Just a few years ago, do-it-yourself home decorators were clamoring for ideas for painting rooms. They were seeking murals they could create themselves, especially for kids’ rooms. Thanks to advanced printing techniques, that is no longer necessary because anyone can purchase a pre-made or even a custom wall cling to decorate their walls for a very reasonable price.
Before you run to the decorating store and purchase the first wall cling that catches your fancy, stop and make a plan. Consider the your likes and dislikes, the purpose of the room, and who is using the room. Consider the existing furnishing or perhaps linens you may need to buy. Consider your wall color options. Bring samples of these items with your as you shop for your wall clings to make sure the cling is part of the design and not something that stands out in a garish way.
The best way to incorporate a wall cling into a room design is to use the same colors. If you rent and cannot paint the room (a common reason for using wall clings), you can purchase matching window treatments, area rugs, and pillows that coordinate with the wall clings. If you are designing a full room plan, choose wall colors and clings that coordinate nicely, and are in the same color family. For kids rooms, since many wall clings made for children are very colorful, consider painting the room in more than one color. An example of this would be to have a base color, then add a trim color or two in the form of boxes or large circles on the wall, or perhaps a simple pin stripe at the top of the room. Consider painting the dresser or other wooden items as well.
Don’t just peel and slap your new wall cling up and call the room decorated. Create feature wall in the room using your wall clings, and consider creating balance in the room by adding complementary accent wall clings or accessories throughout the room. An example of this is to install a large tree with blowing leaves on one wall, but having a few leaves scattered on other walls as an extension of the feature wall. Alternately, you can use wall clings to place a cute owl design above the bed, and also get and extra set to decorate the dresser and lamp.
For the most ambitious room decorator, you may want to go the extra mile and create a hand-painted room mural that incorporates your wall clings. For example, you can paint a green grass lower border on a light blue background, and then add a tree decal and assorted animals. Another option could be to paint an underwater background creating an ombre effect of blue paint on the wall from light to dark, then adding wall clings of fish and underwater plants.