Your bedroom is a place of relaxation, personal expression, and an area meant to be entirely your own. When it comes to decorating those bare walls, bedrooms are the perfect place to try something new, unique, or even dramatic. No one wants a boring bedroom, but how can you decorate your walls in a way that stands out? We’ve done the research and collected trends and styles that are sure to spark your creativity and help you towards the bedroom of your dreams.
1. Light Wall
Twinkle lights are an easy way to add a warm and inviting ambiance to your bedroom, but sometimes it can look more on the festive side in terms of decor. Curtain lights are a great way to bring that cozy glow to your room all year round. These lights can be hung up with your curtains, or they can be hung on your wall to create a wall of lights behind your bed.
You can recreate this look with your own strand of LED curtain lights.
2. One Of A Kind Art
Using interesting, unique, and even unusual art to hang on your bedroom wall will create a focal point that’s sure to leave guests talking. If purchasing an art installment isn’t in your budget, you can create something that’s entirely your own. This room uses an old bike on a wooden canvas as intriguing 3d wall art.
3. Alternative Headboard
A common trend in modern bedrooms is to forgo a headboard and use other design elements to highlight the top of the bed. This room uses a repetitive leaf pattern to imitate the shape of the headboard. You can create this using various elements, from hand painting a design, using wall stickers, or hanging garland.
4. Eclectic Shelves
Hang long shelves across your walls to collect books, decor, and other elements that add a personal touch to your bedroom. These shelves are ideal for smaller bedrooms where you may lack space for displaying your favorite books, artwork, or other trinkets. Bookshelves can be bulky and an unnecessary waste of space if you don’t have a large collection of books. These long and open shelves give you more freedom to move and adjust the shelves to fit exactly what you need.
For the simplest customization method, you can attach adjustable tracks to your wall and then use varying wood lengths to create your ideal shelves.
5. Large Tapestry
Hanging a large tapestry to decorate your bare walls is a great way to bring color and texture into your bedroom without much effort. From soft patterns to bold landscapes or vintage fabrics, there are tapestries to suit any bedroom style. Using a tapestry is a renter-friendly alternative to painting or wallpapering an accent wall in your room.
If you aren’t looking to deck an entire wall in an elaborate tapestry, you can choose smaller sizes and hang the fabric in place for wall art.
6. Cityscape Headboard
Get creative with the wall behind your bed and outline a cityscape or mountain range. These designs can be as minimalistic or detailed as you like. If you don’t want to paint and like a more simplistic look, you can use black tape to create your outline. If you’re more creative, you can hand paint a cityscape.
7. Golden Gallery
Gallery walls are a popular trend that allows you to hang varying sizes and styles of frames with a free-flowing pattern. Whether you’re hanging personal pictures or art prints, gallery walls will enable you to fill your wall space with more freedom than symmetrical lines and matching picture sizes.
For a delicate and feminine bedroom, a gold gallery wall adds a touch of shine and texture to your walls. Gallery walls are all about creativity, so mismatching frames from colors to styles is a common practice. However, matching your frames gives you a classy, uniform design for a more put-together and tamed look.
Macrame has become a returning trend in boho chic interior design. These pieces are made from tying knots to create a wide range of designs and shapes for hanging wall art. Macrame can be made from many different materials, meaning you can combine different colors and textures in your bedroom. You can have small, simple pieces or larger and more intricate designs.
Macrame is a handmade craft, so it’s also a DIY you can learn yourself over time.
9. Modern Lighting
Do away with lamps that take up much-needed space on your bedside table. Using vintage-style wall sconces allows you to hang your lamps for unique and out-of-the-way personal lighting.
You can use sconces that plugin like a regular lamp, so you don’t have to worry about the full installation of new lighting in your bedroom.
If you’d rather eliminate unsightly cords or don’t have an easy way to hide them, you can hang battery-operated lights.
10. Corkboard Wall
Whether your bedroom doubles as your office, you have tons of pictures you want to display, or you like the look, corkboard is a creative and versatile accent wall idea. You can use self-adhesive tiles to create the perfect size corkboard for your wall and go as small or as large as you want. Use the corkboard to hang important papers, posters, and pictures, or you can decorate it as you would any wall with well-positioned and framed wall art.
You can use square tiles for entire walls or clean edges, or you can build your own creative shape with hexagon tiles.
11. Go Green
Shelves full of greenery are a beautiful way to liven up your bedroom. Flowing, wrapping, and blooming plants bring a fresh feeling into the room, especially in bedrooms with lots of natural light. Having live plants in your home can also improve the air quality, which is perfect for your bedroom.
12. Retro Drama
If you enjoy dramatic styling in your bedroom, black walls are the way to go. Not only does it help in keeping the room dark to aid with sleep, but it also acts as a blank canvas for bold designs. If you like a modern retro feel like this room, adding pops of gold and bright whites lighten up the dark walls to create a classic and luxurious contrast.
Darker greens, reds, and medium shades of blue also pair well with black walls. Gold accents are the perfect addition to any of these color palettes.
13. Wooden Accent
Wood paneling makes for a gorgeous minimalistic or rustic accent wall. The added texture gives plain walls a new dimension. You can use peel and stick wood planks to recreate this look effortlessly. Whether you want to create an entire accent wall from wood planks or create an extended headboard from floor to ceiling, this look is simple yet dynamic in a bedroom.
Your bedroom is meant to be your own personal space, and it should reflect the style and design that inspires you.
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