Kids Playroom Wall Decor Ideas

A dynamic playroom is key. Create a mesmerizing atmosphere for your child with wall art. Artwork is a great way to brighten your playroom while still keeping it kid-friendly. Rather than decorating with fancy furniture pieces that can easily get damaged, consider hanging a foolproof piece of art. Wall art will be hung high enough to be out of your child’s reach, but visible enough for them to appreciate the vibrant addition to their space. Our expert guide will help you choose the perfect print for your playroom. Let’s get started!

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Custom Playroom Wall Décor

Trending Kids Playroom Wall Art

Creating Room to Play

Children’s Playroom Wall Décor: Shapes

Kid’s Playroom Wall Décor: Size Guide

Stylish Playroom Decorating Ideas

Children-Approved Color Palettes

Kid-Friendly Décor Topics & More

Custom Playroom Wall Décor

If you’re searching for the ultimate personal print for your child’s room, you can’t beat custom wall art. Not only is custom artwork thoughtful, but it’s a piece your child can grow into. Sophisticated and stylish, choose a monogrammed print with your child’s name written across the canvas. Choose among a wide variety of styles to match your child’s unique personality. You can even put your little one’s date of birth on the bottom of your chosen print. The possibilities are endless. There’s no need to sacrifice style for visual interest when you choose a stunning custom print.

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Trending Kids Playroom Wall Art

Looking for a trendy piece of wall art to brighten your child’s playroom? Pop art is a major trend for 2022 – and it’s easy to see why. Our art director, Tirzah Goodman, has highlighted vibrant, pop-art-style artwork as our hottest collection. Choose a playful print with vivid hues for your child’s play space. Not only is this style super trendy, but it is also ideal for adding visual stimulation. Your kids will love a brightly-colored piece of art in the center of their space. Try an animal-style piece of pop art for a lighthearted take on the artsy trend.

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Creating Room to Play

The most important aspect of a playroom is to create an entertaining space for your child. This is the room where they’re free to roam and grow. Let loose with casual, comfy décor that encourages your child to explore texture, color, and contrast.

Playroom Décor: Pro Tips

ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for creating enough space within your playroom:

“Kids 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.”

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Children’s Playroom Wall Décor: Shapes

Below is our comprehensive guide to selecting the perfect canvas shape for your playroom. Choose the layout that speaks to you:

Traditional & Classic: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

Timeless & Space-Savvy: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

Bold & Balanced: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

Contemporary & Chic: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

Eclectic & Eccentric: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

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Playroom Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

Follow this professional print hanging tip before you place your piece on the wall:

“Leave enough room in between the edge of the wall and your canvas print. There should be at least a foot from where the wall ends, before your artwork begins. Hanging your art too close to the edge of the wall can make a space look cramped and disproportionate. Your interior should feel comfortable, so it’s important to avoid an unsettling layout. Give your home the greatest potential to feel open and welcoming.”

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Kid’s Playroom Wall Décor: Size Guide

For a complete rundown on how to choose a canvas size, read our ultimate wall art size guide. View a sneak peek below:


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.


Planning a gallery wall above the furniture, or hanging a split canvas? The best size is 52 inches by 32 inches in height and width. Hang canvases in asymmetrical sizes and arrange them in symmetrically to create an eye-catching look on your wall.

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Stylish Playroom Decorating Ideas

Go bold with your playroom décor. If your child is old enough to form opinions and interests, hang a piece of art that represents their hobbies and passions. Let them look over your shoulder as you browse through our art catalog, and point out the pieces that catch their eye.

PS If you want to narrow down their options to YOUR personal favorites, we won’t tell! Simply click on the heart next to your print of choice, and show them your “favorites” page.

Playroom Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

Not only should your décor look attractive, but it should also be mentally stimulating for your child. View this excerpt from our article on the importance of educational décor:

“When it comes to designing a room for the kiddos, you should strive to inspire educational fun. Children tend to develop based on what they are surrounded by on a daily basis. Why not give your kids the opportunity to learn in a creative way? From toys with a purpose to a colorful wall map of the USA, there are so many ways to decorate their living space with an educational twist.”

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Children-Approved Color Palettes

A playroom is one of the most fun spaces to decorate, because you have free rein when it comes to color. All of those shades that you were too reserved to experiment with in the rest of your home are fair game! Choose wall art in a stunning shade of turquoise, hot pink, or even lime green! The artistic opportunities are endless.

Playroom Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

Interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz sites yellow as one of the trendiest colors for 2022:

Yellow, with its radiant charm, is the color of pure sunshine. When the summer season rolls around, this sunny color is always at the forefront of design trends. Yellow is said to represent happiness and a love of life and learning. This color exudes individuality and the desire for creativity and new ideas. Using yellow wall art will instantly invite warmth, happiness, and love into your home.”

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Kid-Friendly Décor Topics & More

Now that you have a grasp on how to choose artwork for your playroom, consider adding wall art to the more grown-up spaces in your home! Our decor inspiration blog has a guide to designing every room imaginable. Plus, we even have extended articles on wall art for your children’s room. Happy decorating!

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