This elaborate headboard reaches the ceiling, eliminating any need for art. The bed itself takes care of that.
I like this window-art combination. It's simple, but not boring, and ensures that you'll wake up to natural light.
This is a good example of when nothing at all above the bed can actually work. The room, overall, is a little spare for my taste, but I do like the way the big white wall balances the red bedframe.
Sfgirlbybay's bedroom is balanced and interesting in the very best way. The stained glass behind her bed makes such a statement.
Sometimes I wonder about placing a bed right under a window - will it block the light? Is there something weird about propping yourself up by the window? But here, the windows frame the bed and it really works.
This image is straight out of the IKEA catalog - usually too "IKEA" for me, but I do like that they pulled the bed away from the wall, placing a shelf with objects behind it. Of course, that doesn't solve the "sitting up in bed to read" problem.
This is a great solution - a four-poster makes a great frame and I love the way it works with the black and white and the large work of art.
This is a cool little headboard - it almost reminds me of a park bench. I love the way shelves are incorporated right into the headboard.
When the wall itself is super interesting, anything else would compete. I love this pattern - so bold, but kept simple by sticking to black and white.