It might be difficult to decorate that big blank wall behind your bed. If you’re hunting for over the bed wall decor, check out these 14 Gorgeous Over The Bed Wall Decor Ideas!
I believe that decorating a bedroom is often ignored. I’m completely willing to ignore our bedroom in favor of dedicating my time, energy, and resources to decorating the areas of our home that require more attention from guests.
I’ve been thinking about how to design our master bedroom since we moved into our new fixer-upper…even though we haven’t really started decorating yet! I’ve been considering many possibilities for over-bed décor, as well as how to decorate above our bed and make our bedroom storage more practical.
There are many ways to decorate your over-the-bed area like you can use abstract art above bed, you can use a wreath above bed, you can go for over headboard art, and many more. I have mentioned all these points and also provided links to the products which you can buy, so you don’t have to keep searching.
I swear I’ll get to you soon, bedroom. Until then, I’m sticking to my own advice of focusing on one room at a time! When it comes to designing a bedroom, I believe many individuals struggle with over the bed wall decor.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by such a large blank wall! I decided to seek inspiration and ideas from some of my favorite fellow bloggers. Here are designer-worthy over the bed wall decor ideas!
Over The Bed Wall Decor Ideas
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Are you ready to see these awesome ideas for over the bed decor??
1. Hang a farmhouse Sign above the bed
Because I adore the farmhouse aesthetic, hanging a farmhouse sign over the bed is one of my favorite above-bed decor ideas. Hanging a huge sign up-front and center is one of the easiest ways to decorate your bed.
This farmhouse sign stands out and adds farmhouse charm to the decor. This same farmhouse wood sign can be purchased at the link provided below! It’s perfect for use as a guest room!
2. Put a round mirror above bed
Mirrors make rooms look bigger and brighter… In fact, one of the recommendations I discussed in this article about how to make a small room look larger is to add a mirror. There’s something about seeing “extra” room in the mirror that truly makes an impression and makes a room feel bigger.
This round brass mirror over the bed is available on Amazon. You can even create your own DIY Sunburst Mirror if you’re feeling crafty!
3. Stencil the wall behind the bed
Stenciling on the walls is quickly getting popular. Kristi of Making it in the Mountains created this stenciled wall behind the bed, which I like. It’s got a great farmhouse vibe about it!
Kristi expresses her own belief that wall stenciling would be difficult and intimidating. But it turned out to be a really straightforward DIY project! In her blog article, she offers some fantastic wall-stenciling advice! You could even build your own wall stencils! And you can buy stencils HERE.
4. Install a DIY Wood Planked Wall
What a great idea Amanda from Love & Renovations came up with for a DIY wood planked wall!
The charred wood planks she used to have a rustic and distinctive look to them. The instructions are really simple to follow. Amanda was able to do this project in only a few hours by herself because it was so simple!
5. Hang a Shelf above the bed
With this charming farmhouse shelf over the bed, Liz Marie truly hits it out of the park! Of course, you’ll like the shiplap accent wall.
Her rustic shelf over the bed is a wonderful way to customize your space. When you become bored of the decorations on the shelf or want to change it up for the seasons, you can easily swap them out. If you’re looking for a similar style, you can purchase them from the link given below.
6. DIY A Boho Style wall hanging above the bed
I’m a big fan of the boho style, which is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, if I were to “label” my own style, I’d say modern boho farmhouse… Is there such a thing?!? Even if it isn’t, I’m going to turn it into one.
Hanging a boho-style wall hanging over your bed is a fantastic idea! This boho wall hanging is made with the help of A Beautiful Mess. It appears to be a LOT of fun to do a DIY project like this!
7. Hang a gallery wall above bed
Personal images of your family or vacations look wonderful on gallery walls. It’s important that your home design represents your memories, and including photos is a great way to do so. You’ll like Amanda’s gallery wall from Domestically Creative which she created to add above her bed.
If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to creating a gallery wall for your above-bed wall décor, check out my gallery wall tips here.
8. Add some wallpaper for the wall behind the bed
Wallpaper is making a comeback, in case you hadn’t heard! Don’t you think the dramatic wallpaper Lindi put to her modern master bedroom is perfect? She also hung a mirror over her bed, which is another of my above-bed decorating ideas.
Peel and stick wallpaper, which is fully removable, is one of the most popular types of wallpaper. Yes, the days of difficult wallpaper removal are gone forever. If you’re a renter, this makes it a great option for how to arrange your bedroom.
9. Make your own wood plank headboard
It’s true…having an awesome headboard can sometimes be enough as bedroom decor. Shannon from Home Made Lovely created a simple wood plank headboard that gives the room a lot of personalities. It’s also great how she incorporated the beautiful banner on the headboard.
Because you’ll be making the headboard yourself, you can choose how tall you want it to be. You could even go all the way up the wall with the wood boards! For over-the-bed décor, that would be a great and dramatic concept. Buy headboards on Amazon from HERE.
10. Hang vintage plates on the wall above the bed
Displaying collections in your home design is a lot of fun. It’s a great concept of displaying a collection over the bed, as Jami from An Oregon Cottage has done with her vintage plates. It’s not only beautiful but also quite unique! Her post takes you step-by-step through the process of hanging a plate wall.
11. Install board and batten wall behind the bed
You’ll fall in love with the beauty of board and batten accent walls, especially in bedrooms! A board and batten wall is a fun and easy method to give a space a lot of personalities. The before and after photos of this DIY Playbook bedroom makeover will really wow you.
12. Hang large scale words above the bed
Hanging some large size words above your bed is an excellent way to truly customize it! Consider how many different words or letters you could use. For above-bed décor, the choices for word wall hangings are unlimited.
Making your own wall stencils for the words is another alternative, and guides can be found on the internet.
13. Hang large typographical prints above the bed
Hanging huge typographical prints over your bed, similar to the enormous words, is a fantastic way to add a focal point. You can get many amazing typographical prints on amazon and if you wish to buy one then check out the links given below.
14. Layer frames on the wall with large wood signs
The layered frames wall decor ideas are the fantastic focal points for over the bed wall decor. I love how the white frames on the wall behind the sign have been stacked. It adds a lot of depth and texture to the picture. This is a nice tutorial if you’re trying to figure out how to make a layered frame wall like this.
Decorating that large (and somewhat scary) wall over your bed doesn’t have to be so difficult! Each of these 14 Designer-Friendly Ideas For Over The Bed Wall Decor Ideas can be customized and used in your own bedroom. For over-the-bed decor, there were DIY projects and simple pieces you could buy and hang.
Instead of being overwhelmed by the task of decorating above your bed, think about how you can incorporate your particular style and personality into the decorations you hang there.
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Now comes the important question… Which Over The Bed Wall Decor Ideas is your top pick? Please let me know in the comments.
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