“May the Force be with you!” in decorating your child’s room in a Star Wars theme. Actually, you won’t need the entire Force, but maybe just one or two ideas to tie the whole room together. Because manufactures know just how popular this theme is and how it shows no signs of slowing down, you can find a whole range of Star Wars items to work with.
One of the easiest ways to create a Star Wars room is to start with Star Wars bedding. This bedding can be found just about anywhere from online retailers to your local big box store. Many times, the comforter will also come with a matching sheet set to make sure the look is complete. In some instances, you can also get the curtain and window valance, too.
You don’t have to buy all these items however especially if your budget is limited. You can get away with plain jersey sheets which are great for kids’ beds and simple window treatments.
Once you have purchased the bedding, the next step is to address the walls. Because Star Wars bedding usually come in darker blues or blacks, you are going to want to balance it out with lighter wall covering. The same is true if you also already have a dark carpet or wood in the bedroom. The dark floor combined with the dark wool bedspread will have to be balanced.
One way to do this is by replacing the carpet or adding a smaller rug on top in a lighter color. On the other hand, you can also go with a slightly darker wall paint and add lighter colored blinds or curtains. This too will help balance the room. If the bedroom gets a lot of light and is naturally bright, this might be the way to go. In addition, keep both the paint and draperies a neutral color so when you child wants to change the theme, you can do so with relative ease.
Be careful in these situations about have too much of a good thing. It is easy to get carried away and add too many accessories or to have the colors so dark, it appears that you are walking into a cave. Keep at least part of the room light and add a touch of color where you can. Remember everything in moderation and you should be just fine.
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