If your child is a budding safari explorer, consider decorating a kid’s room with jungle wallpaper. It’s easy to transform any space with wallpaper, and you can go all-out and decorate the room according to your child’s favorite things.
For the lighter touch, consider using just a jungle-theme wallpaper border. This is especially appropriate for a baby’s room that you’ll be updating in a few years. Paint the walls in a light green or buttery yellow. This will pick up the design highlights of green leaves or provide a neutral template for the lions and giraffes in the pattern.
If you want to cover all the walls, look for wallpaper with a pattern appropriate to the size of the room. A small room will be overwhelmed with a large-scale pattern. Also, look for lighter colors – dark wallpaper will soak up all the light in a small room. Keep the pattern playful and bright – this is a child’s room, after all. Go for cartoonish monkeys over lifelike ones.
You can transport your child straight to the jungle with a large, one-wall mural. You’ll need a room where one entire wall can be mostly exposed to make the most of the mural. Look for a wall that has few outlets or light switches that would interrupt the flow. Make sure you’re buying the correct size mural so it will fill the entire wall.
You can also make your own patterns and scenes by using pre-made stick-on large decals. Scatter monkeys and random intervals. Stencil on vines and bananas. Put a pride of lions in the corner where you keep the basket of stuffed animals. A gentle gorilla can overlook the bed. This method allows for the most creativity and will yield a truly individual look.
Decorating a kid’s room can (and should) be lots of fun, as bright colors and bold patterns that wouldn’t work in a more sophisticated setting are the standard for children’s rooms.