3 Wall Decor Ideas for Kids' Rooms

A Rotating Exhibit
A wall treatment with appeal for children is chalkboard paint, which comes in black and green. This paint is exactly what you might expect: a dense, opaque liquid than can be used as a chalkboard after it dries. Bear in mind that chalk makes dust, which is the enemy of dark carpets, not to mention the allergies it can cause. An easier, and perhaps less troublesome, alternative is a magnetic white board, which could be turned into a fun, constantly changing exhibition space. Another option is to affix a large sketch pad to a wall and keep assorted paints and colored pencils nearby for easy access.


Hands-On Fun
Virtually all you need to make this simple project are a wooden switch plate, some bright paints and your child's willing hand. Get instructions.


Galvanized-Metal Magnet Board
Galvanized metal can be bought at a home center and mounted onto a wall or closet door to create a super-sized magnet board. Because metal edges can be sharp, make sure the panel is set into the recesses of the door or has no edges exposed to little hands. You can use assorted fanciful, decorative magnets to attach artwork, photos and ephemera.


SOURCE: From the book Kids' Rooms: Ideas and Projects for Children's Spaces, by Jennifer Levy, published by Chronicle Books.

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