Five Wall Art Ideas For Kids’ Rooms
Five Wall Art Ideas for your Child’s Bedroom.
Our kids’ rooms are often neglected when it comes to wall art. Toys, clothes and bookshelves find their places, but the walls often remain bare or host temporary paper posters selected on a moment’s impulse.
Recently, my fifteen-year-old ran across a 1985 National Geographic with that famous photograph of a green-eyed Afghan girl on the cover. He was astonished and flooded with nostalgia. He’d had that picture on the wall of his room when he was a toddler. He had named the girl Lala and assumed she was someone we knew. Watching him gaze at the cover of the magazine, obviously full of memories and emotions, the impact of wall art on a kid became clear to me. Here are five ideas to get your creative contemplations going:
Top 5 wall art ideas for kids.
- Portraits. Like “Lala’s”, which is famous because the human face is universally fascinating. The other two pieces of wall art that my son was most fond of were portraits. One of a heavily-jowled male orangutan and the other of a weathered cowboy in New Mexico.
- Go ahead and think “theme”, but don’t let the local discount store tell you what “theme” means. Instead of quirky owl stick-ons or a wall-paper border of cartoon cars, consider truly artful renderings of owls (or birds in general) and sketches of cars out of the design or engineering studio. Kids are surrounded with simplistic and whimsical stuff, but they are capable of appreciating more sophisticated materials that might have a place in their lives and homes for years to come.
- If you have already chosen a theme for your child’s room, look for canvas wall art to complement it: tropical sunsets for beach themes, savannah landscapes for African animal themes, a Degas for a tea party theme, or a trio of abstracts to go with your tween’s newfound love of edgy urban rock.
- Look among the abstract expressionists and modern abstract painters for pieces that used bold colors and simple geometric shapes to compose landscapes and still-life studies. These pieces are equally at home in a nursery or gallery.
- Canvas wall art often comes in segments: a single image framed in two to five separate panels. Creative arrangements of furniture or unconventional use of a corner can turn a single art purchase into a room fully decorated in a fun but tasteful and lasting way.
There are few things you can give your child now that you are likely to see still in use when she has children of her own. Quality canvas wall art is one of them.