Friday, December 31, 2010


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There are as many ways to get jungle art on your walls as therer are species of jungle animals to use as subjects. Most of us will use wall stickers to create our jungle safari for the simple reason that the vinyl decals are easy to use and since they are removable; if you make a mistake and need to reposition problem!

The only issue that many have with using stickers and decals is a lack of color control. They are very flexible as far as location is concerned but there is the remote chance that the colors of the lions, monkeys, tigers, tropical birds and giraffes won't match your wall paint color or the fabrics in the baby's jungle theme nursery, your kids' room or your master bedroom.

When an exact color match is crucial, I recommend jungle wall stencil kits. They are not as forgiving as removable, vinyl stickers but you have the luxury of choosing your color scheme. We love pictures of jungle wall murals, so please share addresses for your favorite jungle wall painting ideas in the comments section.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


The Beatrix Potter Alphabet is the perfect Beatrix Potter print for a nursery designed around a set of Beatrix Potter baby bedding or a child's bedroom with a reading nook. On the alphabet poster, you will find charming pictures of all the characters from Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck to Jeremy Fisher and Squirrel Nutkin or if you prefer, you can buy individual art prints featuring each of the characters individually.

The illustrations have the same vintage look and feel as the ones in the classic books that have been favorites of children for years and will be for many, many more yet to come.

Teach your kids to recognize the letters of the alphabet, an appreciation for books and demonstrate how books displayed on shelves are excellent, inexpensive wall decorating ideas!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Sesame Street Wall decor Oscar and Big Bird Baby Nursery Wall Mural Painting Stickers Decals

The type of Sesame Street wall decor that you choose for your decorating project is just as important to your kids bedroom theme as the Sesame Street bedding that you just found (hopefully) on sale at a huge discount. Will you take the quick and easy route for decorating the walls by using large, removable vinyl wall decals
or stickers? Or will you jump in and spend the time (or lots of money if you hire an artist) to paint a wall mural like the one in the above picture that includes all of the Sesame Street Characters from Big Bird and Elmo to Cookie Monster and the Count?

All of the characters are colorful, cute and make for a delightfully cheerful bedroom or nursery design so the choice is yours as to which is your favorite! Maybe your decision doesn't have as much to do with a favorite character as it does with successfully completing a balanced color scheme,

If a red and yellow color scheme works for you, feature Elmo and Big Bird in your wall art. If blue and yellow is your taste, Big Bird and Cookie Monster should be the stars in your Sesame Street wall decor. Some of the best wall painting ideas in this theme include the neighborhood in the background with the characters peeping out of garbage cans or just hanging out on the stoop. Another tip would be to frame some posters and a Sesame Street sign to add another dimension and give your wall art depth.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How to Paint Black and White Stripes

Jude's Blue Striped Beatles Themed Nursery

Ever since I saw this picture I have wanted to learn how to paint black and white stripes on the walls of my music room. While painting vertical and uneven stripes on the walls has been done so much that it's almost commonplace, the painted horizontal stripes on this wall really knocked me out; they are so contemporary and sharp looking.

I noticed that in the pictures, the DIY painter broke up the pattern with strategically positioning wall quotes as focal points in the room and by bouncing polka dot wall decals throughout the design. Since the stripes in the pictures were in a baby's nursery these decorative touches in addition to the artwork were appropriate and softened the impact of the painting technique while leaving the very desirable high contrast that is known to be visible to newborns very early.

Adults who go to the trouble to learn how to paint black and white stripes for a master bedroom will probably leave them unadorned for an uncluttered, modern look.