Bedroom wall decor adds interest, pattern and color to your space. It can be as simple as hanging up a painting or as complicated as upholstering your walls. It allows you to make a big impact even if you are short on space. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to venture into different areas of design to make the most of your space and budget.
Pick a focal wall. This is usually the wall where the bed is. Depending on the climate you can even put the bed in front of the windows as long as it doesn't get too cold. This way you won't have competing focal points. The main wall in your room should get a special treatment if you are going for a contemporary look. You might not want to go through the expense or the money of putting up wallpaper on every wall. Plus, this can make your room seem busy and smaller. Instead, just stick with the treatment on the most important wall.
Rethink your hatred of wallpaper. You might think that this wall treatment is just too country or cutesy. However it can really add an impact to your bedroom wall decor. Use full sheets instead of just borders for the biggest impact that is also updated. Make sure your walls are primed properly before you start so it won't be as difficult to remove later on. You don't have to choose a cheesy pattern. Instead, find one that adds texture such as a modern gold foil with a nod to tradition. A jacquard print can be the focal point of your room if it is oversized.
Arrange art in new ways. You might just buy a basic picture, hang it on the walls and then wonder why the room feels like a dentist's office. Instead, make it the focal point of the room. You can install lighting over it to light it up at night and for more of a gallery effect. Instead of using a picture on one wall put those all together to form an interesting collage effect that will get noticed a lot more. You can even hang empty frames or molding around the artwork to give it more of a presence. For a modern or contemporary space paint large squares on the wall and then hang your artwork on them. This assures that even the smallest of pieces won't get lost in your room.
Fabric adds colors, texture and pattern to a room. Plus, it can help deaden sound. You can use upholster squares to act as a headboard. Hide any brick or stonework you don't like by making a wall of curtains and then putting your bed against it. The fabric doesn't have to be loud or overbearing; it could even mimic wallpaper or just use one solid color.
Bedroom wall decor can be as intricate or as simple as you want it to be. The key is to really focus in on the walls as an overall part of your design. You can even think of them as canvases just waiting for artwork.