4 Wall-Art Ideas for Kids Rooms

Make your children's walls playful -- just like them -- with these ideas to bring color, pattern, and even a little wackiness to any kids room. REDBOOK.

WallpaperRediscover wallpaper

Wallpaper has changed a lot in the past few years, with companies delivering highly stylish, kid-friendly options. Our 3 faves:

Eazywallz.com: The specialty here is murals--floor-to-ceiling images of everything from wildlife to cityscapes. They have more traditional patterned wallpaper as well, and you can even design your own! All of them are self-sticking and reusable; options start at $119 for a 3.75x3-foot mural.

Grahambrown.com: The offerings at Graham and Brown have a playful but elegant vibe, from funky geometrics to lush florals. Options start at $15.96 for 32.8-foot rolls.

Wallcandyarts.com: This site is particularly great for bright, poppy designs (robots, stars, hearts--you get the idea). Bonus: The papers are self-adhesive, so you just stick them on the wall. Options start at $148 for two 7.8-foot rolls.

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DecalsDecalsGo for decals

These are basically giant stickers you put on painted walls (and peel off when you're tired of them). Such an easy way to add punch.

Art.com: This site offers hundreds of decals, including some inspired by Beatrix Potter, Keith Haring, and other famous names. Options start at $14.99.

Weedecor.com: The super-sturdy designs here (made of biodegradable fabric!) range from cartoony-cute sea creatures to sweet retro trains. Prices start at $5.

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Map itFind your map

For your explorer-in-the-making (or the one who needs a little help remembering the 50 states), maps are a cool, graphic choice.

Posters: Get a map of whatever part of the planet your kid is fascinated by at nationalgeographic.com (starting at $5.95).

Pull-down maps: School-style roller maps take up serious real estate--perfect for a big, empty wall. They start at $179 at mcmaps.com.

Vintage maps: You'll still find the U.S.S.R. on some of the awesome maps sold by VintageAndNostalgia at etsy.com; prices start at $5.95.

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Wall artWall artHang their art

Of course that scribble is a masterpiece! And luckily, a bunch of sites will save it for posterity, and turn it into great decor.

Canvaspop: This company brilliantly screens art onto canvas--like the kind real pros use. The finished product looks amazing, even without a frame. Prices start at $49.

Aluminyze.com: Images are printed onto a lightweight sheet of aluminum, making them durable and even waterproof. Prices start at $34.95.

Dalidecals.com: Here, your kids' latest creations can be turned into wall decals--as big as you want 'em to be. Custom options start at $29.95.



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