Personally speaking, I'd prefer to see a headboard vs. pictures over the bed. Upholstering boards or using grillwork or some other tall headboard would call attention to the room's main focal point. Even a canopy treatment would work wonders or simply upholstering squares w/ batting and fabric.
Re. what you can use as wall decor, the options are vast from framed prints to papers or fabrics, to photography, metal art, corbels, a plate grouping to plaques. Re. placement when it comes to a grouping, cut out templets of each piece of art to tape onto walls till a pleasing arrangement is achieved.
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I think not having a headboard is throwing me off. This is a very small bedroom (12 x 12?) and at our weekend home. We just have the basics in this guest room. I may move the bed under the window for the focal point over the bed. Very pretty arrangement Catie.
I agree with Froo Froo about the headboard. It is very easy using some wood, batting/foam and fabric to assemble one. But if you do not have the time or interest a picture grouping will also work.
Just remember many people like to read in bed, so any pictures would have to be high enough to allow for that.
Your pics would make a nice grouping. My stairway wall has 15 different pics (mostly female heads) and the frames all differ and of course the angles at which the pics are placed.
I love groupings and think they add so much interest to a room and they are pretty easy to do. Just fool around by placing the pics on the floor. Don't worry over much about being "right" they are easy to re-hang. Good LUck GP!
Thank you LOS. I think I have an iron headboard that can be used with this bed but I thought I might would like not having one. I have changed my mind As far as the pictures, I like the idea of hanging them in a group. I'll work with them and post my progress. Thanks for your reply.
GP, unless you have large painting, then I prefer a grouping if the wall is large enough.
I just did this up quick, but when putting groupings together. I try to make all the space around them as equal as I can. Not sure if this is a rule but I like the way it looks. i.e. 1" between top and bottom and sides between painting/pictures.
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