Most people think of kids’ bedrooms as a place of function more than fashion. The kids get an environment that makes them feel safe and happy, no matter the cost, and you get a room that you can easily close the door on when visitors come around. But this isn’t really the case. Kids’ bedroom decor has only exploded in the past few years, with novelty wallpapers and artisan designers creating entire lines of furniture and wallpaper specifically for kids. With the right combination of colours, patterns, and trendy furniture, your kids’ bedroom can be a fashionable statement all on its own. Here’s some wallpaper ideas that can form the central theme of your kids’ rooms.
The first trend is strong, geometric shapes which can actually blend well with cool floor designs. Think strong square patterns that aren’t too big to seem overly busy but give a distinctive feel. Then, you can do some hardwood flooring that uses different shades for a cool looking room any kid will want to play in. Plus, hardwood is always a good idea for kids rooms. It may be noisier, but it’s substantially easier to clean up in case of a spill or accident. Combine these types of wallpaper with bold but consistently coloured furniture so the room doesn’t feel over-stimulated, something no parent who wants to keep their sanity should do for kids’ decor. The same idea can also be done with circles, complete with circular rugs and mats for a cohesive style.
Next is themed wallpaper, which isn’t novelty wallpaper but a pattern or design that you can add to for a cohesive feel. Many parents like to start with something easy, like wallpaper of trees, and give the room a natural feel. If your kid loves nature, or has a ton of stuffed animals or natural looking toys, this can be a great decision. You can keep the stuffed animals on shelves directly on the wall, which can give the whole room a Where the Wild Things Are feel. It also works with a combination of toy airplanes and soldiers, if your child is a young history buff.
Finally there’s the novelty wallpaper, which combines your kids’ favourite hobbies and activities with a strong decor sense. Many parents are using strongly coloured squares for a pixelated feel for the room, coupled with straight-angled furniture that makes the room feel a bit like a video game. Some choice carpets that are uniquely shaped but also rely on a series of squares can complete the look without going overboard. Other patterns remain classics: racetracks or clouds are timeless for any kids.
Wallpaper is a great way to make bold decisions in your home’s decor without going overboard. Now you can be proud of your kids’ room without feeling like it’s all function and no fun.