Painting a child's bedroom can be challenging. You need to approach it differently from other rooms as a kid's area has particular needs. It needs to be a fun place in which they enjoy playing, but it also needs to be a tranquil sleep space. In addition, the walls require extra hardiness to cope with the rough treatment they might receive.
Balancing Fun And Tranquility
Splashing vibrant colours such as red and orange across the walls might create a fun and stimulating space, but what then happens at bedtime? Instead, evoke tranquillity using pale greens and blues, or inject warmer hues more softly in the form of things like light orange or yellow. Vibrant colours can play a part in small doses, via items such as posters and furnishings. These don't take up as much visual space as a large wall area and so are less likely to overpower the decor. You can also replace loose items quickly to create a fresh look—it's easy to change posters every so often.
Another way to add brightness in a controlled way is with an accent wall. Rather than sticking with either pastel or vibrant hues, select a mid-toned shade which will add vibrancy without it becoming too dominant. For instance, choose an azure, green or yellow in a medium tone. Painting horizontal stripes along the accent wall is another way to add a spark. Paint the stripes freehand for a fun, natural look. Or use stencils to create a border motif. To continue the theme, paint similar stripes across a chest of drawers or even across the ceiling.
Alternatively, rather than painting an entire wall with a distinctive treatment, you can colour block a section of the wall and ceiling. For instance, pick a part of a wall and a touch of the ceiling to create a rectangular area; then paint it in a watermelon orange or other fun colour. This technique will add structure and interest to a square room without defining architectural features.
While creating fun and tranquillity are about your child's preferences, the practicalities of the wall paint are about your requirements. You don't want to spend endless hours removing scribbles and scuff marks. Thus, it's essential to use washable paint across the area. Some easy-to-clean paints can be glossy. If this is the case, you could reserve the paint for walls near the play area rather than the whole room. Wall space behind and around wardrobes or other furniture is already protected.
Interior painting services can provide more ideas for children's bedrooms.