Cool kiddo wall art

Hi everyone! It’s Alix from Modern Kiddo. I’m so thrilled to be over here at Simple Mom. Today I thought it would be fun to talk about styling up your kiddo’s walls. 

Decorating a child’s room is challenging but can be so much fun! There are lots of creative ideas for making your little one’s space a fun and inspiring environment, but one of my favorite things to see in a kid’s room is art work on the walls. And I’m not talkin’ teddy bears and castles. I’m talkin’ about art that would be just as easily at home on your living room wall!

We tried to add lots of fun little touches to Wolfie’s room. We have some vintage elementary school signs that I love. But one of my favorite things are these really fun little emboirdered pieces from artist Megan Whitmarsh. They aren’t intended for a kid’s room but they work awesomely— small but really pack a punch!

I think that filling your child’s space with colorful, bold and quirky images not only creates a playful space for them, but will help them develop a love of art right from the get go!

OK, let’s take a lil looksee at some awesome art!


How fun are these suave fellas? I love their intelligent eyes—you could make up a story just looking at them.

Artist Ryan Berkeley. Available here.


A poster from your favorite band can be a super fun and unexpected way to liven up a space—and get ’em loving your music too!


Artist: Allison & Craig of strawberryluna. Get one here.


When it comes to things they love, go graphic! This is such a fun way to celebrate their inner superhero.

Artist: Dave Perillo. Available here.


This piece is a collage that incorporates constellation maps and embroidery! The different textures are totally fantastic, no??

Artist: Shannon Rankin. Available here.


These bold and simple designs are very modern—and utterly thought provoking for little ones!

Artist: Christian Jackson. Available here 


Photography can be a colorful and dreamy option. Go super small or reeeeeally big when picking prints!

Artist: elgarboart  Available here.


Oh these little ladies are SO cute! I love how they each have their own little personality, if you just look a little closer.

Artist: Blanca Gomez. Available at L’Affiche Moderne


This piece is so fantastic. Again, another image that not only makes you smile but lets your imagination run wild inventing stories about these sassy ladies.

Artist: Lisa Congdon. Available here.


This groovy piece would make a bold and playful appearance on any kiddo’s wall!


Sophisticated but colorful and oh-so-playful…sometimes ya just gotta have fun!

Artist: lab partners Available here.

So there you have it! Are you feeling inspired? I know I am! There are so many options for decorating your kiddo’s wall. You can even hit the thrift stores or your mama’s attic for inspiration—paint by numbers, funky record covers, even retro board games all make amazing additions to a groovy bedroom. Think bold, colorful, playful and unexpected….and you really can’t go wrong!

Which look for a kiddo’s room is your favorite?

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  1. I love the idea of all the colorful artwork in a kids room. I feel like all too often, people just open up the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and just copy straight from it. While lovely, it lacks inspiration. : )

    • I know, I feel the same way. It’s totally cute, but I imagine a child zoning out. I remember staring at the pieces of art my parents had on the wall with wide eyes, really soaking it in!

    • I totally agree! I cannot wait to have a nursery to design- one-of-a-kind!

  2. i want all these rooms! especially storybrooke.

  3. My boys want to come snatch those Whitmarsh pieces!! I seriously keep coming back to this post, Alix, because it’s SUCH inspiring eye candy. I adore ALL of it.

  4. Oops. typo. ARIANNE. and why is that ROSE still showing up?? haha. I swear I added my lil avatar!

  5. I really like all of them! 🙂 Thanks!

  6. Nice art gallery!I really like your awesome creativity keep it up…Template Design

  7. These are awesome. I just like them because I like them, regardless of the “kid” factor;)

  8. I love all this, Alix! I’m so with you—creative, original artwork around the whole house, but especially the kids’ room…. Thanks for the great ideas!

    And I’m dying to know—what color paint are on those walls in the top photo? My daughter wants her room that color, and I’m having the hardest time finding the right shade.

    • Ooh it was a long time ago when we painted it, but we might have the old can in our garage! I’ll take a peek and look!

  9. I have recently fallen in love with this artist on etsy:
    I want to put up Scripture in the house as art and thought hers was fantastic for my girls’ room!

  10. Oh my gosh I love these!! I have been stumped about some good decorations for my 5-year old son’s bedroom. I showed him these pictures and he went nuts over them! (Especially the one of Darth Vader playing the guitar. :)) Thanks for posting this!

  11. kristine says:

    Awesome post! I was wondering where you found the retro modern picture. It is the perfect starting point for my boys’ room.

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