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.
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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Try Wood Wall Panels
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arrange Vintage Signs
Vintage camp signs become an instant focal point when they’re hung on a bright wall, especially above the bed.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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Frame a Chalkboard
Snag a framed chalkboard to welcome overnight guests with adorable handwritten messages like “Sweet Dreams.”
Play With Pattern
Rely on eye-catching wallpaper, such as this teal geometric design, to introduce contrast into a white bedroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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