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Picking the Perfect Bedroom Art

The bedroom is supposed to be designed to give you a calm and serene escape from the world. When choosing décor for this room, it is important to keep in mind that you are trying to unwind and get rest in it. That is why it is most commonly recommended to select soothing colors and tones. Landscapes, still lifes, and ocean views are most popular. If you are wanting to add a more sensual mood, richly colored abstracts can also be delightful. You will want to keep size in mind, especially for those pieces you plan to hang above your headboard or make a statement on a large wall. Here are some of the pieces we feel help create the best, and most restful, atmosphere.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir-Boating on the Seine

Boating on the Seine, one of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s most recognized pieces and it captures the impressionist style so perfectly it is practically a window to 1870s Europe. Renoir displays an effortless combination of color and craftsmanship, perfectly warming any bedroom for relaxation.

Japanese Bridge

Claude Monet-Japanese Bridge

The Japanese Footbridge by  Claude Monet portrays the arched bridge and pond that by then had become his primary source of inspiration. You feel the same serenity as if actually sitting in the garden as the artist did while completing this work.

Henri Matisse-Four Boats Side by Side in the Marseilles Harbor

Four Boats side by side in the Marseilles Harbor, by Henri Matisse, depicts just what the title describes. This piece uses varying shades of blue, black, grey and white to depict a early afternoon. The brown is a stark contrast, bringing in more architecture into the scene of the Marina. Let the soothing scene help you find a peaceful slumber.

Henri Rousseau-The Dream

Enjoy Henri Rousseau’s beautiful display of naive jungle themes, The Dream. Rousseau was a French Post-Impressionist painter and a tax collector. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius. Allow this piece a place in your room to help inspire your dreams as you sleep.

Frederick Arthur Bridgman-The Siesta

Frederick Arthur Bridgman, who painted The Siesta, was an American artist who studied art in New York. He later moved to Paris, where he was inspired by the Middle Eastern themes. It is a beautiful example of his colorful and exotic artwork and his use of lighting and contrast. Perhaps you will feel compelled to drift off to your own siesta with this over your bed.

This is just a small sampling of the wonderful pieces we have to help make your bedroom your oasis away from the world. For more ideas, browse our Bedroom Art Gallery. We have something for every taste, style and room size available. We are certain it will help you get the perfect night’s sleep.

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.