Hanging art in your bedroom can be a fantastic way to tie the room together while bringing some personality to your space. It can create a focal point, evoke a mood or feeling, or simply be a beautiful piece for you to look at every morning. Choosing your art is an important design decision that can make or break the overall look of the room.
How do you choose I choose wall art for my bedroom?
It can be a challenge to know how to pick the right art for your home, particularly for somewhere that gets as much use as the bedroom. Fortunately, there are a few simple guidelines you can follow to inform your decision.
Colour is always a big consideration for any work of art and is particularly important in the bedroom. That’s because studies have shown that certain colours can have a direct impact on our mood. Blue, for instance, can make us feel calm, while red can evoke energetic feelings and even increase our blood pressure.
For most of us, our bedroom is a place that we go to for rest and relaxation, and so a calming bedroom interior can go a long way. Consider whether the colour of your art will contribute to the ideal mood of your bedroom or if it might promote feelings better suited elsewhere (teal, for example, can be great for productivity, making it an ideal choice for the home office).
Of course, there is also your existing interior design to consider. If your bedroom already has a bold colour scheme, don’t feel like you have to tone things down. Art is subjective, and what works for one person might not work for everyone. If bright and colourful is more your style, why not make a statement with some graphic pop art or a multi-coloured piece that’s packed full of character.
If the rest of your bedroom decor is fairly neutral, that gives you the freedom to choose art in almost any colour you want. It’s up to you whether you want to opt for similar neutral or monochrome tones for a more subtle aesthetic, or to make a statement with a colourful piece that really stands out against the wall.
The style of your bedroom art will be largely down to personal preference, though certain styles that have a soothing effect that works perfectly in the space where you sleep. Art with a natural theme, like landscape photography or paintings, has an inherently calming presence. Similarly, minimalist abstract prints can offer some much-needed tranquillity at the end of the day.
Your choice of style will again be informed by your existing bedroom decor. If you have a classic, sophisticated style then you might prefer to choose paintings that share the same sensibilities. For minimal, neutral rooms, photography works particularly well, with the clean colour palette allowing all the fine details to show through. Take a look at a range of styles before you make your decision and consider how well it compliments your interior. If you can easily picture it in your space, you’re probably on to a winner.
Where should art be placed in the Bedroom?
Above the bed or directly opposite is a great spot for art in the bedroom. So that the artwork doesn’t get lost in the room, it’s always best to choose a large scale, horizontal piece that is at least ¾ of the width of your bed frame. Go any smaller than that and your bed will look disproportionately large. Alternatively, you could choose a selection of smaller pieces to create a gallery wall that fills the space, or even a pair or trio of artworks that work together (like this series of blue paintings, for example).
If you don’t want to make any holes in the wall or have fallen in love with a vertical piece, you don’t have to miss out. A large, framed print that simply leans against the wall can create a cool, laidback look, and also gives you great flexibility should you want to move it around.
How many pieces of art should I have in the bedroom?
As large-scale pieces are recommended for the bedroom, it can be a fine line between creating a stylish focal point and creating a space that looks overcrowded. Great interior design is all about balance, so a good rule of thumb here is to avoid placing art on two adjacent walls. Instead, stick to opposite walls or simply choose one to show off your latest bedroom decor.
Keep in mind too that other items can have a decorative effect when placed on the wall, like floating shelves or wall-mounted lights. Depending on how much space they take up, adding in some artwork right next to them could disrupt the balance of the room. It’s never a bad idea to start small and find one or two pieces of art that you love. You can always add more later on if you feel like something is missing.
There are a few things to consider when it comes to choosing the best art for your bedroom. As well as practical considerations like colour and size, it’s always good to think about how a piece of art makes you feel. After all, you’ll be seeing your bedroom art every day, so it should always be something you won’t get tired of looking at when you wake up in the morning.
No matter what your interior tastes are or what style of art you like most, at Kaceart we have a wide range of beautiful and affordable art, ensuring that you’ll find that perfect piece to put the finishing touch to your bedroom. Take a look at our range of bedroom art and discover our curated selection of artwork from a diverse group of artists.