Toddlers do not care how you decorate their bedrooms, so it is up to you to come up with a fun and unique theme for your child. No longer a baby, your toddler is starting to develop his own personality. How do you incorporate that personality into a bedroom for a two-year-old? Keeping in mind that he will grow into a teenager someday, come up with a base that can be easily changed to reflect the tastes of a teenage boy. Then add accessories that follow a boy bedroom theme for your toddler.
Most toddlers love the zoo, and decorating a bedroom with a zoo animal theme is easy to do. Simply choose the furnishings with your child’s favorite animal prints and patterns, and mix in some of his favorite solid colors: blue, green, yellow… to avoid becoming overwhelmed with too much pattern. Just be careful to avoid any animals your child may be afraid of. If you are artsy, you could even paint a mural of rainforest trees on the walls, or you could purchase tree-shaped wall clings to stick on.
This is a similar concept to the zoo animal theme, except you will be using typical barnyard animals instead. Find furnishings with barnyard animal prints, pictures of these animals, and even stuffed barnyard animals to decorate your toddler’s bedroom with. Again, avoid any animals your toddler might be afraid of. Decorate the walls with murals or pictures of barns, silos, and even a field theme.
At the Ocean
The dominant color in an ocean theme bedroom will likely be blue. Any shade of blue works, whether it is a purplish-blue or a greenish-blue. Start with blue walls, and add ocean theme touches: fish, seashells, seaweed… Paint or hang fish in bright colors and varying sizes to dark blue walls for a fun contrast. If your toddler loves to swim at the beach, he will be sure to love an ocean theme bedroom.
Is your little guy already showing signs that he loves sports? He would probably love to sleep surrounded by sports paraphernalia, from baseball bats to football helmets. You will find items to fit this theme at any home improvement store, such as bedding, valances, and even wallpaper borders. Use his favorite solid color as a base to avoid becoming overwhelmed with too much pattern. Let him keep some of his “sports” toys, like a mini baseball bat and whiffle balls in a toybox in his room.
On the Go
For the “on the go” toddler, a cars theme works well. What little boy doesn’t love to play with toy cars, trucks, and airplanes? Attach wall stickers in car themes, hang model planes from the ceiling, and set his “road” mat on the floor so he can play with toy cars often. You can even go so far as to paint the walls sky blue, with white clouds (or do this on the ceiling), and grassy hills on the bottom half of the walls. Your little boy will play outside all the time, even when he is just in his bedroom.