When decorating a kids room, obnoxiously colored walls don‘t have to be your first step. In fact, we believe that keeping walls white or gray and adding in smaller bits of color gives you even more possibilities to make a kids room creative and playful. That, and it will keep you from repainting when they outgrow lime green or Barbie pink walls in three years. Trust us. When it comes to finding colorful accents, first consider what your child already has. Children‘s books and stuffed animals are often fun colors, so put them in a place that doubles as decor. Wall decals, bedding, and rugs all can add color and pattern to a kids room, but can be easily changed with age.
Add a soft touch of texture to your bedroom by hanging a rug on the wall as a headboard alternative. A standard 5×8 rug is wide enough to match a queen size, 60 wide mattress. An Indian dhurrie-style rug (shown above) is the easiest type of rug to work with, since it’s lightweight and thin. Find a unique wall panel or room screen and hang it as a headboard. Geometrically-patterned screens or room dividers create the most contemporary impact. For extra contrast, remove the screen's boring paper backing and paint the screen's frame in a color that ties into your bedroom's decor. There are many types of headboards you can create using fabric.
Though the walls are neutral, this room is packed with colors and patterns that pop. Even teenage girls wouldn’t mind sharing this room. Pink textiles and a strand of feminine garland are all this gray room needs to become the perfect place for a growing girl. A bold wallpaper can be mostly monotoned and still make a big statement in a kids room. So many sweet accent pieces in this room, but we love the ombre dresser, bed pillows, and pompom rug. A statement wall does just that, and does it exceptionally well with the addition of a sun and a few pillowy-cloud decals. Call it the room of our dreams.
A wall mural or painting can be a great headboard. If you're wanting a softer more padded effect, paint or print your art on a large canvas, mount it to a frame and pad the backside for a custom, upholstered art headboard. Use a collection of smaller art store canvases to create an artsy gallery headboard wall. Paint them in a semi or high-gloss, bold color for a contemporary look, like the bedroom shown below. You could also used recycled cardboard boxes if pre-stretched canvases are expensive. Paint the sides in a contrasting color to add dimension.
One of the most important components of the bed decorating process is determining your color strategy. Layer classic neutrals (like white) for your sheets, combined with monochromatic texture, bold colors or contemporary patterns for the accent pieces that include.
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