How To Choose The Best Wallpaper For Your Kid’s Room

When you are decorating a kid’s room, it’s easy to get excited about all the fun colors and patterns that come with wallpaper. It can be hard to resist getting something bold, fun, and colorful for your child’s room. But remember that walls are more durable than some other surfaces in your house, so try to keep them simple with solid colors or even stripes if you want something more grown up.

Measure your space before you head to the store.

Before you hit the stores, it’s important to measure your space. Take down the measurements of each wall in your child’s room, including height and width. If there is an adjacent room or hallway, measure those as well. It’s also helpful to note how far apart windows, doorways, and other architectural elements are from one another (with a tape measurer). This way, you can better visualize how much wallpaper you’ll need before heading out shopping!

Consider the type of wallpaper you want.

There are many types of wallpaper on the market, each with pros and cons. You’ll want to consider the type of paper you want and how it will work in your room. For example, a bold pattern with bright colors would be perfect if your child’s room is more modern. But perhaps your little one needs something more subdued for their sleep space so they can rest peacefully during naptime. If that’s the case, then a subtle design might be better suited for them.

On top of choosing a wallpaper that fits your child’s style, you should also think about what kind of durability will work best for their room—after all, kid-friendly spaces don’t always stay pristine! A higher-quality paper may cost more but should last longer than lower-end options, which are often flimsier and prone to tearing after just a few washings or heavy playdates.

Make sure you have all the tools and supplies you need.

Before you start, ensure you have all the necessary tools and supplies.

  • Wallpaper paste. This is so important! Wallpaper paste makes your wallcovering stick to the wall, so without it, your wallpaper will fall off in no time.
  • Masking tape. Masking tape will help prevent any sloppy glue application and let you know where to cut when it’s time for removal later on down the road.
  • Scissors or knives for cutting paper pattern pieces out of rolls; a ruler is also helpful for measuring (but not necessary). You’ll also want some clean cloths or paper towels handy for wiping up any messes that are sure to happen during this process!

Think about where you are hanging it and how durable you need it to be.

While it’s important to consider the type of paper you want to use, it’s also important to consider where you plan to hang your wallpaper. This can significantly affect how much use your space will get and how durable you need its surface to be.

For example, if your kid’s room only gets occasional use—a guest room or playroom, for instance—it may be okay with having cheaper wallpaper that won’t withstand heavy traffic or frequent cleaning. On the other hand, if your kid has their own bedroom (or even just spends a lot of time in there), then it makes sense for them to have some really cool wallpaper that will last for years and years.

The type of wall also plays a role here: If budget is an issue or if space is limited (as in an apartment), then perhaps using less expensive wallpaper might be okay since the walls won’t get as much wear and tear anyway. However, if this is not an issue for you, consider investing in quality materials like vinyl-coated papers because they tend not only to last longer but also require less maintenance over time!

Prep the wall before you begin.

Before you start hanging your wallpaper, make sure the walls are clean and dry. If they’re not, use the best wallpaper remover followed by a primer to ensure the paper will stick. Remove any nails or hooks that will get in the way of your project. Remove electrical outlets, switch plates, and light fixtures before beginning (or have them done by professionals). Use masking tape to protect any areas you don’t want paint on.


Whether you’re hanging wallpaper for the first time or the hundredth, our tips can help you find the perfect paper for any room in your house. Whether it’s a kid’s bedroom or office space, make sure that your wall coverings complement—or even enhance—the décor of each space by choosing one that makes sense for its purpose. The most important thing is to have fun with this project!

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