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30 Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas with PersonalityLaura Resen

Wake up every morning to a beautifully decorated interior, one that represents your passions, interests and personality. Once you’ve found the perfect bedroom furniture (nightstands, dressers and bed frames included), it’s time to add finishing touches to your space: bedroom wall decor. Gallery walls, open shelving, accent walls, antiques and artwork are just a few of the creative ways to bring your space to live — nothing is off limits.

We’ve rounded up stylish bedroom wall decor ideas that will inspire you to display everything from unique artwork and oversized mirrors to DIY wall decor (hint: a custom headboard). You’ll find appealing photos for every design style, including a number of modern, rustic and minimalist bedrooms — plus playful ideas for guest bedrooms and kid-friendly spaces. There’s a boy’s room filled with posters and toys (it’s still super chic), along with a girl’s bedroom adorned with cheery wall decals and pops of pink.

For couples refreshing a primary bedroom, we’ve included romantic bedroom ideas that feature warm hues and plush textures. Plus, we prove that even small layouts can pack a lot of punch with trendy wallpaper, gorgeous greenery or statement artwork to spruce up the space above the bed or even a plain wall. The best part? Most of these ideas are simple enough to accomplish in a day. You simply may need a hammer, some nails and a few of your favorite crafting supplies, but even beginners can craft a well-decorated space in no time.

Hang Woven Bowls

Handwoven baskets or bowls add instant texture to your walls, plus a mixture of patterns and shapes create dimension. To tie this boho bedroom together, interior designer Meredith Owen opted for a graphic bed runner and vibrant area rug.

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Molly Culver

Accessorize With Tropical Wall Art

With the right decor, every day can feel like a tropical vacation. Hang a botanical print above the bed, then weave in lush patterns and hues as Collected interiors does here.

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Nicole Dianne Photography

Try Wood Wall Panels

Rather than a neutral paint color, wood wall panels elevate your interior. Brown Studio and Sven Simon of dasMOD use natural wood tones to create an inviting space that feels rustic yet modern.

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Aloha Photovideo (Sam Chen)

Lean Art on Shelves

Combine two popular design choices: open shelving and wall art. Put a long, open shelf above the bed, then prop decorative prints and decor against the wall.

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Use Art as a Headboard

Instead of a statement headboard, hang striking art directly over the bed — size it perfectly and it’ll function as a headboard.

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master bedroom with light white bed with striped decorative pillows, potted green plant, mid century wooden nightstand with vintage clock and large framed wall painting with birds over the ocean

Lisa Romerein

Frame Sports Flags

Allow their room to be a representation of what they love most, aka sports. Here, Collected Interiors frames cherished flags and banners — turning it into chic decor.

sports bedroom with flags

Courtesy Nicole Dianne Photography

Opt for Open Shelving

Open shelving is a genius way to display your favorite decor: vases, books and artwork, to name a few. Here, StruckSured keeps it neutral but you’re always welcome to incorporate a pop of color.

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Emily Kennedy

DIY a Headboard

Turn an old picture frame and fabric of your choosing into custom wall art. Hang it above the bed and it becomes a one-of-a-kind headboard.

coastal inspired bedroom with diy headboard crafted from an antique mirror frame and striped upholstery maritime feel, nautical

Rachel Whiting

Consider Removable Wall Decals

Wall decals are easy to apply and make a smart choice if you’re looking for a quick transformation. Here, designer Shaolin Low carefully sticks yellow floral wall decals to bring a cheery element to a young girl’s bedroom.

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Megan Moura

Let Your Personality Shine

Decide on a gallery wall that represents his interests, but still looks visually appealing. Then, take note from StruckSured and lean books or display toys on shelves.

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Emily Kennedy

Prop an Oversized Mirror

Steal a trick from design pros and let a low-profile console table serve as a surface for propping oversized mirrors and framed art against your bedroom wall. Finish the look with a small floral arrangement and lamp.

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Jennifer Hughes

Arrange Vintage Signs

Vintage camp signs become an instant focal point when they’re hung on a bright wall, especially above the bed.

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Brian Woodcock

Plan a Gallery Wall

If you really want to make a design statement, frame your best black-and-white prints and hang them on the wall behind your bed. Feel free to stick to all-black frames for a cohesive look.

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Laura Resen

Hang Musical Instruments

There’s no reason to hide your passion for music. Show off your favorite instruments — guitars, for instance — for a personality-packed look.

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Mike Garten

Decorate With Greenery

Take inspiration from your last beach getaway and decorate your bedside table with a palm leaf plant. If you really want to stay on theme, hang a pair of framed palm tree prints on either side.

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Francesco Lagnese

Fill White Walls With Abstract Art

Instead of a mirror, amp up the space above a neutral dresser with a large-scale piece of artwork. You can never go wrong with abstract art.

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Mike Garten

Drape a Pom Pom Garland

Pair a vibrant canopy with pom pom garland for a playful touch. Punch up the look with a patterned upholstered bench and decorative pillows.

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Abby Murphy

Hang an Oversized Flag

It may not be July 4th, but that’s no reason not to put your patriotic spirit on full display. In lieu of a traditional headboard, fill the space with the American flag.

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Kristin Karch

Treat Your Headboard as a Mantel

If your headboard mirrors a mantel, take the same styling approach. Greenery, artwork and a few decorative objects can easily do the trick.

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David Tsay

Frame a Chalkboard

Snag a framed chalkboard to welcome overnight guests with adorable handwritten messages like “Sweet Dreams.”

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Kristine Brandenberger

Play With Pattern

Rely on eye-catching wallpaper, such as this teal geometric design, to introduce contrast into a white bedroom.

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Mike Garten

Settle on a Design Theme

Creating a nautical-themed bedroom doesn’t have to be a challenge. Design around a red, white and blue color palette and don’t miss the opportunity to showcase a flag collection.

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Brian Woodcock

Create Contrast With Black Paneling

Cincinnati-based lifestyle blogger Anna Mae Groves didn’t think twice about installing a black board-and-batten wall in her primary bedroom. Not only does the paneling lend a moody touch to the space — it helps to balance the light-colored maple headboard.

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Joel Hornbarger

Put Up a Festive Wreath

Holiday decorations aren’t only meant for the living room. Upgrade your bedroom for the season with a simple wreath and tabletop items, including a mini Christmas tree.

RELATED: DIY Christmas Wreaths to Easily Give Your Front Door a Festive Look

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Brian Woodcock

Use a Classic Sconce to Display Art

To bring visual interest to a no-fuss sconce, hang a decorative sign or piece of artwork from it. Add bedding in similar colors for a unified feel.

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Annie Schlechter

Go for Black-and-White Photography

Find one black-and-white photo that holds special meaning for you and let it be your bedroom’s finishing touch. It’s that simple!

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Laura Moss

Turn a Curtain Into a Headboard

Outfit a neutral bedroom with a trendy curtain-style headboard. Bonus: It’s an easy way to experiment with pattern.

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Frank Frances

Transform a Blank Wall

Your child’s travel bucket list is guaranteed to get much longer once a world map takes over their wall. Plus, they’ll have fun marking off the places they’ve visited.

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Mike Daines

Use Mirrors for Symmetry

Mirrors are the perfect blend of style and function. Place one above each of your guest room beds to brighten up the space and make it appear larger.

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Annie Schlechter

Embrace Holiday Cheer

If wreaths aren’t your style, drape swag on the wall above your headboard. Keep it together with pinecones for an extra dose of holiday cheer.

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Victoria Pearson

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