Bedroom wall ideas: the best bedroom wall decor to spruce up your space

Use simple decor tips like accessories and shelving to jazz up your bedroom walls

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Whether you're sleeping, getting ready for work or just curling up under the duvet with a good book, a bedroom is one of your most-used rooms - so don't skimp on the decorating.

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Wall decor is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to give a room a whole new look - and the options are pretty much endless!

Keep reading to find our favourite bedroom wall ideas, plus our top tips to add some personality to your bedroom using wall decor!

Bedroom wall ideas

Create a gallery wall

Image credit: Desenio
Image credit: Desenio

If you have a stack of prints that you've been meaning to frame and hang for - oh - ever, now's the time to get them in place on your wall. For fresh ideas for artwork, check out our ultimate guide to wall decor.

What better way to frame your bed as the focal area of your room than by installing your very own gallery wall around it?

Inject some extra colour and pizzazz into your space by picking decorative frames - whether colourful or ornate - to bring some extra personality to your space. Just browse a few of the best online stores for affordable art prints to find the right look for your style.

Use shelving to display your favourite details

Image credit: Oliver Bonas
Image credit: Oliver Bonas

Whether they're simple panels, floating, decorative or geometric, open shelving is the perfect way to present decorative details in your bedroom.

Simply add trailing plants (here are the best places to buy houseplants online), framed photographs, diffusers, candles and treasures. Can't install shelves in your accommodation? Ladder shelves make a great alternative!

Add a feature wall

Create a feature wall with traditional floral wallpaper. Image credit: French Bedroom Company
Create a feature wall with traditional floral wallpaper. Image credit: French Bedroom Company

Creating a feature wall adorned with a print, block colour or pattern of your choice is, much like the idea above, a delightfully simple way to breathe fresh life into your bedroom.

To create strong blocks of colour on your walls, use washi tap. Simple to apply and remove, the tape is ideal for designing strong lines that can be easily filled in with a paint brush. Genius, we know.

Feature walls don't need to be painted - incorporating a patterned or textured wallpaper is a simple and highly effective way to transform walls.

Hang a tapestry or rug

Image credit: Urban Outfitters
Image credit: Urban Outfitters

For a faintly exotic, treasures-from-travels effect, suspend a favourite rug above your bed. If you're really careful, it can even double up as a headboard. (But we mean really careful - after all, it would be a lot easier to pull it down then it would to hang it back up...)

If you need inspiration, we've got a round-up of the best wall hangings on the market.

Display accessories

Image credit: Pinterest
Image credit: Pinterest

It could be a coiled up belt, your favourite scarf, a hat collection, or even an edited highlight of your best dresses.

Whatever it is, creating a display of it on an otherwise blank stretch of wall is a great way to add some personality to your space. Just make sure you keep it ordered, as otherwise it can very easily look less curated and more cluttered.

Paint motifs

DIY painted wall arches
DIY painted wall arches

DIY painted wall arches have been cropping up all over the interiors scene this year, and it’s easy to see why. The simple, graphic shapes will give your room an architectural and contemporary feel, and they’re perfect for providing a burst of colour in a room.

Plus, they’re easy to paint over when you feel like freshening your space up further down the road – no messy wallpaper removal! Try painting one each side of your headboard for a striking display.

Add neon lighting

Image credit: The Neon Sign Co
Image credit: The Neon Sign Co

Neon lighting is all the rage right now, so why not spruce up your bedroom walls with your very own neon sign? It’ll instantly elevate your space by giving it a sci-fi inspired, soothing glow – opt for a custom quote or design if you really want to give your space a unique edge.

Display mirrors

Image credit: Urban Outfitters
Image credit: Urban Outfitters

You don’t have to be an interiors enthusiast to know just what a transformative impact mirrors can have on a room. Not only are they great for making a compact space feel larger, but they’ll add an interesting decorative element to your space too.

We particularly love styling round and wavy mirrors in a bedroom – thanks to their organic, curved shape, they can make a bedroom feel relaxing and cocooning.

Display a room divider

Image credit: Maisons du Monde
Image credit: Maisons du Monde

If you’re unable to make permanent changes with paint, shelving, art or wallpaper, don’t fret – there are still plenty of ways you can inject some personality into your walls without causing any damage.

Command hooks are great for hanging prints and accessories without leaving a trace, but if you don’t want to take any risks, decorative screens, also known as room dividers, are great for adding a splash of colour or pattern into a room without making a permanent change.

Positioning one up against a wall will have a similar effect to hanging wallpaper – we particularly like styling them behind a bed as an alternative headboard, or using them in a corner to zone a dressing table or desk.

Rattan wall art

DAO Rattan Wall Art, £33, Maisons du Monde
Image credit: Maisons du Monde

If you’re looking to give your bedroom a bohemian vibe, why not invest in some rattan wall décor?

Whether it’s woven wall art or bamboo fans, adding rattan to your bedroom is a great way to embrace the earth-toned décor trend and make your space feel relaxed. We love adding rattan accents to a gallery wall, or styling three grass pieces above a headboard to make a simple but stunning décor statement.

Hang seagrass baskets

Image credit: rugonawall via Etsy
Image credit: rugonawall via Etsy

We’re all familiar with using seagrass storage baskets to organise our homes, but have you ever considered making them a feature? Wall-mounted woven baskets are perfect for creating a relaxed but organised display in a bedroom.

They’re especially good at keeping clutter at bay if you’re short on floor space, and adding a relaxed, boho edge to a room.

Add decorative wall hooks

Image credit: Anthropologie
Image credit: Anthropologie

Although they might not be the first thing to come to mind when you think about bedroom décor, decorative wall hooks are ideal for adding a bit of flair into oft-neglected little spaces.

They can inject much needed personality into new build homes, give period properties a sense of quirky character, or even function as a piece of wall art in their own right – use them to hang jewellery, accessories or artwork to create an affordable but impactful display.

In need of more decor inspo? Check out our decor guides to the neon aesthetic and japandi style, or take a look at our favourite dressing room ideas!

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Words by Katie Byrne

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