Using beautiful wallcoverings is an easy way to transform a child’s room from something simple and predictable, into a space they love to spend time in. The best kids bedroom wallpaper ideas you can imagine are full of personality. They’re usually fun and carefree, but that’s not to say they can’t add style or even complement the rest of your home’s decor…
Using an array of colors and vibrant patterns is a great way to inspire young minds, while older kids seize the opportunity to express their creativity with an eye-catching design of their choice. Here’s how to select the best wallpaper ideas for your little ones.
1. Have fun with bold colors and patterns
Keep kids’ rooms stylish but fun with a clean geometric wallpaper design and a bold background color. Combine with a colorful rug and cushions for an extra pop of interest.
Available with a blue, green or neutral background, this Reggie Robot (opens in new tab) Harlequin wallpaper features rows of mini robots to create the effect of a striped wall.
2. Stimulate love for nature with a forest print
A nursery wallpaper that is close to nature offers a bit of escapism and sparks even more interest in outdoor activities, animals and plants. So think of the walls as an opportunity to enjoy and entertain, but also to educate them.
3. Add a little texture for a multidimensional effect
Textured wallpaper is fun and useful for visually decorating a small room. Kids will love their tactile look. Choose a colorful option for younger children’s rooms and something monochromatic for older children.
4. Go to the seaside
If your kids love the beach (what kids don’t love the beach?) take them back to those wonderful summer family summer vacations eating ice cream and playing in the sand with a coastal vibe wallpaper. The delicate pattern of the Luna Stripe wallpaper from Serena & Lily (opens in new tab) will keep kids and adults alike from daydreaming and it works well with understated, neutral decor.
5. Sci-Fi Classic
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No childhood is quite complete without a little bit of Sci-Fi. Let your child marvel at superhero characters all day long – we couldn’t help but notice – with an imaginative motif print that perfectly defines the rest of the room.
6. Collision of the prints
Pastels are an enduringly popular choice for children’s rooms, and they also work well as accent wall ideas. Pair yours with another wallpaper print that’s more neutral in color but still design-conscious for an eclectic finish. We love the dreamy Marshmallow Clouds (opens in new tab) design by Graham & Brown.
7. Choose a background that suits your child’s interests
When kids are interested in something, be it animals, cars, or being a nurse, they can’t get enough of their newfound interest. Encourage them to explore their favorite activities with a matching wallpaper.
8. Improve playtime with an activity background
Bring outdoor play inside with these stylish teepees (opens in new tab) wallpaper from Hibou Home. It is also a stick-the-wall design, which makes it very easy to hang.
9. Choose a bold print for a statement wall
The nice thing about decorating children’s rooms is that patterns and colors don’t have to match. Indulge your child’s love of bright colors with a bold geometric print. Experiment with different patterns by wallpapering just one statement wall. Any teens will also love the grown-up feel of the space.
10. Inspire their drawing skills
If you prefer a subtle look in neutral tones, go for a wallpaper in a monochrome print. It can still be playful and fun, but won’t overwhelm an understated nursery decor. What’s cute about Portraits Wallpaper design (opens in new tab) from Hibou Home is that kids will love recreating those animal motifs, hopefully on paper instead of on the wall!
11. Choose a versatile pattern in older children’s rooms
Older kids will want a more grown-up wall treatment; this doesn’t mean that just a plain white wall will do: pick a wallpaper with a graphic design, such as asymmetric polka dots, and it should get you through most teenage years.
Try the Dots Black & White Wallpaper for a similar polkadot wallpaper design (opens in new tab) from Graham & Brown.
13. Dinosaur Colors
Tune in to their love for dinosaurs (and your love for earthy colors) with an abstract print that picks up those pretty hues.
This terrazzo print will also work very well in older children’s rooms and will also appeal to children who enjoy drawing and painting. Choose a wallpaper with a neutral background color for a sophisticated look that will go with most furniture sets.
14. Choose a background that tells a story
There is nothing more occupied with little children than a good story. With a narrative wallpaper, it is easy and effortless to imagine them being in a fairy tale.
We love the very colorful ‘Monkeys’ Wallpaper Mural (opens in new tab) by Clare Wilson Studio, available from Wallsauce.com.
15. Don’t be afraid of pink
Pink is a firm favorite of many kids – and for good reason, it’s a warm, inviting shade. If you can’t stand an overly pink bedroom, but your kid likes the color, choose a wallpaper with pink accents and pair it with a pink chest of drawers.
Our choice for pink wallpaper is the beautifully named Felicity Flamingo (opens in new tab) wallpaper from Scion, available from Wallpaper Direct.
16. Choose a wallpaper design that grows with them
Most nursery wallpaper designs need to be replaced several times as your kids grow up. If the prospect of renewing the nursery wallpaper every few years is not appealing, choose a design that is not exclusive to children’s rooms and that is suitable for all ages.
The Classic Seasons Winter Snowdrift Wallpaper (opens in new tab) by Sian Zeng is here to stay – even after they come of age.
17. An Educational Map Wall Design
What better way to help your kids learn the map of the world than to hang it on the wall? The light blue background is a bonus, as it will work with most bedroom designs.
A variety of map wallpapers for kids (opens in new tab) designs is available at Wallsauce.com.
18. Decorate together with wall stickers
Have a fun day with your kids decorating the bedroom (and maybe even getting them into DIY projects on the go!) with wall stickers.
The Croatian fabric sticker sets (opens in new tab)from Sian Zeng are easy to move and remove, as well as being environmentally friendly.
19. Go for a super cute design – if it fits your child’s personality
If your child is a delicate, sensitive soul, and their favorite thing to do is play quietly with their bunny/kitten/puppy, why not reflect their sweet personality in your wallpaper choice?
The Little Bunny wallpaper in pink (opens in new tab) from Bear & Beau is delicate and oh, so cute.
20. Neutral Looks
A soft hue and print means the other beautiful elements in your kids’ space can all play a part in creating a cozy setting. This nursery is calm and serene with natural materials and some accent designs to still add a touch of grown-up style.
Time to dream