Yesterday, I saw a 6-year-old walking down the street dressed like a ninja and was reminded of how lucky kids are to live in such a fantasy world. Because the bedroom is so often their fortress of make-believe, check out these 10 resources for whimsical and inspiring wall coverings.
Christiane Lemieux is one of the standard-bearers of modern children's design, and her store has a consistently high-quality catalog of textiles and patterns, including wallpaper.
Ferm Living Shop
This company is based in Denmark, but they have a US e-commerce site where you can order their wall decals and wallpaper rolls, many of which are perfect for a kid's room.
Based out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Aimee wilder designs wallpaper that's different from anything else out there — her collection is a refreshing mix of robots, pigeons, and squirrels, all designed in a bright, graphic style that stands out.
The Wallpaper Collective
Run by New York City-based Cindy Weil, the Wallpaper Collective is a great online resource for high-end lines by designers like Aimee Wilder, Camilla Meijer, Marimekko, and Elli Popp.
Wall Decor Shops
This website stocks a huge variety of wall murals — from mountains to spacescapes. Pricing varies according to size, and it averages around $100 for a 12 x 9 wall mural.
Hygge & West
Wallpaper expert and aesthete Christiana Coop teamed up with Aimee Lagos (her partner in Ferm Living's US distribution) to launch online shop Hygge & West. They carry some beautiful, hard-to-find lines by Julia Rothman, Oh Joy!, Ferm Living , and Emily Marie Cox.
Owner Leslie Landis has a great eye for wallpaper, and her online shop has everything from flocked 70s styles to modern nursery patterns. Walnut also showcases an inspiring online gallery with plenty of ideas for kids' rooms.
Little Hands Wallpaper Murals
Leonor Feijo and Marta Belo are illustrators who specialize in wallpaper murals for children. Their style is funny, playful, and unique — where else could you find an illustration of Abbey Road-era Beatles re-envisioned with anteater heads?
With their psychedelic papers in metallics and neons, Flavor Paper continues to be a favorite, thanks to their variety of designs and options when it comes to paper types. Don't miss their peel and stick wallpaper murals for the kids with ever-changing tastes.
Photo: Flavor Paper