Kid’s Décor: What Can Be Done With A Blank Space
When it comes to decorate your child’s room you probably go to all the best shops that sell kid’s décor. The bed, dresser, nightstand and curtains were easy. Now you stand there facing the vastness of the blank space that is the wall of your child’s bedroom. So not think of it as a wall but a canvas. Now that you have put your inner artist on high alert lets explore some of the ways you can be a designer of a masterpiece.
This is the most basic in kid’s décor. You can experiment with this medium. Use different colors and make textured masterpieces. It doesn’t matter if you are going with pastels or bright, bold, vibrant colors you can make a splash. You do not have to even have to buy any expensive equipment. A sponge can add texture to the paint or you can use cardboard cut with jagged edges to make interesting swirling patterns on the walls and ceilings.
Cutouts and Stencils
These could prove invaluable and are a staple of kid’s décor. You can get stencils for trees, cars, animals and characters. After painting and letting the background dry you trace the stencils and using artists brushes fill them in. This could be a great project for you and your child but remember to put down plenty of drop cloths.
You do not have the get museum quality art. As a matter of fact you can buy framed pictures in different sizes from the thrift store. One idea is that you have the children participate and share what they would like on their walls let them make water colors or finger paint and frame their projects. They will be proud to show them to anyone willing to look. Kid’s décor can be a co-operative effort and a time of familial bonding.
One of the greatest ideas ever for a child’s wall is the glow in the dark stickers you can create a celestial paradise with glow in the dark stars and planets. The best part they are practically invisible during the day but once the lights go out WOW. You can also get castles and cartoon character stickers that adhere to the surface with our causing damage to the paint or wallpaper. The planetary system lends itself very easily to kid’s décor.
A mainstay for any kid’s décor is the strategic use of shelving. Combined with a few bulletin boards and you have a room that is functional as well as beautiful. This is an excellent way to set up a message center.
By Kelly Morio-Klaritch