By Jennifer Adams
Decorating your child’s room seems like it should be easy,
but it’s more complicated than just that. The real trick is to find something suitable
for both you and your child!
Many of the themed prints are so easy to overdo. While a
very young child’s room should be bolder and more invigorating than your own
bedroom, a full mural of “Sponge Bob Squarepants”
or other overly garish cartoonish scenes get old very fast, to both you first, then
your kids as they grow out of their dinosaur or princess phases.
If your child really, really
loves “The Little Mermaid”
stick to a neutral backdrop for
the walls and furniture, and accessorize with easy-to-change themed bedspreads,
throw pillows and framed posters. By the time the bedspread wears out, your kid
will be into something else anyway.
A better way to decorate a kid’s room is to create a
backdrop for imagination and creativity. But more than anything what kids
really love is to be involved. And kids love making artwork. We found some wonderful
wall papers that provide the outlet for both!
One of our favorites
is the “Black and White Frames” wallpaper by Graham and Brown.
great on its own, and the fun part comes in when you have your kids paint or
color scenes directly onto the wall paper, inside the frames as well as the
frames themselves! Or cut out paper the size of the frames and have your kids
color something, then glue it to the wall. Use in your child’s room or for a
fun powder bath or hall accent.
Another great idea is
to make custom wall paper or decals out of your child’s artwork. WallTat will print custom wallpaper
from your own (or your kids’) designs and you put
it on the wall. See their website for the details. We love their fun decals,
too, that you put over other wallpaper or a painted wall.
If you want a more
traditional look suitable for older kids, preteen or teenagers, look for
standard designs in a larger scale or slightly brighter colors
choose for a guest room or your own bedroom. We love these pretty floral medallions
for a girl of any age and this camouflage design
for an older boy, both from
What do you think? I'd love to see your ideas, please share your photos!
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