I'm often momentarily swayed by a gorgeous photo of a large-scale painting above a bed, or a series of framed black-and-white photographs. Then I remember that I live in earthquake country. And even if I didn't, I wouldn't want a hard, heavy object directly over my bed. Even the best hanging devices occasionally break, and getting hit upside the head with a pointy, acrylic-on-wood artwork isn't a nice way to wake up by any stretch of the imagination.
For those of us who live in earthquake zones — and it seems that due to fracking, many more of us now are — or who just prefer something a little softer above our sleepy heads, here are three alternatives to heavy photos or artwork above your headboard.Paint a Mural
Want artwork without the frames, glass, or sharp corners? Apply paint directly to your wall. Hire a local mural artist to paint a unique, commissioned design for your bedroom, or head to a local craft store to pick up stencils and DIY the project yourself.
Keep reading for two more ideas for decorating above the bed