8 Bedroom Wall Art Ideas To Transform and Elevate Your Space
The bedroom is the most private space in the home, and because of that it’s also the place where you’re most free to express yourself. Even if you own your own home and are free to decorate and claim all the various rooms and gathering places, the bedroom shouldn’t be just a utility.
The bedroom is where we have our first and last thoughts of the day, and adding a little creativity and self-expression is a great way to balance the work and routine of an average day. Making a bedroom more comfortable, visually appealing, and unique can also improve mood, creativity, and help you get better sleep.
There are lots of reasons to personalize your room, but how should you do it? The art and decor you choose for your space can have a huge effect on the way you feel while there, and different pieces can create different emotions. Here are a few ideas to help recreate your space and give a little more personality to the place where we all should be spending at least eight hours a day.
Oversized Large Wall Art
The quickest way to transform the feel of your space is with one, all-encompassing work. Piecing together a collection of smaller unique pieces can create a more holistic and personal message, but if you want to go bold, go big.
Oversized pieces don’t have to be so large they get in the way, but covering the better part of one wall, especially the one behind your headboard or the space above your fireplace, is the perfect way to make an eye-catching and memorable statement. It’ll also be the first thing you see whenever you or anyone else enters the room.
Oversized art can be anything, from landscapes to movie posters to abstract art. Whatever you choose, it should be something deeply important to you—something which defines who you are and how you tackle life. A bedroom with oversized art is a space which is unabashedly yours and which proclaims it to any who enter.
Framed Photographic Art
Posters, knick knacks, and other paper art is easy to put up and saves space near your walls, but many find that these kinds of things look messy, and tend to get damaged by the wear-and-tear of everyday life.
Framed photographic art is a perfect solution for these problems. Encasing artworks in frames can protect them from harm and different colors can help pieces stand out better against the walls they’re hung on. A collection of framed art will also tend to look cleaner and neater, making spaces seem brighter and more open, despite their slightly larger size.
While one of the greatest benefits of the acrylic fine art prints that I offer is its ability to be displayed frameless, there is no doubt that an externally framed fine art piece commands attention.
Just about anything can be put in a frame, too, so there’s no need to sacrifice anything about your style or part with any unframed works you already have.
Nature Photography Wall Art
Very few of us spend as much time in the outdoors as we should, and decorating your room with nature-themed art can be a means of getting your daily dose of the wild places.
Nature pieces can feature intimate spaces found in nature, forests & flowers, or grand majestic landscapes. It can portray a feeling using colors and contrasts or a moment in time captured from your favorite place on Earth. Nature Photography has a way of opening your room, as well, which can be helpful if the space doesn’t get enough light, is small or is painted a darker color.
Communing with nature is something we all need to do, and with nature-themed works, you can make the place you sleep a bit more peaceful or even a place for contemplation and meditation during the day.
Oceans & River Wall Art
If you love the ocean, swimming, or just the way the clouds reflect off the surface of a lake, your bedroom could be made complete with ocean, river or waterfall photography.
Water is cool, refreshing, and replenishing. Introducing a water piece into your room can capture and bring to mind the calming sounds of a babbling brook or the freedom and relaxation of a day at the beach.
Water is also a collection of waves, ripples, and currents, and a water-themed art piece can display a captivating interplay of light and shadow, movement and stillness. So, not only can these artworks be soothing and calming, but visually interesting, too.
Abstract Nature Photography
Some might find that posters, photos, and trinkets crowd the visual space and make it feel a bit overwhelming. For these discriminating tastes, something more creative and thought provoking might be of interest. Abstract photography wall art is a perfect choice in this situation.
Abstract pieces can be whatever you want them to be. The random harmony of lines, colors, and shapes may not look like anything to you, but impart a specific feeling or emotion every time you see it. This means it’s especially important to find the right piece—one which speaks to you on a deeper level, but also keeps you thinking and inspired whenever you look at it. Others might not get it, but this is your space, and it’s your interpretation which matters most.
Triptych Wall Art
For those who like the bold statement of an oversized piece, but want a little more variety in your space, a triptych offers the perfect balance.
Triptychs are three-part pieces with related themes or some sort of overarching unity. Maybe Bosch’s paintings aren’t for you, but a triptych can showcase your biggest passions, your favorite bands, or even just three pieces of art you connect with.
Some triptychs are really just one image, spread over three panels and separated to create a more interesting sense of space or to highlight individual subjects or scenes within a larger work. Each section becomes its own piece to be appreciated on its own or as part of a greater whole.
Panoramic Photo Art
Panoramas are large, stretched pieces which can extend from wall to wall without taking up much vertical space. Panoramas are another kind of oversized artwork, but ones which focus more on perspective, space, and shape. This style of photography is often presented using depth as a main focus of the composition, drawing your eyes into a scene.
Landscape art is one of the best choices for panoramas, allowing you to bring the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the redrock mesas of the Grand Canyon, or the frothing surf of the Pacific right into your bedroom. City skylines, starscapes, and famous artworks are other great subjects which can be introduced into your space and made to resonate nicely with your natural field of view.
Gallery Wall Art
If you’re a real lover of the arts, then a single monolithic piece won’t cut it for you. A good solution is a gallery wall, where all your favorite pieces can be collected together and displayed.
A gallery wall can be a mishmash of photos, paintings, posters, and drawings, or it can stick to one main theme. A photo wall is a great way to keep family close or admire the craftwork of professional photographers. A collection of paintings can turn your room into a miniature museum. A poster wall ties all your passions and interests together into a personal statement about what you love and what you care about. Putting up your own work is fun, too, since it allows you yourself to be the artist.
Still Can't Decide?
The very personal process of choosing, purchasing and ultimately displaying a piece of fine art can be a daunting one. Space, color and light should all be taken into account when making this decision. When you have questions about choosing a piece of art for your home or office, you can speak to me personally via email or telephone anytime, evenings and weekends included. I enjoy speaking with potential customers, getting to know them and what they hope to achieve for their space.
I am happy to provide my assistance & knowledge to relieve any stress involved in making your decision and to help in any way that I can. Aside from direct communication I offer digital mock-ups of your specific space along with the piece(s) you are hoping to display. Simply send a photograph of the space via email, along with details regarding the size of the piece and the image title(s) you are considering. I will return to you a completed design to help you envision a piece of my art displayed in your home or business.