How to Create a Visual Impact in the Bedroom

The blank space above a bed is like a blank canvas just waiting to be decorated and adorned to suit your individual tastes. If you are looking for a way to add visual impact to the space over your bed without breaking your budget, here are a few ideas.

Textiles waiting

Textiles hung over the bed are a great way to add color and texture to a room. They provide a great visual interest and can have a large impact, depending on the colors and design you choose. You can hang a beautiful quilt, blanket or even a rug. If you want to keep things more neutral, think about hanging a simple piece like a Moroccan wedding blanket, which will bring in texture and interest, without adding a lot of color to the room.

Diptychs and Triptychs

Diptychs and triptychs are essentially large scale pieces of art that are divided into two or three separate pieces that are all displayed together. They are generally more affordable than other large scale art, but still carry a big punch in terms of design and impact. Diptychs and Triptychs are great options for over the bed because they don’t carry the same visual weight of one large, oversize piece.

Use Negative Space

In larger bedrooms where there might be a lot of empty white space, you can use the negative space to your advantage while providing a detail to draw the eye to. You can do this by painting the wall in a dark color and then adding an interesting object or piece of art.

Small Shelving & Display

Another good option above the bed is to install some simple shelving for displaying smaller objects and artwork. This is an opportunity to get creative and play with size and scale. You can easily make changes to this display, adding or removing things as your tastes change or you get bored with something.

Mix It Up

Don’t feel isolated to just one work of art or one object on display. You can still create impact by creating a gallery wall using some of your favorite smaller scale pieces of art or objects. You can choose to create something based on a theme or collection.

Using Asymmetry

If a large piece of art or a grouping of art is out of your budget, you may be able to create the same impact using asymmetry. By placing a small piece of art off center on the wall above your bed, you create an element of surprise while still adding some visual appeal.

Faux Stone Panels

Installing a wall of faux panels behind your bed is another way to create a statement. The stone will bring in texture and neutral tones to create a warm and cozy environment. Your bed will immediately become the focal point of the room when it’s set in front of a gorgeous stone wall.

Get Creative

We’ve provided you with just a few ideas that are sure to create an instant focal point and dramatic impact. Of course, the options are limitless and with a little ingenuity and creativity, you can come up with something that is sure to make a statement and be unique to your tastes and aesthetic.