Is your child tired of the pastels and cartoon characters littering their bedroom walls? If so, it may be time for a brand new bedroom design? Choosing a new bedroom theme for an imaginative child can be difficult, but with the right decor, you’ll have a design that will help to inspires your young scholar’s curiosity and imagination. Forget the spaceships and princesses, and start thinking outside of the box. Create a room layout that can evolve as your child ages. Pick something that’s close to home and will make your child happy–create an Everglades-inspired child’s room.
Do you remember taking that family trip to the Everglades, the one where you all enjoyed an airboat ride? Think of the wonder and excitement on your child’s face as they raced through the swamplands, spotting alligators, herons, and other Everglades inhabitants. To help rekindle some of that excitement for their room decor, here are some tips for turning your child’s room into an evolving Everglades adventure.
- Start with the walls! While a beautiful wall mural would look amazing and thrill your child, it will probably be outgrown fairly quickly. Instead, opt for a neutral tone and add posters, maps, and other Everglades-inspired art to the walls. For added decor, add a colored stripe or small painted accent around the top or bottoms of the walls.
- Make sure the bed matches the theme. Let your child sleep and dream, all while on an airboat ride in their room (not literally, of course). By using a neutral brown or grey bedspread, you can give the effect that the bed is the hull of the airboat. Also, fabricate a headboard that gives the illusion of a propeller; try to keep the propeller a bit abstract so you can use it later on when your child changes their mind about their room decor again. It’s going to happen, so you may as well plan for it.
- Now for the dresser and work desk. Every explorer needs a work desk and plenty of room to fit their wardrobe. Pick a pale wood to match the ambiance of the trees in the Everglades, or stain the furniture. If you’re really dedicated, you can age it to make it look old or give it a tree-like texture.
- DECOR! Put a globe on your child’s work desk. This desk isn’t just for show, it’s a learning station where they can complete their geography homework. Avoid putting too many teddy bears in the room and instead put gator heads on the dresser to fit the theme. For additional decor, add some fake plants to simulate the great outdoors.
You can go as minimalistic or complex as you like–the decision is yours! The key is finding the right decorative features to complement the space. If you’re looking for inspiration for your child’s Everglades-inspired bedroom, visit Wild Florida for an airboat ride. What else would you add to an Everglades-inspired bedroom? Share this post and tell us what else could be added to complete this unique living environment.