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5 DIY PAINT IDEAS FOR CHILDREN’S BEDROOMS

Spaces for both rest and play, children’s bedrooms are the perfect place to experiment using colour. From inspiring their imaginations to encouraging restful sleep, there’s endless possibilities for incorporating colour creatively into little spaces.

Our range of water-based paints (and also Chalk Paint™ Wax!) are certified Toy Safe, meaning they’ve been independently tested according to strict European regulations (EN71-3) and found to contain no materials toxic to children. They’re even safe for baby furniture and cots!

Choose from richly-pigmented Annie Sloan Wall Paint, durable Annie Sloan Satin Paint for high-traffic areas, or no-prep, no fuss Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan for almost every surface! Keep scrolling for inspiration.

Firstly, Choose the Perfect Colour

Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue and Scandinavian Pink Chalk Painted Kids Room featuring Arched Recess Bed

Colour is always a good place to start. Napoleonic Blue is a strong, ultramarine blue. Use it to create dramatic yet calming spaces, perfect for play. For added playfulness, use alongside Scandinavian Pink Chalk Paint™ on architectural features, such as this arched recess.

Take Inspiration from Art

Matisse Inspired Chalk Paint Children's Bedroom featuring Chalk Paint Brights

This Matisse-inspired children’s bedroom features the best of brights from the Chalk Paint™ palette! From cool, clean Giverny, to soft, light pink Antoinette, through Antibes Green, Arles, Emperor’s Silk, English Yellow, and accented by charcoal Graphite. Discover our range of over 40 Chalk Paint™ colours, here!

Or… Use Restful Colours

Sloped Ceiling Children's Bedroom featuring Water/Brush Effect Wall in Graphite, Paris Grey, and Aubusson Blue
Paris Grey and Graphite Wall Paint Sloped Ceiling and Walls and Children's Bed

Photo credits: Instagram @jk_joannakrol

Perhaps you’re looking to use more restful colours in your children’s bedroom to promote a sense of calm? In the image on the left, Joanna of @jk_joannakrol has mixed Paris Grey, Graphite, and Aubusson Blue, and applied using a Wall Paint Brush to create this textured teal effect, reminiscent of a blustery night sky!

Similarly, on the right, Joanna has used the same technique to create a magical, dreamlike effect in another children’s bedroom. Here, she used just Paris Grey and Graphite. The softness of each of these colours, plus the delicate draping, combines to create the perfect space for sleep.

Inspire Their Imagination

Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Mural Bedroom in Athenian Black
Chalk Painted Bedroom Mural and Children's Easel, Chair, and Trolley

Though not the obvious choice for a children’s bedroom, here artist Lucy Tiffney has used Athenian Black as a dramatic background for her fairytale illustrations to sing against. From fantastical, lush botanicals, to flying rabbits, and sleeping owls. Lucy has also taken advantage of Chalk Paint™’s superb mixing qualities to create her exhaustive palette of colours. Perfect for sparking little imaginations! Read more, here!

Use Satin Paint on Bedroom Furniture

Traditional Nursery featuring Carnaby Yellow Satin Paint Table
Close Up Carnaby Yellow Kid's Table and Chairs

Photo credits: Instagram @uwaga.mama_maluje

Lastly, don’t forget furniture! Annie Sloan Satin Paint has been designed for high traffic areas. Spaces that might require their painted furniture to be a little more durable than others… Step right in: kid’s bedrooms! Here, Ewa of @uwaga.mama_maluje has painted this adorable children’s table and chairs in cool, earth-toned Carnaby Yellow. Washable, and wipeable, (inevitable!) everyday spills and marks can be cleaned off easily! Explore our range of Satin Paint colours here to get started on a project of your own.

So, feeling inspired? Browse all the products featured here below. And, as always, tag us on Instagram using @anniesloanhome to share your own children’s bedroom schemes using Annie Sloan paints!

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