14 Kick-Arse Ideas for the Wall above the Bed

14 Kick-Arse Ideas for the Wall above the Bed

charcoal grey upholstered headboard with orange and oatmeal bedding from heatherly design

The wall above the bed is prime styling real estate. But most of us aren’t using it wisely.

Some of us (I’m gasping already) don’t even do anything with this wall. I know, it’s practically criminal. But there are options galore for this area, and today’s post proves it. The wall above the bed is going to be seen in a whole new light with the 14 kick-arse ideas I’m going to show you below.

The concepts here aren’t all new, by the way. Some you’ve seen before (like the art in the image above from Heatherley Design), but they’re definitely worth a re-visit. Because a reader told me recently that her husband won’t let her hang art above the bed. And I thought, well, try one of these ideas instead (short of divorcing him, of course!).

pottery barn tray on wall above head of the bed with blue feature wall

14 Kick-Arse Ideas for the Wall above the Bed

The image above comes courtesy of Pottery Barn and it’s the first of the 14 genius ideas for the wall above the bed. That’s a tray you see hanging on the wall there. Many of us never even think to put something like a tray (or plates) on a wall like this. But it really is a sublime idea and brings both texture and pattern into the space.

The decorating in this zone is all fairly subdued, so the tray creates a focal point for your eye the moment you walk into theΒ room.Β Every room needs a focal point, and this is a great one in a bedroom where there’s not much else going on visually.

The slideshow below showcases the other 13 ideas for the wall above your bed. Enjoy them πŸ™‚

giant macrame wall hanging above bed on dark blue wall

Why not try a macrame wall hanging on a grand scale like this? So lightweight and easy to hang!

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Outside of his work as Editor of The Life Creative blog, Chris is also an interior stylist, presenter and author. His first book, Sydney Precincts, is out now. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here


  1. ANNA

    2 June

    so many creative ideas as usual, your a great decor hound, espec. love the tiny lights, what a great idea for next christmas – OMG now youve started me thinking about that and I havent changed my autumn to winter decor yet – lol

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