Everyone wants the best for their kids, and having art that reflects their personality and that can grow up with them is so special. This post is all about art for girls room, but you can really apply it to any child’s room. Having art that makes them (and you) happy is the goal!
To make your life easier, I broke this down into 5 easy ways to find the best art for your girl. We’ll cover everything so that you don’t have to feel stressed and can actually enjoy the process.
The key to a great childhood bedroom is having some art that is playful and some that’s a little more sophisticated. That way you can have a fun and youthful space and feel like it can grow up well, too.
This post is all about art for girls room. Let’s get into it!
Tip #1: Choose a color palette
The color palette is such a helpful first step because you can sort through things faster and create a more curated feel. When it comes to picking out art for girls room, you want to make sure that you have a balance of colors that she really loves and some variety mixed in as well.
A childhood bedroom doesn’t need to feel like an art gallery, but who doesn’t love it when things have flow and feel like they belong together? That’s all I mean when I say pick a color palette. It doesn’t have to be strict or fussy, it’s just supposed to make your life easier while you pick out the art. And this way you can feel confident that everything will go together.
Here are some color palettes that I put together for inspiration. You can play with how feminine you want the color palette to be. And if you’re more into neutrals, pick out what neutrals you like the best.
Dreamy green and pink
Now that you have an idea of what colors you want to use, we can get into the fun part. Picking out some art! The artists that you support can be a really cool way to connect with your kids and talk to them about art.
Tip #2: Select art from artists you want to tell your kid about
Whether you have a super creative and artistic child or not, kids love to learn about new things. It’s not all of the time that you get to hear about a funky artist, and that’s a fun topic for kids! It helps them daydream and even expands their imagination. I know I loved stuff like that when I was little.
Be intentional with the art that you choose and take a minute to learn a little bit about the artist’s work. You and your family will connect with that art on such a more personal level if you learn a little bit about the artist and can tell them about who made the stuff that’s hanging on their walls.
Also, if you’re interested in supporting Black artists, I encourage you to do so! You can easily find an artist that you’ll love on this list of 29 Contemporary African American Artists.
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Tip #3: Find some playful art
This might be the most fun part. With your kids’ rooms, you can let loose a little bit. Everything can feel a little bit more fun and playful, because why not?
Choosing art in a unique medium that you might not have elsewhere in your house is a great way to add an element of fun into your child’s bedroom. And I have two words for you: fiber art. This nubby and textural art is cozy and squishable and oh so cute.
Fiber art is becoming a thing in art and design, and I am not mad about it. The best part is that it’s pretty durable, so it’s art that your kid can touch without ruining it. In fact, touch is welcome. Because it’s fuzzy and soft!
The piece in the photo below is by the talented Kayli Balin from @studio__kb. I’m lucky to call her a friend and I love her fiber art so much. It’s so unique and charming.
Of course, there are other forms of art that can have a playful look too. Mixing patterns and shapes is such a great way to add youthful energy to a space.
I love the pin below because it’s from Joy Cho’s beautiful home – she has such a great sense of color and personal style. The wallpaper on the ceiling is a perfect play on pattern and I love the mixture of color and neutral tones.
The key? Have fun with this! The more you do, the more it will be reflected in what you pick out. This is the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new and fun for your child’s room.
Tip #4: Create harmony with some more sophisticated art
Mixing old and new is the best way to make a space feel homey and like it reflects who you are. Getting the art that inspires childlike wonder is the first step because, duh, it’s fun!
Figuring out how to create a harmonious space requires taking a step back at this point and thinking about what you already have and what you need. I am such a sucker for old film photos and impressionist paintings, because I think that they both have a more sophisticated and timeless feel, which you will absolutely fall in love with.
An impressionist painting above the headboard is always a safe choice, and I love how it looks in the pin below. The wallpaper and subtle colors help to give this space a more mature look. I definitely would recommend finding a local artist or something that’s more unique than a painting sold by an interior design or furniture company, but I still love how this room comes together.
A woodblock print is always a lovely addition to a room, and I like how these would look in an older girl’s room. As you can tell from the pin below, this is a much more reserved and neutral color palette. And if that’s what’s right for your family, go for it! Bringing in art for girls room will help add life to your space and bring in more personality.
Frames also can help bring in a more classic style. Mixing traditional and modern frames is a fun way to add variation into your space.
Make sure that you have at least two pieces of classic, older feeling art that help to create harmony in your child’s space. It will help things feel more timeless as they grow up, and you’ll also just love how everything mixes together to create a unique feeling that’s completely your own.
Tip #5: Placement can be playful too
When people hang up their art, it’s usually treated like a chore that you’re trying to check off of your to-do list so that it’s DONE. And as a person who loves a good to-do list, I get that. But that’s exactly why I’m here to remind you that you can be playful with how you hang up your art.
Placement is not a trivial thing – it can totally change the vibe of a space. Here are some examples of different ways to hang up your art:
I love how Mallory from @reserve_home created this gallery wall with brass hardware. It has such a cool and unique look, and there’s something so fun about it. I think that this could work well in a kid’s room, too.
A simpler, more traditional gallery wall also could make your art for girls room look really beautiful. This one is really inspiring to me – I love how it gets my mind thinking about how to mix in family photos with art.
You also can get funky with it! Hanging up wall art above the headboard in an asymmetrical way has been trendy recently, and I think it could be a fun look in a girl’s room.
Aren’t those fun? Thinking about how to hang stuff up can seem boring if you don’t have the right inspiration in front of you. And once you hang everything up, you can just enjoy how beautifully you did. Soak it in, because your hard work will be so worth it!
The time that you put into finding art for girls room will be so worth it when you see how happy they are in their space. Mixing playful and more timeless pieces of art in their room will help the space grow with them, too.
That’s it for these tips, but if you’re interested in finding some more inspiration, there’s plenty more to choose from.
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