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4 Decorative Ideas for Space Beside & Above Your Bed

Jim Morris
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Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Jim Morris loves to travel and visit a lot of architecture sites worldwide. He shares lots of information and is always looking forward to the next article on interior design, architecture and landscaping.
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When looking for the most affordable yet stylish bedroom ideas, the first thing that comes to every homeowner’s mind is colourful and beautifully curated wall decor. We love to compare art, regardless if they’re placed beside the bed frame or above it, to jewellery in the said room. It’s like a decorative accessory that can help improve sleep quality and add a personal fashion statement.

Like any home decor, the biggest question everyone asks is what you should add to complete your bedroom? Are there any other options available aside from photos and paintings that will not look odd in the bedroom? What can you do to fill up space in your bedroom wall? Is 3D metal art too grand?

To guide you in your quest to find the best answer to your question, we gathered some interesting bedroom wall decor ideas that any household owner can pull off. Enjoy reading!

1. Hang an Oversized Mirror

If you’re the type of person who always goes for bold things, no wall decor is bolder than hanging a statement mirror above your bed. It creates a gleaming focal point that reflects the light that enters your bedroom. Thus, it “opens” up the entire space and makes it feel airier and larger regardless of how big or small your room is.

We love the idea of incorporating elegance into our bedroom and light colours like pops of blue and pink because of the cosy and clean vibe that it exudes. Give the light, pastel palette a try for your home. Do this by choosing soft hues and offsetting it with various shades of white.

Mix the whole thing off with a mirror with a unique shape for it to be visually attractive. Choose one with a sculptural flair to serve an eye-catching appeal while being a functional wall art piece that nicely complements the soft colors.

2. Display your collections (whatever they are)

For those who have small bedrooms with limited floor spaces, you have to think of putting things vertically. What’s perfect than installing a cabinet or some shelves to show off your favourite things, whether if it’s a beautiful piece of artwork, unforgettable photographs, or some souvenirs from all your travels?

Find inspirations on Pinterest. If you can’t find one that suits your style, try this. Create a rustic-industrial themed bedroom by making a matching gallery wall and shelves add warmth and function to the bed’s side. This is one of the coziest wall accessory ideas for a bedroom that anyone has seen. It is just a friendly warning that this is best for those living in not earthquake-prone areas. Having this in yours will highlight the room’s clean-lined yet rustic mid-century vibe. If you’re looking to have this for your room, pick a shelving piece that’s streamlined and always stick to warm wood tones and neutral art to achieve the modern look.

3. Choose to be bold with color.

Go for an out-of-the-box approach to your bedroom wall art by painting the room walls with a bold color to serve as the primary focus for visuals. Use a captivating wall hue and negative space to add a touch and create a backdrop that highlights the furniture that you have in the said room.

For inspiration, you can try a minimal-industrial approach for the master bedroom. Paint the walls with monochromatic blue to make the room look bold and clean. This color also aids in setting off a dark-metal canopy type of bed and a piece of sculptural lamp furniture, making the fixtures the center of attraction.

To recreate this amazing look in your room, give bold yet calming wall colors a try. You have the liberty to choose between any neutrals or shades of green and stuff it with furnishings that contain strong lines to contrast your chosen hues for the walls. This is how you reimagine this cool yet modern look while not throwing the comfy and cozy vibe out of the window.

4. Try Putting a Decorative Headboard

Apart from the ones mentioned above, another way to incorporate wall art into the room where you’re most comfortable without heading down the traditional route is to opt for a vast, intricately sculpted headboard. It’s one of every homeowner’s most favorite functional decor accessories for any bedroom style as long as it has high ceilings and the wall spaces are not too empty for art. It is also best for those who want to add value and beauty to the room without the help of various wall art decors that can look cluttered and disastrous when yours has narrow wall spaces.

When we’re talking about bedroom decorating ideas that involve large bed headboards, you can never go wrong with a stylish boho glam one.  Many options are available in the market--from comfy upholstered style with bright, cute patterns to carved ones. Nonetheless, everything can add color and flair to your bedroom, no matter what you choose.

If you admire a boho glam look like the one we suggested, you should start looking for a headboard that features a global aesthetic. Achieve the look by pairing the headboard to a color palette that’s almost the same with light pinks, reds, greens, and blues. Complete it with some beautiful textiles using the same colors in the palette, and it’s good to go.


There are thousands of options available if you want to make use of the space beside and above your bed, and the ones mentioned above are just some of them. If you can think of anything other than the ones on this list, please do so. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity. If you’re not sure what to do, you can always consult an interior designer to turn what you have in mind into reality.

Jim Morris

About the author

Jim Morris

Jim Morris loves to travel and visit a lot of architecture sites worldwide. He shares lots of information and is always looking forward to the next article on interior design, architecture and landscaping.
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