Kids have an incredible ability to relate to imaginary characters and involve them in their fantasies and game-play, creating a unique world for themselves. For this reason, stimulating the imagination of children from a very early age is important for their later development and can be achieved through various means – cartoons, drawing books, toys and stories.
For very small children who are too young to play with complex toys or to understand dialogue, wall stickers placed in the nursery within the baby’s eyesight can be a great way to provide gentle, passive stimulation to a little one during waking hours..
Of course, wall stickers come in many different shapes and forms, leaving parents with plenty of options. If you’re keen on the idea of wallstickers but don’t know where to start, read on…
Our Five Top Tips for Using Wall Stickers
1. Keep it simple – remember the old adage, that less is more. If you’re unsure, why not focus on one main wall and then choose whether to decorate the rest of the room. You may feel that the room looks great with just one wall decorated.
2. Make it age appropriate – it’s often best not to over-stimulate little ones, so in that respect wall stickers make a great alternative to busy wallpaper, but it’s still good to think about simple shapes and patterns. Nature based designs like birds or butterflies are great for example. For older children’s rooms you can be much more vibrant.
3. Look around – sounds obvious, but try and find designs that are in keeping with the rest of the room, or the rest of your house. Or choose designs that are so neutral, they’ll just sit well in any room.
4. Make It Easy – the wallstickers you choose should be easy to apply. You don’t want to waste money on something that goes wrong mid way through the ‘installation’. We stock Ferm Living wallstickers which we can personally vouch for as being easy to use as we’ve got them in our girl’s bedroom and in the shop.
5. Think about the next stage – of course you should splurge on making your baby’s room his or hers, but be mindful that they will quickly grow up and that baby room won’t stay baby centric forever. Wallstickers are great in that they are easier to change than say, wallpaper. So when you start decorating the crib, just keep in mind that you’ll want it to be able to evolve without having to overhaul it….
Of course if you do decide to use Wallstickers you’ll find a great range at KIDSEN. We offer a large selection of wall stickers with distinctive outlines that will add life to your house and inspire your children in many ways.