Painting Trick: DIY Faux Wallpaper for Kids' Rooms

Lullaby 03/27/2015

Wallpaper’s making a big comeback with modern, fresh designs, but it’s not cheap. Want the aesthetic without the investment? We’ve found the solution - paint your own wallpaper pattern. Create a unique room and when you want to change it there’s no irritating, laborious wallpaper removal process – you simply paint over it. Sounds perfect, don’t you think? Here are some examples of DIY faux wallpaper for kids' rooms to get your imagination going.


Patterned Roller

Source: Casasugar

This would take a little practice before you’d want to attempt a whole room, but once you had a system down, it would be a really gorgeous way to redo a room.


Hedgehog Stencil

Source: Cutting Edge Stencils

Again, it might take a little practice to do this perfectly, but the results are totally worth it. Cute and super-trendy!


Polka Dot Stencil

Source: A House Full of Sunshine

This easy pattern could work great as an accent wall for the entire room.


Cloud Stencil

Source: Handmade Charlotte

Clouds are super trendy and a great gender neutral option that will grow with your child.


Trace and Paint

Source: Little Nanny Goat

This may be time consuming but it looks fantastic so it’s well worth the investment! If you’re willing to put in the time, you can create an elegant wallpaper effect for very little money.


Gold Stripes Abstract

Source: Patchwork & co.

These clean sharp lines make the room feel very modern and sophisticated.

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Wallpaper can be amazing! But if you don’t want to slap PVC or other expensive treatments all over your walls, paint can totally give you the same effect.

Have any questions about using paints to create these looks? Let us know in the comments below – we’d be happy to help!