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How Can I Decide Where Wall Art Should Be Placed In A Bedroom?

Do you have a big blank wall in your bedroom that you’re not sure what to do with? Instead of seeing this as a challenge, consider it an advantage. Make the most of this blank canvas to create something really remarkable. 

If you choose to hang a few basic pieces or build a bright accent wall, wall art is a great option. Art is a fantastic way to show yourself. Art has the power to totally change the look and feel of a room. It is the addition of these finishing touches that transforms a house into a home.

The bedroom is the ideal place in the house to let the imagination run wild. Make use of this room to express your individuality through a variety of colors and designs. To attract attention to various locations, hang a canvas or painting above the gallery. A bright piece of wall art placed above a nightstand or dresser is a great way to brighten up a room. The bedroom should be a haven, a place to unwind, and the artwork should represent that. In the bedroom, the safest walls for painting are immediately above the bed or on the wall opposite the bed. 


The best pieces are large in size and can be hung at eye level 

Look for abstract artwork with calming shades or tones. Landscapes or desaturated images fit well if you’re into photography. Keep the frames simple; a gallery frame or canvases would suffice. We like to concentrate on the artwork itself rather than the vessel. While your home isn’t a museum or an exhibition, it’s always a good idea to display your artwork at eye level, as galleries and museums do.  Everyone’s eye height is a little different, so a good guideline is between 145 and 152 centimetres from the floor to the center of the artwork for the majority of people. This means you won’t have to look up at the piece to enjoy it.


Don’t limit yourself to just hanging 

Arranging various sizes of framed or unframed artwork, photos, prints, and inspirational quotations on a shelf not only feels unstructured and comfortable, but it also allows you to switch objects around and change them out whenever you wish. To smooth the display’s square corners, layer bits by partially overlapping them and adding ornaments or candles. This looks particularly good when combined with any furniture, such as in a peaceful bedroom. It’s also a perfect way to show bigger artwork or even mirrors.


Don’t go overboard

Less is better in this case. The same can be said for artwork, particularly in a bedroom where you’re attempting to create a clutter-free and calming haven. Hanging art on every wall in the room only because there is empty space is not a good idea. By accepting the concept of empty space, you will strike a balance between art and bare walls.


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By Dru Bloomfield –, CC BY 2.0,

Hang it where you can see it directly from the bed

And that’s something we see a lot online and on TV, the first spot we hear of hanging artwork in a bedroom is above the bed. Change it up by hanging a relaxing portrait on the wall at the foot of the bunk. This is the wall we see the most when we’re reading or chatting in our beds before going to sleep, so it’s only natural that it should have something interesting to look at.

Are You Looking for Contemporary Art to Complement Your Home?

The Marshall Gallery, located in Scottsdale’s Historic Arts District, has been the center of contemporary art since its founding in 1998. Boasting a collection of paintings, sculptures, and exquisite glass pieces, the gallery hosts several exhibitions each year plus a biennial glass invitational that attracts top-notch talent. Here you will find exceptional art presented in an open and relaxed gallery space, which is perfect for browsing the ever-changing collection. Explore on your own, or allow our expert art consultants to offer complimentary assistance to find the perfect addition to your own collection. Looking for the perfect piece of art to complement your home’s decor? Visit us in person or browse our online art store!