One of the easiest ways to achieve this goal is through decorative wall treatments. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive. You can create custom or semi-custom looks with paint, wall decals, wall art and more. Below are some wall treatment ideas, including some of my own, to get your creative juices flowing!
Paint is one of the cheapest decorating tricks that can provide the most impact to a space. With a couple of rolls of painters tape, a ruler, a laser level, and a smidgen of imagination, you can create one-of-a-kind wall treatments for your child's room. If using more than one color, consider buying the quart size or sample size. That way you don't have to worry about what to do with all that left over paint. It's easier on your wallet and good for the environment, too!
|Nadia's old nursery. Fit for a princess!|
|Simone's old room. Rhinestone studded diamonds!|
|Miles' future nursery in rugby stripes.|
|Simone and Nadia's new pink & purple room.|
The abundance of wall decals on the market today make it super easy to add flair to your kid's space. Many of the wall decals are vinyl which makes them repositionable so if you don't like where you've placed it, just peel and reapply. You can find wall decals at Target, JoAnn's, WhatisBlik.com and many, many more. I found the Eiffel Tower decal I used to decorate Simone and Nadia's room on clearance at World Market.
|Available at Target.com|
|Available at World Market|
Have you ever been tempted to buy every single accessory in a children's bedding set, including the wall art? If you have, then consider replacing the coordinated wall art with some of your own. Make customized wall plaques of your child's name or monogram using small canvases and wooden letters. Frame images of your child using scrapbook paper or fabric as the matte. Create shadow boxes and include personal items such as baby's first toy. Websites like Land of Nod, Rosenberry Rooms, and WallNutz have plenty of paintings, murals, and wall decals to choose from.
|Land of Nod|
Below, LaKeitha Duncan (home23duncanboys.blogspot.com) created wall art in a baby's nursery using alphabet poster cards from Land of Nod.
|Nursery by L. Duncan at Home23Duncanboys.blogspot.com|
P.S. I would have had more images of creative wall treatments for this post, but my computer is old and crappy and would only let me do one upload at a time before I had to log out and log back on to do another. Oh well...it's the perfect excuse for a follow up post!