14 quick, snazzy ways to jazz up your kids’ bedrooms
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).
Use some Krylon magnetic paint, pick up these magnetic dots, and voila! You’ve got a place for all her beautiful creations that definitely beats the fridge! ($9 per can; krylon.com, $22 for 17 dots; sticars.com)
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)
You’ll be tempted to join in when your kids start creating little masterpieces on this interactive wallpaper. (“Frames,” $40 for a double roll; grahambrown.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!