When you have children, you can use every opportunity available to do some arts and craft projects in your home. You’ll stimulate your child’s development and help yourself stay creative too. Some parents love creating themed bedrooms for their children, but is there a way you can do it yourself?
Creating a themed bedroom is one of the easiest interior design methods, as themes give you reference for style, color and furniture to achieve the look. Take a look at the tips in this article to help you create a magical bedroom for your children.
Top Bedroom Themes for Children
You can base your theme on your child’s favorite movies, TV shows or comic books. For babies, you can pick something cute such as Winnie the Pooh or Dumbo. For kids, use these ideas:
- For girls between the ages of five and eight, you could pick ponies or unicorns
- Boys of the same age may like Spider-Man themed bedrooms
- Children between the ages of nine and 11 may appreciate a Harry Potter themed room. Pick a Harry Potter house such as Gryffindor or Hufflepuff to use as a reference for your decor
Pick the Right Colors
Now that you have your theme, it’s time to pick your colors. If you’ve chosen a Harry Potter house, use its colors all over the bedroom. Gryffindor uses gold and red, whereas Hufflepuff uses yellow and black. Use the theme’s colors for bedding, wall paint, curtains and rugs. You can even paint furniture and ornaments with the colors from the theme you’ve chosen.
You’ll Need the Correct Furniture
Some themes require furniture with a specific aesthetic. Leading sellers such as Kasala may have options that fit with a variety of themes. You’ll need a bed, a side table and maybe a chest to keep toys or linen inside. Headboards are optional as well as chairs and desks.
Pick furniture with shapes and sizes that will complement the theme of the room, so you’ll have less to customize at home. Helpful note: if it’s for a toddler’s room, make sure you pick furniture with rounded edges for extra safety.
Paint the Walls With Images
What’s a themed room without pictures? Make sure you use high-quality paint so that the images you place on the wall don’t fade or peel off over time. You can either create one display wall with a few images or paint all of the walls. Find a few reference pictures online and start by drawing the outlines of your images. Fill in the pictures with your different color paints.
Add Magical Accents
Sparkling pillowcases, glow-in-the-dark clocks and themed night lights are a few magical accents you can add to your child’s bedroom. Pick ornaments, figurines and fixtures that will work well with your theme to keep the design idea consistent throughout the space.
Have you decided how you’re going to decorate your child’s bedroom? What theme are you considering? If you’ve created a themed room before we’d love to know what arts and crafts method you used. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.