When it comes to decorating your little one’s rooms, it can be difficult to know how to utilise the space the most effectively so that they have a room they truly love, and so that it looks the way you want it to.
Utilising the wall space can be a really great way to transform a room and make it feel so much more special. If you’re not too sure what to do with the wall space, I’ve put together a list of a few ideas to get you inspired.
Don’t be afraid to get creative
Look around for ideas of wall murals that other parents have done to get a good idea about what you want to achieve in the room. You could paint something simple yet pretty and effective onto the wall, like a tree or a quote, or go for something more elaborate like an animal or a whole scene. If all else fails you can buy transfers that can do this for you like I did for Joshua’s room.
Work with colours that are found in the room’s soft furnishings, like the fabric of the curtains or the duvet covers and rugs. These can be replaced cheaply online, especially curtains at sites like www.onlinecurtainfabrics.com, so if they do need refreshing to fit the new art, and it shouldn’t be too much of a mammoth task.
Make a collage display that’s personal to them
Why not let the child’s work do the talking? Make a collage display of all of their favourite drawings and masterpieces so they have a place to showcase their efforts and you won’t have to fork out for new, expensive, colourful pieces.
You could even frame some of their favourite pieces for a really sweet affect which will look quirky but will also put a gigantic smile of pride on their face, especially when you have people over and they get to show off what they’ve done! I love this example from Pinterest.
Utilise things they love for extra brownie points
The best way to make them fall in love with your efforts is to really make it about something that they love. This could involve using photos, prints or quotes of things like their favourite films or books and blowing them up really big on the wall.
Make it an interactive experience for them
Another great idea is to make the wall an extension of their play area, and let them add things/draw on/play with the walls! There are lots of things you can do to achieve this, such as creating a whiteboard or blackboard wall they are free to draw on, installing LEGO pieces on the wall that they can play with and installing magnetic boards on the walls so they can add things to it with magnets.
All these idea can help design a new and interactive room for a child.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post