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One of the quickest ways to refresh a room is to add some wallpaper. It usually takes just a couple of hours to put up and can completely change the look of a room. I am a huge fan of wallpaper and while I like the colourful versions, I always opt for more minimal designs with soft tones because these kinds of designs and colours stand the test of time. This is especially true in a kids room if you want the room to grow with the child. Anything too bright, colourful or childish will need refreshing much more often.

Minimal doesn’t mean boring and even though all these wallpapers are very simple, they are all so playful and whimsical and perfect for a kids room like that boats wallpaper pictured at the top. They allow you to decorate with whatever colours you like but yet they create a striking feature in a kids room. Here are some of my favourite minimal and playful wallpapers for a kids room:

blackandwhite-wallpaper-1This bunny wallpaper stole my heart the minute I saw it. It’s so playful without being too cute or too babyish. This is a boys room but the wallpaper will work just as well in a girls room or even a brother and sister shared room.

natural-colours-wallpaper-2This party themed wallpaper is just so fun. Using soft browns and pastel hints, this wallpaper will add a happy vibe to any kids room, no matter how old or young they are.

minimal-wallpapers-3These imperfect dots in a soft blush tone are so pretty yet so subtle. I love them for a nursery as much as I love them for a teenagers room. This is one wallpaper no girl is going to outgrow in a hurry.

minimal-wallpapers-4aA repeat pattern of little bows — how sweet is that?  This wallpaper comes in two colourways — one in the grey and soft blue, as pictured and the other in grey and soft pink. Such a fun option for either a boy or girls nursery.

minimal-wallpapers-5Unless you look carefully, you might almost miss the hundreds of mini pandas. That’s what I love most about this wallpaper — it’s super cute and playful yet so subtle. From a distance, it looks like a small repeat black pattern but up close, it’s little panda faces. Another wallpaper that will take you from babyhood to pre-tween.

Here’s where you’ll find all these wallpapers:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
Image 1 styling by Live Loud Girl.


Nomita Vaish-Taylor is the founder and editor of Your DIY Family – Nomita shares DIY and design ideas for families who wants to get more creative quickly. You’ll find lots of fun ideas on her blog and you can also say hi to her on Facebook, Instagram, twitter or Pinterest.