One of the first DIY projects I ever tackled was painting a kid’s room mural, and it was the best. Of course, back in the day, I didn’t have Pinterest, and man, I wish I had! If I had had these 10 easy DIY projects then… But, even with my limited imagination and technique, painting wall murals for my kids left them with memories they still talk about today, 20 years later. In fact, they have done the same to their kids walls! So learn how to paint wall murals for kids. You don’t have to be an artist to try these 10 DIY projects. This is the most fun you will ever have with a paintbrush, and they will remember those rooms forever. Did we mention all you need is paint, a brush, and painters tape? (Don’t forget to pin one of these for later, you know you are going to want to come back to this!)
Ok, we’re going to start with one of the most popular kids wall mural ideas. Learn how to paint a DIY mountain mural from ‘The Sweetest Digs‘. Seriously, this is so easy!
‘I Spy DIY’ did a kids room makeover with a camp theme. Love their take on the mountain mural! (And that teepee?)
‘The Party Parade’ has their own version of a DIY mountain mural, and we love it! Soft as a sunrise, this easy DIY paint project is about the layers. Oh my gosh, I want this room for myself!
Paint an inspirational night sky mural with this tutorial from ‘Lovely, Etc‘. You could do this project as is, or use it as a base for a solar system kids room theme. Simple instructions!
‘Say Yes‘ featured this painted wall mural done by her friend Audrey. While this isn’t exactly a tutorial, she does talk you through the process and gives you the courage to give it a try! (Plus, tips on how she did it!) We love florals, it was something I did for my youngest daughter’s room when she was 3. She had a whole garden space with a picket fence, and flowers are a lot easier to paint than one might think. Try this! (Note: When I did my daughters room, we used a light yellow background to indicate sunshine. It was the happiest room in the house!)
This next one isn’t a DIY, but it piggy backs off the last tutorial and gives you some great inspiration. Leah Bartholomew from ‘Beneath the Sun‘ painted this kids room mural as a commission for ‘Petite Vintage Interiors‘. Leah also has a line of homewares you should check out with the same great artwork! Remember when you paint wall murals for kids, you are looking for a stylized design, not an exact representation. And if you can paint shapes, you can learn how to paint wall murals! Step one: Pencil on your design. Two: Paint it in! Three : Turn any mistakes into trees, or bigger flowers, or just paint over them and start again. It’s paint!
Jennifer of ‘The Magic Brush Company’ shows us step by step how to paint this DIY baseball mural. If you have a child who loves baseball, then they will love this room. She shows you which products to use, how to get the look of a real baseball skin, and how to paint the laces. Will it take a little time? Yep. Will they ever forget it? Nope.
‘Anika’s DIY Life’ used painters tape and paint to create this easy geometric mural wall. This room is a shared sibling bedroom, so each end of the wall had a different color theme, below. She will amaze you when you find out how long it took her to paint this. Hint : It wasn’t that long at all! Go check out photos of the whole room together.
‘Studio Gray House’ made this galaxy mural wall for their kids playroom, and it doesn’t look like child’s play! The thing is, it’s really easy to paint wall murals for kids. Go through the tutorial and check out all the step by step detail. You can make this wall happen!
‘School of Decorating‘ schools us on how to paint wall murals for kids using a projector. This is a fun “Moby Dick” theme, but you could do almost anything with this technique.
Last we have an idea for all of you who think these are amazing, but just don’t want to do all this by hand. You can paint the walls a background color, then use stencils to create the details! This Etsy shop, ‘My Wall Stencils’ has tons of options. We love this Under The Sea wall stencil kit! (We get nothing for telling you about this, we just love the idea!) Google your theme with the words “Wall stencil kit” for other options. In addition, stenciled designs will never peel off like some of the vinyl cling wall decor can.
Image Credits: Beneath the Sun, The Sweetest Digs, I Spy DIY, The Party Parade, Lovely, Etc., Say Yes, The Magic Brush Co., Anika's DIY Life, Studio Gray House, School of Decorating, My Wall Stencils