The fresh eyes of youth are keenly sensitive to the colors, patterns and textures that eventually shape grown-up design sensibilities. Childhood surroundings give rise to one’s personal style, complete with indelible memories attached.

According to Jason Oliver Nixon, co-founder of interior design and product development firm, Madcap Cottage, whose unabashed love of wallpaper is legendary, “My parents were not ones to shy away from color and I’ve no doubt their daring style nurtured my artistic eye. Taste is established early.”

The new Waverly Kids collection of easily removable wallpaper, borders and decals from York Wallcoverings gives tots, tweens and teens a head start on good taste. At once modern and timeless, this collection boasts ladylike lace, all-boy ‘bots, playful pachyderms, shimmering Brazilian butterflies and whimsical travel and transport designs. Amped-up brights and subdued, sophisticated hues let children and adults feel like a kid in a candy store.

Ipanema in Metallic (WK6855) is from the Waverly Kids wallpaper collection by York Wallcoverings.

Ipanema in Metallic (WK6855) is from the Waverly Kids wallpaper collection by York Wallcoverings.

Shimmering Brazilian butterflies form a kaleidoscope of medallions that are at once dramatic and whimsical in Ipanema.

 Bollywood (wallpaper) in Teal & Purple (WK6710) from the Waverly Kids collection by York Wallcoverings.

Bollywood (wallpaper) in Teal & Purple (WK6710) from the Waverly Kids collection by York Wallcoverings.

Bollywood is a delightful way to encourage young design minds to seek out global inspiration while Sure Strip adhesive technology guarantees clean removal when it’s time for something new.

 Lotus wallpaper in Purple (WK6719) and Follow the Leader border in Purple & Teal (WK6889BD) are from the Waverly Kids collection by York Wallcoverings.

Lotus wallpaper in Purple (WK6719) and Follow the Leader border in Purple & Teal (WK6889BD) are from the Waverly Kids collection by York Wallcoverings.

With Lotus, a raised field of lacy diamond cut-outs adds a hint of texture and a colorful border makes for a punchy purple theme.

 Reverie in Pink & Green (WK6968) is from the Waverly Kids collection for York Wallcoverings.

Reverie in Pink & Green (WK6968) is from the Waverly Kids collection for York Wallcoverings.

Reverie‘s playful pattern is sure to inspire creativity with artistically rendered candy-colored wildlife and jumbo flowers.

Some Assembly Required, shown in Atomic Bright (WK6740), is from the Waverly Kids collection by York Wallcoverings.

Some Assembly Required, shown in Atomic Bright (WK6740), is from the Waverly Kids collection by York Wallcoverings.

Some Assembly Required is for all your future inventors, mechanics, and engineers, and it’s a sight to behold; colorful robots, parts and tools are sure to shift imaginations into high gear.

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