When it comes to interior decorating, fewer places offer the opportunity for fun and creativity than that of a child’s bedroom. It’s so much more than just a place to sleep. It’s a place to colour and imagine, to build dens, to hide from siblings and play with friends. There are so many ways to create a space that’s fun but functional and i’m going to be bringing you lots of tips and inspiration here on Daily Essential, starting with 6 ways to decorate the walls in kids bedrooms .
1 // Wall Vinyls
Don’t bother with the high costs and time consuming frustrations of conventional wallpaper. Instead, decorate the walls with vinyl decals, allowing you the freedom to rotate and position each decal however you want. Before application, think about the mood you want to create in your child’s bedroom – depending on your choice, the wall vinyls can either bring a burst of bold, bright colours or a dash of calming serenity. Whether it’s simple geometric shapes like circles, crosses and triangles or wall letters, there are clever ways to change the look of your child’s space.
2 // Bunting, Banners & Garlands
Bunting, banners, garlands – whatever you want to call them, they have been around for years. Traditionally used for parties and festivities, they are becoming more and more popular as everyday decor, particularly in nurseries and kid’s rooms. They are a beautiful way to brighten up any space and they don’t have to be your typical flag style either. Velveteen Babies stock some of the most contemporary and gorgeous garlands i’ve ever seen, each one lovingly handmade, unique and special. Pom Pom Garlands add texture to any room, whether they’re draped over shelves and picture frames, hanging from the ceiling or on the backs of chairs. Then there’s DIY Letter Banners which are great wall accents for kid’s rooms as they can be used to spell out your child’s name, a special song lyric or favourite quote.
3 // Chalkboard Paint
Make way for creative play with the addition of a chalkboard wall to your child’s bedroom. Now i know some parents would be reluctant to allow this feature because it encourages children to draw on the walls, but there’s something undeniably fun about chalkboards. They simply beckon for doodles and drawings and it’s a great way for children to express their feelings, emotions and imagination. Plus with so many shades of chalkboard paint now available, the idea can work with nearly every colour palette.
4 // Peg Boards
Once hidden away in garages and pantries, pegboards are ready for prime time…and ready for kid’s rooms too. They are cheap, versatile, highly customisable and have the ability to add both organisation and decorative elements to a room. You can paint them in the same colour as the walls to keep things streamlined or use a contrasting colour to make a focal point. They can be used as headboards to add height to a room or hang them in a nursery near your changing station so that you can keep all of your supplies to hand.
5 // Shelving & Storage
Storage is key in a kid’s room, especially if you are short on space. Create a feature wall using storage boxes and shelving of various styles, shapes and sizes. Ikea picture ledges or wire magazine racks are ideal for displaying books and small ornaments/accessories. Wall pockets are a great storage solution near beds, changing stations or desks, you could even use them in conjunction with a pegboard. These stylish storage houses can be hung on a wall and are perfect for stacking up nappies, blankets and baby clothes in a nursery. They’re also ideal for displaying toys, teddies and books in a kid’s room.
6 // Prints, Posters & Photos
Prints, posters and photos are a quick, easy and simple way to liven up a blank wall. You can frame them, hang them on hooks, stick them up with washi tape, display them on shelves or in storage boxes…..the possibilities are endless. Get those creative juices flowing and turn any blank space into an artistic masterpiece.