Your bedroom is your personal space, somewhere you retreat after a long, tiring day at work. Keeping this in mind, it only makes sense to aptly decorate your room, ensuring it reflects your distinct style and personality. Now when it comes to furniture, the decision process is reasonably straight forward, similar to how it is with all the other significant pieces.
On the other hand, decorating bedroom walls can be quite challenging. You definitely want to utilise the extra space on your walls, since this could be a great way to add more colour or even character to your bedroom.
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Here are some creative yet hassle-free ways to decorate your bedroom walls:
1. Cornered Shelves/Floating Shelves
If you’re struggling with minimal storage, installing floating or cornered shelves might not be such a bad idea. This is a great way to stow away extra books or maybe display a small potted plant. For a more rustic touch, opt for wooden shelves or find a material that best matches the overall décor of your bedroom. The key here is not to stuff the shelves with too many items or it might end up looking too cluttered. And if storage really is a problem, you can invest in small boxes that you can hide underneath your bed.
Looking for ways to add more light to your comfortable abode? Get yourself some mirrors to adorn your bedroom wall. This is a great idea for folks who have a tiny bedroom or are looking to great a more spacious feel to their bedroom.
Better yet, you’ll be able to fix your hair and touch up your makeup without heading over to the bathroom. Invest in decorative mirrors that will spruce up your bedroom walls. Ideally, these mirrors will look best above your vanity or dresser.
3. DIY Canvas Art
Who says that you have to be an artist to create art? Search for DIY canvas art ideas on the internet and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is. Once you have your paint materials ready, cover the canvas with smooth, simple strokes. Try using contrasting shades or incorporate calming colours such as turquoise and green. You can also stick to the overall colour scheme of your bedroom.
If you’d rather skip the DIY route (or hassle), consider buying a painting online.
4. Visualisation Board
Hanging a visualisation board is a great way to slip in some extra motivation in your life. Plus, your bedroom wall can always do with a bit more colour and spontaneity. Get yourself a board and paste photographs of places and goals you’d like to accomplish. This will not only add a personal touch to your wall but might also inspire you to take action in your life.
For extra measure, you can also hang a board for keeping track of your busy schedule.
5. Vertical Garden
Doesn’t it feel refreshing to decorate your house with plants and flowers? Adorn your bedroom wall with a vertical garden. These green walls are currently trending and are indeed a sight to see. You can get yourself a bunch of fancy pots and you don’t necessarily have to get real ones (let’s face it, watering and maintaining them can get difficult). Either way, a green wall will definitely liven up your bedroom. You can also find some nice metal frames to decorate the plants. A pot by the window will also add a nice touch.
6. Photo Frames
Now, this is practically old-school. Sure picture frames look great in the living room but who says you can’t celebrate your love for family and friends anywhere you want? Decorate your favourite wall with pictures of the people you love. Alternatively, you can also paste your favourite inspirational quotes and have them framed. Using frames is an excellent way to add the extra dimension to your walls and we recommend you mix and match different sizes. Look up ideas on the internet and you’ll be ecstatic about starting your little project.
7. Wall Decals
Using wall decals is a comparatively inexpensive yet convenient way to decorate your space. You can easily find a variety of decals that will go with your bedroom décor. Opt for good old fashioned floral decals to cover up your walls or opt for something much funkier. Best of all, most wall decals can be peeled off without causing any damage to your bedroom walls. This will eliminate the need for a paint job in the long run.
If you’re willing to go the extra mile, you can also opt for wallpaper. You will find plenty of different styles and colours to choose from. Better yet, consider getting your hands on textured wallpaper. This will enhance the overall look of your bedroom and will add some extra dimension to your personal space. Cover all four walls or focus on just one side of your room – whatever works best for you.
8. Faux Technique
If using textured wallpaper doesn’t seem like a good idea, use paint to make your walls look more interesting. Try doing this by blotting a sea sponge or using crumpled old paper to add texture to the walls. Other materials that you can use include old rags, sacks, a wide-tooth comb or feathers. Since this project is about showing off your creative side, you can master all kinds of different techniques depending on your taste.
9. Use Fabric
Paint isn’t always the answer to everything. Colourful fabric wall art has become incredibly popular and is a great way to decorate your walls. Additionally, consider hanging an interesting quilt or throw behind the bed, almost as a feature wall of fabric. You could hang one large piece or 3 smaller pieces of the same size, along side each other. Rather than using the same print on all three you could mic it up by selecting three different colours.