Decorating a child's room should be fun. You can play with bright colors and whimsical shapes that are often missing in adult rooms. However, for some parents and caregivers, the thought of a kids room remodel is a stressful one. If you fit that description, take heart. It's easy to perk up and personalize any child's space with colorful prints.

The Joy of Art Prints

It's never too soon to introduce your children to art. While the Mona Lisa may not fit your decorating scheme, there are many other famous artists and paintings that would look lovely in a child's room. Consider some of the following:

  • La Gerbe by Henri Matisse. This vibrant painting resembles cutout leaves splashed over a white background. It tones in beautifully with any room palette.
  • Seascape Near Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by Vincent Van Gogh. A classic sea painting, it would look lovely in a room done in blues and greens.
  • Jimson Weed/White Flower #1 by Georgia O'Keeffe. Bold and beautiful, this painting of a large white flower would be a peaceful and calming addition to any child's room.

Now that you have some ideas of what to hang in a child's room, the question is where to find these prints. An excellent online source for art prints is museum shops. The Museum of Modern Art, for example, sells many fine prints online. Check other major museum websites for a great selection.

The Joy of Family Prints

Of course you can also turn any family photo into a large print worthy of hanging in your home. Talk to an interior designer Pacific Palisades and they will confirm that family prints are an important part of a warm and inviting home design. You can use professionally taken photographs or your holiday snaps. Candid’s are just as lovely as formal, posed shots. Choose ones that can make a nice set together to arrange in a grouping on one wall.

After you select your images, you need to get them printed. There are so many options for this, they are nearly endless. There are numerous online photo print retailers. You can upload your pictures to the websites of chain drugstores, such as CVS and Walgreens. Then you can pick up the finished product at the store or have it shipped to you. Other outstanding retailers that specialize in fine photo prints in large sizes are Shutterfly and Aspen Creek Photo.

The Joy of Your Child's Art

Don't forget to hang some of your child's art. Take their first grade crayon drawing of your family, upload it to a website such as Framebridge, and they will print it, frame it, and mail it back to you. Search for “interior designers near me” to get style ideas. You can choose from options such as:

  • Wooden and metal frames
  • Mat colors 
  • Shadow boxes
  • Canvas or glicée prints

With so many possibilities, anyone can decorate a child's room with prints that will enhance it and make it more appealing. If you can imagine it, there is an online printer who can make it happen.

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