Tips To Decorating A Boy’s Room

We bought new furniture for the kids, so now I need tips on decorating a boy’s room.  Helping Caitlin decorate her room was a breeze because she and I have similar tastes.  We picked out her bedding in a matter of minutes and we bought some cute things for the walls and we also made some things.  Caitlin loves art, so she had painted a few things in school and we had them framed and they look just great.  Henry on the other hand, is a whole different animal!  He’s a boy and I am a girl and I have no idea what boy’s like.  Maybe the singing group the Waitresses could help me since they had the popular song “I Know What Boy’s Like”.  Ok, probably not, so I hit the Internet for inspiration and I found some great tips that are easy peasy.

Tips To Decorating A Boy’s Room

  • Theme: The first thing you need to do is choose a theme for the room.  Most kids want a theme, even if they don’t WANT a theme.  Caitlin didn’t want a theme, but as we worked together, we found a theme was emerging anyway.  Look to your child for inspiration if you aren’t’ sure what they would like.  Get your kid’s input!  Do they like sports, fishing, trains, planes, automobiles?  You will find a wealth of inspiration when you ask your child for help.
  • Colors: Now that you have a theme, you need to decide on a color pallet.  Virtually all themes can work with a variety of colors, so again, ask your child.  What colors do they like?  Some may like primary while other may like pastels.  Limit the number of colors so you don’t have a crazy circus theme going on in the room they are supposed to be at rest in!
  • Let It Grow: One of the most important things you need to keep in mind is that your child will get older and lose interest in their current theme.  You can implement several options that will allow you to change out items that are for a younger child with items for an older child without re-doing the entire room.  This is going to save you a lot of money down the road, so choose well!
  • Accessories: Now you get to the fun part!  You have painted, carpeted and placed the furniture for the room.  Now you get to choose the items you will decorate with and again, asking your child for help here is best.  You can let your child be part of the process by asking them to choose from 2-3 options you have chosen.  In my case, I wanted to find a place I could do the shopping all in one place instead of jumping around willy nilly for things.  That is when I found heaven on earth at Sweet Dreams My Child.  This company, which is female owned (Girrllll Power), has such a large selection of bedding, decor items, room accessories, baby products and more.

How To Choose The Right Bedding

One of the main decisions you will make in your decorating is how to choose the right bedding.  For me, choosing the bedding isn’t just about a color or design, but the quality as well.  I felt 100% confident when choosing bedding set for Henry from Sweet Dreams My Child.  Marcia Carlson, the brains behind the storefront, has built a solid reputation by selling the highest quality items that are affordable and are backed by an impeccable customer service department.  I was so happy when I went shopping at Sweet Dreams My Child because I did find several bedding sets that Henry would like.  He has been interested in camouflage lately (I guess from living in Redneckville USA?) and Marcia had not only the bedding set, but a ton of accessories to pull the look together.  We chose the Army Green Camo Kids Bedding – 3 Piece Full/Queen Set $99.00 and Henry just loves it!  It looks perfect in his room and once we get the matching curtains and bed skirt and the laundry hamper, his look will be complete.  If you are looking to create a new look to a room or just add a few key pieces, Marcia can help you find the perfect item at a very affordable price.

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  1. Michelle Tucker
    March 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    I like the Isabella Black and White Damask Bedding 3 Pc

  2. Michelle Tucker
    March 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm — Reply

    for some reason my tweet ddn’t get registered, so here’s the link

  3. Crystal F
    March 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm — Reply

    I like the Soho Pink and Brown Modern Kids Bedding – 4 Piece Twin Set. thank you!

  4. susan smoaks
    March 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm — Reply

    i like the Zahara Black, White & Pink Zebra Print Mini Tote Diaper Bag

  5. Laura Unger
    March 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm — Reply

    I like the Dinosaur Land – Kids Bedding 4 Piece Twin Set.

  6. Dijah A
    March 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm — Reply

    I love the Layla Modern Flower Toddler Bedding

  7. Cheryl Reinhardt
    March 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm — Reply

    My favorite is Bumble Bee Baby Bedding!

  8. Cacie
    March 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm — Reply

    I like the zig zag chevron turquoise.

  9. Sam Stamp
    March 10, 2013 at 11:42 pm — Reply

    My favorite is definitely the Bumble Bee Baby Bedding

  10. Lily Kwan
    March 11, 2013 at 8:53 am — Reply

    I love the Pony Western Shower Curtain by Sweet Jojo Designs!

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