A child’s room is not only a place where they sleep, but it’s a place where they can grow and express themselves. Letting your kids help decorate their room and expressing their personalities is important in creating a space where they feel safe and comfortable. You can involve your children in the initial design process or incorporate elements that they can add themselves as they grow.
A fun design element you can add in your child’s room is chalkboard wall paint. Paint a closet door, an entire wall, or simply hang a framed chalkboard to let your child’s creativity shine. If you’re worried that the black chalkboard paint will clash with your current room decor, there are plenty of other colored chalkboard paints that will go with your color scheme including blue, green, purple, pink and more. It’s an easy application that will give your kids endless fun drawing on their walls.
Another easy way to let your kids express themselves in their room is magnetic boards or magnetic wall paint. You can even add this element to your chalkboard paint. You can use a magnetic paint in mixed form with the primer, or mix a magnetic additive powder to regular paint. About three even coats of the paint are suggested, and adding more will increase the magnetism. If you use the magnetic primer mix, after it is dry you can cover the wall with a non-magnetic paint color of your choice. This magnetic paint is also a great way for your kid to decorate their walls without having to stick nails and pins in the walls.
Memo boards are also an attractive way to let your kids express themselves. Let them fill these boards with their favorite pictures and drawings. You can even make your own memo boards with your choice of fabric and ribbon to complement your kid’s room design.
For another great way to let your kids decorate their rooms themselves and express themselves is incorporating cork board throughout the room. Cork is available in tile squares so you can customize the size and shape of your cork board wall decoration. You can use natural cork, painted cork, or patterned cork with stripes, polka dots, and more designs. And as they grow, they can pin up some of their favorite things, ticket stubs, and mementos.