A bedroom with a navy blue accent wall that has gold floral designs painted all over it.

8 Wall Painting Designs For Bedrooms

Originally contributed by • last updated 5/20/2021

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Painting your bedroom is a pretty big deal. With the amount of effort that goes into moving furniture to paint and then moving it back, you're not going to want to do it often.

So you'll want to make sure you've painted your bedroom really well the first time. After all, you will be staring at those walls every morning for years to come.

There are a lot of things you can do with paint that don't just involve a solid color. There are probably countless ways to add interest and texture to your wall. And so many of them only use paint!

So check out these wall painting designs for bedrooms that could look perfect in your space too.

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Faux Wallpaper Painted Bedroom Wall Design

Cute, simple wallpapers are pretty trendy nowadays, but what if we told you that you could get that look without the wallpaper? Surprisingly enough, you can paint your walls to look like they're papered, without any wallpaper paste required.

You may be thinking, "why do something by hand that wallpaper can do on its own?" But when you really think about it, it does make sense.

Wallpaper can look too manufactured, whereas hand-painted designs look, well, hand-painted. You get different deviations in the lines you've painted, but wallpaper will always look the same after a while.

Doing this kind of herringbone effect is pretty simple, so why not try it out for yourself? It'll definitely look amazing in the end.

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Two Toned Painted Bedroom Wall Design

Who said you had to paint the entire wall? This two toned effect looks so cool, even though it's probably the easiest thing in the world to do.

You literally just paint the bottom two thirds of a wall, leaving the top third the original color. Do it around the whole room, and you have something unlike any other room you've seen.

This paint color is so great for this kind of two toned effect, too. It's dark and bold, while also earthy and kind of neutral. It looks really good with the white and we love how the edge was left raw.

The fact that the line between the two colors isn't perfectly even makes it feel a bit rough and organic in that hand-drawn sort of way.

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Geometric Shape Design On A Bedroom Accent Wall With Paint

Using tape to create different shapes on a painted wall is a pretty classic technique. But it's so well-known for a reason. Though you may be limited to straight lines, there are a lot of things you can do with a little tape. These painted triangles are just one of the many examples out there.

It's really cool how the triangles don't follow a strict size or pattern. It feels andom, like a controlled chaos kind of concept. And though the shapes are harsh and geometric, the colors they've been painted in are soft and dainty.

It makes the whole thing feel really fresh and mature, but also a little whimsical.

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Hand Painted Accent Mural Design On A Bedroom Wall

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This room is absolutely gorgeous. Dark blue paired with white already looks amazing in any context, but the addition of the gold really takes this entire design to the next level. Of course, this room wouldn't be complete without that amazing floral mural.

The use of a metallic gold paint to create the botanical outlines feels really unique and authentic. There was definitely a lot of time and care put into this mural, what with the amount of detail in it.

This is a prime example of how a painted mural can really make or break an entire space, but if you're not confident in your drawing skills, a similar look could be achieved with wallpaper or stencils.

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Color Blocking With Paint Along Bedroom Walls

Sometimes, you find a bunch of colors that you want to paint your room with. Sometimes you love those colors so much that you can't pick just one. There's a surprisingly easy answer to that, though: just use them all.

Provided you've picked a bunch of complimentary colors (you don't want a rainbow mess on your walls) use them all in a color block design.

It's literally how it sounds: just a bunch of blocks of different paint colors. The result is so cool and contemporary, and you don't have to feel bad about playing favorites. Even if those favorites are colors and don't have feelings.

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When In Doubt, Use A Stencil For Your Bedroom Wall Design

One stencil can go a long way. Multiple stencils can go even longer, but that's neither here nor there. The point is, using a stencils are a classic in wall painting designs for bedrooms.

There's definitely a lot of room for creativity when using stencils, even if they create the same shapes over and over. Try going for a striped effect by painting rows of stencils in different colors.

Or use a stencil along the side of a wall, or the middle, and leave the rest a solid color. Any idea you want to try will probably look great with a stencil.

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Triangles Along A Bedroom Wall Can Make A Cute, Minimalist Mountain Mural Design

A lot of the times, when we think about murals, we think intricacy. We think about big, complex shapes and colors that must take hours to paint. Let's face it, we're not all skilled enough to pull off the most complex of murals, but we can still get the look if we simplify.

These mountains are simple, yet scenic. They're minimalist, yet you can tell exactly what's going on. With a little bit of painter's tape, this kind of look would be pretty easy to pull off.

It would look super cute in a kids room, guest room, or even in your master if you really wanted it.

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Painted Honeycomb Bedroom Wall Design

The honeycomb shape is a pretty classic geometrical design. Drawing and painting a hexagon is pretty simple, after all. But using different color techniques, you can make something that looks really neat.

The coolest part of this honeycomb pattern is the way it has a bit of a gradient to it. The top hexagons are mostly white, while the middle ones are a light gray. The bottom hexagons are a darker gray, the same color used for the outlines of the hexagon shapes.

But there's also a blue accent in there that adds a pop of color. It's definitely a great wall painting design for bedrooms.