Kids Rooms that Won't Offend Your Sense of Style
Those who know me know how much I LOVE to decorate and style my home. I'm usually always working on a project for my house and I'll be the first to admit that I'm particular about the things I like (and don't like). When my daughter was younger and the "Frozen" craze took over, I held my breath and waited for her to ask me for a Frozen themed bedroom (much to my chagrin). With what I can only assume was karma on my side, she never asked and the novelty passed. I mentally high-fived myself for not having to endure a room full of all things Disney *shudder*.
I figured I wasn't going to be lucky enough the dodge that bullet twice, so when my son came to me and told me he wanted a Star Wars room I was ready. I sat down determined to figure out how I was going to create a themed room that he'd like and that I'd be able to live with.
Step one was bedding. As always, I headed to Home Sense where I scored an awesome set of sheets for a reasonable price. Even better, they would work perfectly with the navy blue comfortable and pillow shams he already had on his bed. As we all know, kids tastes are fleeting and ever changing so I only invest in key pieces like duvets and comforters in colours that are versatile and have longevity. Inexpensive sheets and accent pillows allow me to change things up easliy as trends come and go.
After the bedding was chosen paint colours were easy. A quick trip to Home Depot with one of the pillowcases allowed me to colour match perfectly for the main walls of the room as well as the accent wall. Next, I lucked out on a trip to Ikea where I notice a light that looked exactly like the Death Star (score!).
Finally it was time to pull it all together. Artwork is something that tends to get overlooked or forgotten about especially in kids room but there are a lot of options to add interest to otherwise boring, blank walls. For my son's room, I needed several pieces because I had a lot of empty walls to fill up so I opted to create my own art. Much like the graphics we created for the kitchen backsplash in one of our client's homes (click HERE if you haven't read the article) I used some clip art** I purchased from Etsy and Photoshop. If you don't have access to a program like Photoshop, there are free, web-based options like Canva that will allow you to do pretty much the same thing.
The last piece was a decal for over the bed that ties the whole theme together. Again, I turned to Etsy and was able to find exactly what I was looking for.
Are you thinking of designing (or re-designing) a kids room? Have questions about what we did? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to chat!
On to the next project,
**NOTE: For this project I purchased clip art from Etsy and had my files printed at Costco. Because the prints were of licensed images, I had to show proof of purchase for the clip art before I was allowed to pick up my prints. Just something to keep in mind if you are considering a project like this for your own home.