15 Clever Ways to Fill the Empty Space Above Your Bed
We're going beyond the standard wall art.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 7:50 AM
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Is it just us or does it seem nearly impossible to find the perfect decorative piece to go in the empty spot above the bed? More often than not, we will either leave the wall space blank or decked with a print we’ve held around for longer than we would would care to remember or admit. That all changes here.
Aside from the fact that it allows for the opportunity to implement your bedroom with an added dose of style and personality, it paves the way for a creative and unexpected solution. As the style-focused spaces ahead prove, even the most mundane or expected elements can instantly transform your room. See for yourself.
An Art-Less Gallery Wall
Designing agallery wall
can be a pretty intimidating process. One way to go about it? Forgo the art and opt for a gridded display of frames instead. We’re taking major pointers from this Parisian apartment, which proved that something as simple as pairing an eclectic array of antique frames with an alluring shade of wall paint can really go a long way.
Line the emptyspace above the
little one’s bed with a set of shelves to display their favorite titles. It’ll encourage them to read and will provide their space with a splash of color!
Seasonal or not, a fragrant wreath can do wonders for the bedroom, especially when opting for one composed of eucalyptus.
Bring in an extra large frame, that spans close to the entirety of your headboard. This cozy nook found in designer Keren Craig’s renovated Upstate farmhouse boasts one such example, decoratively accentuated by the violet-hued Suzani blanket and beautifully contrasting shams. Who said there was such a thing as too many pattern?
Lacking storage and floor space? Ditch the bulky nightstand and opt for a sleek, wall-mounted shelf instead. Bonus points for curating an eclectically sourced display complete with art, books, and dainty trinkets.
Live FloralsA rattan headboard and tropically-themed bedspread hardly need much else in terms of additional decorative accessories. This bromeliad installation from Poho Flowers provides plenty in terms of decor and character.
Opt for a graphically abstract display in lieu of the more traditionally delicate pieces found within a bedroom setting. Here, a gridded installation manages to complement the earthy elements of the room’s decor scheme, imparting the space with an understated focal point.
Utilize found objects and collected pieces from your travels in a more creative form: by mounting them to the blank space above the bed. In this dreamy, whitewashed bedroom an exotic floor piece comes paired with a plant-lined shelf, imparting the area with both color and texture.
Take note from the entry and install a streamlined hook above the bed, and utilize it to hang greens, style-focused straw hats, and more!
Get the scoop on this inspired space on Minna Jones.
Painted CanvasSimilarly, paint a wide canvas of your own, and prop it behind the bed in lieu of a headboard!
Found ObjectsOpt for a trio of eclectic treasures, found objects, or wall art to create a dynamic wall display that’s more than just the standard hanging art piece.
Originally published June 2017, updated January 2018