Though posters of favorite rock stars taped to the walls may have served as the perfect decoration on our bedroom walls 40 years ago, the fast-paced, high-tech lives of today's kids almost seems to demand more! These days, there are a lot of interesting options when it comes to decorating walls. • A child's room should be something of a retreat and a sanctuary, but also a stimulating and personal space. One great treatment for a kid's room is a wall mural like the one in this photograph. • This mural was painted by a professional artist-muralist. The perspective of this mural and the football coming at you through the goal post brings the viewer into the action and creates movement and excitement. This treatment also helps to make a small bedroom feel larger by opening one wall up visually to the "size of a football field." The school colors were then cleverly used as a painted wainscoting on the lower portion of the room's walls. Overall this treatment adds color and excitement that could inspire any imagination. • A focal point like this could be the major decor element for a room, or become the starting point for other design or collected objects. Since a hand-painted mural requires a lot of time to execute, finding a subject that will be interesting to the occupant for a number of years makes sense.
Scott Scherschel and Chip Vogel are designers with Interior Spaces Inc. If you have a design question for Interior Spaces, email your question with a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. A solution could be used in a future article.