36 Fresh New Ways to Decorate Above the Bed

From bold and bright to modern and minimalist, find the look that best fits your bedroom style.

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Eucalyptus Garland

Bring a calm, natural aesthetic to the bedroom with this DIY eucalyptus garland. It's an inexpensive and beautiful way to freshen up your space. Get the step-by-step instructions here >>

Basket Beauties

Over the headboard in this contemporary bedroom, a trio of baskets shows up handsomely against the white blank canvas of a wall.

Mounted Antlers

Rustic antlers are the perfect complement to a chunky wooden bench and faux fur pillows in this rugged space.

Dazzling Chandelier

A beautiful blue chandelier adds a dose of elegance to this room's bold teal color palette.

Serene Canvas Art

Gold, white and soft pink hues create a dreamy, airy aesthetic.

Thrifted Silver Plates

Just above the tufted headboard, antique silver plates are eloquently placed to bring a classic feel to a more contemporary design. See more of this bedroom from HGTV Dream Home 2016 >>

Faux Architectural Details

Designer Sarah Richardson created a faux inset around this cottage-style bed by nailing thin pieces of white trim to the wall in a large rectangle and filling it in with white paint. See more of this stunning suburban home >>

Moody Florals

Give your headboard wall a boost by covering it in sultry, floral wallpaper.

Chic Hat Display

Combine style and function by transforming that empty space above the bed into chic storage. Use nails or removable hooks to present your favorite hats, alternating the heights to give the display a designer look.

Coastal Glam

A unique puka shell chandelier infuses this cozy sleep spot with beachy, laid-back style.

Stay Awhile

This hand-lettered sign by Etsy artist Dear Lily Mae encourages you to cozy up and sleep for a few more precious minutes. See more of their designs here >>

Floating Plant Shelf

Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines gave this light-filled space a green boost by installing a floating shelf for plants and other collected items above the bed.

Colorful Gallery Wall

Spruce up your space with vibrant color. Create an interesting gallery wall that incorporates a multitude of shades and patterns in a chic, cohesive way.

Framed Botanical Prints

Paired with shiplap walls, framed botanical prints evoke a cozy, farmhouse feel.

Geometric Mirror

Glam up your space and make an all-white bedroom feel even more radiant with an over-sized, dimensional mirror.

Boho Bliss

A handmade macrame wall hanging adds a touch of casual texture to this laid back Boho haven.


An artsy geometric wall appliqué complements the gold bedside lamps in this cozy, modern space.

A Bookworm's Dream

Love to curl up with a good book? Keep your favorite tomes within reach by transforming your headboard wall into a larger-than-life bookshelf.

Modern Southwest Style

Inspired by Southwest design, a unique woven starburst wall hanging fills the space above the bed in the guest bedroom from HGTV Smart Home 2017.

Dreamy Driftwood

Use ornamental pieces of driftwood to add texture, dimension and coastal appeal to your room.

Simple Sign

Try the minimalist approach. Consider including a favorite quote framed above the headboard for a simple, but lovely look.

Creative Photo Wall

Criss-crossed ribbons attached to the bedroom walls help organize photographs and mementos in a cool and unique way. Easily change out the photos, post cards and other keepsakes at any time.

Through the Looking Glass

A vintage-inspired portal mirror makes this small bedroom feel bigger and brighter.

Antique Map Mural

Love to travel? Get inspired by this mural of an 18th Century map of the coast of Maine. Discover your favorite place and make a statement with your own mural.

Whimsical Dreamcatcher + Wall Art

Is boho-chic more your style? Place a woven dreamcatcher over the bed and try your hand at watercolor. Two watercolor cactuses laser-cut and hand-painted by designer Joanna Gick balance the piece on either end. See more of this boho-chic space >>

Reclaimed Wood Wall

Create a striking focal point with a reclaimed wood accent wall behind the bed. Wall sconces and a romantic wrought iron chandelier illuminate the space and highlight a simple sign that reads 'I love us.'

Patterned Tapestry

A large woven tapestry not only fills the immense blank space above the bed, but adds stunning texture and color to this global-inspired bedroom.

Upcycled Ladder

With a little creativity, you can turn almost anything into stunning bedroom decor. This gorgeous, rustic ladder was made from old tobacco basket parts and dressed up with a simple greenery wreath. Design by The Stylish Peach.

Dried Flowers

Sweet and simple, this bedroom wall is adorned with bundles of dried flowers tacked above the headboard.

Burst of Glam

A large gold starburst mirror is a glam contrast to animal-adorned accent pillows and energetic lime green lamps.

Clothesline Art

Display your favorite postcards or small pieces of art by clipping them to clothesline and hanging from a large wooden frame.

Galaxy Colors

Take your bedroom to another dimension with an abstract art piece reminiscent of the galaxy. Complement the look with neutral bedding and a cool chandelier suspended from above.

Classic Gallery

A wall covered with multiple evenly-spaced frames draws the eye toward the bed and lends an upscale feel in this traditional space.

Darling, I Love You

This adorable bedroom was created for a three-year-old little girl who was ready to transition to a big kid's room. The designer's goal was to make a space that was fun and imaginative and could grow along with its owner.

Deer Head (Faux, Of Course)

A faux deer head is the focal point in this masculine studio bedroom.

Painted Burlap

Who knew basic burlap could look this stunning? Design a wow-worthy accent wall by gluing burlap to the bedroom wall and painting over it with bright turquoise paint.

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