DIY Wall Decor For a Serene Bedroom

Everybody knows that the main purpose of a bedroom is sleep. You actually sleep for about one-third of your life! Since you spend so much time on this activity, it’s important that your bedroom is a place of rest and relaxation.

You want to walk into this space and instantly feel like a weight is lifted from your shoulders. So creating a relaxing environment with serene decor is essential. Rather than cluttering the space with extraneous chairs and desks, decorate with wall art. There are lots of DIYs that are perfectly appropriate for a serene bedroom. Take a look at these 35 projects and decide which bedroom wall art will be best for your bedroom.

Wall Decor To Keep Bedroom Spaces Calm and Uncluttered

1. Juju Hats

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Juju hats have become vastly popular for decorating in just about every room of the house. Make yourself a few sizes in different neutral shades for a trendy and soft look above your bed. (via Craftberry Bush)

2. DIY Banner

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Maybe your life is full of stress and you find yourself waking up on the wrong side of the bed more often than not. DIY a banner like this one that displays a positive phrase that will help you to embrace the day each morning.

3. Botanical Frames

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Some of the best relaxing decor is green. Whether you collect leaves from your backyard or hit the craft store for fake ones, a botanical frame will look amazing wherever you display it. (via The Urban Acres)

4. Dipped Driftwood

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Who doesn’t love a good Anthropologie hack? A piece of dipped driftwood might be outrageous for your wallet, but you can DIY the exact same driftwood decor look and create the perfect piece to hang above your bed. (via Domestic Bliss Squared)

5. DIY Watercolor Art

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When it comes to watercolor, I’m all in. This piece of art can be made in whichever color matched your bedroom scheme. You’ll be glad you have such a large piece for above your bed or over your dresser. (via Atilio)

6. Feather Mobile

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Mobiles aren’t only for kids. When you have such a gorgeous gilded feather mobile like this one, you’ll want to hang it above your bedside table so you can enjoy it every morning. (via Homey Oh My)

7. Ombre Twig Hanging

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Time to touch up on your spray paint skills. You’ll want to be sure you have them primed for this ombre twig hanging. Those colors of blue and green will be the perfect serene touch for your bedroom. (via Grow Creative)

8. DIY Pallet Sign

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Rustic wooden signs are a major trend at the moment. So grab that old pallet you stashed in your shed and create this beauty to display your initials or a sweet quote. (via Beckham and Belle)

9. Coffee Filter Wreath

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Coffee filters are cheap and ridiculously versatile. You can easily dye them any color you like and then create this pretty floral looking wreath. (via Ciao Mama)

10. Faux Fur Monogram

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Faux fur is a great way to add a bit of pizzaz to any home decor. So a white furry monogram for your bedroom wall will not only fill a space with interest but it will add to your serene vibes. (via The Sassy Life)

11. Marbled Clay Moon Mobile

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Decorating your bedroom in moon phases seems awfully appropriate for a room you spend your nights in. This marbled clay moon mobile is perfect for filling that strange corner behind your closet door. (via A Beautiful Mess)

12. Wood Slice Chalkboard

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Chalkboard is always acceptable, no matter what room you’re in. But chalkboard on a wood slice is extra brilliant because it brings a touch of nature into your room. (via Krafty Kath)

13. Beaded Mirror

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If you’re thinking that your room isn’t big enough for wall decor, it’s time to make smart decor decisions. You probably have a mirror in your bedroom, right? So take some wooden beads and transform your mirror into a work of simple art. (via Sinnen Rausch)

14. Silhouette Plates

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Some people say you shouldn’t include photographs in your bedroom decor, especially of your kids. But some moms can’t resist. These silhouette plates are a lovely in between for those of you on the fence about it. (via Homemade Ginger)

15. Crochet Wall Hanging

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You’ve seen the woven wall art, no doubt. But this crocheted wall hanging is so delicate and a great way to start learning the craft of crocheting. (via Persia Lou)

16. Eucalyptus Garland

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Thinking your bedroom needs a little life? Make a lovely eucalyptus garland that will drape beautifully wherever you hang it. It will add that bit of green and smell amazing at the same time. (via Homey Oh My)

17. DIY Wire Stars

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Wire is cheap and easy to work with. So if you’ve been searching for some simple wall art for your country styled bedroom, DIY shapes out of black wire and hang them wherever you please. (via For The Love Of)

18. Gift Wrap Print

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Some of the prettiest patterns around come in gift wrap, of all things! Grab hold of this affordable DIY and hang your favorite patterned gift wrap like a print in your bedroom. (via Francois et Moi)

19. Burlap Pin Board

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Do you ever have trouble choosing just one art print to display on your wall? DIY a burlap pin board that will hold all your favorites in a lovely way. (via DIY Weekend Wife)

20. Rustic Shelf

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So maybe a shelf isn’t actually wall art. But a shelf can hold all kinds of things, like plants and books and vases and candles and bottles. And suddenly you’ll find that it’s become a piece of wall art in your bedroom. (via The Whimsical Wife)

21. DIY Canvas Wall Hangings

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You might not immediately think of canvas drop cloths as a suitable material for a sophisticated wall hanging, but it’s actually pretty simple. You can create a customized canvas just like these DIY canvases from Studio 5 that can display anything from quotes to a full landscape etching. The best part about this DIY project is that you can do a lot of it from your household printer. Whether you want to display your favorite saying or paint a canvas masterpiece, DIY canvas wall hangings add rustic flair to your space.

22. Display Kid’s Artwork

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If you have kids as a part of your household, setting up their art as a collected DIY display can encourage budding artists and also provide some bright, cheery artwork for your bedroom at the same time. While hanging children’s artwork might not strike some people as serene decor, it’s calming for parents to be reminded of their children when they aren’t around in the bedroom. The DIY Mommy shows you a few great ways to turn your childrens’ art into DIY wall decor.

23. DIY Hanging Planter Hack

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Houseplants are one of the best ways to add serenity to the bedroom, and the planters you choose to keep them in can add serious style to the space. Houseplants are also great for helping purify the air in the bedroom and have been scientifically proven to reduce blood pressure. These DIY hanging planters on the Paper N Stitch Blog can be created with nothing more than a little paint, some washi tape, some rope, and some cheap plastic planters. When choosing plants for a DIY hanging planter, it’s best to choose low-maintenance plants such as pothos vine or succulents that don’t require that much watering. It’s also a good idea to make sure plants are placed where they can get some natural light from a window if artificial grow lights aren’t used.

24. DIY Beaded Wall Art

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Beads come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, which makes them the perfect customized accent for a serene bedroom. This beaded wall art from Effortless Chic can be thrown together with nothing more than a dowel or branch, some string, and some beads for a piece of hanging wall art that will look chic in any bohemian bedroom. Beaded wall decorations look great as a focal point above a bed or desk. Beaded wall art can have either a methodical or eclectic vibe depending on what kind of beads you choose to work with.

25. Giant Wooden Pegboard

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One way to introduce more serenity to the bedroom is to up your organizational game, and the best way to do that is to get some of your clutter off horizontal flat surfaces. This giant DIY wooden pegboard designed by Vintage Revivals is the perfect way to store bedroom clutter such as jewelry, office supplies, or crafting supplies. It can also be used as additional shelving, so you don’t find yourself stressed about a bunch of extra stuff lying around on the floor.

26. Flower Wall Garlands

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Flower wall garlands have been trending bedroom decor on Pinterest for years, and for good reason. It doesn’t take much effort at all to collect some faux flowers and set up a colorful and calming flower wall in your own bedroom. This DIY flower wall garland from The Kitchy Kitchen is the perfect way to add some natural elements and bright pops of color to your space. Switch up the lengths of the garland ends to create a slanted or staggered look.  

27. String Art

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String art has been around since the seventies, but it’s recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity with the advent of crafting websites on the web. This string art tutorial from Spruce Crafts is a great way to create an amazing and unusual piece of wall art for your bedroom with minimal supplies and cost. Craft string can be dyed in several different colors or even tye-dyed to add even more visual interest to the piece. String art can be created based on almost any image, so let your imagination run wild.

28. DIY Confetti Wall

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Confetti might not be associated with serenity, but this simple dotted wall art like the confetti wall tutorial at Ashlee Nichols can create an organic and calming effect. Polka dot wall decals can add some interest and bright pops of color, even in bedrooms where you’re not allowed to paint the walls. Try metallic wall confetti for a neutral color palette with a sophisticated look. This decor is also a good way to pull a bright accent color around the room and would look great in any and all bedrooms from a nursery to the master bedroom. 

29. Shadowboxes

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Shadowbox art, like the different shadowbox ideas showcased at Crafty Morning, can give you an organized way to display any keepsakes or items of interest in your bedroom so that they don’t create a cluttered and busy vibe. One of the keys to creating serenity in the bedroom is to keep any small or miscellaneous objects from taking up space on flat bedroom surfaces like nightstands, bookshelves, or entertainment centers.

30. Canvas Print Art

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Digital photography has made major strides in the past decade, and this has made it even easier to transfer digital images to other materials such as paper, fabric, and even canvas. Using some serene photos of nearby nature from your camera and transferring those photos onto mounted canvas is a great way to add your personalized perspective to the room. You can even create your own DIY canvas print art like the prints shown here from Lovely Etc.

31. Geometric Paper Wall Art

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Geometric and origami-based wall art is a good option for a more modern bedroom vibe, and these paper crafts can be constructed in neutral colors to help keep the art visually calm, even with sharp angles included. DIY paper wall art like the art shown here at Jam Paper can help you mirror a high-style look on a low budget. Even crafters who don’t have any skill in paper folding can quickly pick up and complete this mesmerizing design.

32. Paper Shapes Art

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Minimalist art with simple, colorful shapes and patterns can be a good way to include visual intrigue in your bedroom without creating a chaotic feel. The paper shapes art tutorial from Sugar and Cloth can be constructed out of cheap construction paper but still add a classy post-modern aesthetic to any bedroom. Keep shapes monochrome for a subdued look, or mix up the colors for a more eye-catching design.

33. Broken Mirror Wall Mosiac

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While this crafting project might not be for the superstitious at heart, breaking mirrors to create a piece of broken mosaic wall art can add a feeling of calm by expanding the look of the bedroom even as it illustrates a sense of chaos. Broken mirror mosaics incorporate wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic based on the principle that imperfect things are more beautiful because of their imperfection. Check out the broken mirror wall art at Proud Home Decor for ideas on how to use broken glass in your own bedroom art.

34. A Textured Accent Wall

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Sometimes in decor more is less, and adding a textured accent wall is a good example of that principle. You can add a strong visual point to your bedroom without cluttering up the wall by focusing your decor on one wall of the room rather than spreading it around equally. If you don’t want to go for a full texture, adding a deep accent wall color to an otherwise neutral bedroom palette can add drama to the space without causing it to look garish or cluttered. To keep the bedroom serene, choose accent colors that aren’t too bright. These include hues like eggplant, cadet blue, or crimson. These textured accent walls at Family Handyman are the perfect jumping-off point for figuring out your own accent wall design.

35. DIY Pixel Wall Art

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Pixelated wall art is a great way to add abstraction and color to the wall decor in your bedroom without creating too much of a focal point that might make the bedroom visually overpowering. This art style gives the bedroom a more inorganic and contemporary aesthetic that can be visually soothing. Pixelated wall art can be designed by pixelating any image you want and can incorporate many different textures or color patterns. This can lead to a wide variety of interesting wall decor ideas. Check out this DIY pixel art wall decor tutorial from The Bold Abode for a detailed look at how to pull it off. 

Conclusion

A great way to add a custom touch to your bedroom is with DIY wall decor, and there is wall art to fit just about any personal style. It also adds serenity and calm to your bedroom aesthetic. Bare walls can make a room feel blank and institutional, a visual impression that stimulates anxiety. On the other hand, walls that are covered with clutter can make a person anxious too. That’s why it’s so important to seek balance and serenity in your bedroom decor. With the right bedroom wall decor, you can take even a plain jane bedroom to the next level, and on a budget too.