ExecutiveChronicles.com | 5 Expert Tips for Decorating Your Bedroom Walls | While each room in your home comes with its own set of decorating challenges, there is something even more nerve-wracking about making decisions for your bedroom – the one room that is principally for you.
Whether you are looking to do just a few things to refresh the space or are starting a total transformation, read on for the five expert tips you need to know before you decorate your bedroom walls.
1. Carefully select your artwork.
Your bedroom is your ultimate retreat, the place where you go to rest, relax, and dream. Therefore, the artwork you select for your bedroom must reflect the mood you want to set for yourself each night. For this reason, you want to hang up artwork that soothes your soul, such as large, abstract pieces with calming colors.
Alternatively, create a dreamy sanctuary for yourself with travel art prints and landscape photos. For example, a travel art print that features water and a sunset will give you the feeling that you have this beautiful view all to yourself – every time you enter your bedroom.
Keep in mind that you can rarely go wrong with an oversized painting or photograph, even in a small space. If you want your bedroom artwork aesthetic to be more minimalist, opt for black-and-white prints. Or, you can add a pop of color with a vibrant abstract piece.
Whatever type of printed artwork you decide on, keep the focus on the art pieces themselves by hanging them in minimal frames or purchasing them on canvases. Having these types of prints and photographs in your bedroom will help you to relax when your head hits the pillow at the end of the day, particularly if they feature dreamy neutrals.
2. Combine artwork with other wall decor.
In addition to your artwork, you also may want to consider hanging other forms of wall decor on your bedroom walls to bring an even more unique feel to the space. For example, a tapestry not only brings color and texture to your bedroom, but it will also help to make the room softer and more inviting. In some cases, you may want to frame vintage scarves or other pretty textiles, rather than having one giant tapestry.
Mirrors are essential in all bedrooms as they reflect light which makes the space feel bigger and brighter. You may also want to hang up shelves to hold your books, trinkets, and small sculptures. Alternatively, you could hang up these items on the wall themselves. Plates can be hung up with wire plate hangers, while wall-mounted plants will instantly add life to your walls.
3. An accent wall creates a focal point in your room.
One of the most effective ways to pull your bedroom together is to create an accent wall. An accent wall is a wall that has a different design than the other walls in the room. Accent walls are usually made by painting it a different color or using wallpaper. These can then be decorated with a collection of framed family photos, framed vintage prints, or gorgeous indoor plants.
By opting to have an accent wall in your bedroom, you are not only creating a focal point in your room, but it is also a great way to produce a fresh new look. Before you start designing your bedroom’s accent wall, make sure you are considering the mood and aesthetic you want in your bedroom, as well as the color scheme.
Choosing which wall will be your accent wall is also a crucial consideration. Generally, in the bedroom, the wall behind your headboard works well as an accent wall. Additionally, accent walls usually look their best when they are on solid walls that have no windows or doors. That being said, when choosing your accent wall, opt for the wall that you would like to draw attention to because it’s interesting or unique in some way.
4. Remember, the ceiling is also considered a wall.
While you may initially think that your bedroom has four walls, the truth is that there is actually a fifth one: the ceiling. Rather than laying in bed at night looking at a blank ceiling, you can instead opt to add something special to this horizontal wall. For example, choosing to paint the ceiling in a subtle pattern, soft color or a slightly lighter hue of the wall shade will significantly help to visually lower the ceiling and make your bedroom feel more comfortable and intimate.
Alternatively, for a creative personalized touch, you could choose to stencil the ceiling or attach wallpaper if you want a more luxurious aesthetic. For example, having a silver-leafed bedroom ceiling is a surefire way to ensure that your room is elegant in terms of texture, design, and color.
For a slightly more subtle ceiling decoration that still makes an impact, opt for architectural elements such as beams or moldings. No matter how you choose to decorate your fifth wall, you can be assured that your bedroom’s painted ceiling will add an extra element of beautiful design.
5. Inject your personality.
At the end of the day, you are the one who has to sleep in your bedroom every night, which is why it is so crucial that you design it in a way that feels right to you. While it is helpful to consider expert design tips, ultimately, you want to make sure that you are creating a sanctuary that reflects your style and injects your personality.
This room should be a space that you feel completely comfortable in, and it should be tailored to your needs and your lifestyle. When looking for inspiration for your bedroom, make sure to continually ask yourself what appeals to you and then follow your gut instinct. Design is a truly personal thing, so ensure you are selecting art prints, wallpaper, and paint colors that make you happy.
How do you like to decorate your bedroom walls? Are you considering following any of these tips or do you have some of your own to add? What is your design philosophy when it comes to the bedroom? Let us know your thoughts and any additional insights in the comments below!
American artist Shea Winter Roggio is the CEO of Winter Museo. A documentary and fine art photographer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as a University of the Arts graduate and an Eddie Adams Workshop and Center for Emerging Visual Artists alumni, Shea aims to reinvent the gallery shop. Winter Museo offers everything art, from posters, canvas, gifts, souvenirs, and stationary to limited edition fine art prints, hand signed by the artist.