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Decorating a child's bedroom

(6 Posts)
gregssausageroll Thu 16-Dec-10 17:26:37

We're about to move into our own home. First one since movin back to the UK - currently in rented so we are really excited!

Being in rented means that DS bedroom has been really bland with magnolia walls and beige carpet. We want to give him a great room but are reluctant to do with blues as we feel they are a bit cold. Any suggestions for a good theme? He's 2.5.


scurryfunge Thu 16-Dec-10 17:33:08


This site may give you some ideas.

overmydeadbody Fri 17-Dec-10 12:32:54

Start with something your DS already owns that will be in his bedroom and work from there.

MY DS had a beautiful duvet cover, white with large colourful animals printed on it, the colours where just amazing so I used that as my inspiration when choosing colours for his room. It is not "themed" as such, as I don't like that style, but it is colourful, bright, functional, and most definately a 7 yr old boy's room! Everyone comments on it.

overmydeadbody Fri 17-Dec-10 12:34:38

Forgot to mention, I didn't use any blue in DS's room.

Pannacotta Fri 17-Dec-10 13:13:40

I love decorating children's rooms.
I agree that using one special existing thing is a good start.
Colourful bedding/rug/blind or curtains is a good way to add colour.
Also think about lighting, perhaps get him some coloured LED string lights, and a cheerful bedside light - our DSs have a globe light and LED elephant string lights.

Wall stickers are a great way to make the room fun, there are some lovely ones available now:

Adair Fri 17-Dec-10 13:26:24

Next has some good themes (if a bit er... gendered)

Dd had a garden room (painted grass for bottom half and light blue top half. Was supposed to be a jungle room but looked more garden-y. Had flowers and bugs around.

In this house, the dc have a 'rainbow room' so basically lots of colour!! I try to get rainbow things. Ikea good source. They do have this light but we didn't change walls (one wall is purple.

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