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How To Choose Art For Any Bedroom In The Home

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The Art Of Styling A Bedroom With Wall Décor

Bedrooms are a space where wall décor is really important.

It’s the last place we experience before we fall asleep & the first we see when waking up.

Bedrooms are more than just a place to get some kip, they’re a sanctuary where we can relax with a good book before getting some well deserved rest.

Opening your eyes in the morning to beautiful décor will set the mood & put you in good stead for the day ahead.

So how do you choose the best wall art for your bedroom? Firstly you need to find art that you love, then selecting the right size, style, colour & theme to suit your décor will create a wonderfully stylish bedroom.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve lived in many shared houses in my younger years which usually meant a bedroom lacking in personality or warmth.

Rental accommodation can present similar challenges, as it’s not always possible to decorate how we would like.

Hopefully you have a bedroom you can call your own & decorate as you wish.

Bedrooms come in all shapes & sizes from master bedrooms with ensuite to smaller children’s rooms.

People are unique & a bedroom needs to reflect that, from newly wed couples to established families, teenagers to toddlers.

So each bedroom will need an individual approach.

Type Of Bedroom - Who Is The Wall Art For?

Homes will usually have one kitchen, a single dining room & one living room, so you’re decorating to achieve the feel or mood you wish to create for that particular space.

But you may have a number of bedrooms, each occupied by different age groups & personalities.

Choosing Art For A Master Bedroom

Ah yes! Finally the grown-ups get time to themselves to relax & decompress from the day.

It’s important to declutter the mind before sleeping & this is why meditating before going to bed is a good practice.

A busy head can not only prevent you from drifting off to sleep, it can also create a fitful night’s rest.

So décor that promotes a calm & tranquil mood is super beneficial.

Subdued colours & soft pastels, along with relaxing imagery, will induce a more relaxed vibe than vibrant colours & vivid abstract artworks.

Of course there’s no hard & fast rules when it comes to decorating & a splash of liveliness may be required to prevent a space from becoming uninteresting or bland.

Paintings or photographs of landscapes are always a winner, as images of nature have a very grounding effect.

Images of bright yellow sunflower fields for example are a great way to add colour whilst still remaining a calming subject matter.

For adding that splash of vibrancy, abstracts can work really well too & tend to have more impact in a room that isn’t too visually or physically cluttered with furniture & accessories.

Canvas prints are affordable & tend to suit most styles & décor themes from modern to shabby chic & boho.

Metal & acrylic photo prints are very dynamic, as they produce excellent depth to an image along with colour saturation & vibrancy.

Probably more appropriate for a modern, contemporary or minimalist style of bedroom.

Choosing Art For A Teenager’s Bedroom

Perhaps the messiest bedrooms in the house, but that doesn’t mean the walls have to be cluttered with posters & Blu-tack.

A teenager’s favourite poster can be framed or mounted, & cork boards are a fabulous way to display smaller items like concert tickets, postcards, photographs & other paraphernalia.

Teenagers will sleep through anything, so colours can be more lively & bright & reflect their personality.

Art can reflect their interests & passion & look stylish at the same time.

There’s a wonderful array of beautiful art prints with themes from music, sci-fi & fantasy, animals, to just about anything they may have a passion for.

Choosing Art For A Child’s Bedroom

Children are all about fun & have amazing imaginations & this can be reflected in the décor & wall art used.

Like a teenager's room, it can still look coherent & contemporary whilst displaying light hearted & playful artworks.

Bright & lively colours are ideal & don’t need to be used excessively to introduce a sense of joy & happiness.

The use of timber furniture will help to calm down a livelier colour palette, as too will incorporating other textures with accessories & soft furnishings.

You won’t have a problem finding relevant artworks to suit your child’s age group as

there’s plenty of prints & fun wall art specifically designed for the little ones.

Using nice frames for drawings or paintings your child has created is a wonderful way to display their art instead of just Blu-tacking it to the wall.

You can even use adhesive paste & wrap their creations to a blank artist's canvas making your own gallery wrap.

Choosing Art For A Masculine Bedroom

Maybe you’re a single fella like myself who wants a warm & inviting bedroom whilst still retaining that masculine energy.

This doesn’t mean you need to stick up pictures of Harley Davidson’s & sporting personalities though!

Colours can still be muted & soft by using pastel browns, blues, ochres & other earthy colours.

Raw wood furniture brings warmth & solidity & this can be echoed in the use of wooden picture frames.

Most art prints & subject matter will be suitable, just steer away from floral images & designs.

Again, landscapes bring in the calmness of nature, but can still be masculine or dramatic.

Choosing Art For A Feminine Bedroom

Just as a masculine bedroom doesn’t require “blokey” pictures, you don’t need to use an excess of pinks & flowery patterns to create a feminine feel.

It’s possible to use any colour scheme & simply introduce a few accent pieces that reflect a more feminine side.

This can be a single piece of furniture, lamps, soft furnishings & of course artwork.

Pink is definitely associated with being feminine, more so in interior décor, & interior designers class pink as a neutral as it will sit in harmony alongside other colours.

So photographs & art prints who’s subject matter is predominantly pink may be all that’s required.

Feminine doesn’t mean “girly” either, & there’s many classy & sophisticated art prints & photographs that will elevate any modern & contemporary female bedroom.

Matching Art To Bedroom Décor

There’s many options for designing bedroom décor & decorating styles you can draw inspiration from.

There’s modern, minimalist & even industrial influences you can use, as well as contemporary, coastal, shabby chic or boho.