2.23.2007

Decorating Tip - Walls

Decorative walls make a child's room a special place that reflects their individual personality and interests. A great way to make any plain wall unique is with a wall mural. Wall murals can be expensive if you hire a decorative painter to create them for you. With a little creativity you can create one yourself for less. Aren't an artist? No problem!

There are many stencils and stamps on the market today that you can use to decorate your walls. With the help of an overhead projector, you can paint a more detailed wall design. Get your inspiration from fabrics in your room, magazines, books, kids bedding, etc. When you find a design you like, photocopy it on to a transparency. Place the transparency on the overhead and project the design on to your wall. Trace the design with chalk or pencil and then fill in the lines with your selection of paint colors.

An alternative for creating colorful and fun walls for your child's nursery, playroom or bedroom, is with wall decals and borders. Simply wet them with water and stick to the wall. They are easily removed and leave no residue.

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