How To Use Bedroom Themes
Are you tired of spending hours or even days searching for a room theme?
Check out all my kids themes over there on the right. They're full of bedroom decorating ideas that can be used even if you're not doing a theme!
You agonized over your theme choice, and found a comforter set, but you can't find anything to go with it! Or you found a whole boat load of theme accessories, don't know if you should use all of them or some of them and can't find bedding to match.
Well, in a couple words. . . . .Don't over do it! Don't get me wrong. You can go all out and do everything in a bedroom theme if that's what you want to do. And you can find several ideas out there to help you do just that. But if your child tires of that theme or grows out of it, you'll spend quite a bit of time and money doing it all over again. And if you get too many theme items going in the room it gets to be overwhelming to the point that you can't even see half of it. Your eye doesn't know where to go next, or where to stop.
Preparing a base for your childs bedroom that allows you to change it easily.
I think by now you know the routine. Paint the walls in a color that will blend with several potential themes. You could even do a special finish on them like sponge painting, rag rolling, or taping them off and making some nice even stripes, or use a short paint roller and make loose stripes. Any of these in the proper color would look nice, and basic (not boring, just basic).
Choose a solid, stripe or plaid for the bedskirt, window treatment and area rugs. Add a themed Wallpaper Border that is prepasted and strippable so you can replace it later if so desired. Then add the theme comforter, lamp, wall hanging and a couple throw pillows.
If your child will let you get away with it, even use the solid, stripe or plaid for the comforter and top it with theme pillows, theme throw and then add the other theme room accessories. This might allow you to use the kid bedding through a theme or two!
Of course in the childrens bathroom you really need to have the shower curtain since that adds the biggest splash in that room. Get some small accents like the toothbrush holder, night light, switch plate, shower curtain rings, and maybe a wall hanging or two.
If you want even more, get a matching window treatment, which will more than likely just be a valance. . . . . and maybe the wallpaper border or some Wall stickers. And now you are on the border of "overkill", so watch it.
When It's Time For A Change
All you need to do is pull off the wallpaper border and replace it with new kid room theme. Replace the rest of the theme items with the new ones, including the things in the bathroom, and you're all set. You did that in about an hour! Not bad!