The Best Vinyl Decals for Children’s Bedrooms

June 22, 2019
If you want to personalize your child's bedroom, vinyl decals are the ideal solution. There is an infinite variety of designs to choose from.

If you’ve got a new member of the family on the way, you’ll doubtless be hard at work preparing your home for their arrival. It’s best to get the nursery decorated before the baby is born, so that everything is ready for them. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to decorating nurseries, but today, we want to tell you all about vinyl decals.

Decorating the walls is one of the simplest and easiest ways to decorate nurseries. In the past, people only ever seemed to go for one of three options: pink for a girl, blue for a boy, and white if neither of those options took their fancy.

These days, the world of interior decor – children’s bedrooms decor included – has moved on, and you’re now free to decorate your nursery however you want.

Where before you only had the choice between one or two colors, you can now use vinyl decals. In fact, this is now one of the most popular ways to decorate children’s bedrooms. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

What are vinyl decals?

A pink castle vinyl decal.

Vinyl decals are made of polyvinyl chloride (more commonly known as PVC) which is a type of plastic.

These vinyls are made up of two parts. The back is adhesive so that you can stick it to the wall, while the front can have a variety of different finishes, depending on the look you want to create.

The advantages of using vinyl decals

Peppa Pig themed bedroom decor.

Now that you know what vinyl decals are, we want to tell you a bit more about their most important characteristics, so that you’ll have no problem choosing the right ones for your baby’s room.

Versatile

One of the best things about vinyl decals is that they can be stuck to almost any material or surface. Just make sure the surface is completely flat so that your decals can stick to them properly.

Long-lasting

Vinyl decals are really long-lasting, and will remain firmly stuck to your walls for around 5-7 years. This is perfect for children’s bedrooms, as they’ll almost certainly want to change their decor as they get older.

It’s best to avoid areas with high levels of humidity, or places where your decals will be in direct sunlight, as these factors can cause the vinyls to deteriorate more quickly than usual.

Easy to use

Decorating your walls with vinyl decals is really easy – after all, they’re essentially just large stickers. Just make sure you get them completely flat, and try not to let any air bubbles form beneath the surface.

Customizable

One of the best things about vinyl decals is that they are totally customizable. Many places will allow you to create your own designs. You simply give them a picture of the design you want, and they will use it to make your very own custom-made decals.

Vinyl decals: the best designs for children’s bedrooms

In this next section, we’ll show you some of the most popular designs to give you some inspiration when it comes to decorating your nursery.

Disney designs

Mickey Mouse vinyl decals.

Disney is a world of magic and wonder for children and adults alike. If you love all things Disney, Disney-inspired decals are the perfect option for your children’s bedroom. Choose your favorite quotes or characters, and create the perfect decor for your nursery wall.

Animal decals: one of the most popular nursery decorations

Animal designs.

All children are fascinated by animals. Creatures such as elephants, lions, giraffes, bears, and koalas in fun children’s designs are the perfect way to brighten up any nursery.

Space

Space themed wall decor.

The moon, sun, stars and planets are a source of wonder for any small child, and make the perfect decorations for nursery walls. You can also stick glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling, so that they light up the room at night.

Personalized vinyl decals

Pink personalized decal.

Vinyl decals featuring children’s names are some of the most popular designs. You can then combine them with a favorite character or even measuring tape where your children can have fun measuring themselves as they grow up.