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10 Ideas for Decorating Over The Bed

Lets talk ideas for decorating over the bed shall we? Have you ever wanted to change the feel of your bedroom when you walk in? Do you have space above your bed that is still blank? Not sure what to put there? I have been there. It is narrow and wide. A awkward space to put something that you think will make a big impact. BUT you have choices and I want to give you 10 ideas of classic and timeless pieces to use to decorate this space.

10 Ideas For Decorating Over The Bed:

1. Make a gallery wall

Create a mini art gallery above the bed for a display of your favorite pieces and to add a touch of whimsy.

Make a gallery wall above your bed for a dramatic effect in your room. More ideas for decorating above the bed on A Blissful Nest. https://ablissfulnest.com/

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Make a gallery wall behind the bed for a focal point

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2. Add a great piece of artwork

A large sized art print can set the tone for the room in colors and mood. When hung above the bed, it takes center stage.

Choose a unique piece of art for above your bed for a dramatic effect in your room. More ideas for decorating above the bed on A Blissful Nest. https://ablissfulnest.com/

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Add a oversized piece of artwork above the bed

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3. Add wainscoting or shiplap to the walls

Adding wainscoting or shiplap as a accent is a simple way to dress the wall. Doing it half way up the wall all around or just behind a bed can have a big impact.

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4. Paint the wall a different color or use wallpaper different than the other walls in the room.

A great way to add drama to a room is to paint or wallpaper 1 wall, drawing the eye to a focal point in a room. Select a shade either darker or a tad lighter than your main color being used in your bedding.

Painting the wall a color helps to add visual interest behind a bed. More ideas for decorating over a bed on A Blissful Nest. https://ablissfulnest.com

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Choose a color to paint the wall above your bed for a dramatic effect. More ideas for decorating above a bed on A Blissful Nest. https://ablissfulnest.com

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5. Add a sunburst mirror

This is my favorite of course like we did in our master bedroom. They have a modern and classic feel to them and seem to be the favorite piece of designers these days.

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6. Hang fabric panels

Hanging fabric gives the wall behind a bed a breezy feel and a nice touch of pattern to the bed.

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7. Add shelving

Well, coming from California (in the past) I would never had said to do this one but now living in the South I seem to gravitate towards floating shelves now. I love this simple and easy way to display favorite things.

Hang a floating shelf above a bed for visual interest and a dramatic effect. More ideas for decorating above a bed on A Blissful Nest. https://ablissfulnest.com

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8. Place a decorative folding screen behind the bed

Oh how I love old screens and I love that you can move them when you change your mood. Placing one behind the bed (wood or fabric covered) is a great “replacement” for a headboard.

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9. Use decorative plates

Personally with this one I would only use white plates to make your eye see the pattern you create with them on the wall rather than it looking like a cluttered mess.

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10. Hang a canopy

A designers dream is adding a canopy over a bed! It is so regal and majestic and just creates a luxurious feel.

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8 Comments

  1. These are great! I am toying with the idea of doing a sort of second headboard, with a larger wood paneled backer behind an upholstered headboard.

  2. A Blissful Nest, This is wonderful!! I’m sure they are totally thrilled the changes. It’s fantastic! Congrats on reaching the end of your mission ?

  3. I love your ideas, especially the idea to add a gallery or artwork above the bed. I am redecorating my mother’s room for her this weekend. I think she’d love to have some type of gallery with everyone in the family- like a family tree or something like that.

  4. In one of my guest rooms ,I put a large beveled rectangular mirror with a small oven wood frame mirror on top as a headboard. It makes the room appear larger and bounces around the light, as well as reflecting the chandelier (a treasure). Initially, it was a temporary fix until
    I found the perfect bed. I like it! It works!
    Lots of inspiration here.

  5. I like that you said that a large sized art print can set the tone for the room in colors and mood and when hung above the bed, it takes center stage. I am trying to figure out how to give my bedroom a more elevated and different look. I think that if I got a fabric bedhead and then matched a piece of art to that to hang over my bed it would give everything a cohesive and classy look which I think would be really nice.

    1. Pick the piece of artwork first! Then use the colors in it in the bedroom and the head board fabric.

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