There are two things that can act as an instant pick-me-up for an outdated bedroom. The first is some beautiful bedroom furniture. The second is a killer statement wall. Those four walls are a blank canvas you can use to curate a room that brings you joy every time you step into it. And often, it doesn’t require too much money or sweat equity to do. Our favorite statement wall ideas will help you instantly hit refresh on any bedroom in your home.
Since the bedroom should always be a place that promotes rest and relaxation, there are certain colors that are better suited for your walls than others. Especially if a splashy statement wall isn’t quite your thing, choosing the right paint color can be a game changer.
Scientifically, our brains will register cool tones as calming and peaceful (just think about how utterly serene you feel when you lay down beneath a clear blue sky!). So it’s no surprise that a blue bedroom can help you sleep better and wake up happier.
But if a vibrant wall color just isn’t your thing, choosing an earthy neutral shade can be just as effective. Soft shades like cream, silver, or sage won’t be too visually stimulating come bedtime, plus, organic tones will evoke feelings of balance and renewal commonly associated with nature.
Artwork or framed photos are an obvious way to brighten up a blank wall. But arranging them in interesting ways will transform that surface into a statement piece. Pro tip: when decorating rooms, it’s often best to put your accent wall behind a natural focal point. In a bedroom, this tends to be where the head of the bed is.
For those that like to be adventurous with their decor, a wallpaper or mural wall is the way to go. When planning the rest of the aesthetics and color scheme in a room, remember that a splashy pattern or scenic painting should be considered as a key design element. To let this focal point shine, keep furniture and other staples neutral and clean.
A great way to add architectural interest to your room, board and batten walls typically create a geometric pattern on the wall using wood strips. The end result is a visually compelling look with more dimension than a typical flat wall. Unlike patterned wallpaper, board and batten can be a little more versatile as a backdrop for art and other ornamental touches.
And if greenery is your thing, a plant or moss wall can be an instant conversation starter. Plus, we can’t think of a better way to bring the outdoors in (and the tranquil feeling that comes with it). Interior designer Erin Jones (@everythingeryn), who regularly builds her own plant walls, recommends starting with a base and quality faux plants to build it up to a full look with a jungle effect.
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