It’s their room. It’s their sanctuary. Kids need a safe, calm space to themselves now more than ever. Kids room art helps create that peace, and that safety. Give your kid the gift of calming bedroom decor in a world of chaos! Finding the perfect kids room art for your kid is easier than you think! Here are a few tips.
Kids Room Art: Color Choices
When choosing kids room art, keep it light and simple. No, really. The lighter the colors of the art on the walls, the calmer your child can feel. Have you ever noticed that nurseries feature soft blues, pinks, and yellows? That’s no mistake. Similar to the popular pastels chosen for baby bedrooms, softer colors can help calm older kids down, too. We get it–you don’t want your middle schooler to feel like a baby again with yellow rubber duckies on the walls. Don’t worry! There are some subtler ways to sneak pastels into kids room art.
Start with a theme, topic, or quote you know your child already loves. Unicorns pranced into the spotlight in recent years, and they’re relatively easy to find in softer pastels.
But even if your kid is a born athlete with competition running through their veins, there are ways to tone down the bold look of most sports posters, and encourage calm. Just check out the Sports Girl print below.
We hear you saying, “But don’t all of these pastels look a bit… girly?” Hey. Those were your words, not ours. But we’re happy to give you some examples of softer hues with less flowers. We love this simple, softer airplane for the kid who loves things that go…
Alternately, if you have more of a baseball kid than a soccer kid, you might find success with this pleasantly calm baseball print.
The Calming Power of Words
Softer, pastel images definitely promote peace, but words can be powerful, too. The FramedArt.com Kids Room Art Gallery features motivational and encouraging quotes for kids who need an uplifting message. One of our favorites includes this Einstein quote. It might even encourage your kid to spend some calming time in the Great Outdoors.
Some kids need a simple but effective message to carry with them throughout the day. We love this series of prints (the first image of this post is one of them, too!) Some truths are worth repeating… or featuring on your bedroom wall!
Right now, I think we could all use this reminder! Love Rules, and everyone needs it! And we know we already delved into the magical land of Unicorns, but we can’t help but recommend just one more piece that we love! Jennifer Pugh gives us this magnificent piece, Life Lessons from a Unicorn. If you’re homeschooling next year, this may be the only curriculum you need!
Kids Room Art: Don’t Forget Photography!
Kids of every age appreciate photography. The colors, themes, and messages are endless! Photographs of calming scenes give kids a window into a more peaceful world, even if their actual window depicts a more chaotic scene. We love the gentle colors and soft light of Pop of Color Rainbow Love Bubbles by Color Me Happy, pictured below.
For those kids who just love playing at the beach, consider bringing the beach to them! With beach photography, you can almost hear the calming sound of the waves, and feel the sand between your toes! Beaches deliver those softer, pastel hues we mentioned above, but with a more sophisticated subject.
Lastly, there’s something about photographs of kids that really bring joy… even to kids! If you have a kid who feels lonely, a photograph isn’t the same as a playmate. We know. But just the reminder that there are other kids out there can be comforting!
Help your kid create their own de-stress zone with framed art! Making kids part of the design process can be valuable in itself! We hope this post gave you some great ideas! Happy decorating!