A room that can be challenging when it comes to aesthetic design is the master bedroom. You don’t want to be too overwhelming but then again, you do not want it to be bland, either. So, what is that happy median that sets the room off but is not so bold that it just ruins the overall vibe of the room?
Consider All Aspects
For me, the entire bedroom design is fluid. By this, I mean that when I am designing a bedroom, the artwork I choose takes into consideration every aspect of the room, right down to the sheets, pillowcases, and comforter that will be used. I want everything to flow all the time, and will only choose art that helps pull the room together. I like to think of it is the pocket square for the suit.
Your art does not always need to hang from the wall, either. For instance, having different photographs on the bureau or nightstand can work. You can also incorporate different sculptures, vases, and pottery on the tables.
Pay attention to the frames that you choose for your art, allowing it to complement the piece itself. Or, go frameless, which is what I prefer to do with canvas prints. For actual artwork or pictures, use a frame that will complement the piece, such as a slim black frame for abstract art or a deep-colored wood frame for a country landscape. Keep in mind, however, while you can mix and match frame sizes, mixing different types of frames could give the room a bit of a chaotic look. Meaning, you should not have a single cherry-wood framed piece with very other piece having a slim, black frame.
Something to be careful of in the bedroom is overdoing the art. For instance, I would not hang more than one piece over the bed. My general rule is a full wall gets one larger piece, with the exception being a picture or canvas series that are broken up to create one picture. Any walls with a window or door can have pieces on either side of the opening.
The art in the bedroom should also set the mood, so you don’t want dark, heavy pieces. This is where you relax and sleep, so the artwork should be representative of a more relaxed theme. For instance, if you are using abstract art, stay away from dark, earthy tones and use lighter colors for a more relaxing atmosphere.