As a kid, waking up in a plain white-and-beige bedroom each morning can be a bore. While us adults might enjoy subtle color palates and sophisticated design, most kids prefer a bit more of a personalized touch when it comes to decor. Designing and decorating a bedroom is a great way for you to help encourage personal interests and hobbies as your child begins to grow and explore the world. Creating a themed bedroom is easier than you might think, and it allows you to spend time with your kid while teaching them valuable woodworking and crafting skills. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, here are several popular bedroom themes that we love.
Under the Sea
Make every day an undersea adventure by adding a maritime touch to your child’s room. You can paint the wall a deep ocean blue or a Caribbean green, and scatter in accents such as shelving made from surfing boards or treasure chest storage bins. Murals work well with this theme, creating a seascape that completes the illusion of being underwater.
For little pirates, create a thrilling nautical scene using boats, parrots, and treasure chests. You can even find beds shaped to look like sea vessels to complete the illusion of traveling the open ocean. Blues, browns, and blacks tend to work well with this theme.
Design a room fit for any cowboy or cowgirl with a traditional Southwestern design. You can include features such as leather and faux cowhide linens, a teepee-style bed canopy, and authentic posters from old Western movies.
With a jungle theme, your child can feel like they’ve stepped straight from the house and into the great outdoors every time they enter their bedroom. Large displays of canvas art on your walls complete with fake foliage and colorful flowers can make a room appear to be bursting with life, while a menagerie of stuffed animals adds a charming, childlike touch.
Always a classic, space-themed rooms can help to encourage a lifelong love of astronomy and science. You can use glow-in-the-dark paints to create an almost magical star-scape and mood lighting to project galaxies over the walls. It’s also easy to find space-themed curtains, bedding, and other decor.
Castles and Dragons
Create a fairytale scene using a mixture of medieval and fantasy design elements. To add a feminine touch you can include fairies, unicorns, and princesses in your design, while boys may appreciate more knights and stallions. Using pastel colors along with pearlescent and glitter paints can give the entire room a more magical feel to it.
No matter what theme you and your child settle upon, adding a few simple decorative touches to their bedroom can make it feel like a more exciting and enchanting place.