How To Fill The Empty Space Above Your Bed

We're going beyond the standard wall art.


Line the empty space 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!


Oversized Art
Bring in an extra large frame, that spans close to the length of your headboard. The monochromatically-fitting one, pictured here, effortlessly complements the light and airy aesthetic of this dreamy space. 


A Wreath
Seasonal or not, a fragrant wreath can do wonders for the bedroom, especially when opting for one composed of eucalyptus

White Bedroom

photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

A Hammock
When working with an exclusively whitewashed decor scheme, incorporating textures into the design is an integral component of creating a dynamic finish. In Maryam Nassir Zadeh's East Village apartment, a woven hammock from a trip to Tulum decks the wall, contributing to the room's understated aesthetic. 

photography by NUEVO ESTILO

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. 

See more of this colorful bedroom here

Red and Taupe and White Bedroom

photography by MOLLY WINTERS

Hang up a colorful area rug to offset a minimalist scheme that's void of added decorative details. Here, a vibrant boucherouite rug doubles as textured artwork inside Alyson Fox's Austin home

photography by CHRIS WARNES

Live Florals
A 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. 
See the rest of the surreal space on Homes To Love.

photography by INSIDE OUT

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. 

White Bedroom

photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

Kid Art
Sure, the fridge may be the go-to spot for kid art, but we're all for switching things up with a colorful bedroom display instead. We're taking cues from this playful setup. Tour the rest of this bright home here

Pink and White Bedroom

photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

Painted Canvas
Similarly, paint a wide canvas of your own, and prop it behind the bed in lieu of a headboard!


Imported Goods
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. 

Pink Bedroom

photography by FRANCES TULK-HART

Wall Hangings
Macrame wall hangings are making a major splash in current decor trends and we've seen a large influx of them earmarked as decor for the space above the bed. This custom piece hangs in Jeff Halmos and Lisa Mayock's ultra chic bedroom, contributing an accented pop that steals the show. 

photography by MINNA JONES

Wall Hooks
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.


Found Objects
Opt 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 July 2017

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Published on July 21, 2017 - 6:00am EDT

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