A kid’s room is often seen as an opportunity for bright colors, patterned upholstery, and fluffy rugs and stuffed animals. A chance to be playful, your kid’s room (playroom or bedroom) is a cross between youthful yet should still be reflective of the overall style and taste of your home.
Sometimes the simplest way to bring in the fun and amp upthe playfulness is with art. With finishing touches like chrome balloons and rubber duckies, your kids’ walls can come alive with humorous and lighthearted elements that bring a smile to your face every time you cross that magical threshold.
A fun-filled reminder of all things sweet, a stand-alone gummy bear or Lucky Charms painting can fill the room with color, sugar, and fond memories of yummy times. If the walls have the space for it, you might consider hanging three or four smaller sized gummy or cereal paintings to add dynamism and ironic lightness to the room.
Bring movement to the room with an ode to movies. Bringing play to the space is more than a reminder that you’re young at heart, it’s a way of saying that play is a central part of growing up. What better way to do that than with a throwback from your childhood?
There are those paintings that tell the whole story and then there are those that invite us to connect the dots. A colorful pop dot painting is an interactive way for your child’s mind to create pathways and imaginary designs as they drift off to sleep. Pops of color and sparks of imagination, what more could you ask from a painting?
A metaphor lost on no parent ever; a melting popsicle is that perfect inside joke that can stay between us. They love the melting popsicle because it reminds them of those hot summer days when sticky, sweet sugar melts down their arm, and you love it because it is a story that represents both the warmth of that sugar-high smile and the meltdown that inevitably ensues quickly thereafter. The full spectrum of a joyful day all in one melting popsicle.
One last piece of guidance: when it comes to choosing art for your kid’s rooms, get their input! If they are old enough to point or talk, let them be part of the process, because appreciating art can and should start young.
*Remember to hang your pieces lower than the standard 57” from the floor because when it comes to a kid’s room, eye level means something different.