I have a theory about the winter, but it’s only a theory because it doesn’t really get that cold here in SoCal. My theory is that during the winter you tend to stay inside more, and since you’re inside more you start to scrutinize your home decor a little more and it makes you antsy to make some changes. If you’re in a place that actually gets cold weather and snow, I’d love to hear if this is true or not! If it is, today I have some inspiration to change up your kid’s room decor with just a few sheets of peel & stick!
I think the challenge with decorating kids’ rooms is trying to find that perfect balance between something that’s youthful but can still be sophisticated as they grow older. This room was designed for four year old twins, and while it is still very youthful and fun, there are elements in it that can grow with them.
So are you ready to see how we tackled this?
First things first, we got our peel & stick ready. We printed four 36×54 sheets with this design (which you can download for free right here) and cut off the top white portions. Although you can probably keep these white parts on if your walls are white, you’ll still have that weird horizontal line, so I would recommend cutting them off anyway.
Once that’s done, just start with a corner and work along the wall until you reach the other corner. This room was kind of small, so we decided to only put the posters up on one wall and this small portion of wall next to the window. These are actually the only bare walls that you see, so it turned out perfect.
If you look closely in the photo above, you can see the outlet through the peel & stick, right where Jenny’s left hand is. What I like to do is put up the poster like normal over the outlet, then use a razor blade or craft blade to cut the poster around the outlet. I’m HORRIBLE at planning ahead when it comes to cutting holes, so it’s just easier for me to cut it out on top of the outlet.
Another option would be to take off the outlet cover altogether, cut a small hole, and then put the outlet cover back on, overlapping on the poster a bit. But this method requires open wires and electricity and I’m just not good with that, so I like to keep the outlet on.
After all of the bottom peel & stick was taken care of, now was the fun part: they styling! I also printed up one sheet of these black triangles which we cut out really quick and randomly stuck onto the wall around the two framed prints that were already there. Any triangles we had left were given to the twins to play with on their own.
The nice thing about our peel & stick posters is that they don’t have harmful chemicals or odors like vinyl does, so they’re safe for kids to play with and sleep next to.
But that was it! This little makeover took us just about an hour to accomplish and it drastically changed the look and feel of their room. Now the twins are so excited to play in their teepee and get ready for bed. What do you think of our little makeover? Do you know of a little someone who would enjoy a makeover like this in their own room? Let us know in the comments below!