Is it time to decorate your child’s bedroom, and you find yourself staring at a blank wall? Walls are the perfect canvas for creativity. Here are five wall decor solutions to give you a head start on your planning.


It may sound a little too simple, but using paint in creative ways can create a dramatic effect on walls. Whether you are choosing subtle pastels or bold colors, have fun with your design. Paint each wall with a different color. Experiment with stripes and other geometric shapes. Visit your local home improvement or craft store where you will find a great variety of stencils and faux finish kits.

Framed Art

Placing posters and other artwork in frames can create a sophisticated or fun look. Posters and prints can be purchased at most retail stores. Want to portray a personal touch? Use your child’s artwork or family photographs. Involve your child by purchasing a disposable camera for them to take their own pictures. Utilize home imaging software to enhance and add effects your child will love! Another benefit of framed art is it can easily be changed to create a new look.

Wall Stick-Ups

A less permanent solution to decorating your child’s walls is using wall stick-ups. These fun wallpaper-like cutouts are a simple low-cost solution. Designs can be found to fit almost any theme, from castles to cartoon characters. While some products require using water, most available today are peel-and-stick.


Not only do shelves spice up a wall by adding a third dimension, but they also create a storage solution for your child’s gadgets and gizmos. There is a great variety of shelving options available on the market today.

Bulletin Boards

They aren’t just cork boards and push pins anymore! Bulletin boards come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and materials. Your child can pin-up pictures of friends, study reminders, and more. Many bulletin boards come with additional features such as built-in photo frames. Better yet, make one with your child by using cardboard and fabric. Tie ribbon tightly around the board as a pushpin alternative!