You may have chosen the perfect colour palette for your bedroom, settled on a stylish theme and bought the essential furniture, but there is one significant element you may have overlooked. To give your space a finishing touch, you need to decorate above the bed and fill the awkward space right behind your headboard.
Adding accents to an otherwise boring wall is a great way to make your space look more personalized. So, if you have just moved into a new a home or are planning to redo your bedroom décor, here are some trendy yet budget-friendly above-bed wall décor ideas that you must know about.
Hanging Fairy Lights
You can instantly make your bedroom look warm and cosy by hanging a string of fairy lights above the bed. It will not only help illuminate the space but also make it look a bit more personalized. In case you are not a huge fan of hanging string lights above the bed, consider opting for a statement light fixture that can both light up your room and serve as the focal point.
However, you’ll need to make sure the lighting fixture doesn’t cast a harsh light onto the bed.
If you are feeling a little confused, our guides detailing the best types of lighting for each room in your home as well as different types of light bulbs will definitely help you reach an informed decision.
Adding Sleek Shelves
Installing a sleek shelf to decorate above the bed is the interior design equivalent to killing two birds with one stone. Along with filling up the empty space above your bed, a shelf will also add storage space to your room, which seems like a win-win situation.
You can either buy ready-made shelves from a furniture store or hang DIY floating shelves to reduce the cost even further. Once installed, fill these shelves with books, potted succulents, decorative pieces and picture frames to add a splash of colour and personality to your above-bed wall décor.
Though when it comes to hanging heavy items to decorate above the bed, make sure they are secured properly to the wall. Otherwise, they may fall and cause serious damage.
Feel free to take a look at these modern shelf designs for more inspiration.
Creating a Gallery wall
You can never really go wrong with a gallery wall.
It is one of the easiest (and probably the most affordable) way of decorating the wall behind your headboard. All you need to do is hang a few photo frames above your bed and then mix and match them with a few theme-specific prints or wall arts to add some visual depth to your space. You can also add images of landscape or quotes to brighten up your space.
Although there are no set rules for creating a gallery wall above the bed, it is recommended to choose frames and images of different shapes and sizes to create visual interest. You can also choose the main piece and then decorate around it.
Draping a Bright Fabric
Fabric is easily one of the most affordable things to hang above the bed. In fact, if you are a fan of chic bohemian décor, this may be your best bet to decorate above the bed without straining your wallet.
You can repurpose an old bed sheet for this project or paint a white cotton cloth to serve as a tapestry. For those who possess a bit of an artistic flair, tying-and-dyeing old sheets may also be a great idea.
If you want a more polished look, consider buying a hand-knitted tapestry or wall hanging for decorating above the bed.
Here are some more affordable ways to upgrade the walls that can come in handy.
Hanging Large Scale Art
Adding large scale wall art is a brilliant way to add colour to your home without using a paintbrush.
If you are a fan of contemporary or modern décor, hanging art above the bed will go perfectly with your theme. Even if you have opted for a minimalist theme, adding statement wall art above the bed will only add to the aesthetic value of your home.
Now, buying large scale art is not exactly cheap, but it can make your space look extravagant and upscale. For a more budget-friendly approach, try looking for home-based artists selling their work online or contact them to get a custom piece made for a relatively lower price.
This brings an end to our guide on what to hang over your bed in the master bedroom. If you have any feedback or ideas regarding above-bed wall décor, feel free to share them with us at email@example.com.
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