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Kid’s Bedroom Renovation Ideas: Wall Decals

You might enjoy walls with neutral colors, but chances are your child is different. When they look at walls, they see a blank canvas just waiting to be covered in crayon. If you want to prevent their modern art masterpiece, consider adding a wall decal that reflects your child’s interests. Here’s a guide on adding wall decals to your kid’s bedroom.

Prepping the Wall

Image via Flickr by Wicker Paradise

Image via Flickr by Wicker Paradise

The premise behind wall decals is that they’re easy to apply. That’s great news for you because it means that you should have a simple installation. There are still a few things to keep in mind, though.

First, you need to choose the location of the decal. Once you’ve settled on a spot, you should clean the surface to eliminate potential obtrusions. If the wall isn’t flat, the decal will have bubbles or cracks that will distract from its look. Walls that already have holes in them due to previously hung pictures, posters, or frames will require some spackle to fill the gaps.

Choose the Right Decal

You’ll want something that will interest your child whenever they look at their wall. Their bedroom is their space, so choose a decal with a design that they’ll love.

Also, consider the size of the decal. Larger ones might seem intimidating due to the difficulty in sticking them to the wall easily. The reality is that size doesn’t play a huge factor in how the adhesive process works. Don’t be afraid of selecting something epic in scope simply because of the struggles you’ll face in mounting it. The process takes less than an hour while the benefits will last throughout your kid’s childhood.

Measure Carefully

Measure the dimensions of the decal. Pay particular attention to the portions that are not white space. You’ll want that part to remain even once you are ready to attach the adhesive.

Note that there are two aspects of placing the decal evenly on the wall. You want the vertical and horizontal portions to sustain alignment. In fact, when you select the decal, consider how it will look relative to any light fixtures, light switches, or anything else already on the wall. If it doesn’t match, you should either select a different decal or plan to add additional decals to create a new balance for the designated space.

The Application Process

With everything measured, you know precisely where the decal will go. The process is a breeze from here. Remove the covering that protects the adhesive side. You are now ready to stick it on the wall. The sticky substance will do all the work for you.

All you should prioritize is hitting your measurement marks as you stick it to the wall. To get a clean, flat surface, be sure to rub out any air bubbles or wrinkles in the decal. Moments later, you’ll be done!

Adding a fun, whimsical decal will brighten up your child’s living space. It’s also easy to do. Simply follow the steps above to create an exciting new look for the most important room in your home.

Let us know how your child liked their brand new wall decal in the comments below.

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