Creative painting ideas for kids’ rooms often come straight from the children themselves. So, before you begin, plan out your project, keeping in mind your child’s interests. Ask them for their input. Many kids have a favorite fictional character from a movie or have special interest in sports, art or other activities that you can use to create a custom look that suits their personalities.
Create a sports-themed room, or try a princess theme. Get ideas from your child’s toys, books or check interior design and home-themed magazines and websites for ideas. Consider doing a mural specific to the room’s theme. The mural can depict a favorite event or scene from a book or film or a specific location, such as a beach or forest. If you’re unsure of your artistic painting talents, you can use stencils or decals to help you achieve the design you’re looking for.
You don’t have to be an actual artist and work freehand to paint a mural. Simply use a projector to project an image on the wall and trace it out with a pencil. Then add paint.
Don’t limit yourself though. Painting ideas for kids’ rooms come in all shapes and sizes. You can also paint walls with patterns, stripes, or other decorative painting techniques. Paint an accent wall if you feel a theme won’t work or you want to keep the room’s design simple but appealing (kids go through phases and outgrow favorites) so that your work will last longer. You also try accenting a room with borders.
Try something a little different and “outside the box” by using specialty paints, such as chalkboard paint or magnetic paint. Each of these types of paint do exactly as its name implies. Chalkboard paint provides a surface that can be written on with chalk and erased with a damp towel. Magnetic paint creates fun walls on which magnets will adhere. Follow manufacturer’s instructions carefully for optimum results.
Remember though, the time to start stenciling, adding borders, decals, your mural idea or any other creative feature to the walls is after you have painted a base coat on the walls and the coats have dried.