A white bedroom with white wooden planks all over the walls.

7 Bedroom Wall Design Ideas

Originally contributed by • last updated 5/20/2021

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Your bedroom is like a sanctuary. It's where you go to sleep and relax, and it's the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning. So of course, you would want it to look as nice as possible.

But finding possible decor ideas for your bedroom walls can almost be as hard as finding the perfect mattress. There are so many great colors and styles out there, that sometimes it takes a little out of the box thinking to get back on track.

There are quite a few things you can do to a bedroom wall that go beyond painting them. You may need to roll your sleeves up, but you can make your own beautiful finishes to your walls.

Check out these great bedroom wall design ideas that go beyond just paint.


A Headboard Out Of Molding On A Bedroom Feature Wall

Rather than have a headboard like most other beds, this room integrates the headboard into the entire design scheme. The molding u[ the wall acts as a brilliant feature, but also doubles as the bed's headboard. How cool is that?

This is also great if you want to add a bit of texture to your wall, but don't have the time or patience to cover the entire length of it with custom molding.

It looks amazing in that dark green, though it would look great in other colors, too. Another cool idea would be if the molding was painted white over that dark background. The contrast would look so high-end.


Faux Molding Bedroom Wallpaper Design

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Another great way to integrate the look of molding into your bedroom without spending too much effort or money, is by using wallpaper.

Some styles have the molding printed on, but they're completely flat. This wallpaper, for example, could definitely fool anyone, so it's hard to believe that it isn't real molding.

This is a great example of how to achieve that upscale look without spending too much money. There are always inexpensive alternatives to the most amazing looks, so you really don't have to worry about maxing out your design budget on nice-looking walls.

If you know how to get your hands dirty and put in some DIY work, you can definitely get the style you've always wanted within your budget.


Wallpaper For An Accent Wall In A Bedroom Design

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Sure, there are wallpapers with faux textures on them, but don't forget all the options with beautiful designs on them, too. At one point, wallpaper went out of style in a big way.

But it's come back with a vengeance over the past several years, and looks like it's here to stay. And we can't even complain about that.

It's true that there are some wallpapers that would overwhelm an entire room, but you don't have to use it on every wall. It makes for a great accent when paired with white or any other color on the adjacent walls.

It can give you that pop of color or that little bit of interest without feeling overpowering. It's a really great medium to use creatively.


Wooden Accent Wall Bedroom Design

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Wooden planks, or shiplap, along walls has come into style in a big way. Just like paint or wallpaper, there are a lot of different ways to implement wooden wall planks.

For a really clean look, you could install them the way they've been used in the example with a few coats of white paint over the boards.

Having white walls doesn't have to mean having boring walls. This shiplap accent wall would wonderful in a stark white room orr contrasted with a bold paint color on the surrounding walls.

However, the very light, subtle hue on the other walls, makes it look so clean and pleasant, and just makes the entire room feel brighter.


Bedroom Wall With Diamond Molding Design

This bedroom wall design idea looks like something out of an upscale hotel room. The diamond molding is so expertly installed, and it really matches the design of the bed and the other furniture well.

Layering the white molding over a mid-tone wall color gives it that contrast that we love to see, but also keeps everything bright and airy.

It's also probably not as much work as it looks to install this. It's really just a matter of measuring and nailing to the wall. And when you look at it like that, even the most daunting of DIY projects really don't seem to be all that bad.

This would be a really fun project for someone who loves the feeling of a job well done.


Brick Bedroom Wall Design

Sometimes, you luck out and find yourself with a bedroom full of exposed brick. Other times, you just really love that look, so you'll do whatever you can to make that happen.

And bricks do look great in bedrooms, especially if you're going for that industrial look. So we don't blame anyone who loves them.

If you have your heart fixed on brick walls, but your home is severely lacking in them, don't panic. Where there's a will, there's a way — and there are some pretty convincing ways to get that brick look on a budget.

For instance, you could just use some wallpaper. There are actually options printed to look like brick, or you could buy faux brick panels. Those cost a bit more, but are made of a paintable hard plastic and molded to have the three-dimensional look of real brick.


Shiplap Design Around The Whole Bedroom

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We know that shiplap and wooden planks look great on accent walls in the bedroom, but we should also consider the idea of covering the whole room in the style.

There are definitely pitfalls to this idea — like that awful wood paneling from yesteryear — but white planks that are bright and clean look just right.

All of the different details and layers to this room make the wooden planks sing. The accents and wall hangings give the room so much interest.

It really just feels like a bright, white room that just so happens to have a bit of texture along the walls. And it's a bedroom wall design idea that totally works.