“Whenever anyone puts decor or artwork on the walls, it’s always personal.” – Drew Scott
You’re lying in bed and staring at a bare wall. The finishing touches of any interior design project are to find the perfect wall art for your blank walls. You could opt for a modern or minimalist approach and choose one statement piece of wall decoration. Or you could get bold and creative with your wall design with floor to ceiling decoration.
These bedroom wall decor ideas will get you inspired to take a second look at your empty wall. Say goodbye to that plain wall and say hello to a beautifully decorated bedroom.
1. DIY Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
If you’re the creative type, why not hang your own creations as decor? You’ll have a one of a kind piece—unlike anything anyone else has on their walls. It also will be a perfect expression of who you are, your personality, and your style.
You could choose your favorite and most prized piece as a single focal point in the room. Or, turn your bedroom into a mini gallery and hang several pieces throughout the room. Try to space your pieces on the wall in a way that appears balanced to keep it from looking amateur and sloppy.
DIY wall art is also an affordable way to create decor. You can create pieces that are as simple or as ornate as you can afford. You could arrange shells in a shadowbox to make an intricate gold-gilded leaf wall hanging.
2. Tapestry and Wall Hanging Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
In Medieval times, tapestries and large fabric wall hangings insulated stone buildings and cut down on the chilly drafts. While these may not be issues in your modern house, a tapestry or wall hanging can be a creative and colorful statement piece in your room. Start by installing a large bar or rod along the top of the wall and hang your tapestry from it.
Small scale tapestries are also decorative. These could be handmade woven pieces or abstract wall sculptures. The style you choose will depend on the rest of your design and decor ideas.
3. Wooden and Metal Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
Wood and metal are natural materials that are perfect for creating your DIY wall decor ideas. Both materials add a natural warmth to your bedroom. It could be something rustic, such as wrought iron and a tree branch. Or it could be something refined and polished with intricate carvings, stain, and varnish.
Your wood and metal decor could combine in a piece or stand alone as separate pieces throughout the room. Don’t be afraid to mix different metals. This modern approach will create depth and visual interest.
4. Textured Wall Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
A textured accent wall turns the actual wall into the art, so there’s no need to decorate the wall. This is an excellent option for modern bedrooms where it can be hard to find decor that fits the aesthetic. So by texturing the wall, you’re adding visual interest while not breaking up the overall design.
To create your textured wall, you could mount padded fabric-covered panels to absorb sound and create a cozier space. You could also install textured and 3D tiles. They come in a variety of colors, are durable, and easy to care for. Another option is to mount large wood panels at varying depths. For ultra-modern decor, you could install indirect light behind the panels to create an accent statement piece.
5. Wallpaper, Decals, and Stickers Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
Modern wall decals and stickers are a perfect modern decor solution. These aren’t the cheesy quote stickers that were once popular. Contemporary designers have moved beyond these and now create decals and stickers that become large scale designs. Possible designs include realistic florals, a map of the world, or some other design.
To use your decal, you’ll need to buy one that fits the size of the wall. That way, it’s scaled correctly. Then you’ll clean the wall, peel the backing, and stick it to the wall. Carefully rub out the air bubbles and ensure you have a secure seal. When you tire of it, you can peel it off and change it out for something else.
6. Mural and Painted Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
Instead of hanging the art on the bedroom wall, why not turn the entire wall into the art? You could paint a custom mural or design to create an accent wall in your master bedroom. If you don’t want to use paint, try using several varieties of washi tape. This colorful and decorative tape is easy to work with and temporary.
If you want something easier, check into wallpaper. There are several modern varieties that come as a mural or large design. You’ll just need to measure your wall to ensure you get the correct sized mural. Mount the pieces in the correct order, and you’ll have a stunning full wall-sized piece of art.
7. Rustic and Boho Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
If you love the farmhouse or rustic look, try decorating your walls with things found in nature. You could hang an animal skull on your wall, but that’s the obvious choice and a bit cliche. It can also look strange if you live in an urban setting. Instead, try using decor that makes sense with where you live. Find handmade goods made from natural materials by local artists. This lets you celebrate the local community and area while also using authentic bedroom wall decor.
Another idea is to hang a floating shelf or multiple shelves and place native plants in decorative pots on them. Now you’re bringing nature indoors, embracing the local fauna, freshening your bedroom’s air, and adding a boho-inspired bedroom vibe.
8. Gallery Wall Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
Even if you aren’t artistic, you can create a gallery wall in your bedroom. You could mount a large floating wall shelf above your headboard or bed frame to place several pictures on. Layer them with larger pieces towards the back and smaller ones towards the front.
Another idea is to hang them on the walls of your bedroom. You could have them randomly organized for a creative and relaxed feel. If you love order and want a minimalist feel, then choose frames that are all the same size. Hang them, so they line up perfectly even.
9. Decorative Mirrors and Clocks Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
A large mirror will give you the perfect place to get ready in the morning. It will also help to make your small bedroom feel larger. A large clock is another option. It’s not only decorative but also helpful to make sure you’re on time each morning.
Look for a large mirror or clock that will be a focal point in the room. It should stand out as the only thing hanging on the wall while also fitting the rest of the room’s style.
10. Prints and Posters Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
For a sophisticated look, mount your posters and prints in high-quality frames behind glass, giving it a feel of sophistication. Try to pick one or two posters that are large in scale. To help tie everything together, look for prints with colors that blend with the rest of the room to create a cohesive look.
For an artistic or eclectic bedroom feel, skip the frames and mount the prints and posters directly on the wall. Be sure you have enough to cover the entire wall with the edge of each poster lining up with the one next to it. The finished product should look like a colorful wallpaper of posters.
11. Bedroom Painting Wall Decor Ideas
If you want to create a modern, contemporary, or minimalist look, you won’t need a lot of decor for the walls. Instead, you could paint the walls a single color. This will add visual interest and appeal to the room while also keeping the actual decoration to a minimum.
When choosing the perfect color for your bedroom, consider the color palette for the rest of the room. You should also consider what colors you find appealing. Then think about the mood and energy that your chosen color will inspire.
12. Paneling Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
Paneling adds texture to your bedroom. Because of the detail, it’s best left as an accent wall design. If you want paneling on all of the walls, wainscoting may be worth checking into. This paneling-style that typically only covers the bottom half of the wall. You can apply it to all of your bedroom walls without risking it becoming overwhelming or confining.
If you choose the full accent wall approach, you need to start by deciding what type of paneling you want. The most rustic approach is shiplap or wood. These are flat wood planks that line your wall. For more creative or ornate design, you could create a custom design. This tends to look more modern with geometric patterns and sharp angles.
13. Sports and Music Bedroom Wall Decor Idea
If you love sports or music, celebrate your passions by hanging them on the wall. You just need to get a bit more creative. For musicians, you can create a gallery wall with your instruments. You could hang your guitars on the wall or hang art that features your favorite instrument.
As a sports fan, display the game that really gets your heart racing. Why not look for art created from your chosen sport’s equipment. Or consider hanging some tastefully chosen pieces of your old gear. Consider using oars, baseball bats, skateboards, hockey sticks, or helmets.
14. Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas
When considering decor bedroom ideas, think about the overall design of the room. Try to match the wall decor to the design of the furniture, color palette, and bedroom lighting. If you have a sleek and modern bedroom, boho decor will look out of place. If you have a farmhouse or rustic bedroom, then ornate glam or luxurious decor will look strange.
Try mixing different types of decor. You could hang a floating shelf on one wall with some decorative items while framed pictures hang elsewhere. If you have a sculpture, mirror, or clock, they could go on another wall.
For most design aesthetics, less is more. Don’t be afraid of empty space between the different decorative pieces. That is, unless you’re going for a bohemian look, then cluttered walls will look right at home.
Bedroom Wall Decor FAQs
What can I put above my bed on the wall?
You could install a shelf. Just be sure to fasten it to the wall securely. It needs to support the weight of the items you put on it without crashing down in the middle of the night. You could hang a mirror to help make your room feel bigger. A tapestry would give your room an artistic feel.
What art should I put in my bedroom?
If you have a large scale piece, try hanging it above your bed or on the opposite wall to help the room to feel balanced. Hang art that you love to look at in your room. It should invoke positive, calming, or heartwarming feelings. They could be paintings, photography, or wall hanging sculptures.
Should all frames in a room match?
Modern and contemporary decor dictate that your frames should look good together, but not match. Try using the same material, but different colors. Or all the same color, but different styles and materials. A baroque or traditional approach to decorating says that your frames should absolutely match. Choose one frame color and style and use it for everything.