Your bedroom is a space that should represent you. Wall art is a great way to show your personality while still maintaining a sleek style. Artwork adds personality without adding clutter. We’ve created the ultimate guide to selecting the right piece of art for your sleeping space. From sizing to placement, this is the expert art article you’ve been searching for. Let’s jump right in!
Elevate Your Bedroom
Don’t be afraid to express yourself with your bedroom decor. Use wall art to refresh your space and give it a personal touch. Hang a piece of artwork above your bed to fill the empty space with a splash of style. Your bedroom should look clean and peaceful, but not lacking in decor. It’s a tricky balance to curate an eye-catching aesthetic that still promotes relaxation. The good news is, wall art is an affordable option that can be switched out on a whim! The subject of the piece is up to you, and you can change it according to your mood. However, there are some visual considerations when it comes to selecting dimensions and layouts. Read on for more technical tips!
Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas: Shapes
First, match your design goals with the shape that best fits your bedroom vision:
Understated and Sleek: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square
Somewhere Between Classic and Contemporary: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas
Eye-Catching and Elegant: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas
Modern and On-Trend: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas
Playful and Daring: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set
Bedroom Wall Ideas: Pro Tips
If you chose a multi-panel canvas, read this pro excerpt on embracing (and hanging) a canvas set:
“Multi-panel artwork and gallery walls look awesome in the bedroom, especially hung over a king or queen bed. Make sure you have enough empty space around the artwork so that the arrangement looks organized and appealing rather than cluttered.”
Bedroom Wall Art Ideas: Sizes
Now it’s time to choose your size. Follow this advice from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide when selecting art to hang above your bed:
Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed or a couch, should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch.
Bedroom Wall Ideas: Pro Tips
Check out this professional design tip for creating a focal point with large framed wall art:
“Large framed wall art adds a focal point to your bedroom that ties the entire room together. While some decor can tend to overwhelm your bedroom, oversized wall art makes a statement without adding clutter. Oversized wall art can also convey the look of a deliberately designed room. You can match a large piece of wall art to your existing bedroom decor, or choose a contrasting piece.”
Curated Styles and Trends
Once you have a grasp on the more technical aspects of selecting wall art, it’s time for the fun part! We’ve made a list of bedroom style trends curated by our art director, Tirzah Goodman.
Our minimalist architecture collection creates a space within a space. These prints combine surrealism and minimalism. Bring the beauty of geometric exteriors into your interior!
Go starry-eyed with our stellar astronomy collection! Try out our trendy take on science with space-inspired prints. This intergalactic artwork is ideal for creating a chic sleeping space.
Vibrant Vintage Florals
Last but not least, consider our vibrant vintage floral collection. This catalog of prints combines classic patterns with a contemporary color scheme. If you’re torn between a traditional and trendy aesthetic, this is the style for you!
Color Scheme Tips & Tricks
You can either base your bedroom decor on the color of your new canvas, or you can select your artwork based on your current aesthetic.
White Wall Bedroom Ideas
If you have bright white walls, go with a darker shade that will add some depth to your space. Consider jewel tones like amethyst purple, ruby red, sapphire blue, and emerald green.
Black Wall Bedroom Ideas
On the opposite side of the spectrum, if you’re daring enough to have dark-toned walls, go with a minimalist print to fit the modern theme. Go with a contemporary definition print that incorporates trendy typography.
Bedroom Wall Ideas: Pro Tips
If you’re designing your bedroom from scratch, follow these pro-tips from our 60-30-10 color scheme article:
“60-30-10 is a rule that suggests you should cover your room with 60% of a dominant color, 30% of a secondary color, and 10% of an accent shade. It is all about maintaining a balance of tones with a touch of simplicity. Pick colors that mingle well with each other to create a subtle combo. Don’t go for colors that suppress the power of other shades; instead, choose shades that will flow together to become a total package.”
Playful Pop Culture Bedroom Wall Ideas
If you want to make your bedroom a fun and exciting space, source decor that reflects your personality! Try incorporating pop culture-inspired wall art, specifically prints that feature superheroes and iconic media characters! With a HUGE range of available options, we have something for everyone. Shop posters, canvas prints, and framed artwork of your favorite heroes or villains. Whether you’re a DC enthusiast or you just love an action-packed film, we have the perfect artwork for you. Imagine waking up every morning under a print that celebrates your chosen fandom! Not only will these images add visual interest and a pop of color to your bedroom, but they will showcase your passions in your most personal space. Dare to let your inner fangirl or fanboy shine and bring some excitement to your bedroom decor! Shop our Warner Brothers Collection, Harry Potter Collection, Superhero Collection, and more!
More Design Topics for You
For more bedroom design inspiration, we have several articles to give you a whole host of creative ideas! From your master bedroom to your guest bedroom, each space in your home deserves decor to make it pop. Looking for more artistic trends? View our recent articles on the importance of summer greenery and creating symmetry in your space. Our inspiration blog is full of professional design tips to help you curate your home from front door to back!