The bedroom is perhaps the most important room in the house. It’s where we rest and revive for the next day. It’s a sanctuary; a retreat. Research on sleep suggests adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night and children between nine to eleven hours. Give your bedroom a wall art makeover or add a touch of change to keep it refreshing.
Thankfully, it doesn’t require a lot of resources to create a bedroom that makes it feel like you’re on a retreat every night, just a few key elements. No matter the size or budget, there’s a list of wall art possibilities to entice your taste. Below are 20 bedroom wall art ideas to make the most of this space.
- Starry Night - van Gogh
- Mother and Child - Gustav Klimt
- Cherry Blossom
- Cockatoos Trio
- Paradise Beach
- Cascading Colour
- The Kiss - Gustav Klimt
- Coolum Beach Circle
- Central Park Dawn Snow
- Great Wave Hokusai
- Wildflowers - van Gogh
- Watercolour Birds on Branch
- Misty Mountain Lake
- Heading Home
- Watercolour Koala
- Doggy Days
- Park of Romance
- Jungle Exotica Green
- Kookaburra Blue
1. Starry Night - van Gogh
Evoke the modern Japanese design by having a low-height or floor bed. For anyone whose knees won’t buckle under the pressure, low beds have many benefits, like starting the day with a mild workout. All humour aside, low beds stay out of the way and leave a subtle impression. A wooden headboard can act both as an accent to the bed and as a bedside table, perfect for anyone who prefers to have more floor space. To complete this look, dream the night away by looking at the stars. There’s no better picture than Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night to hang in your room.
2. Mother and Child - Gustav Klimt
Bring in beautiful, soft pinks and creamy shades into the baby’s bedroom. These colours pair perfectly with Gustav Klimt’s Mother and Child. Imagine the morning light flowing hit, shining on the soft colours of the bedroom. The writer Victor Hugo captured the moment best when he said, “Mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and sweet sleep blesses the child who lies within.”
Any room dominated by greys or oaky wood needs a splash of colour to brighten it up. Something like cherry blossom pink is the way to go. The décor will balance out not only the colours of the room but the mood. Perfect at the end of the night when you’re slipping into bed.
One, two, or three? Can’t decide how many artworks will fill the space above your bed, then why not pick three that tie into one another? The cockatoo canvas art is perfect to hang above your bed. The black cockatoo is one of the most popular pieces within our collection thanks to its gorgeous feathers that evoke the midnight sky.
A sanctuary isn’t complete without the view of a beach, at least it feels that way to some. It doesn’t matter if you live far or close to the beach, you can bring the ocean’s movement to your bedroom without having to sell your house and move to a new postcode. Embrace the ocean with a large wall art hanging above the bed. We suggest this horizontal wall art that brings in the gorgeous elements of the ocean, complete with a never-ending look out at the horizon. Minimally designed bedsheets will only accentuate the image from the wall, while floating bedside tables will give this décor a sleek effect.
If you dare to abandon the figurative and bring the abstract into your bedroom, you will be thoroughly surprised by the beauty of ‘Cascading Colour’. Tie the painting’s green with an indoor potted plant and bedsheets inspired by tropical rainforests.
7. The Kiss - Gustav Klimt
Swap out your curtains for wooden shutters to give the room a refreshing look. Thin wooden shutters can match the bedframe and petite bedside tables. Mix and match bedside tables to add an asymmetrical contrasting element to your bedroom. A textured throw over acts both as a visual element to a minimal bedroom scheme, and extra warmth for those chilly nights.
Just because the bedroom is your sanctuary of rest doesn’t mean it has to be a boring one. Paint an accent wall in your room. Incorporate a bold blue wall to act as a dramatic backdrop. Blue is a serene colour. It soothes and helps us relax into sleep.
Accentuate natural textures with a wooden headboard and warm grey floors. The wooden headboard is warm and cosy, and the necessary splash of colour in an otherwise monotoned room. More colours can be achieved through minor details, from the bedside tables to a chair in the corner one can sit and read from. Add a potted cactus or succulent for an extra touch of colour.
Rustic bedrooms are back in fashion. Dark wooden textures add warmth to a bedroom. Unlike lighter wooden bedheads, dark wood brings an element of maturity and richness to a bedroom. Play with tones by throwing in a dark carpet and white bedside tables. Add a twist to the bedroom with bedside lamps that hang low from the ceiling.
11. Wildflowers - van Gogh
If you want to design and decorate your bedroom to have more colour and visual joy, take inspiration from the bohemian style. Bohemian, or boho, is a décor style that’s full of different colours, textures, patterns, and themes, resulting in a relaxed, bold, and unusual design. An abundance of pillows is another way to enhance your bedroom look and style simply by layering one on top of the other. Don’t be afraid to mix shades of red and add in a spot of warm light grey for the colours to pop out. Add a ladder to your bedroom décor and hang your most beautiful and bright garments for that secret element of design.
There’s more design to play within a child’s bedroom, especially when they don’t have a separate playroom and the bedroom because of an extension of one. To one side of the bedroom, stack wooden boxes as shelves for toys, books, woven baskets. The white-washed boxes evoke beach house designs but will also keep the floor from being completely cluttered. Above, add a splash of whimsy and colour with lounging birds. Throw a bright and colourful rug across the ground to contrast against the whitewashed boxes.
For a balance of simplicity and intense design, look to minimal furniture and soft, cool greys. These shades evoke cooler, cloudy days. Layering pillows are a great option if you’re looking to give your bedroom a sleek and sophisticated hotel look. Prop up the pillows, with the larger pillows in the back and a couple of smaller pillows in the front.
Layers upon layers of bedsheets and pillows to match the abstract beauty of the wall art. For an element of serenity, design your bedroom in shades of turquoise. By pairing the colours of turquoise and beige to your bed, you can achieve a welcoming and bright feel to your bedroom. A patterned area rug can make the bedroom look bigger, especially so if you place it to one side of the room rather than directly under the bed. Place a plush ottoman at the end of the bed to add simple textures to your room.
15. Heading Home
There’s a certain ethereal feel to shades of soft blue in a bedroom. Too much and a room can be left feeling cold and isolated, so it’s key to have the right amount. Choose the focal wall in your bedroom to splash a cool blue across it and throw a matching quilt onto a bedroom with white sheets. Soft, flowing white curtains give the bedroom a dreamy look. This simple bedroom décor will pair perfectly with any bright and colour canvas art that you wish to hang.
Any parent will tell you that “Happiness is a sleeping baby.” Be inspired by Scandinavian décor and create a bedroom with a minimal design but just the right amount of colour for your kids. A minimalist décor with white walls and soft beige floors will give you the opportunity to splash soft, rose pinks and periwinkle blues. Playful bedsheets filled with illustrated animals and fun designs will add joy to their bedroom.
17. Doggy Days
Rustic white bedframes, matching bedside tables, and a couple of baskets and the foot of the bed against a white-painted brick wall will give the room a Scandinavian vibe. Throw a circular white rug underneath the bed to expand the room without making the bedroom smaller. Decorate the room with some potted plants, both on the bedside table and the ground.
18. Park of Romance
The stylish polka dot pattern lightens up any décor. Throw in some plush coral pillows and a matching rug and you have yourself a warm bedroom. Keep the room simple with one bedside table complete with a rose-shaded lamp. A study desk sits perfectly, and one can leave a computer and books atop it. These elements keep the space from looking too serious and keep it neat and playful at the same time.
Embrace nature in the home with a touch of green. This is an easy way to achieve a refreshing atmosphere. Bring nature into your home with additions of indoor plants and wall art hanging from your feature wall. Keep your greens to dark and rich emeralds, like with the bold accent wall painted a deep rainforest green. Shades of beige for the bedding, bedside tables, lamps, and any other accessories, brings warmth into the room.
20. Kookaburra Blue
Consider different shapes to make the room feel bigger. To elongate any bed, hang a long horizontal art piece in the centre above it. For a small room, a bed with built-in wardrobes saves on space. For the colour palette, dark blues makes a room feel intensely cosy and warm yellow walls will act as a contrast without cluttering the space.