Interior design in a children's room is a serious and responsible work. And this applies not only to the quality protection of the walls of the room, but also to the formation of the good taste of the little inhabitant, his perception of the world around him. The design of the children's room is also the design of the personal space of the child, especially when it comes to the boy’s place of residence.
First you need to decide what material the wallpaper for the children's room should be made of, since, in addition to the external beauty and giving the room a unique impression, they should be of high quality and not harm the health of the child.
Today, manufacturers offer more than one type of wall coverings.
- The most economical and common are paper wallpapers . Their main plus is the complete absence of chemicals in the composition. Some parents doubt this choice: paper wallpapers are short-lived and absolutely do not tolerate moisture. In this situation, this can be considered as a plus: the growing kid loves to paint on wall coverings, thus expressing his attitude to the world and his love for creativity. It’s almost impossible to wipe children's drawings from paper wallpapers - it’s better to let the boy enjoy the opportunity to dream up and then change them, since the price of such a wallpaper option is low.
- Vinyl wallpapers are priced slightly more expensive than previous ones. This option is considered because of their strength and water resistance: it is very easy to wipe off various spots and patterns from the coating with a simple damp cloth. The appearance of the product does not lose its attractiveness for many years, and in stores today you can find vinyl wallpapers with a wide variety of drawings for a growing man. The only drawback of this wall covering is its air tightness.
- Non-woven wallpaper is flexible and safe. Particularly attractive is the fact that they can be painted according to one’s own taste. Such a wall covering is able to visually hide all the defects of the walls, but it costs a lot.
- Liquid wallpaper is also a great option for decorating a boy’s room. Practical, have no specific smell, easily fit on any surface. They are perfectly laundered - ideal for a creative kid. In this case, only the price of the wallpaper stops many parents.
- One of the most expensive wall coverings is photo wallpaper, sometimes they are made from fabric material . Such wallpapers allow you to create a whole fairy-tale world in the child’s room: the heroes of your favorite TV shows and cartoons may appear on the walls of the room.
- Absolutely environmental experts recognize wallpaper made of cork and bamboo material . They have a nice structure, they are practically soundproof, but they are expensive.
An important factor is the moment of choosing a color scheme for a young man, especially since thanks to a professional combination of shades of wallpaper, you can divide a room into several zones if necessary.
For a child in infancy it is recommended to choose saturated colors, usually these are “male” shades: green, blue, golden.
You can use wallpaper with a print or dilute with plain applique.
A child after 2 years already begins to understand what he likes best. He chooses a wall with cartoon characters, determined with his favorite color. Usually at this age, bright colors are preferable: green, orange, blue. You can pick up boy coloring wallpapers and paste them over the bottom of the wall, and in the area where he does not reach, use liquid wallpaper.
At the age of 5 to 9 years, the boy is most active. He needs to try everything, twitch and paint.
No need to choose wall coverings with an aggressive, annoying color, on the contrary, in order to somehow balance the activity of the baby, choose pastel colors.
It is better at this age to divide the wallpaper into zones, then the child will have a place for toys, a zone for classes and a berth. At this age, wall murals are suitable for the nursery, for boys it is especially interesting, they can already “advise” their parents, which is now in a “trend”.
It is preferable for boys from 10 to 12 years to choose calm colors: blue, green, blue or peach. These shades will help your child focus on classes.
But if he needs bright spots in a calm environment, you can again resort to zoning: imagine one of the walls in the color scheme that the child likes most.
After 12 years, the teenager himself decides what he likes best. He does not recognize any “childish” elements in his room. It is clear that at this age he will choose deeper shades: violet, green and blue.
To make the child’s room stylish and interesting, at his very young age, you can use photo wallpaper with family photos. Then the atmosphere in the children's room will become cozy and warm.
For an older child, it is recommended to select wall coverings with original plots from fairy tales or cartoons.
But, of course, the most "running" drawings for the future of a man will be cars, photographs of famous athletes or images of movie heroes.
Some boys have been fond of marine topics since childhood. To do this, parents purchase wall murals with images of ships on one wall, while others are simply decorated in blue shades. For credibility, you can put a "pirate" chest in one of the corners and hang the ropes.
The design of the room, of course, depends on the preferences of the child. Usually at a young age they are interested in sports events, they can also attract various landscapes of exotic islands, motorcycles and cars, favorite singers or musicians, they are also fond of graffiti. The latter will create an impression of unusualness and will cause genuine interest among his friends.
What to consider when choosing?
Choosing wallpaper for the room of a growing boy, it is necessary to take into account its size and layout. If the room is small, then it is light-colored wallpaper that will help visually increase the quadrature of meters. If the room has a lot of furniture, and now modular models are very popular, then it is preferable to choose a wallpaper without a large picture. Here again, the possibility of zoning the room with the help of the color scheme and the structure of wall coverings comes to the rescue. One wall, for example, is reserved for a vivid picture - the same photo wallpaper, original decor or print, and the rest of the walls can be glued with light wallpaper without drawings.
If two teenagers live in the same room, zoning will create a personal space for each.
If there is only one window in the room, a neutral color wall is preferable: then you can avoid the external "variegation" of the room.
And also pay attention to the color of the furniture: it also should not be flashy shades.
The lack of natural light can also be compensated for by the color scheme of the wall covering. Beige, golden and even orange wallpapers “add” light to a small dark room.
In a room spacious and bright, variegated prints will look very good, and various geometric patterns will give it a special chic, especially since their relevance has not been declining for many years.
As already mentioned above, the wallpaper in the children's room should not only please the eye, but also be safe for the child. When choosing them, be sure to look in the instructions what material they are made of.
Experts believe that non-woven wallpaper is the safest, but some unscrupulous manufacturers go for various tricks, passing off their product as non-woven wallpaper.
This is not entirely true: trying to “tailor” the product to vinyl, more expensive ones, they add to the composition of the wallpaper such a harmful substance as formaldehyde, which, when burned, negatively affects the human nervous system. Fortunately, this happens quite rarely, but it is better to be safe and carefully study the information on the instructions.
It is recommended to pay attention to the glue for wallpaper, proceeding with the repair in the children's room.
Consult with experts which of the products is safer, and be sure to ventilate the room after pasting.
A room for a boy can become not only a comfortable room, but also the most beloved and comfortable. The main thing is to take into account the interests of the child, try to agree with him if your opinion does not coincide with his decision.
Kids will be delighted with bright wallpapers, on which there are favorite characters of fairy tales.
When the child starts walking on his own, he will be interested to “decorate” the design of the room himself - pick up wall coverings that are laundered from the child’s art.
And when your grown-up kid demands to replace the “cartoon” wallpapers with more serious ones, it is better to support him in this. Then he will be happy to be on the territory of his personal space, be able to fully engage in lessons or relax in it.
If the boy is over 10 years old, then he can generally refuse various characters on the wall of his room. Pick him a wallpaper with a geometric pattern: such models emphasize the peculiarity of space, and in tandem with original furniture will make the room a magical place.
Striped wallpaper will make the room wider, they can be chosen to the taste of the boy, taking into account his wishes.
If the teenager still insists on the plot background, go to the store with him and choose those wall coverings that will fully suit his taste.
Interesting examples in the interior
Designers offer a lot of options for decorating a children's room for boys. An interesting option can be wallpaper almost white. To make the room not look like a hospital room, add bright spots to it, for example, brightly colored furniture, hang original decorations on your walls: a guitar, photographs in original frames, you can even use imitation of road signs or announcements.
If your teenager is restless, hyperactive, then pick up his interior in restrained shades: green or brown.
Room and wallpaper in the style of "loft" will give originality: under a brick or concrete. Choose wooden furniture, appropriate accessories, and your young heir will get a lot of pleasure from living in a stylish and fashionable room.
See how to choose the right safe wallpaper for your child in the video.