Injecting Some Personality into that Blank Space…
There’s always a styling point in a bedroom that is easily forgotten about. The area above your bed. It’s understandable, the fear of not putting something up correctly only for it to come crashing down on top of you in the night. Believe me, I also had that fear but thankfully have had this gorgeous mirror above my bed for over a year and are yet to be crushed by it.
Decorating the area above your bed shouldn’t be feared. It’s somewhere where you can make a strong design impact. If you have tall ceilings, it’s a great way to draw the eye upwards and take in the height of the room. There are so many different things you could do, but these are the three easiest, most effective ways to decorate the area above your bed…
I’ll start with how I decorated the area above my bed. As our bedroom is north-facing, I wanted to bounce around as much light as possible. This mirror is basically just for decor. There’s no way I’m checking my appearance in this each morning. So because of this, it allowed me to play with shape and decor.
Though the mirror part is little, it does bounce a lot of light around, making this room feel much bigger and brighter than it is.
One common thing that is considered when you decorate the area above your bed is artwork or prints. A large print centred across the bed is a focal moment is a classic move that makes an impact. Always go landscape with a singular piece of artwork, something soothing to connect with the calmness of the room.
Should you want to change it up, grouping portrait artwork in groups of two and three will also add to the character of the room. In terms of a gap between the headboard and the artwork, I’d recommend nothing less than 30 cm.
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Finally, we come to personal objects. Sometimes, the unexpected creates the best results, truly showing off your personality. The possibilities are endless, whether it be a sculptural piece of art, a textured hanging. Something that adds colour to a space, brings the eye straight to that area. I’ve even seen blueprints of a home used as decorative art. Whatever you choose, you want to ensure it speaks to who you are before you even have to say anything. Much like artwork, when it comes to hanging your piece, you want to allow a minimum gap of 30 cm between the object and your headboard.
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