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Inspiration for Art Above the Bed

There are certain spots in the home that almost demand artwork: the area above a sofa, the space above a fireplace mantle, and of course, the spot above the bed. In fact, the latter is also one of the most popular spots for our clients to ask us to hang artwork. If you’re currently staring at a big, empty space between the top of your headboard and the ceiling, here is some inspiration for art above the bed, from recent projects we’ve done around the New York City area

First: a country space that proves you don’t even need to hang “art” in the traditional sense. The client instead chose a selection of antique decorative plates to fill the space. If plates aren’t your thing, consider hanging hats, dried wreaths, baskets, or sculpture instead.

art above the bed

This is a great nontraditional example for twin beds or day beds that are placed directly alongside a wall: here, we did a gallery wall-style arrangement above the side of the bed. 

art above the bed

This example is from the same home as the first photo. The country vibe is similar, but this arrangement includes framed artwork and a bird statuette, arranged in a shape that mimics the headboard.

art above the bed

Just because bunkbeds reach up toward the ceiling doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be accompanied by art. Here, a simple map sits above the top bunk.

art above the bed

For more ideas for what to hang above the bed, check out:

ILevel Blog: How to Decide What to Hang Above the Bed

ILevel Blog: Easy Wall Art Ideas for Above the Bed


Hanging a Japanese Byobu Screen

While Chinoiserie might be a huge trend in interior design at the moment, one of our favorite Asian-inspired looks comes from Japan: decorative, folding Byobu screens. These joined wooden panels were originally used to block drafts (the name Byobu roughly translates to “protection from wind” in Japanese), they’re now a popular collectors piece and decor item.

While they can certainly still serve a functional purpose as a room divider, we especially love the way they look hung on a wall. Their large scale–Byobu screens typically have three to six panels–makes them the perfect statement piece for lining a long hallway, hanging above a sofa in the living room, or stationing above a console table in a high-ceilinged entryway. But, it can also present a challenge when it comes to hanging the screen on the wall.

hanging japanese folding screen

Here’s an example of a six panel Byobu folding screen hung above a banquet from one of our recent client projects.

Love the look? In order to hang a byobu screen properly, you’ll need a few tools, including:

  • A level
  • Screen clips
  • Double-sided tape
  • Screws
  • Drill or screwdriver
  • Two or three people depending on the size of the screen


  • Attach double-sided tape to the back of the screen clips.
  • Have one person (or two, if it’s a larger piece) hold the screen in place.
  • Attach clips to the screen, pressing clips into the wall so tape holds.
  • Adjust the screen into the desired position, using a level to ensure it’s straight.
  • Screw clips into place.

Need help hanging a Japanese screen? Contact us to discuss your project, or stop into our studio space at 37 E 7th Street in New York City.



Recent ILevel Art Installation Projects around New York

It’s been a while since we recapped our recent art installation and picture hanging projects, but were inspired to share a few of our latest simply because of the beauty and diversity of some of our client’s homes. From eclectic gallery walls, to object and art collections, here are a few of our favorite recent projects.

1. Vintage and eclectic: Proof that gallery walls don’t have to have a common theme, color, or frame style to look beautiful. We loved the collected feel of the various photos and art (and the variety of frames!) in this apartment.

collected vintage gallery wall

2. Woven hats: And here’s proof that beautiful wall art doesn’t technically even have to be art; here the client chose to hang a grouping of woven hats to create a unique statement wall.

hanging Baskets on wall

3. Bright pop art. How cool is this art collection? It immediately set the tone for the fun, modern apartment it’s hung in.

Modern gallery wall - ilevel

4. Graphic watercolors. We loved this collection because, while each piece was different, the art was unified through a common palette and watercolor technique.

Watercolor gallery wall

5. A colorful collection. Make like an art gallery: here, the work of a single artist is displayed in matching frames on a bright white wall.

colorful art installation

Need help hanging your own art collection? Or not sure where to begin decorating your walls? Stop into our new studio space at 37 7th Street to discuss an art installation project or view our art collections available for purchase.