Entries Tagged as 'wall decor ideas'

Gallery walls are all the rage and they look great.  I’m considering one for my living room but I think they look fab in any room especially a kids room where you can have so much fun creating one.  It’s a great way to update a room that needs a bit of life or to just change the look for a new season.  The most obvious way to create a gallery wall is to have loads of shop bought framed prints but there are other creative ways and the best part is that gallery walls don’t cost much to create.  Things like kids artworks make a great a gallery wall or you don’t even have to use art.  Some of the cutest gallery walls I’ve seen use objects and decorations and even clothes.   Here are some fun and unusual ideas on how to create a gallery wall in a kids bedroom:

how to create a gallery wallI love this monochrome nursery wall.  Lots of fun, quirky, interesting postcards, shapes and more simply taped to the wall with washi tape.  There’s no order here, they’ve just stuck lots on but I love that and because they’ve kept the tones the same it makes it even more striking.  Best of all, there’s lots for the baby to look at.

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ways to display kids artwork

What do you do with all of your kids artworks?  Do you find it piles up so quickly that it gets out of hand?  The art in our home is produced daily which is fabulous on the one hand but on the other I really don’t know what to do with it all.  I’ve always displayed some of it by putting a few pieces on our fridge and blu-tacking others on to a wall (which kept falling off) in the kitchen and then I would change them every couple of months for newer pieces.  I save a few others in a folder and the rest go in the bin at night (naughty mama!).  But it’s impossible to keep all of your kids artwork so I think you have to be selective.

display kids artwork frame

With our new home which we are renovating from scratch I want to be more organised.  Our new fridge will be built-in so I won’t be able to display any art on it.  And besides I want to make a dedicated and permanent space for Anya’s art, not treat it like an afterthought.  So while I was hunting for ways to display kids artwork I came across these slot-in picture frames.  They are designed specially for kids art and come in a range of sizes to accommodate one or more pieces of art.  The frames themselves are very simple so they really allow the art to stand out and can also be used no matter what your decor.  I’m thinking of having an entire wall in a hallway or in the kitchen filled with these frames to make a colourful and fun gallery wall.  But what I love most about these kids art frames is how easily you can slot in new pieces of art.  No tape, no blu-tack, no constantly falling off the wall, no mess, just drop it in and change as and when you wish.  These kids artwork display frames don’t solve the problem of what to do with all the art but they are a fab idea for displaying your favourite pieces easily.

If you have some other ideas for displaying and storing kids artwork, do share in the comments.

P.S. If you want a few more ideas to get organised check out this fab entrance hall storage idea and  some ideas on how to store those soft toys.

I often share ideas with you on how to decorate kids rooms with wall stickers, wallpaper, rugs and so much more.  While these things are all great to help you create the look you want, there is also a lot that you can do with just a simple tin of paint.  Nothing more, nothing less.  It’s quick, easy and budget friendly but yet the possibilities of getting creative with paint are endless.  Here are five ways to have fun with paint in a kids room:

"pastel baby nursery decor ideas"

This is such a simple idea but so effective to create a cosy little corner.  Rather than just paint straight lines, I love that they have painted a house shape which really makes it feel like a separate space within the room. I especially like this idea to easily create a small reading nook in an older child’s room. 

"ideas for creating two tone walls"

Two-tone walls seem to be all the rage at the moment.  I’ve seen them mostly done where there is a straight line separating the top from the bottom, but this triangle effect is so much more fun.  It also allows you to use shades like that peach colour which probably would be too much if you painted a whole wall in it.  But the colour just at the bottom allows the furniture and shelves to stand out.

"colourful ideas to decorate a kids room"

This isn’t a kids room but this idea to paint rough shapes on the wall is so great for a kids room, a nursery or a playroom.  It’s a brilliant way to add pops of colour to a room without needing to restrict yourself to just one or two colours.  You can use paint shapes like these to highlight shelves and other wall displays and you can even paint colourful frames around posters instead of hanging them in real frames.

"pastel colour block walls"

Using big blocks of colour to mark out different areas in a room is another way to get creative with paint.  With this look, as long as the rest of the walls are white, you can choose any two colours bright, pastel or neutral.  This idea is so great for a shared room to clearly mark out spaces and each child gets to choose their favourite colour too. 

"red statement feature walls"

This is what I call a feature wall! I’ve often seen rooms where one wall is painted in a different colour but this space takes that idea a lot further by painting not only the wall but everything on it including the radiator and also using a very bright colour.  I love that there are no half measures here – this wall makes a statement and it looks striking.  A great way to liven up any kids space and with this effect, I think the bolder the colour the better.

Would you try any of these? What’s your favourite look?

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P.S. Have you checked out our all new kids clothing shop? You’ll find styles and designs not available anywhere else in the UK.

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