Hanging Artwork Above the Bed — Ideas for Everyone!

Hanging Artwork Above the Bed — Ideas for Everyone!

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Bethany Nauert
Feb 3, 2011

I have been shooting a lot of House Tours lately, and the one thing that interests me most is the bedroom. As I believe I may have stated before, personally I feel it's the most intimate part of the house regardless if you live alone or with someone. More recently I have found myself fascinated how people will frame their beds by the artwork above or decor on either side.

While photographing a bed regardless if it's in a studio apartment, a family home or on display at a showroom I like to see what people will partner with the bed itself. Is the bedding feminine soft and squishy? Are their dual lights hanging on the headboard? Is there even a headboard or is it a platform bed? Maybe you've chosen wallpaper, therefore you don't need art above? I think a bed will set the tone of a room and I'm curious how everyone decorates their own. What's hanging above your bed?

1. Caitlin and Levi's bedroom is so bright and lovely by the nature of the wall color, that the bed itself didn't need much decoration. They were modern and modest in bedding with a simple white comforter and few pillows.

2. Super minimalistic, clean lines and everything in perfect symmetry. The bed of Warren and Mimi Techentin.

3. The window display of Plantation on La Brea shows off this gorgeous white bedroom vignette. The artwork above the bed is perfect for a male or female bedroom. I love that it's still quite "warm" with only small pops of color.

4. There are many things that I adore about Croft House, but the one thing that caught my attention most was this platform bed. Designed from reclaimed wood and raw metal materials, Riley Rea has established the ideal union of industrial yet welcoming home decor. I love how they set up this "bedroom" in the show room complete with dim lighting and concrete floors, just as it feel in a real loft space.

5. Eric and Tomas own Davinci on Beverly, which is home to many stylish, bright and artistic pieces for the home. Their loft downtown, is a working example of how they see a decorative and modern home. I loved their use of color with all the pillows and the rich texture of their headboard.

6. The bed of Savannah Farris-Gilbert is so regal and so beautiful, you forget that it occupies a quarter of the studio apartment. She found quite a solution to making her "bedroom" area feel separated from the rest of the little studio, and hanging unique art high above the tall headboard really helps to elevate the ceilings.

7. Bernice and Eugene's bed is amazing. They have this incredible frame, and the mattress itself is the perfect height off the ground. Also I love that the painting over the headboard draws all the colors of the room into one.

8. Kristen James and Mike Dunn's entire house is Mid Century modern bliss. When they remodeled their home, they were most excited to have a new bedroom large enough to necessitate a king sized bed. Now in their room the bed is the main focal point which sits pretty on this incredible dark teak bed frame with matching bedside tables.

9. When I went to visit Christina Wheeler's home, I soon realized that each room had something unique and special about it. Her daughter Amelia's room is the ultimate little girls room, complete with suitcase full of ruffly princess dress and a canopy inspired bed- all shades of pink of course.

10. Liv and Jeff McMillian have created their dream home, just in time for their new baby later this Spring. Their master bedroom is filled with fun artwork, crafty dressers, and an incredible mid century modern bed with built in side tables. I love the matching lamps!

Images: Bethany Nauert

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