Get inspired by these swanky bedroom art ideas.
My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s like a refuge, and it’s where I do a fair amount of designing – at least conceptually, if not literally.
Your bedroom is where you begin and end your day. Make sure it has good art!
The way your bedroom is decorated says a lot about you. It’s your place to retreat from the world and seek refuge with a delightful cup of tea and a book or snuggle up with your lover while you binge on Netflix.
My bedroom is my favorite place in the whole world. In addition to an excellent bed and pillow, awesome artwork is a must!
I’ll share my favorite ideas about how to find the best bedroom art accents (like vases, sculptures, and trinkets), paintings, photographs, wall hangings, and other pieces that will make your bedroom as beautiful and unique as you are.
This post is all about my top bedroom art ideas.
Best Bedroom Art Ideas
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1. Black and White
I’ve always had a thing for black and white. It never goes out of style.
When decorating your master bedroom (or any room) with black and white, consider these tips:
- Stark white walls are the perfect backdrop for art.
- Black and white should be in balance. Too much black makes a room feel smaller; white has an expansive effect.
- Black and white can be used for any decorating style — you can take it in a contemporary direction or go art deco or even Victorian.
- A pop of color can really make the room look amazing — think of adding a hot pink pillow or a yellow throw blanket. Experiment with black and white and another solid color. Teal, pink, red, yellow, lavender, or gold are my favorites.
Black and white decor accents to add sophistication to your bedchamber:
Flowers are the best, aren’t they?
When you’re going in a floral direction with your bedroom, think about these tips:
- Use floral wallpaper, stencils, or decals to accent your walls.
- Artificial flowers can be almost as convincing as the real thing. If you want that fresh-cut-flower look, try browsing the craft store for fakes that you can put in a vase by your bed or hang on your wall.
- Some awesome-smelling room sprays will make you think you’re in a garden. My favorite scents are rose, lavender, and lilac.
Make your master bedroom bloom with these flower-inspired ideas:
Do you love rich, inky colors and deep shades? A dark bedroom may be right for you.
Here are some tips to do dark right:
- Dark colors can be soothing, getting you in the mood to slumber.
- Try to stick with only one or two main colors and design the room around that. Too many colors can overwhelm and look too disjointed.
- The best colors for a dark bedroom are rich blacks, maroon, navy blues, charcoal greys, and chocolate browns.
Decor ideas for your dark bedroom:
4. Ocean Themed
Whether you live by the beach or just love it, an ocean-themed bedroom brings the sea to your dreams.
Here are some dos and don’ts for ocean-themed:
- Use soft blues, sea greens, and sandy browns.
- Display artwork that features sea life, seashells, lighthouses, and the ocean.
- Try not to overdo it with the art items. Getting too caught up in collecting lighthouses or beach signs can clutter the room. In other words, a few signature pieces are enough to pull the room together while still looking classy.
Artwork for those who love the beach:
A minimalist bedroom is free from gaudy decorations and clutter. It focuses on plain fabrics, simple furniture, and uncomplicated artwork.
Here are some tips for minimalist decorating:
- Find artwork that is geometric with few colors or embellishments. Line art is great too, as it tends to be simple and powerful.
- Furniture and decor items should be functional and used sparingly.
- A well-placed sculpture or work of art can really stand out in a minimalist bedroom.
Less is more with these simple, clean lines:
6. Photo Wall
You’ve got photos; they need a wall. Whether it’s pictures of your family, vacations, or a photo collage kit you buy online, a gallery wall can look absolutely stunning in a bedroom.
Some ideas to make your photo wall pop:
- Frame your photos with the same kind of frame but in different sizes. So, for example, black frames, but one’s 8″x12″, another’s 5″x7″, and another’s 8″x10″, etc. This will give your wall variety and consistency.
- Use all different frames. This can look really fun too. Mixing many frame styles gives your wall a shabby chic feel.
- Have all the frames be the same size if you’re into symmetry. For example, each frame is 12″x12″ and there are nine frames (three rows by three columns).
- Tack up photos on a string or other display and mount them to your wall.
Create the perfect photo gallery wall in your master bedroom:
7. Small and Cozy
Are you trying to figure out how to make the most of your tiny bedroom?
Here are some pointers about how to decorate a small bedroom:
- Wall sconces, hanging shelves, and corner shelving will help free up space.
- Wallpaper or murals can give your room a jewel-box effect.
- Paintings and wall decor don’t take up much space but give the room so much character.
- Shrink down your furniture. Instead of having a full-size desk, get a compact one; use a stool, not a bench; etc.
Little accents to add to your small bedroom:
Blue invokes serenity and tranquility. It’s the color of the sky, robin’s eggs, and of water.
When you’re decorating with blue, here are some ideas you’ll want to consider:
- Lighter blues are calming.
- Rich, deep blues — like royal blue — add sophistication.
- Bright blues — like turquoise — are fun, yet still regal.
- For some fabulous drama, try pairing blue with its complementary color orange.
Royal blue, teal, baby blue artwork to set the mood:
Pastels are perfect for nurseries, girls’ rooms, and feminine master bedrooms.
Pastel bedroom tips:
- Decide on your pallet of colors. I’d pick your dominant color and then two or three other colors as accents.
- My favorite pastel colors are peach, aqua, lilac, powder blue, seafoam green, butter yellow, and blush pink.
- Pastels can look fabulous with white, black, grey, or neutrals. They can also really compliment a bold dark color — like pastel pinks and purples with charcoal grey throw pillows.
Pastel touches we love:
Think beige, ivory, cream, sand, and nude. Neutral colors are revered for their safety and versatility. Personally, I love a neutral bedroom with some dynamite artwork and bold accents.
When you’re going neutral, you may want to consider these decorating tips:
- Different textures can bring a wonderful tactile character to the room. Smooth cotton paired with a chunky woven blanket and tasseled pillows. Or textured vases, headboards, and wall hangings.
- Use natural fibers and nature-inspired accents when possible — such as items made from cotton, wool, wood, clay, and stone.
- A small amount of color can be a nice touch, such as a pillow embroidered with red or green. Don’t overdo it, but don’t be afraid to add in a little color either.
Nuetral pieces that add texture to your room:
Purple, the color of royalty, has the calming presence of blue mixed with the fiery passion of red. Throughout history, it has represented luxury, creativity, wealth, and spirituality.
How to decorate your bedroom with purple:
- For a bold look, go with eggplant, wine, plum, violet, magenta, or mulberry.
- For a more subtle purple vibe, go with lilac, lavender, mauve, or orchid.
- Purple hues look stunning paired with each other. So, mix and match as much as you want.
- Purple goes great with grey, white, black, and neutrals.
Go purple with these art ideas:
12. Nature Lover
Turn your bedroom into a nature paradise. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a gardener, or a bird watcher, a nature-inspired bedroom reminds you of the great outdoors.
Tips for bringing mother nature into your bedroom:
- Pick a nature theme. It could be leaves, flowers, tropical oasis, the forest, safari animals, exotic birds, marine life, the mountains, the beach, the desert, etc.
- Now once you have your theme, decorate your room to go along with that theme.
- Find one to three key pieces of nature-themed art that will be the focus of your room and leave the rest pretty simple. That way you’ll avoid having the room look too busy.
Nature-inspired art to add to your bedroom:
A luxurious bedroom is all about fine fabrics, high-end furniture, and rich artwork.
When you’re decorating your luxury bedroom, think about these ideas:
- Well-known luxury brands can elevate the room instantly. Think about paintings, sculptures, accents, or prints that feature luxury logos, such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci, Hermes, or Vogue.
- Pay attention to craftsmanship and quality of materials. Details — such as the unmistakable look of raw silk or the stately beauty of travertine — are hard to fake.
- You can take luxury in a modern direction or go with a traditional estate feel (think Downton Abbey).
Leave your bedroom with a glamourous feel:
Green is the color of new life, energy, and renewal. It is said to be the most relaxing color and brings with it feelings of hope, relaxation, and renewal.
Green bedroom decorating and art tips:
- For a softer look, try sage, mint, seafoam, or olive green.
- For a bolder look, try chartreuse, forest green, aquamarine, jade, or lime green.
- Green goes well with browns, beige, grey, white, ivory, and black.
- For a fun twist, add in some pink or orange as an accent color.
- Black and white photos, line art prints, and nature-inspired artwork work well with green bedrooms.
Green decor accents to complete the room:
15. Pretty in Pink
Pink is feminine, romantic, sweet, and playful. It’s the color of Barbie accessories, cotton candy, and bubblegum.
Tips for decorating with pink:
- Pink — especially pastel pink or bubblegum pink — automatically has a youthful feel to it, which makes it the perfect color for a younger girl or teenage girl’s bedroom.
- For a sophisticated (adult) look, go with a coral, salmon, or blush pink.
- For a vivid dramatic look, try hot pink or fuchsia.
Go pink and chic with these fun bedroom art ideas:
Grey is cool, neutral, and practical. It goes with most other colors, which makes it a great backdrop for beautiful artwork or vivid decor accents.
If you’ve got grey on your mind, consider these tips:
- Dark or charcoal grey will give the room a dramatic feel.
- Light grey is often associated with feminity, while dark grey is associated with masculinity.
- Because grey is cool (rather than warm, like brown), it can make a room seem depressive, but also sophisticated.
- Charcoal drawings, monotone paintings, and black and white photos look great in grey rooms.
Grey interior design touches:
Yellow is the color of sunshine and bumblebees. It invokes feelings of happiness, energy, and positivity.
Whether you’re going with pale yellow or bright, consider these decor tips:
- For a bright, joyful look, try lemon, butter, cream, and mellow yellow.
- For a bold, dramatic look, try yellow ochre, gold, mustard, and saffron.
- Yellow goes well with grey, white, and black.
- Find artwork that compliments your bedroom. When you’re using bright colors, like yellow, often less-vibrant art is better.
These pieces will make your bedroom seem like the sun is always shining:
White represents purity, cleanliness, innocence, and spirituality. A white, sparse bedroom can help to unclutter the mind of chatter.
White bedroom art ideas and decor tips:
- There are a lot of whites to choose from. Ask any interior designer and they will tell you there’s a big difference between matte antique white and pearlescent white. Be sure to choose whites that go together and compliment each other.
- Play around with various textures. Different textures will add variety to a white room. Think smooth, matte, glossy, chunky, silky, rippled, furry, and so on.
- Choose art that is simple with a muted color palette.
White doesn’t have to be boring with these fabulous pieces:
Boho bedrooms are unique, eccentric, and so chic! They are inspired by the bohemian lifestyle of vagabonds, artists, writers, and those living on the edges of society, which means there are no set rules for boho.
Here’s how to create a boho-chic bedroom:
- Select materials that look slightly worn, but not damaged. Combine many materials and styles to create a mix-and-match look. Think crochet, fringe, macramé, feathers, etc.
- Choose art that is textured and not overly sleek.
- Select accents that look like they came from various parts of the world. A pillow from India, a basket from Peru, a blanket from a Paris flea market, and so on.
Express your wild side with boho art accents:
Modern bedrooms are minimalistic, sleek, and use neutral colors.
Decor tips for the modern art enthusiast:
- Keep colors natural and subdued — natural wood, stone, cotton, leather, and so on.
- Don’t over-accessorize. Keep it simple.
- Artwork should be abstract or mid-century modern.
- Furniture should be functional and focus on clean lines.
Awesome art ideas for your modern bedroom:
Bedroom quotes and signs have become quite popular. Like a daily affirmation, it’s a fun way to remind yourself of your bravery, resilience, or love every morning and night.
Here’s how you decorate with quotes:
- Less is more with quotes. Choose only a handful for the most impact.
- Wall quote decal pointer: Only one wall (two at most) should have a quote decal. Above the bed is a perfect spot.
- There are some fantastic quote prints and canvases online. You can also print and frame your own.
Framed quotes and quote wall decals you’ll love:
Is your bedroom in a cabin or rustic mountain home? Use exposed logs, stone, and knotty wood to your advantage by designing a beautiful rustic bedroom.
Rustic decor tips:
- Select artwork you’d see in a ski village, like distressed skis, photos of mountain scenes and animals, antler chandeliers and lamps, and wrought iron pine trees, bears, and deer.
- The colors should be warm browns, beige, sage, forest green, and deep reds.
- Your furniture should be chunky wood with knots or unfinished parts showing bark and natural imperfections. You can also have upholstered chairs and couches that are in browns and greens or plaids.
Rustic bedroom art ideas:
Farmhouse decor is inspired by, well, a farmhouse in a rural or agricultural area. It’s gotten especially popular over the last five or six years.
How to decorate your master bedroom with the farmhouse style:
- Use distressed vintage furniture and accents made from reclaimed wood, like barnboards, and exposed wood beams.
- Wicker and rattan are an excellent addition.
- Art should look weathered and natural.
Farmhouse decor accents and art to complete the look:
Don’t default to generic decor. Make your bedroom a unique space that will enliven your soul. Choose colors or a style that excites you and go wild with it.
If you want to be color-specific, make sure to revisit decor tips about creating an amazing sanctuary using:
For a cohesive interior design style, we covered a handful of my favorites:
This post was all about chic bedroom art ideas. No bedroom is complete without the right artwork.