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Written by Jane Blachard
Slapping a coat of white paint on the wall used to be the norm for families looking for a fresh look to a child’s bedroom. Dingy walls suddenly look brand new with white paint, but the space could definitely use some happy colors. Read on for some inspiration for giving your child’s room a fantastic makeover with paint.
Ceiling Focal Point
If you don’t have the time to glorify all the walls, try a funky ceiling paint shape. Reminiscent of circus tent peaks, these long blue lines emanate from the ceiling’s light fixture. The fixture itself has a circular shape drawn around it for a dramatic look to an otherwise white room. Even make the paint color yellow for an interesting take on a sunlit day.
Polka Dot Heaven
We love how this person has randomly applied dots of different bright colors against a solid white wall. While this could be done carefully with stencil and paint, here’s a great idea: Help your child cut out dots made from construction paper or poster board, then help him or her apply them to the wall with tape. Your kid will love having a hand in decorating.
An Ocean of Depth
If your child dreams of living with Nemo or Spongebob, go with a fun ocean-themed mural like this one. It’s both relaxing and imagination-stimulating.
via Weekday Carnival
Just a simple line separating the two colors here wouldn’t have nearly the same effect the scalloped edge does. This kid’s room is grown-up and playful all at once — the perfect room for a kid to grow up in without it feeling too child-like.
Vertical stripes in either narrow or wide shapes gives a room height. For a child’s bedroom, it helps the space appear larger especially if a potential home sale is on the horizon.
Sharing a bedroom isn’t difficult when paint and imagination make each side a unique extension of the children’s personalities. Painting the ceiling in stripes, as depicted in this room, brings the focal point up to this dramatically sloped area. The room below is simple with wall colors matching the ceiling above for a cohesive look.
From focusing the eyes on the ceiling fixture to fun polka dots dancing around the walls, a fresh perspective on a kid’s painted room brings a smile to everyone visiting the space. Take some of your child’s favorite colors, shapes and concepts to create a room that screams personality and the fun of growing up.