Eleven Ideas For Maximalising Your Kids Bedroom Walls

Even On A Budget

For me the key to creating the perfect kids gallery wall is a mix of mediums. Combining traditional prints with woven art work, fabric wall hangings, wooden signs and felt decorations creates texture and interest as well as encouraging your child to express their individuality and personality, creating a space that makes them feel happy and safe.

1. Get Creative With Shelving
Don't just fill them with your child's favourite books, add teddies, decorate them with garlands, a framed print, and use them to display some educational toys like this Moon Picnic Weather Station.
kids shelf with books and toys and a wooden star garland
There are lots of shelving options out there too that are a statement in themselves, this round shelf is a great alternative to regular shelving options.
wooden stars in a kids room


2. Fabric Wall Stickers

An easy way to create a maximalised wall look without the big commitment or expense of wall paper or a wall mural. Hayley at Kid of the Village has a fun selection of fabric wall stickers that are easily applied and removed.

3. Lighting

Functional and Fun, there are lots of different options out there. Neon shapes, words and names are a fun way of incorporating a light fitting in to your gallery wall and perfect for older kids. A vintage style light fitting with a sconce shade is a great way to combine the maximalist trend with the Grandmillenial trend. 

kids gallery wall decor


4. Wooden Stars

They're a bestseller for a reason just like the wall stickers, a set of Wooden Stars are a great way to fill in blank spaces and they just tie a room together, stars seem to work no matter your theme. Create a cluster of stars or dot them around in between your art work. Perfect for nurseries and older kids rooms.


Wooden stars on a kids bedroom wall


5. Prints

Have lots of fun with prints, you could use washi tape as an alternative to framing as a budget friendly option, poster hangers are a great option too, as they make changing up your artwork really quick and easy. Mix it up size wise, and have fun picking prints that really show their personality, maybe even their own artwork 🫶

kid of the village artwork and wooden sign


6.Fabric Wall Hangings

 Personalised, Artwork or a meaningful phrase, maybe something you say often to your little one. This 'life is wonderful' fabric wall flag from Kitty Makes is a favourite of ours. Again these vary in size from seller to seller, I like the size of this particular wall flag as we had a large space to fill, if you have a smaller space a fabric wall banner on rope would be a good option to achieve a similar style. There are also some colourful options around out there if you don't want black print on a natural canvas. I like the simplicity of the black on white, its a classic design that would fit in with most kids décor themes and colour schemes and won't date quickly, making them great value.

boys bedroom with wooden one of a kind sign


7.Woven Wall Hangings 

Woven wall hangings come in all sizes from very small to very large, they're made from wool and fibres, and so are great at adding texture to a room as well as colour (if you like that is, neutral wall hangings are also lovely). There are also lots of DIY kits out there so you can give it a go yourself and add a completely unique and personal touch to your kids room.

8. Peg Rails

H & M are my go to for kids bedding and storage baskets not to mention those soft toys and of course peg rails!! A peg rail seems to have become a staple piece in a kids room, they make a great décor piece in themselves breaking up a room. Hang one like this, or several lined up together. Use them to hang, drape or Prop your chosen décor. You can also hang them at a lower level and have small baskets for storage hung from them.

a close up of a kids peg rail with a felt bead garland


9.Felt Banners 

You can't beat a pennant flag on a kids room wall, choose a fun word, your kids name or a family name. Keep it neutral or make it as colourful as possible. Felt is available in some really beautiful shades as well as lots of chunky glittery options too. Arnold and the Caterpillar make these lovely felt explore flags, and you can customise them by choosing your own colourway.

kids gallery wall, neutral painted scallops



There are so many options, from fabric garlands, to wooden ones, to felt and even crocheted. Garlands can be large, stretching the length of a room or small enough to hang from a bookshelf. 

kids playroom with fabric garland and neutral walls


A garland is a really good way of covering a large space and filling big gaps as well as using on a smaller scale by adding interest to a shelf, like this fab space themed felt garland by Velveteen Babies.

boyhood sign with shelf and space garland



11.Wall Hooks

Again mixing function and style, use them to hang prints using poster hangers, or lightweight wall hangings. A simple wooden wall dot will work with any décor theme and wont be outgrown!!

Most importantly there are no rules, fill those walls with things you love.

I'll forever be obsessed with Wooden Décor, I love how versatile it is, not only does it compliment so many different themes and colour schemes but it grows with your child and isn't outgrown quickly making Wooden Décor a good investment piece. 

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