How to do big pictures over the bed

A room for two by Catlin Creer Interiors


girls bedroom with big pictures over the bed

Girls Room by Daffodil Design

I’m not sure I’d call it a hot design trend, exactly, but I’m seeing big photographs used to personalize kids bedrooms. Especially when there’s a shared space and the pictures can be used to designate individual spaces.

The girls’ bedroom in the picture above is a perfect example of this, where the sisters each have their own bed as shown by the large photographs hanging over each. The pictures are dramatic reminders of the time when they were still your little girls. Go with fabulous color shots like in the picture above or black and whites like in the picture to the right. (I loved the added touch of the chevron backgrounds behind their heads in the images.)

So how to get such great art? The biggest part is making sure you start with a great picture – not just the image, but the quality of the file you use. Any flaws will be magnified as it gets bigger and if you don’t start with a big enough image file, it will be rather pixelated when you print.

The next choice you need to make is what media you want. Do you want a simple paper poster? A photographic print? A canvas? Your choice will impact the final look, but if you put it in a frame, this is probably a decision that could be driven by cost alone. Less expensive options like paper mean you can invest in an even bigger image and frame, as well as change it out as your girl grows without feeling much guilt.

Here are a few places online where you can easily produce your large photograph. Or you could try taking it down to a local copy place to have them print it out for you. (Don’t count on that being the cheapest option, but it might be the most flexible for you.)