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Wall murals for bedrooms: 15 of the best designs

Updated: May 8

Need inspiration for bedroom wall murals - look no further...

Wall murals for bedrooms are a classic way to create an eye-catching feature. In the ever-evolving world of interior design, trends come and go, but classics usually stand the test of time (luckily for me and my obsession with wall panelling!). But for once, we aren't looking at wall panelling, OK, there might be one wall-panelling example snuck in, but it'll be a wall mural variant, as today is all about wall murals for bedrooms.  

Wall murals for bedrooms are back with a bang. Lately, you can't flick through a glossy interiors mag or scroll through Instagram without seeing an array of them. These eye-catching designs are once again becoming the focal point of bedrooms, adding personality, depth, and style in spades. 

15 of the best wall murals for bedrooms

In the past, paint and traditional wallpaper were the go-to options for adding flair to plain bedroom walls. However, in recent years, bedroom murals have emerged as the perfect alternative, offering a wide variety of styles and designs to suit every personal style and taste without having to pick up a paintbrush. Although, if you enjoy dabbling with paint, be sure to check out my tutorial on how to create a DIY mountain wall mural with tester pots of paint. It was a super simple yet impactful project from back in lockdown. 

Back to non-painted murals for bedrooms and today we are going to look at the reasons they work so well in a bedroom (spoiler alert: it's the one interior space you can be truly whimsical) and peruse some stunning examples of wall murals for bedrooms available to buy in a range of price brackets.

From classic art wall murals to stick-on wall murals, the options are endless. Whether you prefer a serene nature wall mural, a captivating cityscape like a London wall mural or a New York wall mural, or even a bold graffiti wall mural, there's a perfect bedroom wall mural for every space. Let's take a look...

1. Green leaves wall murals

One of the reasons behind the rising popularity of bedroom wall murals is their ability to transform a room instantly as seen here with this green wall mural from Green wall murals are beneficial for bedroom walls because they evoke a sense of tranquility and connection with nature, promoting relaxation and a peaceful atmosphere conducive to restful sleep.

2. Jungle wall mural

By choosing the perfect design, you can make a bold statement and even evoke a sense of adventure - a good example is the jungle wall mural pictured. The colour palette has already been considered so you can pick one that suits your tastes and style and aside from some bedroom styling, there's little more you need to do for your room transformation

3. Sea-themed or underwater mural

Octopus wall mural for bedrooms or bathrooms
Image credit: Wallsauce

Bedroom wall murals offer a great way to personalize your space and add a touch of personality. Sea lovers can embrace underwater or coastal-themed bedroom wallpaper murals, like the beautiful Octopus design shown. This idea works particularly well if your bedroom has an ensuite.

4. Sky wall mural

clouds in a blue sky bedroom wall mural
Image credit: I Love Wallpaper

Transform your bedroom into a tranquil oasis beneath a dreamy, cloudy sky wall mural, where each day begins under a floating cloud, as seen in the fabulous example pictured.

5. ​Street art or graffiti bedroom wall murals

If the examples shown so far have been too romantic or whimsical, then why not embrace some gritty street art in your bedroom mural design?

6. Magical forests wall mural

​Forest wall murals bring the outdoors in and offer the benefits of biophilic design. Greens and browns are grounding colours that can be paired with pops of floral colour for that enchanted forest aesthetic. The set-up pictured lends itself particularly well to a bedroom with a dressing area.

​7. Map-themed wall mural

Map wall murals are perfect for those who love travelling or who have a strong connection with a place that they want to be reminded of every day. 

8. Blue wall mural

Blue is a popular colour for interiors and bedrooms especially. Tranquil hues evoke a sense of calm and serenity, creating a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. This is a beautiful example from Ohpopsi.

9. Abstract wall murals

Abstract wall murals are ideal for bedrooms as they add a dynamic focal point, infuse the space with personality, and work well with most colour schemes. Brilliant for teenage bedrooms where you want a statement piece that's not too childish.

10. Bird-themed wall murals

Not everyone would enjoy the idea of birds in their bedroom, but bird-themed wall murals are perfect for bedrooms, bringing a sense of tranquillity and connection with nature while also introducing vibrant colours and intricate details that elevate the room's design with a touch of whimsy and elegance. A great example is this Laura Ashley Birtle blush pink floral matt mural from B&Q.

11. Pink wall murals

Pinks work well in a bedroom scheme because they are soft and delicate, ideal for a cocooning and relaxing sanctuary. This floral design ( Bodacious Blooms by Avalana Design) would work well in a maximalist or eclectic bedroom or even a modern room where it would be the show-stopping feature.

12. Panelling wall mural

I warned you that there would be a panelling entry in this round-up of the best wall murals for bedrooms! This beautiful example provides all the positive aspects of intricate wall panelling without any of the hassle of measuring, cutting or sticking wood strips on the wall. I've written a whole post dedicated to wallpaper panelling if this is a look you are interested in.

13. Dark and moody starry sky mural

This dark and moody wall mural is guaranteed to spark your imagination. Who needs to worry about cloudy weather when you can lie in your bed and look at the twinkling golden stars on your bedroom wall mural.

14. Animal wall murals

Animals make brilliant bedroom wall murals for kid's bedrooms and as any interior designer will tell you, animals serve as excellent motifs for wall murals, adding an organic touch, visual interest and an element of nature to the room. If you are decorating a kid's room, be sure to check out my DIY storage bed tutorial - creating a platform bed on a budget with the help of cube storage.

15. Country meadow or wildflower murals

Wildflower wall murals add a touch of delicate and whimsical fun to a bedroom. They aren't as exotic as jungles or as magical as enchanted forests, but these countryside-based wall murals have a reassuring and quintessentially English feel. With a mural like this in your bedroom, it can be Summertime all year round.

Tips for success with wall murals for bedrooms

  • Consider the size of the room: If your room is very small, perhaps only add the mural to a single wall or maybe two, or only the top half of the walls, so it doesn't become overwhelming.

  • The best wall murals complement the interior style of the house, so consider this when choosing your colour palette and mural design. 

  • Consider the best layout - positioning the mural on the wall behind the bed if the design is particularly bold and bright as looking at this might not be the most calming and relaxing view before sleep. 

  • If the costs are too high for more than one wall, opt for a feature wall or accent wall mural and paint the other walls in tonal colours to blend in and complement the wallpaper mural. 

  • Don't hold back! Your bedroom is the one room where you can really let loose and decorate to your heart's desire. By sticking to your personal style, you'll create a sanctuary to retire to and future you will be grateful.  

How do I know how a wall mural will look in my space?

For those with a small space or specific wall dimensions, fear not; not only is there a wide variety of designs, but bedroom wall murals come in a variety of sizes, allowing you to choose the exact size that fits your wall perfectly. Many retailers offer roll calculators to help you determine the exact size and cost and some even offer virtual tools that superimpose the wall mural design over an image of the room so you can see exactly how it will look. Great if you are looking for decorating ideas and need help visualising it. 

Whether you're looking to create a focal point in your master bedroom, add a touch of whimsy to a child's bedroom, or elevate the ambience of your living space, bedroom wall murals are the perfect option. With their ability to add positive energy, create impact, and transform plain walls into breathtaking landscapes, it's no wonder they're rising in popularity once again in 2024.

Where next?

See below for some other wallpaper-related posts you might enjoy.

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