If you’re looking for a perfect gift for your child, how about a bedroom makeover in a theme that makes them feels extra-special? Having a space of their own, that’s designed and decorated as per their personality or in their favourite theme, is something that they will definitely love and appreciate. Here are some ideas you can choose from, with your children, of course, to decorate their room:-
1. The Princess Bedroom
You can't go wrong with the classic princess style; it's quite popular amongst the little ladies of today. Using pinks of a more royal and subtle shade (avoid bright neon-type pinks) along with lots of whites, you can play around and make the room perfect for your ‘little princess’. Accessories for this room could include a beautiful full-length mirror and a treasure chest styled box to store all of her ‘treasured items’ in. Make good use of the kind of curtains that will hang in her room, a light, sheer option in front to keep the room bright during the day and a darker, thicker curtain just behind it for night-time.
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Frills, pinks and light shades are the best options to go with. Dark furniture would only be a stark contrast so avoid them. Wall art that depicts a castle or a lovely countryside straight out of a fairytale would make the perfect accent making your little princess feel like royalty.
2. Underwater World Room
Some children are fascinated by the world under the water. Turn their bedroom into an underwater wonder by painting the walls with a combination of deep ocean blue and lighter shades so that in the daylight the room won’t look too gloomy. The lower portion of the walls could be painted to look like a sandy ocean floor and a brown carpet across the floor would only highlight this feature further. Accent the walls with stick-ons of underwater creatures, bubbles, seaweed etc. for a more authentic feel. Adding a few glow-in-the-dark stickers across the walls would create a nice afterglow before bed-time; they would form natural night-lights that also happen to look like neon plankton.
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Now all that’s left is choosing furnishings to complement the look. The window curtains could be a light blue shade just to let the natural light pour in. A fish tank in the room will probably be the finishing touch. A sea chest with shells and coral stuck to it could be used as storage space for toys etc. Authentic sea shells could also be added to the wall decor or around the frame of a mirror in the room and let's not forget those sea/fish themed sheets and pillow cases.
3. The Jungle Safari Room
For a theme like this, one doesn’t want to go overboard or bring too many dark colours into the motif, but the more colour, the better. Why? Ever noticed how colourful and vibrant the animal kingdom is? If your child likes colourful room decor, maybe this is what you could try. For a child who likes animals and adventures, this theme is perfect. You can find tonnes of themed animal wall stickers that peel off easily without marking the walls.
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You can also add animal prints to various aspects of the room – spots like a leopard, stripes for a zebra print and tigers etc; subtle touches work best in this aspect. Stuffed animals around would also help make the room more comforting. Kid-friendly paintings of the jungle or animals also help with making space come to life. A few small potted plants and even fake creepers would further add to the Jungle effect.
4. A Room for the Ardent Reader
It’s always great when children take to reading books; it's a gateway to gathering greater general knowledge thereby expanding their vocabulary and becoming more fluent in speaking a language. A small library or bookshelf that is stocked with their favourite reading material, activity books, encyclopaedias etc. goes nicely with a cosy little reading nook for your child and you to sit in and spend some quality time reading.
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Apart from this, posters of your child’s favourite books or characters could also be displayed; even a few encouraging quotes could be printed and stuck on the walls or framed. The wallpaper could also be book-themed, and don't forget about customising the sheets, curtains et al in the same motif.
5. For the Musically Inclined
If your child happens to be musically inclined, a music themed room would be perfect for them to feel comfortable and encouraged in. Old CDs and vinyl records could adorn the walls along with posters and images of their favourite musicians. Storage space for instruments and music related books would also make a welcome addition to the existing space. You could also create a small space in the room for them to practice.
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Furniture with a musical theme is also a great idea. A trumpet-shaped lamp, bed sheets and pillow covers with music notes or even wallpaper with music notes, a funky music themed rug, curtains, all add that extra touch to help enhance the overall theme of the decor.
6. For the Athletes and Sports Fans
If your child loves sports and/or also happens to partake in some, this could be a great room decor concept. Aside from the posters of their favourite sports personalities, for those who play sports in school, you could also reserve a wall shelf or design a glass cabinet to display their trophies, medals and certificates.
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You can even paint a wall with a chalkboard finish for an ever-changing scoreboard and it also serves as a way to keep track of their activities. Autographs of favourite players could also be framed and displayed. Accessories like a small basketball hoop in the room and storage lockers for sports gear will also help enhance the room’s appeal and help do away with any clutter.
7. For the Budding Artists
Kids love to dabble in all forms of creativity and providing an outlet for art is very important. For those children who are artistically inclined, you’d need to provide a space where they can express their art through various mediums - sketching, painting, drawing etc. A work desk and chair with storage space built in for art and craft material would be perfect for this room. Setting up an easel in the corner of the room; preferably near a window with a canvas covering the walls and on the floor would allow the child to paint uninhibited and will reduce the mess caused due to flying paint.
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You could also create spaces on the wall to hang your child’s art which would also work as encouragement for them. Using mason jars and other easily found containers to store art and craft materials like paints, brushes, crayons etc. will make the room look neat and tidy. Magnetic spice containers are also a great way of storing things like broken crayons and stickers. Bed sets and covers could also be art inspired.
8. The Superheroes Room
With the slew of movies and cartoons making the rounds, kids tend to have their favourite superheroes all lined out. That right there is a great base for a theme to use to decorate their room. Aside from colourful wallpapers and posters, even bed spreads, pillow cases and covers could easily be found that feature their favourite heroes. The great thing about this theme is you can find a great variety of items to use in the designs of the room; for example, mugs with the character’s likeness could be used as stationary holders or to keep knick-knacks.
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The colour theme of the room could also be based on the colours of the hero or heroes. A life-size mural on the wall or standees of the characters would add a colourful and an interesting touch to the space. Accessories like rugs, towels, curtains etc. would also work here. A display case for figures and toys would also make a great addition to the space.
There are plenty of options out there to choose from and kids always appreciate having a space of that makes them feel like it’s their own. All you need to do is figure out what your child is inclined toward and use that as a starting point for choosing the theme for their room.