The focal point of every bedroom is the bed and what’s hanging above it, so it’s important to pick your artwork carefully. You can create a grouping, or choose to feature one special piece as we show in these examples:
What should I hang above my bed?
Hang things you love and bring you a sense of calm and serenity. Try abstract paintings, prints of nature or landscapes, black and white images or even nude art, for your eyes only.
Size It Right…
To create balance, your artwork (or grouping) should be at least 2/3 the length of the headboard. The shape doesn’t matter, it could be square, vertical, horizontal, round or oval as long as it’s the right size to counterbalance the headboard.
How High / How Low?
As a general rule, the bottom of your frame should hang 8” to 10” above the headboard. If you hang your artwork any higher it will look like it’s floating away from the headboard instead of being connected to it.
Use the right hardware…
- Safety is key when hanging a heavy piece. Be sure it’s fastened securely to avoid an accident.
- Use wall anchors or use 2 picture hooks or nails to secure your piece properly.
- Place Anchor Points on the bottom corners of your frame to keep it in place and straight.
Avoid this common mistake!
Don’t center your picture between the top of the headboard and the ceiling. It’ll end up hanging too high and look as if it’s floating. It’s best to visually connect your artwork to the furniture below.
I’m passionate about picture hanging and decorating (and I’m also the Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating)