If you’re on the hunt for a way to modernize your bedroom while still keeping a refined and relaxed energy, grey is your saving grace. These grey wall decor ideas will make your bedroom look stylish and sophisticated in the blink of an eye. Follow our expert guide to make the most out of your grey-tinted sleeping space.
Grey Bedroom Color Palettes
The beauty of grey is that is can match almost any surrounding colors. If you’re still working on building your bedroom’s color palette, grey wall art and decor is the perfect solution. Maybe you’re someone who has struggled with getting your interior to look cohesive. If so, grey is the way to go!
Color Scheme: Expert Tips
ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz has several stunning suggestions for colors to pair with grey in your sleeping space. The first being soft, calming pastel tones! Shades like pale pink, apricot, and baby blue look gorgeous with grey wall decor. If you want something a little more natural, go with terracotta tones and brownish hues. Another option is to take advantage of the neutral effect of grey, and add pops of vibrant colors like ruby red and amethyst purple!
Grey Bedroom Wall Art: Size Guide
If you’re leaning towards wall art as your chosen method of adding grey to your interior, make sure you select the right size. Artwork of proper proportions is essential when creating a designer space. Follow these tips from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide to ensure a well-balanced bedroom:
“Your grey wall decor should take up about 60% to 75% of the total available empty wall space (i.e. the portion not covered by furniture.) The first step is to measure the height and width of the wall. Easy-peasy! Next, simply multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. This handy equation will give you the best range of canvas print sizes to suit your sleeping space.
If you need an example, let’s say your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range, followed by multiplying 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Repeat the same steps for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 - 6.75 and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet. Tada!
If you’re not able to properly measure your wall space, don’t fear! Follow our rule of thumb of always ordering a larger size than you initially envision. Avoid making an amateur mistake with this tip from our guide on How to Hang Wall Art the Right Way:
“Occasionally bigger is better, and that definitely holds truth when it comes to wall decor! While you may not want a piece of art to overwhelm your bedroom, homeowners often pick pieces that are too small for the wall. For instance, if you decide to hang a piece of art above a headboard, the canvas should be almost as wide as the piece of furniture itself! A print that is too small can look awkward and disproportionate. On the other hand, a well-proportioned piece of wall art can transform your sleeping space in the best way.”
Grey Bedroom Canvas Shapes & Layouts
Our grey canvas prints are offered in a wide range of shapes and layouts to suit your unique style. If you are enamored with traditionalism, go with our single-panel, framed print. For a trendier option, try our hottest layout for 2023: the split-canvas, two piece print. If you want to complement the grey aesthetic with something equally contemporary, consider a multi-panel canvas with 3-5 individual pieces. Looking for a shape with even more quirky character? Our seven-piece hexagonal print is right up your alley.
Multi-Panel Art: Expert Tips
If you’re leaning towards a modern, multi-panel layout for your bedroom, make sure to follow these tips from our expert article on "How to Hang Multi-Panel Artwork":
When it comes to width, we recommend leaving 1" space between each panel when hung, for the best tight but breathable look! If the gap is too wide or too narrow, you will lose the visual effect of the split canvas.
The height of the panels, on the other hand, is dependent on the unique layout you selected. Some layouts are symmetrical, and some layouts resemble a wave and feature differently sized panels. In general, the rule of thumb is to be consistent! For example, if you hang the left panel 3" lower than the middle panel, be sure to hang the right panel using the same measurement. Always use your pencil and a ruler for additional precision.
Grey Wall Decor for Your Sleeping Space
Your bedroom is a space to rest and rejuvenate. The colors you use in your sleeping area will affect your mental health. Therefore, shades that radiate relaxation are key. While you don’t have to stray away from bright colors all together, starting with a neutral or cool-toned color palette is ideal for optimal peace. There are several types of grey and cool neutral decor that can give your bedroom a stylish touch. Consider pairing grey artwork with taupe and charcoal textiles for a refined and restful look.
Abstract Wall Decor Styles
When in doubt, go with abstract art as your statement piece of decor. Abstract art will match any furniture, and it will add a contemporary element to your space. Wake up every morning in a creative space, and embrace perfect imperfections. Abstract artwork is calming, imaginative, and stimulating. The grey tones will ensure your print isn’t too loud or overbearing.
Black and White (Greyscale) Bedroom Art
Consider choosing a single black and white photo print as grey-toned wall decor for your bedroom. Black and white photos can be a minimalist and impactful design choice. This approach can simplify the process of selecting and hanging prints, while still creating a striking focal point in your room. When choosing. Single print, it’s important to consider the size and orientation of the photo. A large, landscape-oriented print can create a dramatic effect, while a smaller, portrait-oriented print can create a more intimate and personal feel. You can also experiment with different types of photography, such as architectural or nature-inspired prints, depending on your personality and style preferences. The frame (or lack thereof) can also significantly impact the look and feel of the print. A simple, black or white frame can create a sleek look, whereas an unframed canvas print can look trendier. Consider the existing decor in your room and choose the best layout that suits your unique space. Create a stunning focal point in your bedroom with a classy black and white print!
More Color-Based Topics & Trends
For more color trends to prep your home for 2023, check out our decor inspiration blog. Go beyond grey bedroom decor, and experiment with the top trending color palettes. If grey is a little too cool for your taste, you have to check out our article on griege – the perfect mix of grey and beige. Happy decorating!