After the living room, most people tend to spend a lot of their time in their bedrooms, inasmuch as most of that time is spent resting and sleeping.
That’s why it is important to decorate your bedroom; especially your bedroom walls as the mood you set in your decor will impact when you go to sleep when you wake up, and also, how productive your day will be.
While it is advisable to only use the bedroom for sleeping to maintain a healthy sleeping routine, it is also true that most home offices are also stationed in the bedroom, so it needs to be an inspiring place to work in.
While there are so many ways to give your bedroom a makeover so it is conducive for sleep, and also, reading (if you do), the easiest way to decorate your bedroom and create a ‘WOW’ factor is by creating a stunning accent wall for your bedroom.
After all, anyone would rather wake up to the beauty of a decorated wall than a blank one. An accent wall simply differs from the other walls within the room.
It could have a different texture, color, or have other decorative add-ons that are not present on the rest of the walls.
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11 Decor Ideas to Create an Accent Wall in your Bedroom
So, if you’re looking for tips to help you create a beautiful accent wall in your bedroom, try our ideas:
1. Paint it Bold
Color helps communicate a lot where words sometimes fail. It helps express feelings and also alters emotions. The bedroom accent wall, when painted boldly, can help do inspire your mood of relaxation or fun.
You want to introduce a different color that speaks to you, on the walls. For instance, if your walls are neutral, the accent wall should be a bold color and vice versa. Deep blues, greens, maroon, and grey are good choices for moody bedrooms.
Use the color wheel to help you come up with a favorable color scheme and be sure to tie it throughout the room.
In this case, the bold color should not only be limited to the wall but can also be used on the bed for pillows and duvet covers. This way, the choice of color on the accent wall will look intentional and well-thought.
It’s also a great idea to get creative with the paintwork by creating various patterns and shapes for a not-so-basic appeal.
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2. Panel the Chosen Wall
Wood paneling behind the bed is another favorite way to create a stunning accent wall in your bedroom.
Wood adds warmth, character and when the panels are well done using varying tones of wood, you’ll achieve a dimensional look that does not need further decorating using art.
You should be able to add country charm and achieve rustic style with such wood paneling, but for a modern and contemporary look, consider painting the wood panels using a moody color that already exists around the room.
While some prefer fully paneling the wall, it is also a great idea to panel the walls halfway so you can be able to adorn your new paneling shelf with pictures, plants, and other decorative accessories.
Ribbed paneling, in particular, looks delicately detailed especially when painted dark grey, emerald green, or navy.
3. The Statement Headboard
Statement headboards are a wonderful opportunity to create a stunning accent wall in your bedroom. It is the focal point and can instantly add a ‘WOW’ factor to your bedroom.
You can choose a headboard in a different shape like a curved design, a rustic statement using wood paneling, or a bold headboard that stretches wall-to-wall or touches the ceiling.
Wild patterns, beautiful fabrics, gorgeous embroideries, inspiring colors, and clever built-in designs that incorporate hidden storage are all headboard ideas that will make a statement!
4. Use Wallpaper
Wallpaper is a rental-friendly way of adding texture, pattern, and color to an accent wall. It is also cheaper than actually painting or creating a textured effect on the plaster.
Good thing, wallpapers come in a very wide variety of prints, varying textures, patterns. Some also come with 3D effects.
Textured wallpaper will help add visual weight to a wall and help set the tone for a room.
Since the bedroom is an intimate space, heavy or very coarse wallpaper would look a little aggressive therefore they are not ideal for a bedroom set-up. Instead, go for light to medium textured wallpaper.
This could be in the same shade as the paint on the other wall and the accent will have been created by the texture.
For patterned wallpaper, geometric shapes are bold and create an arresting look. Patterns in black and white may be simple yet we find these are the ones that the most impression.
You may need to be extra careful in the installation of patterned wallpaper if you are using multiple pieces. They need to be aligned correctly so that the patterns are completed for a seamless wall finish.
Nonetheless, you might not need to use several pieces because the entire wall needs not be all covered in wallpaper to form an interesting accent wall.
You can cover only a portion of the wall like just above the headboard upwards up to the ceiling level you could also create a patchwork of differently patterned wallpapers. The patches can be alternated with textured pieces for a more playful look.
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5. Framed Art
Anything can be framed, from simple printed images to something as unusual as a collection of dollar bills.
You can choose a statement piece of art that simply adorns your bedroom walls. A good place to hang such art would be the area above the bed, particularly, if you have no statement headboard.
You can also create an impressive bedroom gallery wall by using printed images of abstract art above the headboard. Letter and line art images in the white background are simple but elegant for bedroom use. One can get spicy with the letter art for a more striking effect.
Two or three frames of equal sizes are sufficient for such an arrangement. You can vary the sizes and colors for a more dramatic effect.
Art works great for classic, modern, and contemporary bedrooms with a minimalist look, as they are left to create a simple yet impactful look.
Framed art is great but a sculpture, for instance, a carved metal sculptural plate when securely attached to the wall, would add such a bold and dramatic effect that is absolutely unique!
6. Hang Mirrors
Mirror on the wall, or mirror on the floor, you pick!
Well, large mirrors can be stuck or hang on the wall or have their stand sitting on the floor. Create a bedroom accent wall by use of a large mirror against the wall.
Shop a unique and detailed frame in vintage or rustic style to cause that ‘wow’ factor in your bedroom and style the mirror by introducing a plant in front of it and ensure the background directly reflected in the mirror is always neat and composed of beautiful well-correlated items.
You can also hang one or two large mirrors grouped together above the bed to create such visual impact, and open up the space.
This works if you have a low headboard, but just make sure to draw the bed from the wall so the mirrors can freely land down in case of any fall.
NOTE: If you live in an area prone to earthquakes, we recommend hanging the mirror in one of the walls beside your bed instead of hanging it above the bed, for safety reasons.
An outdoor effect can also be created by the partitioned mirrors that mimic windows. For a more realistic outdoor look, you may need to display the mirror in front of a plain wall or add multiple plants in the background so that it looks like you really are looking outside.
For sure, the use of mirrors in a small bedroom may not only be decorative. Mirrors can also be used to enhance the space and give an illusion of a larger space by the effect of light reflection.
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7. Hang Woven Art
If you’re sensitive about hanging heavy objects like art pieces and mirrors above the bed, due to safety concerns even in the children’s room, consider the use of lightweight and soft decorative objects in this area.
And a woven tapestry is an example of what you might just need. So lightweight and soft, you will not worry about it hurting any of you when it falls.
Go for textured styles like boho or simply pick an eclectic tapestry to add color to this wall.
8. A Basket Wall
Basket walls are as versatile as baskets are. This makes it easy to make them unique and outstanding.
A combination of baskets of different sizes, shapes, and designs needs to be selected for this purpose. The Rwandese tonga baskets, for instance, come in so many weave patterns, colors, and sizes.
They can easily be combined with seagrass or bamboo trays and would still create an arresting focal point in your bedroom.
Since most baskets are handwoven, carefully select baskets that are well detailed and neatly woven and finished. We find basket walls creating a greater décor effect why installed on shorter walls lengthwise.
9. Create a Plant Wall
Climbing plants are excellent for creating a gorgeous backdrop in your bedroom. It is like bringing the outside inside.
The cascading vines of devil’s ivy and its lush leaves flowing towards the floor look eccentric. Good thing, the vines can be guided to flow in one direction to look neat as they grow.
Different species can also be combined like adding a string of pearls to the devil’s ivy cascade. In fact, real vines can still be combined with faux leaves so that just the right volume is achieved: too much can have your accent wall looking like a jungle while too little will look shoddy.
Another option is to place a tall plant behind the headboard, especially if you do not prefer your bed touching the wall. This adds texture and color behind the bed whilst purifying the air in your bedroom and creating that striking element.
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10. Decorate Open Shelves
It’s no secret that the headboard wall is a perfect choice for an accent wall. Thus, another great way to ensure this wall stands out is by decoratively displaying decor items above the bed on open shelves.
Choose sculptural shelves that already make a statement and help them stand out by displaying books, candles, trinkets, and other tiny nightstand items artistically. You can even add hanging plants to spice up the look.
11. Striking Curtains
In a bedroom where the view itself makes a statement, let it be the focal point! Draw eyes to this wall area by hanging curtains that are bold or patterned in color as long as you tie them around the room using other decor items.
Your curtains can also be soft in color or they simply create a striking pattern when closed–anything that gives them a ‘WOW’ factor should do.
The idea is to invite you in so that any time you open the windows, the magnificent view catches your attention as well.
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A bed is the main bedroom furniture and it goes without saying that the accent wall is most ideal designed on the wall on which the headboard rests.
Use these ideas to enliven your bedroom accent wall.