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What's on the Walls in Your Toddler's Room?

Just after Christmas, we did a little room switch-a-roo in our house, and swapped our kids’ upstairs room with our downstairs office/guest room. The switch has been wonderful as far as getting our kids out of the habit of sleeping in our room, and into the habits of going to sleep by themselves, and sleeping through the night. It’s been a win-win for us all.

One thing that hasn’t happened yet, though, is an actual redo of the decorations, or really any decorating at all, in the kids’ bedroom. Partly because I’m pregnant and lacking the motivation, and partly because I wasn’t exactly sure how I actually wanted to decorate the room. So, the pictures that hung on the walls when it was our office/guest room, are still the pictures that hang in there today.

I have been thinking recently about how I would like to redo and decorate the kid’s room, my husband is working on refinishing bunk beds for them, and I have found lots of inspiration for decorating a bedroom shared by siblings of different genders, so I was thinking that the artwork would have to come down and be replaced with something, I don’t know, a little more child-like.

But, I just read this post over on Simple Design, and I really love the idea that art in kid’s rooms doesn’t need to be so childish.

I’m definitely no decorating diva. I’m not one of those people who has a natural eye for that kind of thing. But, now I’m thinking that maybe the pictures that are hanging in there really aren’t so bad after all. Here’s what’s hanging on the walls in their room right now, and I want to know, what do you think?

I love these pictures, they used to hang over the desk area of the office/guest room. The primary colors are great, but they’re both golf themed pictures, and I’m not sure they’re totally kid appropriate, especially the one on the left (the man is smoking a cigar).

This one hangs above my son’s bed right now, and even though it’s not super colorful or anything, I really like it. Maybe I should do the room in a nautical theme?

This one hangs above my daughter’s bed. I love this picture because it is a painting done by my mom’s cousin of the beach and dunes by Lake Michigan where I grew up and we received for our wedding.

The thing I like about all of the pictures is that they are gender neutral and the colors are gender neutral as well. They don’t necessarily go together as far a a theme for the room though. So, I’m trying to decide should I leave these pictures in the kids’ room, maybe just moving them to make them work a little bit better in the space, or should I change them out for something more age-appropriate?

Now, I just need to get around to scrubbing all that crayon off the wall!

What’s hanging on the walls in your kid’s room?

Emily writes about green and natural living at Live Renewed.
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