This is a sponsored guest post.
Children’s rooms are so fun to decorate because you can really let your creativity run wild. A fresh coat of paint or some simple changes can completely transform the space.
The following are ideas for DIY mommies out there looking for a change.
Go with Something Timeless
Some parents may not mind having to constantly redesign rooms, but for most of us, it is a time-consuming pain in the butt. A unicorn mural that took a sweat-filled week to do may be cute when your kid is 3. Then by the age of 9 or 10, you’re already hearing the whining to redecorate because it is “babyish”. Neutral colors, pastels, and simple patterns are timeless and won’t need to be repainted as your child matures.
If you want to get artsy with painting, then a striped accent wall can really add some character.
You don’t need to be a professional painter to do stripes! Stripes can add dimension to a room and give off the illusion it is larger in size. This is also an affordable project, especially if you purchase from a discount painting supplies shop.
The following is a quick ‘how to’ for striping walls:
- Paint the entire wall with the base coat; this will serve as one of the stripe colors. Pick the lightest shade so the second, darker color will go over it. Wait 48 hours for the first color to dry.
- Measure out where you want the stripes, making sure lines are even and straight. The length/width of the lines and whether they are horizontal, vertical or diagonal is completely up to you.
- Mark the walls with pencil or put masking tape over them to represent where the stripe will go.
Removable Wall Decals
If you are renting you may not be allowed to paint your walls depending on your lease. Wall decals are easy to place, and a relatively inexpensive way to add some personality to your child’s room. They even make decals of popular children’s shows. The best part? If your child outgrows them, you can easily remove them with no damage to your walls!
Cover an Accent Wall with Wallpaper
I know what you may be thinking: wallpaper, a thing of the past that exists only in your grandmother’s bathroom. There is a lot of hate surrounding wallpaper, and the pain it can be to remove.
You don’t have to wallpaper an entire room, however. You can just do an accent wall can add a splash of life that paint alone cannot. Also, the invention of removable wallpaper now makes it easier than ever.
Why are kids so drawn to coloring on the walls? The world may never know! With a chalkboard accent wall your kids now have an outlet where they are supposed to scribble all over the wall!
Kids can write down their goals, chores, to-do lists, draw pictures… the possibilities are endless. Also, when the wall is bare it is simply a black wall and not an eyesore. Chalkboard paint does have some unique qualities compared to others.
Make sure to consider the following tips:
- Sand down the walls then remove any dust with a damp cloth.
- Prep your walls and repair any cracks and smooth out any uneven surfaces.
- Gently stir the paint; stirring too rigorously can cause it to break down.
A child’s room means a lot to them, as it is their own personal oasis and a space in the house that can represent their personality and interests. A fresh coat of paint or the unique flair from wallpaper or decals can personalize any bland room.