How to Decorate Nursery Walls Without Painting

Painting is perhaps the most correct and optimal solution for children’s room walls. Here are a few points on How to Decorate Nursery Walls Without Painting:

Painted walls are not afraid of felt-tip pens and prints of dirty palms after eating. In most cases, all traces of vandalism can either be washed off (for example, with nail polish remover) or painted over with a new coat of paint of the same shade. Having painted the walls, you can forget about their repair until the child graduates from school, which cannot be said about the wallpaper, which begins to peel off and lose color over time. 

Wallpapers always have visible seams between the canvases, which somewhat spoil the general appearance of the walls and are a weak point – it is at the joints that the coating begins to peel off or be damaged. Painted walls do not have this problem and always look neat. 

Walls painted in one color will be the best background for all kinds of wall decor – posters, photographs, interior letters, etc.

Having once well prepared the walls of the nursery for painting, in the future you can repaint them easily, quickly and as often as you want. For example, if you need to update the interior by age.

Of course, painting has its drawbacks:

Before you paint the nursery, you need to level all the partitions and bring them to a perfectly smooth state, which is tricky and expensive. Sometimes the walls are so crooked that it is impossible to align them. In this case, it is better to apply paint on wallpaper for painting, which, due to its relief, makes the curvature of the walls less noticeable and hides minor defects in the base. 

Painted walls, unlike wallpapered ones, do not have any patterns or patterns. However, if desired, they can be decorated with vinyl stickers or painted with acrylic paints.

From this material, you will learn how to paint the walls in the nursery, choose the color and type of paint, and get design ideas from a selection of photos of children’s rooms.

What color to paint the children’s room?

As you know, color sets the mood not only for the room but also for your child’s emotional state. Therefore, when choosing colors for a nursery, in addition to its size and illumination, one should also consider the character, age, and gender of the room owner. Here are some ideas and tips to help you decide what color to paint your child’s room:

The age of the child must be taken into account. 

In a newborn’s bedroom, pastel and soothing shades are appropriate: cream, pale blue, powdery pink, light lilac, pale green. These delicate colors will not interfere with your baby’s sleep.

For kids aged 2 to 7 years, you can choose more saturated colors – green, orange, yellow, pink, blue, and even red.

But for children who have reached school age, calm shades of green, blue, blue, or turquoise will help focus on classes. 

The walls of the teenage room can be painted either in one of the neutral “adult” colors (light gray, gray-blue, olive, beige, brown, etc.) or choose bold, bright, or very dark shades. For example, it can be black and white walls with pink accents in a girl’s room or orange accents in a boy’s room.

At the same time, remember that some colors, even in diluted form, can significantly affect the activity and mood of the child. So, for example, even a pale shade of yellow on the walls will act as a tonic. Therefore, when choosing paint for a nursery, it is important to consider the child’s nature. For active and mobile children, it is worth choosing soothing colors: green, beige, pink, blue, turquoise, blue, gray, brown, lilac, white. If the child lacks mobility, tone, and sociability, then his bedroom walls can be painted with invigorating shades: yellow, red, orange.

Consider the room’s orientation to the cardinal points and the degree of its illumination in the daytime. So, in sunny southern and southwestern rooms, walls of cold shades will harmoniously look blue, gray-blue, turquoise, light gray. The walls of the northern bedroom with a lack of light are best decorated with warm and light colors: cream, beige, pale yellow, coral, pink, or lilac. In the south and north, soft white, light gray, and green colors will look good.

To visually expand a small room, use light shades. If the room is tiny and dark, then it is most effective to use white at all, as in the interiors in the photo below.

If you want to decorate the interior of a nursery for growth, then we recommend painting the walls with a neutral shade of paint: white, light gray, beige, gray-blue, pale green.

It will be great if the owner of the room himself chooses what color to paint the children’s room. In order not to worry about the impracticality or excessive boldness of his decision, you can come to a compromise by offering the child a choice from the palette that you would approve.

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