Bored of basic accent walls when designing kid-friendly spaces in your home? Paint is an easy and inexpensive way to bring personality to children’s rooms, but that doesn’t mean that solid colours are your only option. Whether you hire a local artist or create your own DIY wall design, murals make for unique, playful and modern wall decor. Want to make a sweet statement in your little one’s room? Get inspired with these big, bold and – most importantly – fun mural ideas for kids’ rooms.
Score major points with a sports-loving kid by transforming their bedroom with a custom wall mural – like the one-of-a-kind stadium-themed mural featured in this Property Brothers: Forever Home design. By hiring a local artist to paint this special mural, Jonathan and Drew Scott were able to get a professional look super quickly – and the winning results speak for themselves.
Nature themes are a sweet route for kids’ room decor – especially in a nursery. While you may not be an artist yourself, you can create a DIY wall mural using a few monochromatic colours and the outlines of shapes like mountains. Want to create more custom details for your baby’s room? Here are 10 DIY nursery decor projects to try.
Little ones love to be surrounded by their favourite characters, and a wall mural is a great way to integrate their interests into their room decor. Here, the Property Brothers bring plenty of dino-themed fun to this child’s room with a custom dinosaur wall mural that stretches onto the ceiling.
Shoot for the Stars
When thinking up mural ideas for your kids’ rooms, don’t forget to look up! As Samantha Pynn, Kate Campbell and Dave Coleman show with this Family Home Overhaul bedroom, a simple mural of stars makes a big impact when painted in an unexpected spot like the ceiling. For more overhead inspiration, check out these stylish ceiling ideas.
Half and Half
A design doesn’t have to take up the whole wall to make a seriously stylish impact, as the forest of trees that covers the lower half of the wall shows in this Property Brothers‘ nursery from Jonathan and Drew Scott.
Stick to It
If paint really isn’t your forte, you can also build the bold look of a mural without using paint – as Samantha Pynn shows with a beachy palm tree wall decal in this tropical-themed Save My Reno nursery. Made from wallpaper and a stencil, the custom wall decal creates a unique accent wall – no painting skills required. Want to DIY your own version? Watch this video to see exactly how Samantha made it.
Delicate designs – like this fox-themed mural idea featuring a mix of simple black lines and touches of colour – are the perfect match for a themed room. Here, the soft lines of the wall mural blend beautifully with a dreamy canopy bed and a playful moss-green area rug that mimics the forest floor.
Play With Shapes
A DIY wall mural is also a great way to add dimension to a large room, as Sabrina Smelko and contractor Sebastian Clovis show with the mountain-themed wall mural in this spacious Save My Reno basement playroom. Need more playroom decor ideas? These charming gender-neutral playrooms will knock your kids’ socks off.
Fresh and Floral
Flowers are a perennial classic for a sweet decor theme, but even the prettiest floral wallpaper can be a big commitment for a kids’ room. For a more modern wall decor idea, add beautiful blooms via a painted mural or wall decals.
Going for a more minimalist kids’ room design, but still thinking of incorporating a mural on the wall? Choose a simple design (like this pretty tree mural) in a single hue for the best of both worlds.