Your bedroom is your safe haven, your place to snuggle up and get cozy, and your landing place after a long day. Making your bedroom feel special and like it’s uniquely yours is so critical. It makes your days just a little bit easier and more joyful. And who doesn’t want that?
Having wall art in your bedroom that speaks to you will make you feel so good. Add in decor that helps to create the perfect vibe for you, and you’re in for quite the treat every time you walk into your room. As human beings, we grow and evolve with time, and our interiors should reflect that.
Something that speaks to you this year might not hold the same weight next year. And something you’ve had for years might still resonate with you in a clear and special way. This post is all about creating a great environment for you now. Then you can refresh it and update it as time goes on. Tips for that are at the end!
In this post, we will walk through ways that you can make your bedroom a place that you love to be. Let’s experiment together and create a place in your home that makes you happy!
This post is all about wall art bedroom decor.
Create a mood board
Invigorate your senses by creating a mood board and thinking about how your bedroom will look, smell, and feel. This might sound extra or over the top, but it is what will draw you in and make you enjoy spending time in your bedroom.
Tip: Create a multi-sensory experience in your room by thinking about the ambience you want to create.
You can start this process on Pinterest – that undoubtedly is the best place for inspiration. On my Garland Collections Pinterest, there are so many different boards that can help your process of getting inspired. I have a board dedicated to bedroom design and another one just for art for bedroom walls. Click here to see my Pinterest boards (and remember to follow while you’re over there!).
If you want a greater sense of control, you can also make your own mood board beyond Pinterest. Canva is a great resource where you can compile images to get a sense of what you want your space to look like. Sometimes this can feel restrictive, so if you’re satisfied with your Pinterest board you can skip this step.
This is an example of a mood board that I created for my bedroom. I used some real images because I like a lot of what I have, but you can start from scratch if you want to. Make sure to add in the little things, like having a candle with a scent you love, or a lamp that exudes warm light.
Pick a color palette that you love
This can be flexible, but it will help you decide what you want to buy if you choose a color palette now. You can have a really strong color palette by mixing in color families rather than specific shades. If you love blue, don’t be shy with it! You can fill in your room with different blues. Try to mix warm and cool colors to create a well rounded effect. Natural materials also help bring in neutral colors, like wood, stone, or rattan.
For example, I really love color, so I might pick two colors that I know I like together first. Like in the pin below, there’s dark green and a deep pink. You can fill in the rest of your color palette based on those two colors. And adding in metal and wood and stone all help to round out your color palette.
Tip: Don’t be afraid of using color. You can get less permanent items to test what you like! Buy a throw blanket and a pillow in a bold color if you aren’t sure if you want to commit.
It typically makes the most sense for your color palette to have two or three stronger colors and two or three neutral colors. This helps to create balance in your space. In my own bedroom, I have white, blue, gray, pink, brown, and black. Sometimes I mix in a little bit of green or purple because I’m sneaky like that, and you can do stuff like that too.
Let’s hit pause for a second. If you find yourself getting stressed throughout this process, know that is totally normal. Our goal, though, is to make it an enjoyable process for you. So take a deep breath and know that part of what makes your bedroom a great environment is updating it when you can. There is no pressure to get everything perfect.
Curate your bedroom wall art
Ok – it’s time to put your art curator hat on, because you’re about to choose the art for your bedroom. There are many different choices you can make in terms of layout and also in selecting what mediums of art you want in your bedroom.
You have to work with your space, not against it. For example, in the pin below you can see that this bedroom has a slanted ceiling. To work with the space, the art is placed so that it fits with those different angles. I love that it is in a little space on the wall between the window, the ceiling, the headboard, and the sconce.
Tip: Start by selecting one piece of artwork that you really love. See how it looks in your space, and then decide what other art would compliment it.
For more help with placing your art in your bedroom and figuring out what type of art you want, I wrote this blog post all about art for bedroom walls. Curating your wall art bedroom decor so that your space feels homey and uniquely yours takes some time, but you will notice the biggest difference in how you feel in your space.
Also! Don’t forget frames! You can get away with saving some money here. There are really affordable and cute frames on Amazon – some are linked here. I also have a blog post all about helpful dos and don’ts with framing art and photos. Click here to read it.
Select decor that helps elevate your space
Sometimes decor translates to clutter, and that’s exactly what you want to avoid. Think about what you want to bring into your space that will be useful or aesthetically pleasing to you on a day to day basis. For example, get a special ceramic pencil holder for your desk on Etsy. Or spend a little extra on a reed diffuser that brings in a scent that you love.
The pin below shows a great example of mixing in decor items without going overboard. I love how the tree sits in a ceramic pot holder, the small wooden side table has a candle and a little clock, and the bookshelves have some art, books, and candlesticks. Placing decor items on your bookshelf is a smart choice because you won’t need to move them around as much as you might shift around objects on your nightstand, for instance.
Tip: Declutter your space before adding in more decor. If you are someone who can’t help but love to decorate, have a few different items that you can swap out throughout the year to keep things interesting.
Adding in larger elements like wallpaper and a rug, or even swapping out your lighting can make a big impact on your space. If you feel like you need a more serious refresh, consider how you could use those types of items. As you can see in the pin above, you can even wallpaper your ceiling! So you can get creative with your space to make it an environment curated especially for you.
Check in with yourself in a few months and see how you feel
Buying little by little helps you save your money, and it also helps you pace yourself. Finding the best wall art bedroom decor for you means being intentional and pacing yourself along the way.
One of my favorite influencers, Janea @jnaydaily, always says to protect your coin and advises you not to rush your design process. I wholeheartedly agree! Managing your stress levels is a big part of redesigning spaces in your home. It makes it easier to be sure that you are spending money on things you really like.
You might want to change things up in a few months, and I encourage you to do so! Sometimes, finding a new type of art that you love on your walls can fuel so much inspiration. Lately, fiber art and textiles have been gaining popularity and I cannot get enough. I especially love quilts as wall hangings, like the one in the pin below. So perfect for above a headboard!
If you’re curious about fiber art and textiles, check out this blog post to learn more. They can make your room so comfy and cozy. I love the way that fiber art compliments the art around it.
Tip: Set a reminder on your phone or on your calendar so that you remember to include updating your bedroom as part of your self care routine. Your environment deserves to be special, now and later.
This seems like an appropriate time to remind you that this process is about you, and it’s supposed to be fun! Wall art bedroom decor is all about creating an environment that gives you good energy.
Make your bedroom a place that you love landing at the end of the day. And remember to prioritize making it comfortable to your current self. Art always has the power to completely change your space, so use it to help uplift you and make you feel good.
This post was all about wall art bedroom decor. I hope that you enjoyed it! You can read my bog post about 5 Simple Design Tips for more design tips and tricks.
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