It is not necessary to fill the entire wall or resort to the most intense colors to achieve a beautiful and appropriate children’s mural for our children’s room. Currently, what is sought is to know how to take advantage of spaces and add discrete details in every sense: color, texture, shapes, quantities, and so on.
Preliminary aspects to take into account
The walls of the room should preferably be smooth because if they have reliefs, it will be much more difficult to make freehand strokes and create shapes. On the other hand, the best way to make children’s murals is to opt for the minimalist. In this way, you can get a simple design but with a very attractive aesthetic, which is also a dominant trend.
What should be avoided when making a children’s mural? Dark, electric colors, cartoons, and overloaded designs, like these, tend to bore and go out of style quickly. Also, we must remember that children grow.
Therefore, you can not expect them to always have the same decoration as when they were babies. Therefore, the best we can do is to paint a mural that is beautiful, simple and that can please them as much time as possible.
Some ideas for the children’s mural
One of the simplest and most attractive ways to make a children’s mural is to paint the wall of a certain color and draw two or three clouds of different sizes. Then we paint them in one or several shades of a light color, which does not necessarily have to be white.
In fact, the best thing is to create a certain visual effect with different tones to add beauty and depth; Even if the design is simple, the color will make the room look very well decorated.
For example, if the room is for a girl, you can paint the wall in a lilac color and add some clouds in different shades of pastel pink, leaving only a white cloud in the place you want to make it more striking to look at. In that way, we will be able to recreate a beautiful sunset.
In contrast, if the room is for a child, you can paint the wall a blue or green tone, and add several small white clouds. And in case we have chosen some shade of green for the background, we will create the feeling that the background is a mountain or a natural landscape. In short, this type of murals is very simple and is suitable for both babies and children.
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2. Trees and plants
Another type of very popular children’s mural is the one with trees and plants. The most common is the typical fairy tale forest tree, which may include some animals. On the other hand, many people choose to simply paint the silhouette of the tree. In this way, it is not so “childish” insight and a more “timeless” aspect is achieved in the room.
In regard to this type of mural, it is necessary to point out that not only trees and branches can be painted. You can also paint various varieties of plants, such as a bamboo forest, palm trees, grass or cactus, among others. Everything depends on the type of landscape that suits the room.
Also, do not confine yourself to creating the typical landscape. We can paint the wall in a light or pastel tone and add several trees or small plants, in the style of “wallpaper” designs, which include elements by repetition. These can be distributed both horizontally and vertically, and even diagonally. Everything will depend on our taste and ability.
3. World map
Nowadays, the world maps are fashionable in interior decoration like never before seen. Therefore, we should not miss the opportunity to decorate our children’s room with this design. The feature that most attracts the attention of the world map is that they lend themselves perfectly to create different presentations.
For example, you can paint the mural as if it were a terrestrial globe (with earth tones and a blue background) or you can paint the wall with a single tone and highlight the silhouette of the continents in gold. However, to get the look of a true children’s mural we can do the following:
Leave the wall blank and paint the continents of colors. Later we can add stickers to trees, animals, and other elements according to the area. Thus the whole will be very nice and eye-catching.
You can paint the wall of a neutral color and the continents of a different hue. The edges are highlighted with white and, in the center of each continent, words or positive messages are written like: “dreams”, “laughs”, “shares”, “believes”, among others. You could also write the names of the continents with the type of font that we like the most.
Another option very appropriate for the children’s room is to change the typical world map by the map of some fantasy work, such as Narnia or Middle Earth.
4. Geometric figures
The geometric figures are one of the most modern and easy to achieve designs. They decorate the room but do not recharge it too much, therefore, they do not monopolize the whole view and allow to visualize the room as a whole. Like the world maps, they admit different designs. Some of the best ideas for making a children’s mural are:
Leave the wall blank and draw several geometric figures of small size. You can color only the edge of different colors or fill completely.
Another very modern and striking option is to draw the same geometric figure, of various sizes, in the central part of the wall and color it with a watercolor effect. Do not take too much care of the lines. On the contrary, it is preferable that the color should come out of the edges and diffuse into the wall. In this way, we will achieve a beautiful and creative design.
To the most daring of parents, we recommend painting the wall of a color and drawing a labyrinth, just like the ones that usually come in hobby magazines.
Remember that the children’s room is a place that should be fun enough for them, but we should not leave comfort and seclusion aside. After all, you should also invite them to replenish energy after a school day or an afternoon of games.
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