Five easy ways to transform your bedroom wall decor

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

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.


Wall art is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to give a room a whole new look – and the options are pretty much endless! Just browse a few of the best online stores for affordable art prints to find the right look for your style.

Here’s our top tips to add some personality to your bedroom using wall decor:

Create a gallery wall above your bed

Kate Maunders showed off her bedroom gallery wall in our makeover profile
Kate Maunders showed off her bedroom gallery wall in our makeover profile

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.

Use shelving to display your favourite details

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Whether you use panels, shelves or even a wooden stepladder, there are so many ways to present decorative details that stretch beyond the frame. Here, for example, jars, vases and greenery all add extra flair to the wall.

Hang a tapestry or carpet

Rose Wooly Wall Hanging, £55.00, Urban Outfitters
Rose Wooly Wall Hanging, £55.00, 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 some accessories

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.

Add a feature wall

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Bedroom from Furniture Choice

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.


Words by Katie Byrne