your nightstands or the full width of the wall to add dimension and color to your bedroom. We especially love this look when it’s upholstered in a statement hue, like this luxurious blue velvet.
2. Go Minimal, But Purposeful
You don’t have to go all out to achieve a balanced wall decor look. You can add in just a few simple pieces, as long as you are purposeful and strategic about the size and placement. The colorful wall art in this space complements the patterned bedding.
3. Layer Leaning Artwork
If you don’t want to make holes in your walls or just need a great place to start with wall decor, try leaning some layered pieces on your nightstand or dresser to give you some depth and richness to that area. Mix up the sizes and textures of your frames for an artful look. Discover our designer’s fail-proof art combos here.
4. Play With Scale
A fun thing to do with wall art and decor in your bedroom is to play with the scale. A really oversized piece of artwork makes a unique addition to your bedroom walls, especially if you keep the rest of your walls fairly unadorned.
5. Bring In a Floor Mirror
If you have an awkward corner or a darker wall recess, bring in a floor mirror. Not only is it a great way to check out your outfit each morning, it also reflects light to brighten up your space. Pick a mirror with an interesting frame to add in some texture.
6. Keep it Neutral
If you want a calm and bright bedroom, keep your wall decor similar in tone and style. Simple art in a light wood frame makes for an eye-catching moment that doesn’t distract too much.
7. Create Impact with Wallpaper
Maximalists, this one’s for you: For a rich, full look that doesn’t seem cluttered, opt for a patterned wallpaper. You can go light on the wall art (or skip it entirely) and your space will still look dynamic and exciting.
8. Add a Bedside Mirror
When placed strategically, a mirror can brighten up your space by reflecting light. In this room, a mirror over the nightstand brings symmetry and balance to the wall space over the bed.
9. Make it a Matching Set
A matching set of artworks can seriously refine your space. Stage them over a dresser, like in this bedroom, or hang them on an empty wall. Abstract pieces like these are a great way to add in bold patterns without committing to the whole room.
10. Play With Palette
Colorful bedrooms can still feel tranquil and balanced, especially when leaning into calming greens and blues. Notice how the artwork pulls in green to complement the botanical wallpaper, but then adds in a pop of welcomed blue for a more dynamic moment.
11. Install Wall Sconces
Wall sconces are a great way to make your bedroom look instantly elevated. Plus, they’re functional, since they save space on small nightstands. For a more polished aesthetic, have an electrician hardwire your bedroom wall sconces (or catch our DIY $23 hack), but you can also opt for an exposed cord for a more laid-back, effortless approach.
12. Go Woven
Add some texture to your bedroom walls with the help of woven wall decor. These baskets, for instance, bring some welcome contrast and warmth to this bedroom.
13. Display Your Passion
Instead of keeping instruments tucked away in closets or cases, use them as bedroom wall decor—they’ll be in easy reach whenever you want to practice, and they’ll do double duty as intricate pieces of art in the meantime.
14. Think Outside of the Box
No need to stick with framed prints or mirrors—more unexpected pieces of bedroom wall decor, like these wall-mounted sculptures, can make for a really dynamic, designer moment.
15. Create Contrast
Especially if you have white walls, choose wall decor that delivers a bold impact— like a high-contrast diptych. The dark frames of these moody floral prints complement the black bed frame and also help to draw the eye upwards.
16. Utilize the Space You Have
If you have a smaller, functional bedroom wall space, lean into utilitarian decor moments that blend form and function. This bedside ledge may be teeny, but it creates visual interest with books, a floral accent, and a wall-mounted light—impressive!
17. Add Decorative Shelving
Decorative shelving makes it easy to showcase personal items and smaller design details. It’s a great option for bedrooms with a large, blank wall, and helps add vertical interest to your space. Plus, you can easily create a cozy bedroom reading room moment, so you can curl up with your latest page-turner before bedtime.
18. Repeat It
Create an impactful gallery wall moment featuring simple repetition of a similar visual theme. Notice how the graphic line drawings, bold black frames, and asymmetrical layout makes your bedroom wall decor feel more modern and fresh.
19. Mix & Match
It’s time to bust a design myth: symmetry isn’t everything. The asymmetrical art arrangement in this bedroom is untraditional and exciting—but it’s not so bold that it overwhelms the room in the slightest.
20. Go Vertical
Especially if you have a large headboard, arranging framed artwork above your nightstands can spotlight your bed beautifully. The simple black and white art in this space plays well off the matching bedding.
21. Consider Statement Drapes
Curtains can serve as both a beautiful, and functional, bedroom wall decor. They add lovely texture and movement to your space, while also an opportunity to weave in color and pattern. But don’t forget our essential designer rule when it comes to curtains: hang them high and wide for a more elevated look.
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