Police Theme Kid's Room:
Ideas you can use for your future Patrolman
It differs from region to region, but as a general rule we tend to think of the police force as being "our boys in blue" driving around in their "black and whites".
So we'll go along with that idea and plan a predominately blue, black and white with some red accent for our police theme kids room.
Use a solid or geometric bedskirt, shams and window treatments, and get a theme comforter, IF you can find one. They are quite hard to find. Most often you'll find them called "Heros" which will include both police and fireman images.
Decorate one corner or side of the room like the locker room. Line up two or three locker cabinets, and put a bench in front of them. This becomes a great storage and dressing area. And don't forget to put a mirror inside the locker!
Use whistles or toy badges on black leatherette or satin cording as tiebacks for drapery panels.
Keywords to think about when planning your police theme bedroom: Sheriff, K-9 (dogs), badges, flashing lights, crime scene tape, uniforms, jail, dispatch, weapons (depending on your child's age & your beliefs), hand-cuffs, whistle, police radio, swat team, keys.
Walls, Wallpaper and Border
If you want to try your hand at painting a mural on the wall, I have a patrol car image that you can download as a pdf. Just right click the link and select save and select a place on your computer to save it.
It's in color to give you an idea of how to paint it. The lines are very simple and if you have a projector you can easily enlarge it to whatever size you want on the wall. Otherwise you can go the old graph paper routine. Or how about a Badge pattern that you can scatter around the walls with paint?
Paint the upper part of the walls with blue (as you know my favorite is Blue Glass from Behr), paint stripes on the bottom of the wall in any combination of the police theme colors, and add a themed wallpaper border in between.
Or you could paint a wide line of solid black in between the two paint treatments, and then stick on a row or two of crime scene tape! You could paint the line in yellow instead and stencil in Crime Scene Do Not Cross! (Watch CSI you'll get some good ideas.)
Here are some police and crime scene wallpaper and borders that you might be interested in. When you get to the site, type the item number in the search box to find it to learn more about it.
TIP: If you're on a tight budget, remember that the stripes are easy to paint, and you could stencil cars or badges on the wall. Look through kid's color books for simple shapes to make your own stencils.
A wooden cornice that you can make yourself. In the instructions I mention making it of plywood, but you could use MDF as well. There's a new MDF that is lightweight. I've yet to find any around here to try, but it sounds like a great option to heavy plywood or regular MDF (medium density fiberboard).
I've drawn up a plan for a police car cornice that even includes the use of rotating Police Beacon lights ! It is three pages in pdf format. Right click the links and save to your computer. It should at least give you some ideas.