Want to know how to hang your art above nightstands (bedside table) in a balanced way.
Hanging the art above your nightstand (night table) nicely will give your bedroom a sophisticated look.
We’ll show you how to hang art above your bedside table.
Let hang your favorite pictures above the nightstand and make your bedroom look great.
☑ Table of Contents
- How to hang art and pictures above your nightstand nicely
- How high to hang art and pictures above nightstands
How to hang art and pictures above your nightstand nicely
Here’s how to hang your favorite art above your nightstand.
How to choose a picture to hang above a nightstand
Choose art and pictures to hang above your nightstand that has a soothing ambience.
Your bedroom is a space to relax and spend time before bed.
Looking at your art with a calm impression will help you sleep well.
It is also a good idea to decorate art and pictures in a color that blends in with the room’s interior rather than pictures in an eccentric color.
Decorate the wall above nightstand with art in soothing colors that harmonize with the room’s interior.
The art over the nightstand will serve to complement the interior of your bedroom.
Ideal size of art and pictures above a nightstand
A small or medium-sized art is the perfect size to hang above a nightstand.
Hanging a smaller picture on a nightstand will give it a better balance.
This is because nightstands are not very large pieces of furniture.
It is good to place a large painting on the wall above your bed or wardrobe, not above the nightstand.
Choose a painting that is narrower than the width of the nightstand to help balance the overall interior design of the bedroom.
The typical width of a nightstand is approximately 21 to 28 inches (53-71cm).
Therefore, choose an artwork that is at most 12 x 16 inches (30.48 x 40.64 cm) to 24 x 24 inches (60.96 x 60.96 cm) to match the width of your nightstand.
Hang pictures above the nightstands on either side of the bed.
Hang art of the same or similar size, if your bedroom has nightstands on either side of the bed.
Unifying the taste of the two pieces of artwork will create a good balance and give the entire bedroom a sophisticated look.
Hang a picture above a nightstand between two beds.
Hanging a medium-size painting will give a better balance than hanging a small painting above a nightstand between two beds.
Hang 2 pictures vertically above the nightstand.
You can hang 2 similar sized pictures vertically side by side on the wall above the nightstand.
In this case, it is better to combine vertical pictures with each other and horizontal pictures with each other to create a sense of unity.
It is best to combine 2 pictures that are close in width to achieve a good balance, if you wish to hang a vertical picture and a horizontal picture vertically.
When hang 2 arts side by side vertically, position them so that the center of each art and the center of the nightstand are in a straight vertical line.
For the headboard with a window above
It is a good idea to place your favorite art above the nightstand, if your bed has a headboard with a window above.
This is because a window does not allow you to hang art above the headboard.
For the bed with a tall headboard
We recommend hanging the picture above the nightstand rather than above the tall headboard.
Hanging the picture above the tall headboard will make the distance between the ceiling and the top of the picture too narrow in the room without high ceiling.
It could be difficult to balance the whole room.
You can hang the art above a tall headboard in the room with very high ceiling.
Want to know more about how to decorate above your bed?
If you want to know if you should hang a picture above the headboard, please see the article below.
How high to hang art and pictures above nightstands
Hanging height for art above nightstands
When hanging art above a nightstand, hang it at eye level.
The center of the picture should be approximately 57 to 61 inches (145 to 155 cm) from the floor, in line with the room user’s eye level.
When deciding on the height at which to hang an art, be sure to check the balance of the bedroom’s overall interior design.
To learn more about the height at which to hang a picture that will enhance the interior, please see the article below.
It is fine if the bottom of the picture overlaps the lamp on the nightstand.
However, you may want to hang it a little higher to see better, if the majority of the picture overlaps the nightstand.
Make sure that two pieces of art are the same height, when hanging art on either side of the bed.
This is because 2 pictures hung at the same height will look better when you look at the interior around the bed from a little distance.
If you want to know how high to hang a painting above your bed, please see the following article.
Height for 2 or 3 pictures vertically above the nightstand.
You should position two or three arts so that there is enough space between the top of these pictures and the ceiling, when hanging them above your nightstand.
If the space between the top of these pictures and the ceiling is too narrow, it will give a cramped impression and make it difficult to achieve balance in the room as a whole.
Depending on the height of the ceiling and the size of the picture, you should leave 4 to 12 inches (10 to 30 cm) between 2 or 3 pictures.
Hanging height for small art above nightstands
When hanging small art on the wall above a nightstand, you may want to hang it at a slightly lower height for easier viewing when sitting on the bed.
To display a small picture with a standing frame above the nightstand is also stylish.
See the article below for more ideas on how to decorate a relaxing bedroom art.
Please take a look at this one as well.
Make your bedroom a comfortable and beautifully decorated by hanging stylish art and pictures above your nightstand.