20 Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas to Spruce up Your Space

January 31, 2022 by Martyna Stachowiak in Home Decor

Tired of staring at bare walls in your bedroom? You’re in luck. We’ve rounded up 20 bedroom wall decor ideas to help you out!

A bedroom is a private space where we can relax and escape the everyday grind. Sadly, bedrooms are often one the dullest-looking rooms in the house, neglected in favor of more visible areas like living rooms and kitchens. It’s time to change that!

Below you’ll find a list of wall decor ideas that are sure to add some whimsy to your sleeping quarters. From macrame wall hangings to gallery wall art prints, our picks will get you updating your bedroom wall decor in no time.

For additional inspiration, here are a few posts you might like:  

OK, let’s jump into it!

Paint a Feature Wall

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add some personality to your bedroom, painting a feature wall is the way to go. Pick a wall that isn’t already occupied by furniture or windows and give it a bold new color. You can also try creating different patterns with tape or paint — just remember to stick with hues from the same color family! 

Style Your Headboard

Leaning wall decor in unexpected places not only provides an interesting, casual look but also keeps your bedroom walls pristine. So, if you’re unable to drill holes into your wall (or just can’t be bothered), try utilizing your headboard as a makeshift shelf for framed pieces and artwork instead.

Install Fun Shelving

Just because shelves are practical doesn’t mean they have to look the part, and this honeycomb design proves just that. Both functional and aesthetic, this type of shelving is perfect for displaying plants, knick-knacks, and books, all the while adding visual interest to your space.

Incorporate a Wall Mural

Paint and wallpaper are the obvious choices for creating an accent wall, but if you’re looking for something a little more unique, consider a mural. Murals can be anything from a bold floral to an abstract design, a landscape, or an architectural wonder, and they can be as little or as large as you like.

Hang Baskets Above the Bed

If you are looking for an easy way to bring boho vibes into your bedroom, then you definitely need some baskets to hang on your wall! In this room from thepauleyhouse, a black accent wall provides a negative space that enables the woven baskets above the bed to really pop.

Work in Some Shiplap

Let’s talk about this shiplap wall that Instagrammer dinas.sweethome.style used in her master bedroom. Not only does it give the room a coastal look, but it also makes this relatively small space appear larger because it emphasizes the height of the room and draws the eye upwards.

Paint an Arched Headboard

We have been so drawn to painted arches lately, and your bed’s headboard is the perfect place to integrate this trend if you love it too! Try incorporating plants, shelving, or artwork into the design for a more detailed and layered look.

Put up a Metal Sign 

A metal wall sign is possibly the most durable decor item you’ll ever find in a house. Not only this, but it can blend in all settings and create a perfect statement piece when placed in the right spot. For an eye-catching visual feature within the room, mount one above your bed or dresser.  

Display a Displate

Did we say that metal wall signs were the most durable? We take that back! Displates are thick metal plates with select designs printed on them that last about forever. Plus, they can help you turn that bare bedroom wall into a piece of art!

Build a DIY Slat Wall

Gone are the days of a white wall! The internet is buzzing about vertical wood slats — and you should be too. Just like shiplap, this type of wood paneling brings in texture and dimension, adding a ton of architectural interest to your space. Plus, it’s simple and inexpensive to do on your own.

Decorate With Macrame

Macrame is making a big comeback, and we are here for it! There are many different ways to incorporate it into your bedroom decor. You can mount a large macrame wall hanging over your bed or hang a few knotted plant holders from the ceiling (or both, like merakikollektiv did).

Creating a gallery wall allows you to incorporate a variety of wall decor items into one cohesive look. Whether you stick to a consistent color palette and matching picture frames or display an eclectic mix of designs and sizes, the outcome is sure to impress. We love the bright colors of this collection from sevenpalmtreehouse!

Grow Your Walls Green

Decorating with houseplants is a tried and tested way to give life to your bedroom walls and make them really pop. Train a climbing vine to grow up and around a wall mirror, or get some creepers crawling right above your headboard and enjoy nature’s beauty while you relax. 

Go Big with a Statement Piece

No need to cover an entire wall in different art prints! A single dramatic piece is enough to draw the eye up and become a focal point of your room. It can be anything from a black-and-white photo in a minimalist space or an oversized abstract painting that makes a bold statement.

Try out a Tapestry

A large tapestry extending from floor to ceiling is the perfect low-commitment wall decor solution for renters, students in dorms, and those who like to switch things up every now and then. This idea works beautifully in boho settings, as proven by Instagrammer my_boho_corner.

Fan It out!

If you’re looking to bring a burst of texture and oriental flair to your space, look no further than a wall fan. A Chinese symbol of wealth, good luck, and protection, it can be fortuitous to integrate into your bedroom decor too!

Hang up a Mirror

An oversized mirror helps open up a small space, and — when strategically placed — it bounces off the light while also creating a focal point on your wall. If you want to increase the amount of natural light cast around your bedroom, simply place the mirror opposite or beside a window.

Lean Into It

If you don’t want to hammer it in, lean it against the wall! A large floor mirror is an eye-catching addition to any bedroom and can help fill up some of that vacant wall space as well. Depending on the frame, it can add an element of elegance or whimsy that can’t happen when it’s actually attached to the wall.

Knock on Carved Wood

Decorative wall panels with intricately carved designs bring texture and an element of depth to any space. If you’re stuck looking for above-bed decor, take your cue from this white bedroom from annie_jacksonvillerealtor. She used ornate wood paneling to create a defined space instead of a headboard.

Dress It with Wallpaper

A printed wallpaper doesn’t have to remind you of your grandma’s house! In fact, wallpapers have enjoyed a resurgence over the last few years, inspiring many an interior designer to get creative. Need proof? Check out this amazing space from whatdecoratesmyday!

Over to You!

So there you have it – our favorite wall decor ideas that are sure to add style to your bedroom. From a bold wallpaper to a wall mural, we hope they are helpful on your journey to create the perfect space that will make you thrive. Remember: while you might not be able to afford to buy a new dresser, bedside table, or a bed frame every time you want to switch things up, you certainly can afford a lick of paint or a few potted plants to make your bedroom feel like new without breaking the bank. 

If you’re looking for some additional wall decor inspiration, here are a few past posts you might have missed:  

Are there any decor ideas we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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