Mounting funky storage units on your youngster's wall is a great way to add visual punch and personality to a humdrum scheme, while ramping up its functionality too. Case in point?
This tree-inspired wall storage set-up
. The eye-catching colour and shapes of the cubbies and shelves – which appear to sprout from the branches of the tree wall decal – not only make a bold design statement but provide ample storage for bedtime reads. The angular shelving solutions would even work a treat on their own, thanks to their chiselled good looks.
A goof-proof way to transform a blank wall into an eye-popping feature is with patterned wallpaper.
This charming alphabet design
is the perfect option for a youngster who's learning their ABCs. The playful print would look a tad overwhelming if used on all four walls, but as a feature wall it lends just the right amount of colour, character and cheer. Notice how the blue pendant and orange carpet and blinds echo the tones in the wallpaper and tie the scheme together.
For a look that's oodles of fun and offers timeless appeal,
opt for a geometric wall treatment in classic black and white. The versatile, all-age-appropriate prints will lend a playful punch to any scheme and will transition well as your child grows from tot to tween.
Colourful toys and storybook covers work wonderfully as art. Create a gallery-worthy display by installing three or four picture rails down the length of a blank wall, then arrange your little one's favourite reads and toys along each ledge.
Encourage your child's curiosity about the world by dressing up their room with a cheerful, richly detailed wall-sized map. The map will act as an attention-grabbing accent, while also serving as an educational tool that your child can explore at their leisure or reference while working on geography homework.
This map-clad accent wall gets
bonus points as it boasts a porthole that opens to a secret corkboard, which the room's young occupant use to post inspirational ideas and images as they daydream about all the wonderful, exotic places they'll visit when they're old enough to venture off alone.
Take a leaf out of
this room's style playbook
and transform a plain wall into a family tree. The captivating artwork will enliven your child's space and provide a visual guide to their ancestors and extended family too.
If you're artistically inclined, paint a tree on your wall to use as a backdrop (if your little one wants to get in on the action, paint the outline and let them fill in the rest), or if you haven't been blessed with pro painting skills, use a tree wall sticker instead.
Let's face it. At some point or another, your child will draw on your walls. A simple solution to save you the hassle of removing masterpieces from your walls is to paint a chalkboard feature wall in your budding artist's room. As well as serving as a giant sketch pad or handwriting practise board, it can double as a message board.
Hanging a tassel garland across the length of one of your child's bedroom walls is a small (and inexpensive) touch that will enliven their room and inject it with a fun, festive vibe. Whether you choose a garland in electric brights, dreamy pastels or glam metallics, a be-tasselled feature wall is sure to make every day feel like a party.
Peel-and-stick decals are a fantastic feature wall option for rentals. They're a cinch to apply and remove, which means they can be easily updated when your little prince or princess decides they're ready for a change. Plus, decals won't damage your wall, so you'll get your security bond back quick smart when it's time to move on.
Book quote wall stickers –
like this quirky decal featuring a passage from I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! by Dr Seuss
– are a novel choice for kids' bedrooms. Try a decal that features a quote from your child's favourite book, or a humorous phrase that makes them fall into a fit of giggles.
For a bold, graphic look, take cues from this cheery bedroom and cover a blank wall with small-scale stickers. This sweet tutti-frutti accent wall, created with watermelon decals, is positively delightful. In fact, I'm tempted to replicate this fresh, fun look in my own home!
What pint-sized superstar wouldn't want to see their name in lights?
Dazzling marquee lights
will transform a plain wall into a showstopping focal point. Spell out your little one's name in full or, if it's a tad too long, display a fixture fashioned in the shape of their first initial instead.
By Natasha Saroca