Decorating your kid's bedroom can seem like no easy feat.
As fast their cribs turn into toddler beds and 'big kid' beds, their personal taste can change from minute-to-minute – it's all part of the fun of growing up. Finding a fun theme and transforming their room into a playtime-ready space that encourages them to pursue their passions is easier than you think.
Once they've decided on their theme (and you've given it the thumbs up), its time to pick colours and wall effects to match.
Explorers and nature-loving little ones will find plenty of adventure in a jungle-inspired bedroom. Start with painting in the lush-green horizon backdrop using deep to light shades like Woodland Pearl 5, Jungle Fever 3 and Amazon Jungle 2 for your rainforest. Fill up with their favourite jungle animals to complete the look.
Use 1000 grade lining paper and tear towards you when you make your jungle-scape.
Set your little bookworms off on a literary adventure with cloud-studded skies painted in Holiday Blues 4, Jasmine White, Grey Steel 2 and Grey Steel 3.Add a teepee hideaway and scatter plenty of cushions around to create the cosiest of storybook corners.
To make sure that the sponge doesn’t have too much paint on it when you start to soften the edges of the clouds, load it with paint and then dab the excess off onto some old paper before you start.
Call in the clowns
The Circus is in town! For all the fun of the fair, look no further than this circus-inspired big top ceiling effect. Watch the video above for an easy-peasy instructional guide using Fire Cracker 3 and White Cotton to create the striking ceiling and for a perfect, bright and bold accent, a Banana Dream 3 painted skirting board.
If you’re not sure how to find the centre of the ceiling, find it by snapping a chalk line diagonally from one corner of the room to another – the centre is where the two lines cross. Et voilà!
Out of this world
Create a bedroom fit for budding astronauts with a space-themed bedroom fronted with this galactic paint effect accent wall. The starry bedroom scheme is no rocket science, but some paint brush splattering in a Space Odyssey approved Black, Purple Infusion 2, Summer Medley 1 and Chiffon White 1. Watch the video above and then read the step-by-step instructions here for the rundown.
To avoid uttering those immortal words ‘Houston, we have a problem’ try out the spattering technique on some paper before you hit the wall.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?...
...it's a striking city skyline for your little superhero's bedroom. Transform their room into a batman/superman ready metropolis with a little Summer Medley 1 and Black action. Give them the environment to develop their and nurture their own super do-good powers.
A little heads up before you spring into action: to get a sharp point on the inside edge of the building shapes, press your fingernail into the corner you want to create at an angle - and tear the masking tape upwards and away from corner.
On your marks, get set, transform!
Attention all sports fans! What better environment to nurture energy-filled kids than with a vibrant sports-themed zone of their own? Use vibrant colours like Harvest Fruits 1 against clean whites like Jasmine White.
Make sure that the foam roller or sponge for stencilling doesn’t have too much paint on it when you apply paint through the stencil. Load it with paint and then roll or dab off the excess onto some old paper before you start.