Creativity is key when designing a child’s bedroom, and nailing the wall decor is one of the best ways to make the area fun, inspiring, and playful. Of course, getting the design right long term can be very challenging, as most kids’ preferences and interests change with age. Also, admittedly, finding a style that will suit your little one’s room for as long as possible can be tricky, but you can always use the right wall decor to create an ideal space your kids will love. Here are four kids’ room wall decor ideas worth trying.
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- Add a fun-patterned wallpaper
You can add a lot of fun to a child’s bedroom decor with the right wallpaper. This move alone can save you a lot of heavy lifting regarding needing to add other fun decor items. Go for a wallpaper that will appeal to your child, and don’t be afraid to choose bright colors. In fact, studies show that wallpapers or wall designs with bright colors can have a positive impact on a child’s mental health.
Two main options are available to you when using a fun-patterned wallpaper. One, cover every inch of wall space in your child’s bedroom with the chosen wallpaper, or alternatively, pick one wall in the room to decorate.
Here’s an awesome science themed wallpaper I viewed in a model home I visited years ago.
- Consider vinyl stickers
Wallpapers and murals are great, but they have their limits. Vinyl stickers can easily cover those limitations thanks to their affordability, ease of application, and versatility. Plus, you can find them in endless amounts of designs to pick from, ranging from popular fictional characters to playful and educational themes.
If your child loves science fiction and outer space themes, for instance, you can print vinyl stickers designed in different objects related to that theme. You can also make various educational prints like alphabets and numbers to help your little ones learn new words and solve simple math problems. Moreover, you don’t need to worry about the stickers peeling off over time, as most of them are designed to be durable.
- Create interactive murals
Many people confuse murals with using wallpapers, especially when it’s applied to just a feature wall. But instead of using brightly colored wallpapers, you can use other options like chalkboard or magnetic paints to transform a section of a chosen wall into an artistic masterpiece perfect for kids.
Another great thing about creating a mural is that you don’t have to do the design yourself. Let your child’s creative juices flow by encouraging them to create stories and designs of their own using either the chalk or magnet. You can also find peel-and-stick murals featuring various scenes like enchanted forests, fantasy underworld scenes, and outer space.
Here’s a peel and stick mural in I used in my daughters bedroom years ago:
- Light up the interior with glowing wall decals
Wallpapers, murals, and vinyl stickers can transform and kids’ bedroom wall, but if you want to turn things up a notch, consider glowing decals. Add a touch of life to your child’s imaginary unicorn friend or cartoon character by getting them created as glowing decals. You can easily apply and remove them when you want to. Even better, these decals are excellent if you have to change up your kid’s room often. The only downside is that they are usually more expensive than stickers.
Here are some more Themed Bedroom Photos to inspire you. If you create a themed bedroom of your own, please send me a photo, I’d love to post it here!