Try This: A Gallery Wall in the Bedroom

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The bedroom, a spot that we usually want to be calm and soothing, may seem like an unusual place for a gallery wall. But lately I've been spotting lots of bedrooms that make this dynamic decoration work. You can keep everything else in the room fairly simple to let the artwork shine... or just go for broke and make your bedroom a place where you're excited to wake up in the morning.

I love pretty much everything about the room pictured above (from Elle Decor Espana). The vintage paintings, that amazing rug — it's got a lot of zing. Keeping the furnishings and bedding minimal really lets the other items sing.

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Above: colorful art enlivens a bedroom in a home by Resolution: 4 Architecture. Matching the frames to the color of the wall (and keeping to an all-white palette in the rest of the room) keeps the overall look relaxing.

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As this bedroom from Lonny proves, dark colors in a bedroom can be just as relaxing as light ones. A gallery wall like this one, arranged over a comfy upholstered headboard, would be a good option for those who love the look but still want to be able to read in bed without bumping frames.

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This funky, energizing mix of art has a certain strange harmony. Bonus points for the Componibili as nightstand. (Spotted on Desire to Inspire.)

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Not a gallery wall, strictly speaking... but I love the idea of hanging a shelf over a bed and filling it with assorted framed art. It's also easy to switch out when you want a change. Spotted on The Selby.

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And finally, this beautiful, colorful space (from AD Russia), envy-inducing in more than one way. The huge, framed print over the bed definitely makes a statement. If you have the ceiling height to pull this off, why not go for it?

(Image credits: Elle Decor Espana; Resolution: 4 Architecture; Lonny; Desire to Inspire; The Selby; AD Russia)

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