If your kid is obsessed with cars, a car-themed bedroom might be a fun way to fuel this interest. This theme is very popular mainly because the love for cars is pretty universal. The car-themed bedroom is also simple enough to achieve because of the available accessories you can find, plus, its appeal does not quickly fade, unlike other cartoon characters.
If you are interested in giving your kid’s bedroom this look, read on for design tips to achieve this look. You can also head on over to VB blog for plenty of car-themed bedroom ideas.
Create the Look
1. Find a theme
Think about the kind of car room your child will like. Think Disney, NASCAR, or garage-type ideas. If you’d rather play safe, you can apply a general approach by using neutral colors and various types of cars.
2. Color combinations
Choose colors that would best fit your approach. The colors greens, blues, and reds would work well with this theme. If you want a more subtle and general approach, you can also use neutral colors. You can implement these colors on the walls as well as the décor you use inside the room. Here are some ideas:
●For a NASCAR fan, you can use the colors of his favorite car and the numerals in the walls
●For a garage-like room, you can use grey-blue or gunmetal grey for the walls
3. Car styles
Decorate the room according to the kind of car your child likes. Take your time in finding an approach that will capture your child’s interests. Some ideas include the following.
●Decorate the room with race cars for the NASCAR fan
●Use a particular driver and car for your child who is a dedicated fan
●Decorate the room with car-related things to make it look like a garage using wrenches, tools, and toy cars mixed together
●Display plastic cars, model cars, or Matchbox cars on shelves
●Consider shoe organizers or shallow shelves with clear pockets to house smaller cars
●Hang car photos on a frame
●Look through choices for wallpaper that will complement your car theme
●For a more affordable option, you can opt for painting the room instead.
●Add colorful wallpaper or use paint to create murals of bridges, roads, cars, race tracks, traffic lights or street signs.
●If you are not confident with your painting skills, try using a poster board or stencilled lettering.
●Consider using wall decals to let the car racer’s dream come alive.
●To add depth to the room, add sticky hooks and hand racing flags on the walls or hang them from the ceiling. These flags can be easily made from scrap materials.
●You can also use foam mats in a coordinating color to complete the car theme while creating a soft play area for your kid.
4. Add accents
Try these ideas.
●Use metal furniture or furnishings with bright colors.
●Add a car-shaped bed. If you are up to the challenge, you can make one for your kid just like the one in this video:
Transform a plain bed into a race car by adding two wheel-shaped pillows on either end and stick a number sticker to its side.
●Look for colourful prints of pictures from your kid’s favourite car movie character to use as accents for your young child.
●For older kids, they might have a great time decorating their walls with glossy posters of their favorite cars.
5. Complete the look
Build a slot car race track to complete the look. This is optional, but this is a highly-recommended kid-approved idea. A word of caution: place the race track on top or a table to avoid them posing as a trip hazard.
Consider the Bedding
If you’ve gone all out and got your child a race car bed, adding beddings wouldn’t be a problem anymore. But if you’ve decided to keep the plain bed, you can choose beddings to take the car-themed bedroom to a higher level. Here are some tips to try.
●There are endless options on car beddings, and it shouldn’t be difficult to find one if you are looking for a particular car print.
●If you are looking for a more personalized approach, try mixing and matching different pieces.
●For kids who are fond of race cars, try looking for black and white checkered pattern sheets and pillowcases. Complete the look by topping it with a blanket or comforter in the color of his favorite car.
●For the future mechanic, look for pieces with metallic accents. If you are willing to wake the DIYer in you, stick iron-on letters to a comforter to place your child’s name and the word “GARAGE”.
●Get a car- or wheel-shaped pillows to complete your kid’s car-themed bedroom.
●If you can’t find pillows that you like, you can also sew or paint your child’s favorite race car number on one throw pillow and make it the accent of the bed.
Don’t Forget the Windows
If you have decided on a general look, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding curtains to fit the theme. You can also find NASCAR prints easily. But if you have set your heart in the garage or mechanic look, it may be difficult to find window treatments to work well with this look. However, there is a solution you can try: make your own curtains or roller shade. Do this with the following steps.
●Get a fabric or roller shade or curtain panel in a plain color that would work great with your color scheme.
●Find silver metallic ribbons to attach to your curtains. Attach them in two vertical stripes on both ends to create racing stripes or chains look.
●Alternatively, you can attach iron-on patches in a line along the curtain’s bottoms.
● If you don’t like the look of plain curtains, you can also try using checkered curtains to create a racing car theme in your kid’s bedroom.
Whether you want to spark your child’s interest and encourage creativity, decorating your child’s room is always exciting. For your kid who loves to tinker with cars, play with Matchbox cars, and watch movies about cars, a car-themed bedroom is most suitable. The choices are endless if you just let loose and let your creativity rule.