The bedroom is the perfect place to showcase your style – and the ideal spot to feature the pièce de résistance of any bedroom is above the bed. It doesn’t matter what type of bed you’ve chosen for your space – whether you’ve opted for a grand sleigh style or a practical ottoman bed from the likes of Divan Beds Centre.
The area above where you sleep should make a statement and feature art or a design which ties the whole room together. In this post, we take a look at 10 easy ways to enhance your room’s vibe.
1. Gallery wall
Transform your wall into an art gallery with a colorful display of paintings, images and prints. This will also allow you to showcase your favorite family photos or nature photography perfectly. Mix and match the frames, shapes and colors to create a real statement.
2. A 3-D piece
If you want something a little different to that classic gallery wall, try experimenting with a sculpture. Depending on the size and color, you can either have one piece at the heart of the wall capturing all of the focus, or you can select a few smaller pieces surrounding one main piece at center stage. A sculpture is a creative way to bring a few different layers and effects to the room.
Love travelling or planning on exploring the world? A framed map above the bed is a perfect addition to your home. Not only will this be a great talking point, but it can also help inspire your next adventure. Why not look at getting a scratch map and make your wall decoration into an exciting hobby.
If your home is on the small side, you’re going to want to maximize all of the space possible. By installing shelves above the bed, you create the perfect opportunity to utilize the wall space and have a nice spot for a range of things. Whether it’s a picture, the current book you’re reading or any other little trinkets – shelves are a great option for extra storage.
Of course, your room may already have a main light, however, hanging smaller lights – such as string lights – are a great touch to both decorate and brighten the area around your bed. If you’re a book lover, this could be considered an essential for you for those late-night reads.
Now, if you are someone who likes a little motivation in the morning, look at having your favorite quote displayed proudly. You can get a range of styles, from stick-on vinyl lettering to a bolder with a metallic 3-D design.
7. LED lighting
Jazz up what you choose to display above your bed with LED lighting. You can get these in strips which can contour to your pictures, sculptures or shelving to brighten up everything it touches.
Mirrors are fantastic in all rooms – but especially the bedroom; it’s where you get ready most of the time. Having one hung dramatically above the bed, will make the room look bigger and brighter while also acting as a stunning statement piece. It doesn’t have to be a simple square or rectangle, add some flair with a scalloped corner mirror or a circular one. The contrasting shapes above the bed will add even more zest to the room’s overall vibe. You can even mix it up and have a few smaller mirrors gathered above the bed.
Plants are not just for the kitchen windowsill. Plants hung above the bed will bring a natural vibe to the room as well as a range of health benefits. Not only will this plant collection bring a pop of color and soothing scent to the area, but they will also work on removing toxins from the air and – the lesser-known pro to house plants – reduce noise pollution.
If the walls are plain and simple, hanging a tapestry can be the best way to add character to your room. You could pin it to the wall or drape it over a pole, and in a range of designs and patterns, there’s plenty to choose from to suit your style.
Depending on what type of bed you have there is a range of things you can do to add drama and a statement to the space above. Try out some of these tips and enjoy a stunning room.