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New Peaceful Art in the Master Bedroom

Simple, minimalist art ideas from Walmart that work perfectly in a bedroom to evoke a peaceful mood. 

This post is sponsored by Walmart and Art.com.

We did a thing. And it involves yummy, moody paint and art from good ol’ Walmart.

I feel like I need to break into a rendition of “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things” all Julie Andrews style on a mountaintop… or were there green damask bedroom curtains involved in that one?

Anywho…

Meet our master bedroom’s new look for not a whole lotta dollas.

UPDATE: See the full bedroom reveal here!

Simple, minimalist art ideas from Walmart that work perfectly in a bedroom to evoke a peaceful mood + charcoal gray wall paint

I blame this quickie focal wall refresh on the fact that after having baby Regan sleeping in our room for 6 months, this space was starting to feel kind of stale. You know what I mean?

Feeling refreshed in the room you wake up in every single morning is important! I promise you.

There’s something about it that sets the tone for the whole rest of your day. (Hence why the master bathroom got major love earlier this year because the “before” situation was just sad.)

But honestly, I never went into designing our master bedroom with an actual plan, which is so not like me (Type A problems). A couple of years ago, we just hauled in this local clearance furniture we found (I keep searching all over online for its exact source with no luck) and that was about it.

Simple, minimalist art ideas from Walmart that work perfectly in a bedroom to evoke a peaceful mood

But I always felt like there was something missing behind our bed. I wanted simple, clean, moody and just slightly vintage-y.

So Robert and I finally did something we’ve been thinking about since we moved in: created a focal wall behind our bed with simple, subdued art that gave this space a peaceful vibe.

You can’t get much simpler than these four tree sketches, but that’s what I like about it. Less is more.

Simple, minimalist art ideas from Walmart that work perfectly in a bedroom to evoke a peaceful mood + charcoal gray wall paint

We painted the wall Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal for that moody factor and hung up these art frames from Walmart and Art.com so that they would pop perfectly against that deep gray.

Simple, minimalist art ideas from Walmart that work perfectly in a bedroom to evoke a peaceful mood + charcoal gray wall paint

Mama like! (And side note: I particularly love that palm tree one since it’s a nod to our beloved South Carolina palmetto.)

Simple, minimalist art ideas from Walmart that work perfectly in a bedroom to evoke a peaceful mood + charcoal gray wall paint

We think it might be even better eventually with some grid molding placed on the wall to frame out the art a bit further and create dimension behind our bed.

If you ever need more peaceful bedroom art ideas, you can check out all of these:

Peaceful Bedroom Art Ideas from Walmart

Simple, minimalist art ideas from Walmart that work perfectly in a bedroom to evoke a peaceful mood + charcoal gray wall paint

UPDATE: Since I’m getting lots of questions on our bedding too, you can find our similar matelasse quilt here and our Euro sham look-alikes here (since our exact bedding is now discontinued).

So curious minds want to know…

Do you have anything hanging above your bed art-wise? Spill in the comments (because just maybe we could use even more advice for the guest bedroom that’s still in the planning phase… yay!)

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24 Comments

    1. Not sure what you mean by “other walls”, but our wall color is Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

      1. Hi, Cindy! We found this in a sale out warehouse in Rock Hill SC. It was in the back corner with only a clearance tag attached. There is not a brand stamp or tag to be found. :/

  1. I love these wall arts you have shared. I make charcoal sketches but whenever I hang them on the walls they change color and catch dirt. I am planning to having a few sketches framed this week. I have white walls in my bedroom, the artwork you have shared here would match the interior of my bedroom perfectly. thank you for sharing these ideas.

  2. Looks great! We have a rustic sign that says “Goodnight moon, Goodnight air, Goodnight noises everywhere” above our bed that I love.

  3. That dark gray wall is fantastic with that headboard. I would suggest that your rug should be moved a little farther away from the wall, so there is more rug showing at the foot of you bed. (IMHO). My Ethan Allen British headboard is the focal point on my wall, nothing over it, but I do have a mirror on one side and a framed print over the other side above the nightstands.

  4. Lauren, the Kendall Charcoal looks beautiful!! It really makes your lovely bed and artwork pop.
    I have a large canvas painting of two white magnolia flowers on a charcoal background above my bed. The flowers fill most of the canvas with just a bit of the charcoal around the outer edge shows. My headboard is an antique carved wood that is painted Behr Cottage white.
    My bedding is soft grey with blush and charcoal pillows.
    I decided that I was going to paint the wall behind the bed Charcoal. Probably Kendall Charcoal because I adore that colour. Unfortunately, that grey is too brown for my art, but BM “Dior Gray” is perfect.
    I’ve been on the fence about taking the plunge and painting that wall, but you’ve convinced me it’s going to be a win!!
    I’m painting it this week!! 😃 now my bed and artwork will really shine.
    Thank you for always inspiring me! You are so talented!!

  5. It looks great! We have three cross stitch designs that I made and had framed above our bed – and we love it! (free printables for the cross stitch patterns are on my blog).

  6. WOW! What a punch – it looks absolutely fabulous.

    You asked if we have anything on bed wall? I have a really neat stone cross with green ivy
    from our wedding day. ♥ It really belongs in a perfect garden setting….but to me it brings the feeling of a garden to our room. : – )

  7. So pretty and soothing. I love darker colors and the rug is gorgeous. Love the bedroom set. Great job.

  8. So pretty! The darker gray is a lovely contrast to your light colored headboard. Years ago I found a black metal tree sculpture (almost three feet tall and wide) that I hung above our king size bed that also has a black metal headboard. It was from Hobby Lobby on clearance for about $20! Recently I repainted our master bedroom from dusty pink (what was I thinking) to a beautiful sagey green color called Silent Fog (Glidden) and it is so peaceful and calming. Changed the feel of the whole room.

    1. Hi Vicki
      Is your metal tree sculpture black?
      I have a large (it was my mother’s from the 1970’s) wall tree sculpture. It’s the faux gilded bronzey gold plastic that was so popular back then. My mom passed away a year ago, and I want to hang it on my wall. I was thinking to paint it black to look like metal. Just curious what yours looks like.
      Thank you!

  9. These prints look great over your bed, Lauren. I’ve always found decorating over a bed a tough spot and you nailed it.

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