When you think of a child’s bedroom, you think colour; and lots of it! Of course, not all paint
themes for kids’ bedrooms are overly colourful and vibrant; at the end of the day, it’s the theme
as a whole that matters over bright, showy hues.
With that said, your imagination and creativity are sure to run wild and it’s all right to play in to
them! On the other hand, there are a couple of things you’ll need to consider in order to create a
picture perfect paint theme for your child’s bedroom. Read on to find out more!
1. Colours and Moods
If you haven’t heard of colour psychology, there’s no better time to do some research on the
subject! To explain briefly, there are certain colours that alter your mood in various ways, as well
as affect cognitive development in young children. For example, vibrant orange tones are very
energising and enhance a child’s memory and thinking; however, at times, it could present a
problem when sleep/nap time rolls around. A light shade of orange, on the other hand, is a
rather safe option (that is, if your child likes the colour orange, of course!). In short, pick out
paint themes in accordance to your findings on colour psychology.
2. Children Outgrow Rooms Quickly
Before you decide on a paint theme and entire setup of your child’s favourite animated movie,
consider the fact that he or she will quickly outgrow it. So, in situations like this, wherein your
children are attached to a particular character or cartoon, it’s wise to get them toys, posters and
other themed pieces to decorate their room as opposed to painting a mural of the subject.
Simply pick the right shades for a backdrop to match the theme and somewhere down the line,
you can change up the décor to suit your now, older child’s taste and preference.
3. The Room Needs Balance
For a paint theme that is rather bold, consider using just one wall to incorporate the theme with
the rest of the room decorated to complement it. For example, a mural of a specific scenery
painted across all four walls can be a bit overwhelming; on the other hand, one wall dedicated to
the mural with complementing accents and props around the room can create a real
masterpiece! What’s more, certain themes like waterfalls, a starry night sky or jungle sceneries
aren’t easily or quickly outgrown. The key here is to create a balance in the room and not go
overboard with an idea or theme.
4. Let Your Kids Have a Say
While some of their ideas may be a bit far-fetched, it’s important to let your kids have a say in
the paint theme. Remember, this is their bedroom and it should be a space that they love and
enjoy spending time in. So, listen to their ideas and explain why some of them may or may not
work. Regardless of what they come up with, you may be able to draw inspiration from your
kids’ imagination and incorporate it into the paint theme in some shape or form. You’d be
surprised at how creative young kids are so be sure to give them a listen!
5. Choose Washable Paint
After you’ve settled on a theme and have the perfect colours to go with it, look for these shades
in washable or easy-to-clean paint. They are generally a high-gloss finish and best suited for
kids’ rooms because greasy hands and crayons often end up on the walls! Again, you can paint
one wall in this finish (preferably near your children’s play area or where they are more active)
and choose a semi-gloss finish for the rest of the walls. Avoid using a matte finish and high-
gloss paints in the same room as they tend to clash.
Keeping the above factors firmly in mind, you won’t have any trouble in choosing a paint theme
that is picture perfect in your child’s eyes!