I started to open this post by asking, “what is the quickest way to transform the look of a kids’ room?” but I could just hear the answers…..pick up clothes and put away toys! So, I decided to rephrase the question—what is the quickest way to update a kids’ room design? You guessed it. Paint. And the more creatively you use paints on a kid’s room wall, the more distinctive the change.
See the photo above? How different would the room be with solid colored walls and a white ceiling? Nice but boring. Stripes and clouds add a creative element allowing a child’s imagination to expand. Perhaps the room is a circus tent with clowns riding around animals doing tricks. Can you see a kid lying on his back in a field of flowers watching the clouds go by? Kids can see it.
Paint is the easiest to apply, easiest to redo, and least expensive of all wall finishes. It is simply an affordable and effective way to refresh a room, making it look clean and new just by giving plain walls more interest.
You don’t have to be an expert or professional….but be sure to follow their advice to achieve professional results. Or, you could just hire a designer to take care of it for you. (See our services here.)
Having a washable surface makes paint one of the best choices for kids’ rooms so be sure to select the correct sheen. Also purchase a high-grade paint. With better quality paint, you get more coverage using less product (costing less in the long run) and the finish will be more durable.
Placement? Color? Pattern? Texture? That’s the fun part of creatively using paint for kids’ room walls. Here are just a select few ideas for you.
For more ideas on walls see Kids’ Room Wall Essentials and watch for more posts on the following wall finish topics: