Post # 1
Since the wedding I’ve been focusing more on finally getting our house decorated. We got our bedroom painted (love it!) but still haven’t hung anything on the wall behind our bed because its such an awkward shape. I have groupons for three 16×20 canvas prints…. but those seem too small for such a big space. I also considered maybe just using 2 of them and paying to upgrade to a bigger size? but that leaves a lot of space too.
Can anyone help me out here and maybe photo-shop in some decorating ideas? I just kind of suck at this stuff haha.
Here is the bedroom as it stands now:
Here is what I was thinking w/ 3 photos photo-shopped in… but i feel like they’re too little for the space:
And here is with 2 bigger photos ‘shopped in… but I still feel it it isn’t right.
Post # 3
How about 3 larger ones over the bed. It doesnt have to fit completely over the bed, but can spread across that whole wall?
Post # 4
I tried that too… (I have a whole folder full of mock-ups with 1-5 pictures lol) but I didn’t love it. I feel like maybe I need something other than photos? Either instead of or in addition to photos? I don’t know… what do you think?
Post # 5
I think the one you posted with 3 small ones looks quite nice. You just need to raise them higher, they’re too close to the bed.
If you’re worried that it doesn’t fill the space enough (I think it’s fine though), you could do the second option you posted (maybe with smaller frames though and then do a large oval or circular item above the bed. Rounded things sometimes look reallyl great with angled ceilings because the lines aren’t competing.
Yea, I think the 3 large ones are too overpowering.
Post # 6
What about a photo wall? I dont know how to photoshop but something like this?
Post # 7
@CorgiTales: I like the 3 larger photos but I would place them a bit higher on the wall. Maybe look at doing one of those series of canvases that together make a whole image?
ETA: Something like this:
Or this but in the opposite direction so it follows the shape of your wall:
Post # 8
@kala_way: I second this!
Post # 9
I’d use the 3 larger ones and make the center one higher with the sides closer in…
Post # 10
@tranquility: HOLY F I love that first pic!! I am keeping that for inspiration 🙂
Post # 11
I think part of the problem is the use of scale. The lamps on the bedside table are too small for their intended purpose.
Lamps for reading in bed need to be tall enough so that the light comes down over your shoulder when sitting in bed.
I would place tall mirrors on either side of the bed behind the bedside tables. It will fill in the space. They don’t have to be as massive as this. You can get mirrors like this at Lowes, Home Depot, Target etc. Replace the lamps with something larger. You can see that they used wall lamps here, but the point to note is how high they are.
Swing arm lamps are great for bedside lamps because you can bring the light closer for reading.
The space above the bed won’t seem so massive once the side space is filled in with mirror.
You could then use 2 or even all 3 of your pics. If you use 3 pics each 16″ wide , you will be using 48″ of wall space at a minimum.
Post # 12
@kala_way: i love the idea of something rounded over the bed. I think you’re right that maybe the angle of having something horizontal over the bed felt clash-y to me with having the angled ceiling.
@tranquility: i like this idea…. but I don’t know if I’m creative enough lol. It seems hard to find enough frames and then stuff to fill them and get them all up and arranged so they look chic and not sloppy. I’m not sure I”m that talented 🙂
@julies1949: thanks for the suggestions. i really like my lamps though 🙂 and they actually work just fine for reading. also, (and you would have no way of knowing this bc i only gave you guys 1 pic) directly across from my nightstand there is a massive wood framed leaning mirror, so i think that might be too many mirrors in one space. I’ll keep that in mind for our guest bedroom though maybe!
Post # 13
I really like Julies1949’s idea! The first thing I noticed in your bedroom is how tiny the lamps look! Also, maybe move the floor lamp? It’s throwing me off a little bit. Pinterest has many many wonderful home decor ideas, you could always look there too!
Post # 14
@tranquility:I looooove this idea. I think I’m going to steal it for my inspiration folder for our room lol
@CorgiTales:I agree with the PP who mentioned putting something oval right over the bed. Another idea would be to add some wall sconces with candles or maybe even the box frame things that they have with candles/knick knacks in them…