All you need to do to create a designer kids room that your little girl or boy will adore is to build on the images that already comprise the bulk of his or her daily fantasy life.
The Key to a Designer Bedroom is the Bed
For starters, what does your kid want to be when or she grows up? A firefighter, an astronaut, the captain of a ship, a Princess, a construction worker, a fashion designer, a race car driver? The perfect fantasy environment for each of these aspirations can be incorporated right into a designer custom theme bed.
Specific Custom Theme Bed Ideas for Boys and Girls
Not all boys and girls are built alike (we don't need to tell you) and so, while we outline some of the more popular custom theme bedroom ideas for each gender, do keep in mind that children often cherish fantasies more typical of the opposite gender. There's nothing wrong with this at all, and in fact is perfectly normal.
So as you examine these lists, don't limit yourself to just the ones listed for your child's gender, but rather consider all of them, as your child is surely a unique and well-rounded individual who never needs to be confined to only those images considered “gender appropriate". Having said that. . . Common boys themes include:
- safari in a tropical rainforest jungle
- sailing the seven seas
- exploring space and beyond
- driving around in their favorite vehicle (car, train, boat, plane)
- sheriff in the wild, wild west
- wilderness mountain climber
- construction zone
Common girl's themes include:
- runway model
- undersea adventures
- princess's palace
- movie star dressing room
- tea party
- elegant garden
- ballerina's dance studio
And both boys and girls alike share the following fantasies:
- rock star
- medieval storybook kingdom
- carnival or county fair
The Theme's the Thing
Whatever makes up your child's fantasy life, finding a unifying theme will make your job of creating a designer kids room so much easier. For once you've chosen the right theme, all the other bedroom elements - bed, bedding, wall and floor coverings, window dressings, colors, accessories - fall right into place. So take the time to get to know your child's fantasy life, and you will be well on your way to creating a custom designer bedroom for him or her that is every bit as unique and delightful as he or she.
Joann Means, interior designer, and her husband Johnny Means, master craftsman, have spent the last several years bringing fairy tales to life for little girls and boys alike, far and wide. Their creations are both beautiful and functional, stimulating a child's fantastic imagination and never-ending craving for fun and excitement while at the same time serving a parent's need for safety and security. Come see the enchanted realms the Means’ have already created for other little girls and boys at Sweet Dream Children's Interiors (http://www.sweetdreambed.com ).
Custom theme beds, like castle beds, make children the envy of every other child on the block, bestowing on them a sense of pride in their personal space that they'll carry with them all the way through to their adulthood. Visit Sweet Dream Children's Interiors (http://www.sweetdreambed.com ) and explore what kind of fantasy you can bring to life for your child.