Are you are looking for some inspiration for decorating your sons, or grandsons bedroom? In the past, the boys seemed to be left behind when it came to finding great decorating ideas but not any more. Often all you need to make a room look fun are a few simple pieces in a particular theme. Here are 17 bright ideas for themes to create the bedrooms of your little guy’s dreams.
Boats – A nautical theme is a good choice for young kids. You can paint walls blue and add wall stickers from Tinyme, or add a cool nautical style pillow from Light in the Box. You could even add a light house wall chart from Bella’s Little Ones . Shut Eye, which is available through Pillows Online, have a great quilt cover set to complete the look.
Planes – Planes look great on walls, on bedspreads or you can even make your own models. Hanging models from the ceiling would give a great look to any room. Whimsy have a great neutral colour bed spread with retro planes that will have any little boys room looking fun yet sophisticated.
Under The Sea – Fish, crabs, sharks… you can make this what you like. Snugglebum have a shark quilt covers that isn’t too scary. Fun pillows with fish prints will help to add colour and texture. Why not print out some fish, sharkes and jellyfish pictures from a book or from the internet then laminate them and tie them with string to a lamp shade for an inexpensive idea to add the theme to a room.
Construction – Home Bargain Bin on ebay have a cool quilt cover. Match it up with a blue lamp and some toy trucks and you can turn a room into something special. Alternatively, you can also get some construction truck wall stickers from Bright Star Kids to bring new life to an old, plain cupboard or dresser draws.
Geometric shapes – You could paint shapes on the walls like squares, circles or diamonds. Great for helping kids learn their shapes. Wall That Talk have great shape stickers that you can use like a black board. You’re kids will have fun drawing and writing on the walls. You could also add a cool chair from The Little Kidz Closet with a great geometric pattern or a floor rug (from Fishpond.com.au) to create a themed room that doesn’t look too themed.
Pirates – This is a great theme for the over 2 year olds. A cool bedspread from Kate Butchart Design can be enough or go all out with a pirate ship wall sticker from Silly Milly Moo or add a Treasure Island rug like the one from Wayfair.
Animals – This theme can still look sophisticated without losing the element of fun. Start with a super cute laundry hamper or storage bin with animals on the front then decorate with a fun bed spread like this one from Cotton Box. If you like something personalised, why not look at a ZOOfari Personalised Canvas with you little man’s name along with cute animals. Available from Bel Bambino Kids.
Sports – Start with a soccer pitch play rugs from Wayfair to bring the fun into the bedroom. Team it up with a great bed spread set from Whimsy (available at cottonbox.com.au). Then add a little sports book shelf from Teamson. Wayfair also has a great soccer ball ceiling lamp to set the whole room off.
Jungle – This is a great theme for infants. You can make it bright, fun and magical. Kidsline has a great cot range in a Jungle Buddies theme. You can also use stuffed animals to help create a great room or add a jungle theme wall boarder (available at Bella’s Little Ones) or a cute rug (wayfair.com.au).
Stars & Stripes – You can pick a number of colours but red, navy and white seem very popular for furnishings. Paint your walls white, add a red line half way all around the room and paint thick blue stripes under the red line. Great linen also available from Lullaby Linen along with wonderful lamp shades, Little Light House have some gorgeous designs.
Cars – Why not get your little man a bed in the shape of a car? Check out Beds Online for a variety of styles including a fire engine or Harvey Norman for a racing car bed. If that is a little over the top, simple get a light shade (Target do some for as little as $15). Alternatively, Adairs Kids has a great car bedding set.
Stars and planets – What little astronomer wouldn’t love a rocket ship rug from La Rugs? Team it up with a rocket night light from My Night Light (available through wayfair.com.au) and great outer space wall stickers from Little Chipipi (cottonbox.com.au). Décor for Kids also have a fun Bobble Art growth chart in a fun space design.
Robots – Why not simply add wall decal from Décor for Kids to a plain white chest of draws. Team up with robot sheets from Whimsy available from Izzz and a great lamp like the one from Living Textiles (available at Baby Kingdom) for a great room without going overboard.
Monsters – Why not start with a personalised canvas with a great monster design, available at Bright Star Kids. Then they can jump into their My Monster bed set from Hiccups (from Shop Inside). These monsters won’t be too scary.
Bugs – Cubby House Kids has an amazing bedding set with matching spider pillow, available from au.ladelle.com. Why not take a visit to the toy shop to see what plastic bugs you can find then stick them to a wall or bedroom furniture.
Pick a colour – Bright and bold or calm and subtle, your imagination can go anywhere buy picking 1, 2 or 3 colours to work with. Why not get a great clock for the room? Littlestyles.com.au has a great range of brightly coloured mini alarm clocks. Ikea also has a lot of storage solutions in great bold colours while Hip Kids has some fun, colourful toy boxes, sofas.
Dinosaurs – This is a fun theme that has lots of possibilities. You can go all out and have wall stickers or even framed pictures such as the ones from All Posters. Teamson Design Corp has a great range of furniture (coat stand, toy box, draws etc) with a great dinosaur decal. Visit Zanui to see the range.