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With "Hootie" in the house, you'll want them to scribble on the wall! The adhesive chalkboard silhouette goes up in a flash and won't ruin the paint job if you need to take it down (by Chalkals, $65; moderndose.com). For maximum impact, pair your feathered friends with a neutral wall color and a bright piece of furniture, like this mod rocker ($299, moderndose.com; Playful Pool paint by Valspar, $25 a gallon; lowes.com).
Bring some of the outside in -- this 45-inch tree from notNeutral by Wall Candy Arts sticks to any wall and peels off easily ($54; wallcandyarts.com).
This art really pops: Create a 3-D mural with this 13-piece set of self-adhesive wooden swimmers by Wallter ($130; wallter.com).
This hip silk-screened poster will no doubt become your kid's number one favorite! ($225 framed, $55 unframed; binth.com).
Silhouettes are modern and timeless, and Sharyn Sowell's work is no exception. Her 4 Seasons series will grow with your family (Spring shown; $68 for unframed print, artaissance.com).
It's hard to find great designs for boys, which is why we love Jeeto.com. With its little-guy-friendly images (fire trucks, animals, tools, trains, skateboards, and more), you're bound to find his passion silk-screened on canvas (prices start at $45).
Upload a photo of your child to imagekind.com and have it screened onto a canvas as large as 60 by 40 inches! You can even transform your mini-Picasso's own artwork for posterity (prices start at $81).
Jazz up the walls by creating your own stencils or using the ones provided for you in Lotta Prints, a new book from Scandanavian designer Lotta Jansdotter. ($20; chroniclebooks.com)
Oversized polka dots set against crisp, white fabric make a modern (and inexpensive) tapestry for any room. ($42 per yard; Marimekko, 617-354-2800)
These adhesive numbers and letters adhere to any blank canvas and peel off with the swipe of a damp cloth. (DwellStudio for Target, $10 for a pack of thirty; target.com)
Add texture and dimension to any wall with these eco-friendly cardboard squares. Tiles come unpainted, so you can decide on the color scheme. ($32 for a set of 12 12" x 12" tiles; mioculture.com)
Use one or more of these stick-on flowers to create a growth chart garden for your kids, (Poppies, $17.50 for three, roommatespeelandstick.com)
- There's no reason your child's room can't be as gorgeous as the rest of your home. With these chic designs, you can instantly transform any kids' space from so-so to so, so cool!
For more decorating ideas, check out our playroom makeover!