Overtime, your walls tend to get worn out, have dents, dings, and scuffs. Freshen up your room and make it look young again by performing simple repairs. Patch up the holes in your walls with a joint compound or a drywall patch. Fix those dings and dents with Spackle. Spackle tends to stick to painted walls better than joint compound, but takes longer to dry. For fist-sized holes, joint compound is the better solution. To properly blend the compound with the wall, you will need two coats of compound and sandpaper.
Microfiber cloths are excellent for erasing any drawing or caroming marks on the walls made by children. For scuffs and fingerprints, spray on all-purpose cleaner on a cloth and wipe the surfaces down that need attention. It is recommended that you test the cleaner first on a hidden spot to make sure the chemicals do not take off the paint. Another alternative would be to pour some dish soap on a damp rag and wipe or scrub the marks off. For crayon marks, dab toothpaste onto a towel or toothbrush and scrub the grime gently. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is another option and is a great at getting most marks and scuffs out.
If you cannot seem to wipe away the problem, use the leftover paint or buy new matching paint to touch up these areas. If minor touch-ups seem to look awkward and stand out, then paint the entire wall starting from the corners and try avoiding any splatters.
On a separate note, adding wallpapers, colors, or stencils can really spice up the look of your room. Wallpapers come in a variety of styles and are easy to put up. Installing wallpaper only takes a couple of hours, requires a few common household tools, and does not require previous experience. They can bring in depth, interest, and accents to any room. If you are looking for a cheaper option, wallpaper borders are less expensive and can still make a huge difference. Another decorative option is adding a wall border stencil. It is very easy and can be done yourself. Once you have thought of a specific design, trace it onto a stencil paper, cut it out with a craft knife, and then paint it on. If you would rather not draw the stencil yourself, there are plenty of pre-made designs that you can choose from. You can use a paint brush or roller to paint on your stencil; however, airbrushes and paint sprayers are much easier to work with. Mounting large paintings or wall art can help fill an empty barren wall space and add a little character to it.