best bedroom wall decor ideas in 2023

If you’re seeking out unique wall decor ideas for your sleeping space, we’ve got your back! This technical guide will take you through the step-by-step process of selecting and ordering your ideal wall decor. Artwork is a foolproof way to give your bedroom a boost of style, and it’s even more impactful when the print is hung the right way! We’ve consulted with design experts to bring you the top tips for wall decor and stylish bedroom upgrades. Jump to the section that most interests you, or read through the entire post for a comprehensive look at the best of bedroom wall art. 

Explore trending wall art to take your bedroom to new heights. Choosing the perfect piece of wall decor for your space can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve highlighted our top picks for 2023. Now that the new year is here, there’s no better time to give your bedroom a much-needed makeover. 2023 is all about taking chances with decor, aka, go bold AND go home. At the top of our list of daring decorating ideas is the vivid floral trend. Curated by our art director, Tirzah Goodman, our “Vibrant Flowers” collection is full of eye-catching, contemporary wall decor. This catalog of prints combines bright colors with surreal floral patterns for a modern twist on classic floral prints. Pair your eye-popping piece of art with live greenery and fresh flowers on your bedside table for a delicate touch.

Headboard Alternatives: Above/Over the Bed Wall Decor

If you’re stumped on where to hang your bold, brand-new print, we have the perfect solution! Hang your print on the empty wall above your bed for optimal visibility. Place your bed in the center of the wall, and opt for a modern, no-headboard frame. Instead of a traditional headboard, try hanging your artwork in its place. Choose a piece of wall art that is a similar width as your bed frame to complete the illusion. For an ultra-contemporary touch, choose a frameless, multi-panel print. Remember, don’t hang your wall art too high! Especially if you choose the faux-headboard option, hanging your artwork at or below eye-level is essential. Plus, a print that is hung too high is the tell-tale sign of an interior design amateur. If you choose a print as vibrant as our vivid, flowery artwork, you want to make sure it’s expertly placed.

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How to Decorate Your Bedroom Walls

There are several ways to make your bedroom walls pop. However, there are few techniques as simple and sleek as hanging a striking canvas. Browse our trending wall art styles, or give your space a splash of personality. Whether you love classic or contemporary artwork, your bedroom should inspire you to wake up each morning with a smile. Don’t shy away from bold decor that catches your eye. While your bedroom is for relaxing and winding down, it’s also the space that sets the tone for your entire day. It’s important to create an equal balance of coziness and pizazz.

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Bedroom Wall Decor: Shape Guide

When choosing the perfect canvas shape for your space, determine which layout best represents your bedroom decor goals:

A Tried-and-True Classic: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

A Mix of Modern and Traditional: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

Balanced but Bold: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

Trendy and Multi-Dimensional: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

Funky and Playful: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

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Bedroom Wall Decor: Pro Tips

When hanging your wall art, follow this expert tip from our guide to hanging wall art the right way:

“Leave enough room in between the edge of the wall and your canvas print. There should be at least a foot from where the wall ends, before your artwork begins. Hanging your art too close to the edge of the wall can make a space look cramped and disproportionate. Your interior should feel comfortable, so it’s important to avoid an unsettling layout. Give your home the greatest potential to feel open and welcoming.”

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Bedroom Wall Art Ideas: Size Guide

If you’re ready to select your canvas size, read through this helpful expert from our ultimate wall art size guide:

Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.

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.

Bedroom Wall Decor: Pro Tips

If you’re browsing through images on our website, keep in mind this helpful advice below when visualizing the size of your artwork:

“The image displayed on ElephantStock’s website the largest of that design. Please note that the sizes shown are the overall size of all panels combined. Keep an eye on the "Canvas Size Chart" to see the individual panel sizes. Feel free to reach out to for further assistance.”

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Unique Bedroom Wall Decor & Styles

We get it, you don’t want your interior to look like everyone else’s! If you’re on the hunt for unique decor, we’ve got you covered. Our conceptual art collections have been curated by our art director, Tirzah Goodman. These stylish selections were made to make your bedroom stand out.

Abstract Figure

First, consider a minimalist print from our abstract figure collection. These modern pieces celebrate the human body using contrasting shades and clean lines. If you’re all about doing more with less, this is the collection for you.

Minimalist Architecture

Another minimalist collection, these architectural-inspired prints will give your bedroom depth and dimension. Create a space within a space by hanging one of these geometric marvels. This collection is boho and full of eye-catching designs.

Vibrant Greenery

Finally, embrace the vibrance of nature with or palm-inspired greenery prints. Make a bold statement with these vivid art pieces. Create a visual escape from reality with a print that combines daring colors and botanical themes.

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Color Concepts and Palette Ideas

Wall art is a great way to tie together your bedroom color scheme. Choose artwork that combines multiple shades throughout your space to create a cohesive look.

Gray and Teal Bedroom Ideas

If you’re starting from scratch, a trendy concept is to combine a muted neutral with a vibrant accent color. For example, select a soft neutral shade like grey or taupe for your base. Then incorporate a vivid cool color like teal, turquoise, or cobalt.

Our resident interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares a color-specific design tip:

“Turquoise, a blend of light blue and green, has tropical undertones that bring to mind the cooling properties of the ocean and can instantly transport you to a relaxed day on the beach. It is said that turquoise represents a desire to make your own way in the world, under your very own terms.” 

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Zen Wall Art for Your Bedroom

Incorporating zen wall art into your bedroom can create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that promotes a restful night’s sleep. Zen-style artwork often features calming images of typography that help curate a space intended for serenity and tranquility. Consider botanical wall art or a minimalist print. Browse peaceful landscapes and simple abstract designs for a soothing ambience. By adding zen wall art to your bedroom, you can ensure a calming, laid-back space. Additionally, the use of soft, neutral colors in zen artwork can create a visually harmonious and balanced space that feels calm and inviting. Whether you choose to hang a large piece of zen wall art above your bed, or incorporate smaller pieces throughout the room, hanging zen art on your bedroom wall can promote a peaceful space that elevates your overall well-being.

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Trending Topics and Decor Advice

For more decor ideas, check out this piece on how to make your bedroom pop even more. Searching for more wall art suggestions? View this article on wall art for every sleeping space.  Our design inspiration blog was meant to guide you on your decorating adventure. Remember, it’s all about embracing the journey!

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