How to Paint Jungle Theme Bedroom Walls, Boy’s Bedroom Remodel Continues

picture of After: Exciting, lively, and fun Jungle Theme Kids Bedroom

On my last post, Remodeling Kids Bedroom Entry 1 we had just finished skim coating Elijah’s bedroom walls. The walls were in horrible shape after we tore off the wood paneling. I knew it would happen but it was worth it to brighten up my kid’s bedroom. After we skim coated basically the entire room, we sanded the joint compound down to a smooth finish. I had to re-plaster the walls in several spots a few times to get it totally flat.

Elijah is a nature boy. For his room, we decided to to make it very much like he was outside. My mother-in-law painted clouds on Elijah’s ceiling free-hand. I am not a creative artist so I was thrilled that she painted the clouds.

My husband has the creative gene and painted rolling hills on the bedroom walls.  Don’t let the fear of not being creative enough stop you from trying. Always remember, it is just paint. If you mess up you can re-paint. Think about what your child likes best and go with that type of theme. Your kids will love a creative, lively, fun bedroom!

picture of Matt Painting Hills on the Walls
Matt Painting Hills on the Walls

For the top parts of the wall and spaces between clouds on the ceiling, we used Behr satin “Pool Party” blue paint. For the rolling hills, we used Behr satin “Moss Landing” green paint. These are very kid friendly paint colors. If you aren’t sure what colors to choose, just ask the sales associate, there is usually a display just for kids palate of colors.

We varied the height of the hills for added interest. Above the hills is the sky that reaches up to the ceiling.

picture of How to Paint Kids Bedroom Walls for Happy Kids!
How to Paint Kids Bedroom Walls for Happy Kids!
picture of Paint Hills on Walls for Creative Kids Bedroom
Paint Hills on Walls for Creative Kids Bedroom

You can see how the hills are just rolling up and down the walls. We plan to create a bigger jungle scene on the bedroom walls with trees and lots of animals. The scope of our home remodeling project is too large right now to focus on the little decorating details like hand-painting animals on the walls. We will come back to this later.

picture of Kids Jungle Theme Bedroom
Kids Jungle Theme Bedroom

In the above picture, you can see how the Palm Fan Store Tiger Shark ceiling light and fan really pulls the room together. It looks and feels like you are outside when you are in my son’s bedroom. Adding a visual accent that is both functional and decorative is the way to go! Palm Fan Stores has a great line of ceiling fans with themes for every interest.

picture of Fun bedroom walls make kids happy
Fun bedroom walls make kids happy

My son is so proud of his room. He loves the jungle theme, he’s posing in the above picture with this little jungle tree with parrot. I am so glad that for our Total Home Remodel project, we chose to get the kids rooms finished first. They are really proud of their bedrooms that reflect who they are!

Home Remodel Before and After Pictures

I feel like I can post some before and after pictures at this point. We are not done with the remodel project in Elijah’s bedroom. In the immediate future, we will replace the floor trim, add new closet & bedroom doors with trim, replace the carpet, and add curtains.

picture of Bedroom Before Picture: Dark & Boring
Bedroom Before Picture: Dark & Boring
picture of After: Exciting, lively, and fun Jungle Theme Kids Bedroom
After: Exciting, lively, and fun Jungle Theme Kids Bedroom

Elijah is super excited about his new bedroom! It has a Dr. Seuss feel to it with the rolling hills and clouds. He loves it! He takes everyone who comes over to our house straight upstairs to see his Jungle Bedroom! I’m so happy that we spent a little extra time and made his bedroom creative.

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25 thoughts on “How to Paint Jungle Theme Bedroom Walls, Boy’s Bedroom Remodel Continues

  1. Trina Coleman says:

    Love the paint job, we wanted a jungle theme also and I wasn’t ready to take on such an ambitious paintingproject, so I used a whole wall mural instead. Congrate on your great paint job!

  2. Jennifer Marie says:

    Wow-your husband sure is creative!! But you made a good point-it’s just paint and if you mess up-just paint over it!

  3. jennifer mosgrove says:

    So cute & easy too! Especially love the clouds! He has the same race car bed as my little one 🙂

  4. Rose Habart says:

    Funny. I would never think to put a fake plant in a child’s room. But it really makes the jungle theme work!!!

  5. PG says:

    Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

  6. Alycia says:

    I love the themed bedroom idea. The colors are great too. Kids definitely love having their own special space.

  7. Steph S. says:

    What a cool room! Keep the ideas coming, because my twin boys’ bedroom needs some serious help as far as decorating is concerned!

  8. Cindy says:

    Hi Jane, Yes, it is a lot of work but always worth it in the end. I find it amazing how many steps it takes to remodel just 1 room! As soon as you think you are done, there are always about 9 more steps left to do! lol He loves his room. I can’t wait to complete it and finally be done… 🙂

  9. Jane says:

    What a lot of work you all have undertaken! Elijah’s room looks great, and I bet he just loves the new look!

  10. Jennifer says:

    Looks great! We did something similar in our kids’ room. We did the clouds on the ceiling and painted the walls the same blue like a sky. We did rolling green hills on one wall in chalkboard paint so the kids can actually write on the wall. We went with bright colors for curtains and bed linens just to make it fun: lime green, fuschia and orange!

    Anyway, looks like you guys did a great job and it looks like a fun place to be.

  11. Penny Myers says:

    I love following your home remodelling projects. We are in the process of changing our finished basement into a rec room and adding an art studio for Paige! It is alot of work, but so worth it!

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