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It’s imperative to make your child’s playroom visually stimulating. We’ve created the ultimate guide to help you make the most out of your play space. From expert decor tips to kid-friendly wall art ideas, follow this article to take vibrant colors for a space that will impress both your child and your houseguests. While it may be difficult to avoid a messy play space, these decor ideas will ensure that your child’s room always looks stylish. Let’s get started!

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How to Create a Room for Growing

Finding a Style That Suits Your Child

Playroom Wall Décor with a Meaning

Kid-Friendly Color Schemes

Playroom Wall Décor: Sizes

Playroom Artwork: Shapes

Topics for Tots and Beyond

How to Create a Room for Growing

The most important aspect of a successful playroom is that your child has room to grow. Children’s tastes and interests are constantly changing, so it’s important to have a wide array of interesting elements and accessories. Because it is low cost and low maintenance, wall art is the perfect way to decorate your playroom. You can easily swap it out depending on your kid’s ever-changing passions. Talk about low-commitment! Simply browse our kid-friendly wall art catalog and choose a piece with your child.

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Finding a Style That Suits Your Child

If they’re old enough, it’s important to consult your kids when designing their space. You want to choose something that inspires them. Promote creativity and give your children a space they look forward to spending time in. If they aren’t quite old enough to help you choose, go with a print that is educational as well as stylish. Choose a piece of wall art that displays a dynamic world map, or one that celebrates the diverse animal kingdom. Help them learn while they play - it’s the best of both words!

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Playroom Wall Art: Pro Tips

ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for decorating a playroom:

"Kids tend to spend a lot of time on the floor, so consider having a cushy area rug to ensure the floor is a comfy spot for lounging and playing. Also, incorporate low furniture, pouf, ottomans, and floor cushions around make the space feel welcoming for even the smallest family members.

Children can play in the tiniest of spaces, but if you have the room, leave an open area where they can spread out with toys, play a board game, or work on their latest art creation. If your living room is on the petite side, incorporate an ottoman or coffee table that can easily slide out of the way to create an activity-ready space."

Another trending wall art idea comes from our art director, Tirzah Goodman. Consider our “Color Splash” collection for a playful take on modernism.

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Playroom Wall Décor with a Meaning

Take your décor beyond aesthetic value and teach your little ones a lesson on love. We offer personalized prints so you can create a one-of-a-kind piece for your playroom! Put your family (or child’s) name on one of our dynamic pieces of artwork for a truly unique look. From house rules to a list of your core values, we have tons of diverse wall art to choose from. For example, try setting a positive tone with welcoming words that promote acceptance. Not only do we have lots of colorful options, but there’s a piece of wall décor for every belief system. Choose a piece of wall art that matches the style of your playroom, while adding an educational touch. Personalized wall art is one of the hottest trends for 2022. Why hang a piece that everyone has when you can add décor to your playroom that is truly distinct and tailored to your family space?

Playroom Wall Decorations: Expert Tips

One of the main design considerations of a playroom is safety. Not just for your child, but also for your décor! Framed artwork can be heavy, prompting concerns of falling artwork. Canvas wall art is a good option, but should be hung above where sticky hands can damage the print. Our top pick? Posters! These low-maintenance options lie flat against the wall, far away from prying hands. Plus, they’re much less expensive than traditional artwork. That means if there’s an accident, they can be easily replaced! Low-maintenance and low cost – it doesn’t get better than that! You want your playroom to look nice, but it should also allow for your kids to play without reserve.

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Kid-Friendly Color Schemes

A playroom is one of the most liberating spaces to decorate, as the design rules are much more lenient! You can have fun with the color scheme, without worrying about cohesion. Throw out the idea of minimalism and embrace maximalism and excess. Experiment with bright colors and vibrant shades. Looking for gender-neutral color ideas? Check out our article on gender-neutral color schemes.

Playroom Wall Art: Pro Tips

Our expert designer Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for a gender-neutral color-palette:

"Gender neutral colors and decor have become [increasingly] popular. [For example,] earthy shades of sand and gray, as well as pastel hues. [Consider a] monochromatic space with some splashes of color."

Green Playroom Ideas

Green is an excellent gender-neutral color that can brighten up your space. This earthy shade will introduce nature-based tones to your playroom.  

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Playroom Wall Décor: Sizes

Follow these excerpts from our ultimate wall art size guide to choose the best size canvas for your child’s playroom:

Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.

Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed or a couch, should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch.

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Playroom Artwork: Shapes

When selecting the ideal canvas shape for your kids’ playroom, select the layout that matches your design goals:

A Foolproof Classic: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

Traditional with a Twist: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

Balanced but Unique: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

Ultra-Trendy and Full of Personality: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

Playful and Eye-Catching: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

Playroom Wall Art: Pro Tips

If you choose a multi-panel layout, follow this tip from our guide on how to hang multi-panel wall art:

“Width: for all layouts, we recommend leaving 1" space between each panel when hung, for the best airy but tied-together look! If the gap is too big or too small, you'd lose the effect of the split canvas.”

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Topics for Tots and Beyond

Looking for more decor ideas? Visit our inspiration blog for an entire selection of design topics and trends. If you’re designing a nursery, check out our article on the best nursery wall art ideas. Searching for a complete list of educational decor? This article was written just for you. No matter your design needs, ElephantStock has got your back! Happy designing and remember to have fun - it is a playroom after all!

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