Selecting Durable and Long-Lasting Wallpapers for Playrooms

Written by Lee Orlian
Interior designer & co-founder of Teepee Joy.

Imagine a space so vibrant and full of imagination that it becomes the backdrop to countless adventures and stories your children will cherish forever. The key? Selecting the right wallpaper.

Wallpaper has the magical ability to transform any playroom into a world of wonder, tailored precisely to your child’s dreams and personality.

But it’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about crafting a space that grows with your child, ensuring those walls are not just a canvas for their imagination but also a testament to enduring memories.

That’s why durability and longevity are at the heart of our discussion today. Let’s dive into how you can select wallpapers that ensure your playroom remains a cherished haven for years to come. 

Join me on this journey to create a safe and beautiful space for your child’s imagination to soar.

Why Choosing the Right Wallpaper Matters

Breezy Foliage – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

Picture this: the look of sheer wonder in your child’s eyes as they step into a playroom that’s been transformed into a realm of their wildest dreams.

There’s a castle where brave knights embark on daring quests, a jungle teeming with friendly animals, or a space station ready for intergalactic exploration—all made possible by the walls that surround them.

This isn’t just any room; it’s a sanctuary where imagination knows no bounds, all brought to life with the perfect choice of wallpaper.

This moment of magic? It’s why selecting the right wallpaper matters more than you might think.

But the enchantment of a beautifully designed playroom goes beyond its visual appeal. Choosing high-quality, durable wallpaper is crucial for creating a space that not only looks fantastic but is also built to last. 

Imagine wallpaper so resilient that it stands up to the whirlwind of play, day in and day out, without fading, peeling, or tearing.

This is the kind of enduring beauty and practicality that every parent dreams of for their child’s play area. Moreover, the health and safety of our little ones are paramount. 

That’s why we should prioritize wallpapers that are not only durable but are also safe and healthy.

Making sure your selections are non-toxic and ISO-certified, ensuring that your child’s playroom is free from harmful substances.

Easy maintenance means that keeping those walls clean and fresh is a breeze, making your life as a parent a little easier.

In essence, the right wallpaper does more than just decorate a room; it creates a durable, safe, and imaginative environment where your child can play, grow, and dream. 

By choosing wisely, you’re investing in a space that will be loved and used for many years to come, making every moment spent there truly special.

Understanding Wallpaper Durability

Candy Stars – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

A playroom that remains vibrant and full of life, resilient against the countless hours of play, adventures, and stories it hosts, is a testament to the thoughtful choices parents make in its design.

Central to this enduring vitality is the wallpaper that adorns its walls—a silent guardian against the ebb and flow of childhood energy and creativity. 

The durability of wallpaper is not just a feature; it’s a cornerstone for creating a space that withstands the test of time and play.

The key to this durability lies in the selection of materials that are designed to last. 

High-quality, self-adhesive poly fabric wallpapers are at the forefront of this, offering a blend of aesthetic beauty and practical resilience.

These materials are celebrated for their robust nature, capable of withstanding the rigors of daily play without succumbing to wear and tear. 

Their self-adhesive backing ensures a smooth, hassle-free application to walls, providing a long-lasting finish that resists peeling and tearing over time. 

On the other hand, traditional non-woven wallpapers bring their own set of advantages.

Known for their strength and durability, these wallpapers are engineered to handle the dynamic environment of a child’s playroom. 

They are designed to be tear-resistant, maintaining their structure and appearance even in the face of energetic playdates and imaginative adventures.

Beyond their physical robustness, non-woven wallpapers offer a texture and depth that add an extra layer of sophistication and warmth to the playroom environment.

But durability extends beyond just resisting physical damage. The maintenance and care of wallpaper are equally important factors that contribute to its longevity

In the context of a playroom, where spills, smudges, and fingerprints are part of the daily landscape, the ability to easily clean and maintain the wallpaper’s appearance is invaluable.

Modern durable wallpapers are crafted to be wiped clean with just warm water and a non-abrasive cloth, ensuring that the vibrant colors and playful patterns continue to inspire and delight for years to come.

When selecting wallpaper for a playroom, considering the material’s durability, ease of maintenance, and aesthetic appeal ensures that the space remains a source of joy and inspiration.

It’s about creating a backdrop for childhood memories that is as enduring as it is enchanting, supporting the imaginative play that fuels growth and discovery. 

A durable wallpaper does more than just cover walls; it creates a lasting environment where children feel free to explore, imagine, and dream.

Measuring and Ordering the Perfect Fit

Woodland Garden – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

Tackling the task of measuring and ordering wallpaper for your child’s playroom might seem like a daunting endeavor at first glance.

However, with a clear and straightforward approach, it can be transformed into an effortless part of your decorating journey.

Here’s how to ensure that the wallpaper you choose fits as perfectly as a puzzle piece, creating a seamless backdrop for play and imagination.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools

Before beginning, ensure you have a tape measure, notepad, and calculator at hand. These tools will assist in accurately measuring the space and determining the amount of wallpaper needed.

Step 2: Measure the Walls

Start by measuring the width of each wall in inches, adding a few extra inches to account for any variations in wall width.

Step 3: Calculate the Number of Rolls Needed

Divide the total width measurement by 24 (the width of the wallpaper roll in inches) to determine the number of rolls required. Round up to the nearest whole number to ensure you have enough wallpaper.

Step 4: Order the Appropriate Rolls

Based on the height of your walls, select the appropriate length rolls (e.g., 6, 8, 10, or 12 feet). Add a few extra inches to accommodate any variations in wall height.

Step 5: Account for Mistakes and Wall Variations

Wall irregularities and application mishaps can happen. To safeguard against these, consider ordering an additional 10-15% more wallpaper than your calculations suggest. 

This extra buffer can save you from the frustration of running out of wallpaper due to an unexpected issue.

Customization for a Perfect Fit

If the standard roll sizes don’t quite match your needs, explore customizable options. 

Some suppliers offer wallpaper that can be tailored in both width and length, ensuring a perfect fit for your space without excessive waste or the need for complex adjustments.

By following these steps, you’ll find that measuring and ordering wallpaper is not just manageable but also an exciting step toward realizing your vision for a magical playroom. 

With a bit of preparation and attention to detail, you’ll be well on your way to transforming a plain room into a vibrant haven of creativity and fun.

Design Choices That Spark Imagination

Dainty Prints – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

Imagine a playroom that’s more than just a room—it’s a canvas where your child’s personality and dreams take shape, evolving alongside them. 

This is the power of carefully chosen wallpaper designs, which can turn ordinary walls into sources of inspiration, growth, and endless imagination.

Whether your little one dreams of fairy-tale forests, prehistoric adventures with dinosaurs, or journeys through the cosmos, the right wallpaper design can make their play space a launchpad for creativity and learning.

The diversity of wallpaper designs available today means there’s something to match every child’s evolving interests and imagination.

For young explorers fascinated by the natural world, wallpapers featuring lush jungles or majestic wildlife can encourage a love for nature and adventure. 

Little astronauts in the making will adore walls adorned with stars, planets, and spacecraft, igniting curiosity about the universe and science.

And for those enchanted by tales of magic and fantasy, designs sprinkled with fairies, dragons, and mystical landscapes can foster a love for storytelling and the arts. 

Choosing a wallpaper design that can grow with your child is essential. Opt for themes that have a broad appeal, ensuring that the room remains a cherished space as they move from toddlerhood through to their early teens.

It’s about striking a balance between the whimsical and the timeless, creating a backdrop that supports their development and imagination at every stage. 

Taking advantage of sample orders can be incredibly helpful to ensure your chosen design truly resonates with the room’s future occupant and complements the space.

Ordering samples allows you to see and feel the quality of the wallpaper firsthand and observe how its colors and patterns interact with the lighting and furnishings in your child’s playroom. 

This step ensures that when you commit to transforming the room, you’re doing so with a design that meets your expectations in every way, making the space one that your child will love and treasure.

Through a thoughtful selection of wallpaper designs, you can create an environment that not only reflects your child’s unique personality but also nurtures their growth, learning, and imagination. 

It’s an investment in their happiness and development, making the playroom a truly special space in your home.

Maintenance and Care

Pink Bows – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

Maintaining the fresh, vibrant look of your child’s playroom is simpler than you might think. 

Imagine wallpaper that can stand up to the lively adventures within these walls and yet requires nothing more than a warm, gentle wipe to stay clean and beautiful.

This isn’t just convenient; it’s a game-changer for busy parents who want to ensure their child’s play space remains a healthy, inviting environment without dedicating hours to upkeep. 

When selecting wallpaper for your playroom, it’s important to prioritize materials that are not only durable but also easy to clean.

Modern wallpapers are designed with busy families in mind, offering surfaces that repel dust and stains. 

A quick wipe with warm water and a soft, non-abrasive cloth is all it takes to remove fingerprints, smudges, or the occasional crayon masterpiece, ensuring the walls continue to inspire and delight without showing the wear of daily play.

This ease of maintenance means that your playroom can remain a bright, clean, and welcoming space for imagination to flourish.

 It also speaks to the longevity of your investment; wallpapers that are easy to clean tend to hold their color and integrity over time, looking as vivid and captivating after years of use as they did on day one.

Moreover, choosing wallpapers that can be easily cleaned contributes to the overall health of your child’s play environment. 

It’s crucial to minimize the presence of dust, allergens, and microbes in spaces where little ones spend a lot of time. 

Easy-to-clean wallpapers support this goal, allowing for regular cleaning that helps maintain a healthier environment for play and growth.

In essence, the maintenance and care of your playroom’s wallpaper should never be a chore. 

With the right materials and a simple cleaning routine, you can ensure this special space remains a source of joy and inspiration for your child, reflecting the vibrant imagination that fills its every corner.


Q1: How do I choose the best wallpaper design for my child’s playroom?

A1: Start by considering your child’s interests and the overall theme of the room. Look for designs that can grow with your child, offering both inspiration and longevity. 

Ordering samples before making a final decision can help you see how the wallpaper matches the room’s lighting and decor, ensuring you’re completely satisfied with your choice.

Q2: How many rolls of wallpaper will I need for my playroom?

A2: Calculating the number of wallpaper rolls required is straightforward. Measure the width of your wall in inches, adding a couple of extra inches for any variations. 

Then, divide this number by 24 (the width of our wallpaper rolls) to determine the number of rolls needed. Round up to the nearest whole number. 

Additionally, ensure you select rolls suitable for the height of your wall, adding a few extra inches to accommodate variations.

Q3: Can I install the wallpaper myself, or should I hire a professional?

A3: Many modern wallpapers, especially peel and stick varieties, are designed for easy DIY installation, allowing you to transform your space without professional help. 

However, if you’re not comfortable with the installation process or if you’ve chosen a traditional wallpaper, hiring a professional might ensure the best results.

Q4: How can I ensure the wallpaper lasts as long as possible?

A4: Choosing a durable, high-quality wallpaper is the first step. Look for wallpapers that are easy to clean with a damp cloth and that are made from materials resistant to fading and wear. 

Regularly wiping down your wallpaper can help maintain its appearance over time.

Q5: What should I do if I’m unsure about which wallpaper design to choose?

A5: If you’re hesitant, consider reaching out for a consultation or ordering swatches of your favorite designs. 

Swatches allow you to see the wallpaper in your space and evaluate how it complements the room’s lighting and existing decor.

This can be a great way to make a decision you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Final Thoughts and Next Steps

As our journey together draws to a close, I’m filled with a sense of anticipation for the wondrous spaces that await your creative touch. 

Envision, if you will, a playroom transformed into a realm of endless possibility—a sanctuary where imagination knows no bounds and every corner is infused with whimsy.

But this transformation is not merely a fleeting fantasy; it’s a tangible reality waiting to be brought to life. And here at Teepee Joy, we’re dedicated to helping you turn your vision into a breathtaking reality. 

From enchanting fairytales to thrilling adventures in outer space, our collection of wallpaper designs offers something truly special for every child’s unique imagination. But the journey doesn’t end there. 

To take the next step toward realizing your dream space, I encourage you to explore our collection further, order a swatch to experience the quality firsthand, or schedule a video consultation for personalized guidance. 

With Teepee Joy’s expertise and high-quality, customizable decor pieces at your fingertips, the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.

So let’s embark on this journey together and create a space where your child’s dreams can truly take flight. 

With Teepee Joy’s expert guidance and high-quality, customizable decor pieces, the only limit is your imagination. So what are you waiting for? Let’s make magic happen!