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14 Over-The-Bed Wall Decor Ideas

There's so much you can do with the little-used space above your bed.

08/17/2017 15:44 EDT

What should you hang on the wall over your bed? 

There’s so much you can do with the wall above your sleeping space besides hang a piece of oversized artwork. If you’re a renter, you might be looking for paintless ways to add a pop of color to a room. If your design tastes change faster than you can hammer a nail, then perhaps you want design options that are easy and versatile. 

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Fortunately, there are a ton of unique and interesting ways you can add color, personality, texture and design to a bedroom using the little-used space above your bed. 

Check out some of our favorite decor ideas below, and don’t forget to sign up for our Full Carts, Can’t Lose email to stay on top of the best sales each week.

  • Geometric wooden shelves
    Etsy
    Bring a rustic look to your bedroom with a series of reclaimed geometric wooden shelves. Stock them with plants, photos, knick knacks even wrap string lights around them for a warm glow in the evenings. 
  • A DIY plant shelf
    Katie Branch
    Bring the outdoors in by installing a supportive shelf above your bed to display vines, succulents and more in unique pots and planters
  • A series of succulent holders
    Etsy
    If you just can't quit the succulent trend, we hear you. Dress up the wall above your bed with a series of floating wooden shelves, which can hold knick knacks, succulents and other decor. If the shelves aren't you style, you can even go for a series of tiny wall-mount planters.
  • Some oversized contrasting wall art
    Etsy
    How adorable would these "Live by the sun, love by the moon" pictures look over a bed? You can order the digital download here, and snag unique poster hangings for them here.  
  • A minimalist statement piece
    Amy Carrillo
    If the idea of mixing and matching several big and bold art pieces to hang above the bed sounds like your idea of a nightmare, opt instead for a simple statement piece. You can DIY something simple, or, if DIY isn't your thing, shop for something unique and handmade
  • A salty fringe banner
    Etsy
    FunCult is the namesake behind those glittery fringe banners you've probably seen all over Instagram. If you're looking for a funny and clever above-the-bed decor idea, opt for one of their dozens of cute and sassy designs. Or, you can even request your own custom one! 
  • A DIY pegboard for mismatched pieces
    Kiel Wuellner
    If you like the look of mismatched pieces, but want the versatility to rearrange as your collection changes, try creating a custom, DIY pegboard above your bed using basic pieces from any hardware store
  • A picture ledge
    Urban Outfitters
    If you want the look of curated artwork with the versatility of being able to swap out pieces as your tastes change, a picture ledge is a great option. Most are designed with a small groove in the bottom that'll keep pictures at the same angle, and the upturned ledge will prevent them from falling. 
  • A handmade macrame wall hanging
    Etsy
    You've probably noticed this trend popping up in the form of hanging planters and door hangings. Macrame wall hangings are a simple and easy way to add design and texture to the space above your bed. 
  • A patterned tapestry
    Urban Outfitters
    Add some color and texture to a room without painting by adding a bold hanging tapestry or fabric. Tapestries are ideal for any bedroom, but especially for renters who need an easy design solution for white rental walls. 
  • Mirrors
    Wayfair
    For a design touch that'll also make your bedroom appear bigger, try hanging bold mirrors above the bed
  • Loud removable wallpaper
    Etsy
    White bedroom walls got you feeling down? Try easy-to-use removable wallpaper to add some texture to your bedroom. 
  • Cascading fairy string lights
    Urban Outfitters
    Add some ambiance to a bedroom by artfully hanging a series of cascading fairy lights around and above the bed. 
  • Oversized colorful artwork
    Society6
    Use an oversized piece of artwork to bring contrasting colors into your sleeping space.

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