Wondering just exactly what to do about the empty space above your bed or how to jazz up that blank wall opposite your windows? If selecting bedroom art has proved to be too challenging in the past, we're here to make the process simple for you. We've rounded up 25 fabulous ideas that will have you looking to grab a hammer and nails in no time so that you can finally bring that blank wall to life with art that speaks to you.
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Go Big With a Gallery Wall
Why not go big with a gallery wall? Here, a smaller grouping of pictures is paired with larger abstract pieces, resulting in a wow-worthy setup. If you have tall ceilings, use them to your advantage by hanging pictures nice and high up in order to make the most of this extra space.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Try a Small Frame
Perhaps a simple picture hanging by your nightstand is more your style. If you cannot find an art print that speaks to you, consider framing a favorite greeting card, family photo, or fabric sample—this approach is not only affordable but is also unique.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Install a Mural
Make your walls truly shine with a mural like this one! Even if you do not wish to paint the walls, there are many mural-like wallpapers that you can adhere (and remove when you're ready for a new look) that will result in a similar effect.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Keep It Classic With a Mirror
Mirrors can function as art, too! Choose one that complements your wall color and bedding and watch it reflect sunlight and make your room appear a bit larger—mirrors are always winners.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Think Big and Abstract
Not sure what to do with that large, empty wall? This is where oversized abstract art is often an excellent option. Whether you DIY a piece or purchase one from a favorite artist, don't be afraid to go big and bold.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Make it Soothing
Abstract pieces also look beautiful hanging over the bed. This one resembles the ocean and has an extra soothing quality about it, which is perfect for a sleep space.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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Try an Art Trio
Gallery walls don't need to be gigantic to be impactful. Choose three favorite pieces and hang them in an artful formation over your bed, desk, or dresser. Do not feel pressured to cover every empty inch of wall space; just a few thoughtfully selected paintings or drawings will surely stand out.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Camouflage a TV in Style
Many people enjoy installing televisions in the bedroom but are worried that a large black box will be an eyesore. Make your TV look less severe by surrounding it with art or photos, as we see here. That way, even when you're not watching anything, you'll have something to admire.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Display All Your Favorites
If your house is absolutely overflowing with art and you can't pick just a few favorite pieces, go ahead and hang a gallery wall! For a more cohesive look, place pictures in matching frames of various sizes.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Pick a Piece That Pops
Pick an art piece in a contrasting color to whatever is on your walls, and hang it so that it really pops. Again, just a few pieces of art will go a long way if you prefer to keep things somewhat simple.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Lean Art on Shelves
Keep in mind that art can look just as nice leaning as it does nailed into the wall. If your bedroom features open shelving or a bookshelf, don't be afraid to display a few pieces of art there, too. Plus, this tactic makes it easy to rearrange and rotate out pieces as often as you wish without worrying about nail holes.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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Make a Timeless Design Choice
Fill the space over a queen or king bed with a series of three art prints that all go together for a sophisticated, timeless look.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Get Ready in Style
Just as you can install a gallery wall around your TV, you can also do so around a mirror. Getting ready is way more fun when you're surrounded by some of your favorite works and photos!Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Mix and Match
Go ahead and mix and match mediums and subjects in your bedroom if you wish. Why not hang a portrait full of personality in one corner and a nature scene in another, as is the case in this sleep space?Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Let Children Weigh in
In a child's room, art should be playful and contain pops of color. Older children may wish to play a role in selecting art pieces for their space, so be sure to allow them to voice their opinions during the decorating process.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Bust Out a Basket
As an alternative to the traditional framed photo, try placing woven baskets above the bed instead. These pieces add welcome texture and visual interest to any sleep space.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Stick to a Theme
We're all for a theme! Here, nautical art shines in a blue and white bedroom. Think outside the box with your frames and try a finish such as burlwood, which is always chic.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Tie in Nearby Hues
A long, thin abstract piece fits the width of this bed and draws in the blues, whites, and tans that are scattered throughout the room.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Perhaps you own neutral furnishings but are looking to embrace your colorful side through art. Don't hold back: A bright and cheerful piece like this one makes a splash in an otherwise black and white bedroom.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Try a Tapestry
This isn't the tapestry you had hanging in your dorm room, that's for sure. Hanging textiles can make for lovely additions to any bedroom; perhaps you have a favorite tapestry or quilt from your travels that deserves a spot on the wall.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Black and white photography makes any space look luxe. Here, photographs of vintage cars look right at home in a little boy's room.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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You know what they say: If it isn't moving, monogram it! Make your child's space truly feel like their own by hanging a monogram decal above the bed.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Showcase Your Personality
While we love a good triptych, it's more than ok to mix different types of art and hang them together as a set of three. Your art should reflect your personality and aesthetic, after all.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Stock Up on Sketches
Framed sketches hang on either side of the bed and add some warmth to this airy, feminine space. Flea markets and vintage stores are great places to search for figure sketches of this nature.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Love That Neon
A bold, modern piece takes this gray bedroom to the next level. Who doesn't love a little bit of neon?