Go Beyond Art Above Your Bed: 11 Stylish Ideas That Will Wow in Your Bedroom

published Dec 10, 2015
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Art — framed, sculptural or on canvas — makes a stylish statement to hang on the wall above your bed. Your bed is a natural focal point in your bedroom, so deciding what to do above it is an important task. Go beyond “art,” if you dare, with these eleven stylish ideas that will definitely wow in your bedroom.

1. A bold patterned vinyl sticker wall

Create a pattern easier than painting by using vinyl wall stickers. In the bedroom above, a gold polka dot pattern makes for one serious above-the-bed look.

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2. A wooden shelf full of a collectibles

Interchange your art and collectibles all year long, creating an always-changing vignette above your bed. But maybe only if where you live isn’t prone to earthquakes.

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3. A textured wall hanging or rug

With or without a headboard, a rug hanging above your bed is going to imbue the entire space with delicious texture, making your whole bedroom a cozy, snugly place.

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4. Fiber art

It’s the same with a large rug or tapestry like mentioned above. Going with fiber art above your bed will add texture and coziness to your bedroom space.

→ Make It: DIY Fiber Wall Art

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5. Branches

Bring nature into your bedroom in an unusual (and affordable!) way by bringing interesting branches in from outside and hanging above the bed.

→ 6 Ways to Make a Big Visual Impact With Branches

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6. Live nature

Of course you can bring nature into your bedroom above your bed the usual way, too, by hanging live plants above your bed.

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7. Tassels and banners

It’s a simple element to add above the bed, but the act of bringing in tassels, banners and other “celebratory” items can really bring an element of everyday celebration to your bedroom.

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8. A calendar

A big and bold calendar is a graphic element to add above your bed…and will help countdown the days of the year!

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9. A paint treatment

Create a headboard where there was none before it when you use a little paint above your bed on the wall.

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10. A small storage shadowbox

Like a ledge or a shelf, hanging a small storage box above your bed will give you the opportunity to play around with what you display throughout the year.

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11. Favorite fashion

We’ve said it before and we’re saying it again: Don’t hide your fashion items if you love them! The wall above the bed is a great place to display some of your favorite fashion items.