You love the idea of having bunting in your little one’s room, but you feel intimidated at the thought of having to hang it? It can actually be a lot easier than you think. There are so many ways to make a space look beautiful with bunting but if you are stuck for inspiration look no further. Remember, never cut or use pins, staples, or anything else that will cause damage to the lovely bunting.
We’ve put together some simple ideas of how to hang bunting in a child’s bedroom or playroom. Most of these methods will leave no damage to your walls and can be done with just one person – so no need to wait for your other half to have a spare 5 minutes! There are a number of different options, which would suit various lengths of bunting:
Tying to an existing structure is the simplest way to hang a kid’s bunting, especially for a short length. With a double knot, it is also one of the most secure. Teepees are great for this. Although these images both show teepees, our bunting would also look great on a bed frame or house bed. Just ensure that it is hung out of reach of children.
If you’re looking to create a dramatic look across the room, you could tie to a curtain rail at one end, then a bookcase at the other, for example.
The most secure method if you choose to hang your bunting across the ceiling, is to use a tack. This is probably the trickiest method and if you’re not confident using a hammer, ask for someone else’s help or choose a different method.
You can use a drawing pin, but personally, we prefer these small tacks as they are less visible once on the wall. Hold your bunting into position first, to make sure it is in the correct place, then gently tap the tack through the binding.
Please be careful when tapping them in as you need to hold the tack with your fingers initially to secure it in place. It is also worth bearing in mind tacks will leave marks on the walls once removed, so not ideal if you’re in rented property. However, if removed carefully the tacks leave only a very small hole and, if you’re attaching to the corner of the ceiling, you’ll barely notice the marks left behind.
This is one of our favourites, as we change bunting a lot! If you have painted walls in good condition this shouldn’t leave any damage once removed.
This method is ideal for short lengths, especially where the ends are exposed and you don’t want drawing pins or tacks to be visible. A one-metre length will hang securely with around 5cm of tape just at the ends. When you have positioned your bunting on the wall, apply a small piece of tape (around 5cm) at each end.
There are so many different hooks on the market that you could use to hang your bunting from. You could buy a traditional hook and just tie a little loop at each end of your bunting.
We hope you found these tips useful and it feels like a much easier task to hang bunting than you originally thought. What method will you use? Perhaps you might use more than one method. For example, you could have one end tied to a bookcase, but at the other end you could tack into the corner of the room. You’ll find that some methods work better for you than others, depending on the length of your bunting.
Our suggestions for Baby Bunting at A Matter Of Style
Sources and References
- Kee, S.W.M. (2021b) 5 Ways to Hang Bunting in Your Child’s Bedroom. Available at: https://styledtosparkle-kidshome.co.uk/blogs/news/how-to-hang-childrens-bunting-in-a-few-easy-steps