Most parents might agree that the great unanswerable question about wall decorations for a kid’s room is “What works?” Decorating a baby’s room can be a lot of fun, but with older kids, particularly at the age where everything has to be relentlessly explored, it’s a very different issue.
Let’s look at the shopping list of issues:
Decorations have to be colorful and interesting.
Fun is compulsory, and anything that isn’t fun isn’t going to be looked at twice.
Wall decorations need to engage, not just take up space on the wall.
Kids have distinct preferences and know how to enforce those preferences.
How hard could it be? Even if you’re a parent with pretty strong views about image quality, educational values, and good aesthetic skills, you may have noticed that that word “engage” is the real working dynamic. That’s why you have a young working interior decorator advising you about wall decorations for their room from day one.
When looking for wall decorations, get the kids involved. Find a good online shop, and see what’s interesting to them. A good place to start, particularly for younger kids, is a site called Uptown18. They have a lot of good quality stuff, including kid’s wall decals, nursery wall art, personalized wall art, and more.
Interestingly, for a nice change, this is a really well-organized kid’s site. Finding what you want is easy, and there is a huge range of choices. When you’re looking for wall decorations, you will find absolutely everything you’ve ever heard of, and a few things you might not have heard of.
These are the latest in “best practice” kids toys and decorations and well worth a look on that basis alone. (There is the risk of somehow being persuaded to also buy a menagerie of stuffed animals, but you already knew that, didn’t you?) Better still, their prices are definitely rational, unlike the sometimes-murderous prices you see elsewhere online.