How Do I Choose Wall Art for My Bedroom?

How to Enhance Your Bedroom with the Right Wall Art

Selecting the perfect wall art for your bedroom can transform it from a place where you sleep (or fight off insomnia) to a haven of tranquility and an expression of your creativity.

It’s your most intimate space, and where you get to dream every night. So it can be a fun space to bring to life with wall art. 

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Here are six things to consider when choosing art that matches both your room and your personal style:

1. Select the Right Size of Wall Art

How do you do this? Think about room size, wall proportions, and placement.

  • Room Size and Wall Proportions: For large bedrooms, bigger art pieces create a statement. In smaller bedrooms, mini pieces can add charm without overwhelming the space. Sometimes a cluster of smaller pieces of art can be the perfect fit for a bedroom, particularly above a chest of drawers.

  • Placement: Above the bed or over a dresser? Large pieces suit above-bed placement, while smaller ones are ideal for narrower walls or alongside windows. If you live somewhere earthquake prone then make sure your art is secure and is framed with acrylic rather than glass.


2. Considering the Colour Palette

Consider mixing complementary colours. Also, think about the mood you want to set with your colour palette.

  • Complementary Colours: For a calm and serene look choose art that complements the existing colour scheme of your bedroom. 

  • Contrasting Colours: You'll create a space that's vibrant and creative when you mix contrasting colours. (Just make sure you can still fall asleep at night!)

  • Mood: Soft, muted colours can induce relaxation, while bold colours will add vibrancy and energy. Black and white prints can also create an elegant and relaxing feeling.


3. To Frame or Not to Frame

You don't always have to frame your artwork. Consider how you'd like to present the art and integrate it into your space.

  • Framed Art: Adds a polished look. Choose a frame that matches your bedroom decor—wooden frames will provide a warm, rustic feel; metal frames will create a modern feeling.

  • Unframed Art: Creates a more casual and boho feeling. It can be a great choice if you like to swap your art around frequently. 

  • Unframed Canvas Art: Painted canvases can be framed or hung unframed. An unframed canvas offers a more casual and contemporary vibe. While framed canvases are more traditional. 


4. Reflecting Your Personality in Art

Sometimes we end up with art that doesn't really speak to us. Maybe it was a gift from a friend or family member. It's okay to put those pieces into storage and put art on your walls that you truly love.

  • Personal Interests and Style: Select pieces that speak to your interests, dreams, and personal style. For example, if you took a trip to the jungle that changed your life, maybe you having jungle-themed art will make your room feel more personal. If you are an avid bird lover and nature lover, then bring nature-inspired wall art into your space. 

  • Unique Finds: Consider custom pieces or artwork from local artists to add a personal touch. 


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5. Choosing Themes and Subjects

Think about what kind of subject matter you'd like to see on your bedroom walls every day before you go to bed and when you wake up.

  • Peaceful and Soothing: Landscapes, botanical prints, bird art, abstracts with soft lines, or gentle nature themes will contribute to a feeling of peace in your space.

  • Personal Themes: Anything that resonates with you personally, whether it's travel, literature, or specific art movements will make you feel at home. 


6. Deciding on the Number of Pieces

How many pieces of art should you have? Well, that depends on the size of your space, configuration, and personal style.

  • Single Statement Piece: Ideal for a minimalist or focused theme.

  • Multiple Pieces: Create a gallery wall for a more eclectic and diverse display.

Final Thoughts

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, and the art you choose should reflect that. 

It's about finding the right balance between the size, theme, and colours of your art and the overall mood you want to create in your space. Remember, there are no fixed rules when it comes to decorating your space and making it come alive! 

It's all about what makes you feel most at home and at peace in your bedroom. 


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This article was written by Colette Nichol and reviewed by photographer and nature enthusiast June Hunter. Our aim with these short articles is to bring interesting bird facts and nature-inspired home décor info to more online readers while also highlighting June Hunter's photography and designs. To read June Hunter's popular blog the Urban Nature Enthusiast, where she shares stories about crows and ravens, please click HERE.

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