The wall above the bed is prime styling real estate. But most of us aren’t using it wisely.
Some of us (I’m gasping already) don’t even do anything with this wall. I know, it’s practically criminal. But there are options galore for this area, and today’s post proves it. The wall above the bed is going to be seen in a whole new light with the 14 kick-arse ideas I’m going to show you below.
The concepts here aren’t all new, by the way. Some you’ve seen before (like the art in the image above from Heatherley Design), but they’re definitely worth a re-visit. Because a reader told me recently that her husband won’t let her hang art above the bed. And I thought, well, try one of these ideas instead (short of divorcing him, of course!).
14 Kick-Arse Ideas for the Wall above the Bed
The image above comes courtesy of Pottery Barn and it’s the first of the 14 genius ideas for the wall above the bed. That’s a tray you see hanging on the wall there. Many of us never even think to put something like a tray (or plates) on a wall like this. But it really is a sublime idea and brings both texture and pattern into the space.
The decorating in this zone is all fairly subdued, so the tray creates a focal point for your eye the moment you walk into the room. Every room needs a focal point, and this is a great one in a bedroom where there’s not much else going on visually.
The slideshow below showcases the other 13 ideas for the wall above your bed. Enjoy them 🙂
Why not try a macrame wall hanging on a grand scale like this? So lightweight and easy to hang!
A floating shelf is a genius idea and makes for a great spot to display indoor plants.
A picture rail allows you to display art or family photos in this zone – and you can always change it up.
Some wall decals are phenomenal, and they make for a great alternative bedhead idea when done right.
Why not apply a horizontal strip of upholstered wood like this one to create your own stylish headboard?
A paper garland like this is possibly the cheapest way to bring fun and whimsy to the wall above the bed.
These hexagonal mirrors from IKEA allow you to create your own reflective pattern above the bed head.
I love the idea of a light box hanging above the bed to display fun or inspirational messages.
Juju hats are so eye-catching, even in a subdued space. They bring instant warmth and drama.
It doesn’t have to be Christmas to display fairy lights. Hang some like this above the bed for instant charm.
Washi tape your own design on the wall above the bed. It’s cheap and you can constantly change it up.
Last but not least, create a rustic wood panel installation that goes right up onto the roof. Amazing, right?
Over to You!
What are some of the things you’ve done on the wall above the bed? I’d love to get some of your ideas in the comments below.
What’s worked for you and what was a total disaster? Sharing is caring 🙂
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