So happy to have Houzz guest posting on my blog today! Today’s post is from their contributor Becky Harris. She is using our theme of imagination this week by showing some fun ways to add bold statements in your child’s room.
Going Big and Bold on Your Child’s Bedroom Walls
Hello everyone! My name is Becky and I’m a contributor at Houzz, a home design site focused on helping design professionals and homeowners manage the remodeling and decorating process. Thanks so much to Karen for having me!
I was interviewing an interior designer about designing kids’ bedrooms this week and she said she relished the opportunities they provide to play. A child’s room should be a happy, creative space, so why not get creative yourself and make a bold, colorful move? Let your child put in his or her two cents, go big with an idea and take to the walls. The worst case scenario is that you spend an extra weekend applying Killz and a new coat of paint.
Cover an entire wall in a with a favorite interest. As a child, I loved to study maps; if I’d had this large map wall I don’t think I’d ever have left my room. Who am I kidding, I still wouldn’t! It’s fun to study maps together, and put push pins on the spots you’ve visited.
Thanks to all the easy ways to blow up images these days, you can take a cue from New York design firm Dufner Heighes and create your own wallcovering from favorite images, be it a black and white image of a soccer star making a big kick, an architectural plan (I recently saw one of Wrigley Field plans) or pages from a beloved childhood book.
Say it’s OK to scribble on the walls with chalkboard paint Covering a wall in chalkboard paint is an inexpensive and transformative DIY project you can accomplish in just a few hours. And chalkboard paint is no longer limited to charcoal gray; it’s available in a range of great colors. If you do go with classic charcoal, you can go bold with furniture and fabrics like this designer has.
The bonus? Perhaps this creative outlet will keep the markers away from the ottoman!
Create a magical scene with wall decals. Decals are such a great way to create a custom wallcovering without the skilled labor or commitment. There are so many available from companies like Blik and from artists on Etsy these days that the possibilities are endless. The best part about wall decals? If your child should grow tired of them by high school, they are easy to remove.
What kind of creative moves have you made in your child’s room (or your own childhood room)? Share with us in the comments section.