When you are ready to really personalize your child’s room with great wall art, you may be surprised at just how many options you have. It can definitely be overwhelming especially if you aren’t aware of various types of art that are available to you. To help take the stress out of the most exciting part of decorating (the wall art) I am going to highlight the many types of kid’s art available to you and point out a few of their features. Hopefully with this information you will be able to decide what you and your child’s needs are, and what type(s) of kid’s wall art would fit the space the best.
Canvas Reproductions – these are original works of art that are printed on a canvas which is then stretched around a wooden frame and ready to hang. Since these don’t need to be framed, there is no need to use a glass covering and they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, making them a great choice for kid’s rooms and playrooms.
Hand Painted Art – obviously, these are actually hand-painted, giving them uniqueness not found in other types of art. Even if you purchased two of the same, they would be a little different, and for many that is the appeal, knowing it is a one-of-a kind. You will find these both framed, and as stretched canvases or even as wall plaques. There is something incredibly special knowing that the artist created that very piece just for you. Typically you will also have options to customize by altering colors or some other details in the picture, which is another added bonus.
Wall Hangings – if you need to cover a large amount of wall space, or have unusually high ceilings, wall hangings are a good choice. There are a variety of styles for wall hangings, some of them hang by ribbon or wooden dowels, others by decorative nails, others from the ceiling, but all of them will lay flat against your wall and tend to be larger in size than other artwork.
Framed Art – this is pretty self-explanatory, but there are some things to note: first, if the art is a reproduction, it will probably come without a glass or plexiglass but if it is hand-painted it will typically have a covering to protect it; second, framed art is usually smaller than other types of artwork, making it great for filling in small or awkward spaces; Third, the frame is almost like another piece of art in itself, adding color, style and interest to the room.
Wall Stickers – these are definitely for those of us that are indecisive, easily bored or commitment phobes! These are removable and can be rearranged over and over again, giving you so many options and ways to create the artwork on the wall. There are also ones that are mini chalkboards and frames…what a fun way to fill up some space!
Wall Plaques – usually made of wood, these typically have a very vintage feel to them, which I think has a place in any room regardless of the theme or style. You can use these on your child’s wall or resting on a shelf, making them very versatile.
Hanging Wall Letters – these have become very popular over the past few years, probably because they are so personal – you can choose from so many fonts, colors, and patterns, or custom design your own. What better way to truly personalize your child’s room than with specially made letters showcasing their name or initials? Many can hang with a nail, others with added ribbon, plus many designers offer coordinating nail covers so that you can have a very polished look.
Growth Charts – although this doesn’t typically seem like it would be a piece of wall art, with the options that are available now, there is no doubt. They are, in fact, little pieces of art that also serve the practical purpose of charting your little one’s growth, which in turn becomes something that can be saved and enjoyed for many years.
Now that you have an idea of the different styles and types of kid’s art available to you, it should be much easier to know how you want to fill their space. Don’t feel like you have to stay within just one style…on the contrary, by mixing and bringing these different types of wall art together, you will be able to create an inspiring and fun room for your child.