From Western to Space: How To Theme Your Child’s Room
Childhood is the time for self-discovery and self-expression, and that is especially true in the way children decorate their personal spaces. Kids love to find their passions and cover their rooms in them, whether through posters of their favorite movies or trophies from their afterschool activities. And one of the most stylish ways to decorate their rooms with their passion is with a theme.
But it isn’t always easy to know how to incorporate a theme into a space, especially if you’re new to the world of DIY interior design. Luckily, you can follow this guide for incorporating a theme into a child’s bedroom no matter your experience level.
Choose a Theme
On paper, choosing a theme seems like it should be the easiest part of the project, but it can be trickier than you think. Kids have a way of changing their minds a hundred times and outgrowing their old interests quickly. So while your 4-year-old may love the idea of having a Paw Patrol-themed bedroom right now, they may not love it as much in two years.
When choosing a theme, try to choose something that captures your child’s interest but still has an enduring quality. Here are a few popular choices:
- Fairy tales
- Safari or jungle
- Beach or ocean
Bedroom themes also don’t have to be this specific. You can make your theme more abstract by going for an idea or attitude rather than a setting or hobby. For example, you can try for a “daydreamer,” “artsy,” or “sassy” theme.
Decide on Scope
You’ll find some astonishingly elaborate bedroom designs if you search for images of themed children’s bedrooms online. But you don’t have to reconstruct your child’s wall or order custom furniture just to make a theme work. Many parents prefer to incorporate a room’s theme in a subtler way so they can change it later if needed. Decide how far you want to take the theme before you start working on your child’s room.
Identify a Color Scheme
You can capture any theme with the right combination of colors, and that’s half the battle when it comes to figuring out how to theme your child’s bedroom. This is especially true if you want to take the subtle route with your theme. If you paint a room purple and seafoam green, you won’t need to do much to capture a mermaid theme. The same is true when using red and white paint to help create a baseball theme.
Look for Details
If you have the right color scheme, all you need to do is add some theme-specific details to bring the theme home. A few easy-to-add finishing touches for your child’s room include:
- Framed pictures and prints
- Wall decals or art
- Patterned rugs
- Decorative stuffed animals
- Statement furniture
Whether you’re designing a cozy cowboy room or the bedroom of the next rocketeer, ECOS Paints wants you to have bright, vibrant colors without toxic chemicals. That’s why our Lullaby paints are nontoxic* and perfect for use in your kid’s bedroom.
*Non-toxic - Conforms to ASTM-D4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.