Tuesday, July 24 2012
One of my son’s favorite features of his newly decorated room, (which, by the way, is almost finished…), is the art on his walls. I am not talking about the individual cars that I painted, each taking two hours (x 15)! Nope. He loves the simple art that I framed. He has thanked me multiple times. He thinks it looks, “so cool, ” and I had equally as much fun pulling the pieces together.
The best part for him, I think, is that he can relate to the pieces on his wall. It can be easy to find wall decor for bare walls. Here are just a few ideas that we used to ‘spice up’ his walls.
See the Potential
Take an ordinary photo, from a special occasion, or one that highlights something special to the child, and get creative. Play around on a free photo editing site, such as picmonkey.com, and see how cool it can turn out!
Wrap it Up
Using fabric, simply wrap a canvas, which can be found pretty inexpensive at local craft stores, with fabric. I found this cute grouping of canvases wrapped with IKEA fabric and thought it looked so cute.
I just happened to have two old canvases and some of the same fabric from IKEA, so I thought I’d give it a try.
Have you jumped on the animal head bandwagon? Although faux animal head decor can be pretty pricey, the idea of having an elephant on your wall is pretty cool, at least for my two boys. Not only does this art add another dimension to the walls, it is super fun to put together! (Search Amazon.com for your favorite animal head)
Pick your Subjects
This was a fun photo shoot. Take your child’s favorite toys and see their eyes light up (your kid’s eyes, not the cars!) when those favorites are in a glossy 8×10 on their wall!
Sometimes the best art is not ‘art’ at all. We have found great framable pieces from magazines to clothing tags, and fabric swatches; all looking great behind a crisp, white mat.
Pulling it all together got us this great bedroom gallery wall; kid style! Hope you found a little inspiration!
Images: 3) Just Bella Blog, All other Images) Laura for monkeysonmyback