Creating an atmosphere that stimulates the magic and whimsy of childhood while retaining a sophistication that can grow with your child can be a difficult balance. A great theme can help you walk that line beautifully. These kids bedroom ideas inspire playful adventures and peaceful nap times, all while exhibiting a modern appeal that even teens and adults can enjoy.
Black, White and Green
A modern take on a quintessentially “boy” theme, this color scheme is perfect for any child who loves sports and wants to bring their joy of the game into their room. A black and white base offers a modern, minimalist edge, while a few pops of kelly green adds interest and nods to the grassy fields of your player’s favorite sport. Repeat black and white stripes for a referee motif or a few hexagonal designs nodding to the classic soccer ball. Add in a few pennant flags, and a trophy or two, and you’ll have a modern sports theme that your all-star will adore for years to come.
Sailboats don’t have to be relegated to guest bedrooms and nurseries. A nautical theme offers childhood fun with a grown-up approach. Choose shades of blue, grey and creams for a nautical beach feel or sail the high seas with deep reds, navy blues and white. Coastal lanterns, sketches of seafaring vessels, a dappling of seashells or even some lighthouse paraphernalia all lend a whimsical and grown-up feel.
What is more exciting to a child than the idea of exploring an untouched jungle? A white base keeps this theme fun but modern and allows for pops of accent prints throughout the room. Keep the room perfectly on-trend with an accent wall of banana leaf wallpaper, while keeping furniture and bedding neutral to anchor the space. Add texture and a playful feel with an animal print area rug and accent pillows. Jutes and light wood furniture serve to balance the space and ensure that your child can enjoy a jungle oasis as they age out of the playtime years.
The perfect theme allows your child to have a place of their own to explore and play during their younger years while providing the perfect space to relax, complete homework and enjoy with friends as they age. The ideal theme will serve your child far longer than this year, or the next, and will help them to cultivate a space they can truly call their own as they age.