Here’s an easy alternative to wall painting to give your kid’s room a fun theme. You can buy photo wall murals like this forest one on Amazon (they hang up like wallpaper).
Here’s an excerpt from BoxyColonial.com on how they used a wall mural to create this Forest Bedroom.
A long, long time ago, even before we bought our house, I came across this forest themed nursery with a big old wall mural featured on The Lettered Cottage, and I knew immediately that MY house needed a forest room, too. Luckily, Milo and Gus agreed with me, and plans were set in motion to forest-ify their new room just as soon as they had one.
I turned them loose on Amazon to find a wall mural they could agree on, and they settled on the poetically named “Life in Balance” And then we went to Home Depot, and I let them pick out a paint color (with some guidance and veto power), and we wound up with Martha Stewart’s Saguaro. So those two elements were in place early on and haven’t changed. We put up the wall mural pre-blog; I remember taking pictures of the process, but I think they got lost when a memory card crapped out on me. It was kind of a pain, and we ended up with more wrinkles than we wanted. I think we’d do better if we had a second chance, but there are no second chances with wall murals!
Okay, so paint and wall mural have been the same for over two years, but everything else has changed a bunch of times. We tried loft beds and bunk beds, and I just wasn’t happy with any of it. It’s a relatively small room for two kids and all their legos to share (around 12 by 12), so it was tricky finding a way to fit everything in with plenty of room for SUPER BIG FUN! Which is what we wanted in here.
Once we finally dumped the bunk beds and went with twin beds, I felt like things really fell into place and I finally could see the room as finished. You know….for now.