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When we went on a hunt for our new home last summer, one of the things on our list was a bonus room for the kids! We really wanted a space the kids could claim as ‘their own’, (aka a space where we could dump all the toys and hide them). Well, we found a house that has a HUGE bonus room for the kids and we couldn’t be happier with it. And now it’s time to actually do something with it.
Up until now, it really has been the place where we have thrown every single toy we own and shut the door. Decorating the space has been at the very bottom of my to-do list. Untillllll, we found out baby #3 was on the way. I’ve been brainstorming how to make the best use this space and one of the things on my list is to have a desk space for the kids. I want a place for them to do arts and crafts and also for Miss E when she starts doing homework in just a few years. Today, I’m taking the first step in decorating the bonus room by adding a Playroom Gallery Wall and setting up a desk space.
I am sticking with my traditional black and white and wood for the playroom, but I decided to add a little hint of color, since it IS the kid’s room after all!
One of the main components of my gallery wall are these Command Decor Damage Free Wall Tiles. They were SO easy to put up, and the best part is they use command strips to adhere to the the wall so you aren’t damaging the walls by putting in a million nail holes. (Keep scrolling to see just how easy they are to install)
They have 30+ wall tiles to choose from, anything from photography, geometric prints, floral prints and so much more. They really have something for everyone. You can view the entire collection on Amazon (and they are Prime too!).
Since this gallery wall is for the playroom, I used the white board, chalkboard, chevron chalkboard and different types of picture frames (white square, black square, black 5X7) to complete my space. I love how the whole look is decorative, yet practical for a learning environment.
I love adding dimension to my gallery walls and I think it’s so smart that they created a tile riser to bring out one of tiles, allowing you to overlap them.
To fill the frames I printed out a few free printables that fit both my style and the kid vibe I’m going for in the room. As hard as it is for me to add color to a room, I’m sorta loving the subtle pops of color in here. (Printable Sources: Rain Rain Go Away, Never Give Up, Feather Printables)
If you didn’t believe me when I said we had done nothing with this room, here is what this wall looked like before and after. I’ve had this desk for awhile, but my ultimate goal is to built a larger space more suitable for the kids. For now, it works great :)
Here is a quick glimpse at how easy the tiles are to install:
All you have to do is simply remove the art from the tile. You’ll see the magnetic piece on the back that snaps into the tile. And the second piece is the tile that secures to the wall.
The tiles are so easy to install. You snap the command strip onto the back and then peel off the adhesive strip. Press firmly to the wall. I absolutely love that these include a small level, it makes it really easy to keep the tile straight.
Here is what my gallery wall looked like once all the tiles were installed.
To finish, I snapped the art onto the tiles. I’m a visual person, so once I saw the pieces put together I knew I wanted to change things around. The command strips make it really easy to move the tiles around, especially since they give you multiple strips per artwork. I moved the white board up, switched out the upper right tile for another picture frame and then rotated the 5X7 frame. Took minutes. SUCH a great feature.
I’m so excited with how it turned out and even more excited that I have officially started on this room!