So now that you can clearly see what I’m talking about, let’s get to how you can do this by yourself. 😃
Step 1: find some nice prints
This is a relatively easy task, only limited by the amount of time you want to spend browsing the Internet to find the perfect image.
Of course you don’t want to waste time by looking at low quality images (as you would get by going to Google Images), that cannot be printed properly because of the low resolution. Instead stick to reputable websites where you can get professionally created images directly from designers and artists.
I happen to have my own collection of cute nursery animal prints that would beautifully decorate any nursery room you can imagine. Here are some examples:
Another great place to get such prints is definitely Etsy: search for “nursery prints” and off you go!
Step 2: print
If you purchased something already printed and shipped to you, skip this step and go to 3.
Typical appropriate files for printing are either PDFs (more common) and JPGs.
Once you have downloaded the respective files to your computer, there are many ways you can print these files, but here are a couple of ideas:
(recommended) Email or bring files to local print store such as Staples, Target, Costco, Officeworks, Walgreens, etc…
Print on your home printer
Upload and print online at Shutterfly.com, Snapfish.com, MPix.com, etc…
Tip: make sure to use the appropriate file for the respective size you want to print, otherwise the final result will look blurry or grainy.
As for the paper, it’s important to use good quality, sometimes called premium art paper, in order to achieve bright and vivid results. If you want to go more technical, 300gsm card stock is a good choice for your prints.
Step 3: frame
If you got your print from us than you have a standard size for your print, so it will nicely fit a ready-made frame. If you have a very specific print size to frame, it will require custom framing.
It depends a bit on where you live, but common options to buy standard-sized frames are: Target, Michaels, Shutterfly, Walmart, Officeworks, Staples, and, of course, Amazon.
Then you also need to consider what style you want your frame to be; common options are: wood, metallic, black, or white.
As you can see from the gallery above, they all match different rooms and environments, so consider the surroundings to make the right choice for you.
Also note these are frame styles, so you can find a variety of colours with wooden and metallic finishes as well, for example:
OK, so this is easy, just grab a hammer, some nails and… nah, just kidding. 😝
I mean, of course you could go super traditional, but unless you know exactly what you are doing and are very happy with the long term solution, sure go for it, otherwise you probably want to try something a bit less … destructive. 🙂
The best solution out there for that are 3M Command Strips. There are some alternatives brands you can find, but I personally find the 3M ones to stick better overall (especially to the important part, the wall).
They can also be easily removed later without damaging the walls, super important if you are renting.
No, I’m not sponsored by 3M or anything. 😝 Just sharing with you what works best based on my personal experiences.
And there you have it! Hope you and your little one enjoy the beautiful wall art you are going to create.