The mass markets are directed towards their biggest customers- females. Shopping for boys can sometimes feel like quite the struggle when it comes to clothes and room décor. His room should be just as fun and creative as any girl’s room. Putting a room together will often depend on picking up individual pieces and making a unique design of your own. Here are some theme ideas to get you started.
Firefighter or service worker themed room is a positive atmosphere to create. For a fire fighter theme, definitely incorporate red and black with accents of yellow. If you aren’t feeling bold enough to make the whole wall red, paint thick black and red stripes on the wall. Or put decals of fire trucks on the wall. Make sure to get a super-sized Dalmatian stuffed animal. Turn the dresser into a fire hydrant shape. Put bubble push lights adhered to the wall like head lights. This also helps kids that are afraid of the dark. Adding a small loft with a pole drop that fire fighters use for a mission is the ultimate addition to this theme. Make a portable platform on the ground that will make the distance of the drop a shorter and safe distance from the ground. As he gets older, this can be removed.
Hero themed rooms work the same ways as girls’ princess and pony rooms. Variances will depend on your child’s favorite hero. Or it could incorporate all the heroes like Batman, Spiderman, Superman and The Hulk. Use the predominate colors of these characters for wall paint like red with blue, black with yellow, or a monochromatic green color scheme. Set figurines and memorabilia of these characters on shelving. Metal lunch boxes are a neat vintage addition. Since these characters have existed for so long, there are a lot of cool options. Create a special top secret area in the room where he can pretend to be on confidential business. For Batman, get a projected bat light like they have in the movie. For spider man, use spider webs that can be purchased for pennies at Halloween. Frame old comic pictures of these Marvel characters on the wall.
Dinosaur themed rooms have a longer longevity and are educationally encouraging. You can have dinosaur diagrams and sand pits to play the archeologist digging for bones. Dinosaur figurines aren’t a licensed product like characters are and tend to be fairly inexpensive. All kinds of reptile themed furniture will work in this space.
Fort themes are an adventurous theme in boys’ rooms. Provide in house tent materials, walkie talkies, and camouflage colored furniture. Bunk-beds with a rope ladder to the top work great in these rooms. Natural elements and plants can be worked into this room. Fort themes will last a few years.
Put the creativity and style into your little boy’s room as you would any space. Get his input for his most favorite things so you can compromise on a practical and functional space for a young boy.