If you want to carve out a designated play area in your living room or den for the kids, a nature-inspired mural sets a fun stage and still fits within a contemporary home. We love that this Shop B Darling Dawson decal recalls the Rocky Mountains.
Peel-and-stick wallpaper, which is easier to hang and less permanent than traditional “non-removable” styles, is your best friend for kids’ rooms—especially when your little ones are going through a particularly obsessive phase (all bears, all the time). When they outgrow this cute woodland style, you can easily remove and replace.
Though more convenient, removable wall coverings can run a little pricier than the traditional options. To mind your budget, apply in smaller doses, like these sweet, star-print decals, which can be stacked to run across a room or placed along the top of the wall as a celestial border.
Focus on wallpapers made of vinyl for a nursery. They are scrubbable and easy to wipe clean, a godsend when dealing with sticky fingers and splash zones. The cloud pattern in this version is particularly dreamy.
Your high schooler might appreciate walls that are a little more sleek. And you’ll appreciate that this Anewall Stripes watercolor-esque print is versatile enough to work if you repurpose the room when your kid goes to college.
Don’t be afraid of a little glam. After all, mom and dad will be the ones enjoying the wallpaper most. Go for something you’ll enjoy looking at while you’re rocking your babe to sleep at 4 a.m. This thin-striped wallpaper and chair rail make even the most kiddie-friendly room appear more elegant and pulled together.
How do you strike a balance in an artful teen’s room? Pick dominant colors (like purple and gold) to tie everything together. Jonathan Adler’s gray Malachite wallpaper leans more lilac than slate, which better suits the plum comforter, while the golden outlines give a slight nod to the rug, end tables, and fab chandelier.