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Outer Space Theme Bedroom Ideas for Boys and Girls

Updated on January 7, 2015
Image credit: This spaceship lamp is discussed below.
Image credit: This spaceship lamp is discussed below.

Creating a Space Theme for Kids' Rooms: Galaxy Bedroom Decor Ideas

Using fun, themed pieces in your boy's space theme bedroom can 'take off' quite successfully with a few, strategically~placed key pieces. And I'll show you how to get there, from lift off to grounding without a disastrous crash landing.

The fun outer space bedding, wall decor and cool space accessories I've included here are budget~friendly (something we moms and dads can appreciate) and promise to get you going on the right orbital path without much fuss.

Scroll down for an amazing intergalactic tour of outer space theme bedroom decor for kids' bedrooms in astronomical proportions (well, that's a bit of a stretch but you'll see what I mean).

Image credit: This rocket space theme lamp is ideal for boys' rooms and is available below.

Starting Your Space Off on the Right 'Orbital' Path

Using Bedding as Your Bedroom's Focal Point

Lighter Hued Kids' Planet Bedding

Things to Consider (first) About Your Themed Bedding

Dream Factory Space Rocket Ultra Soft Microfiber Comforter Set, Multi-Colored, Twin,2A745901MU
Dream Factory Space Rocket Ultra Soft Microfiber Comforter Set, Multi-Colored, Twin,2A745901MU
You may want to consider the age of your child, your space's available light and the length of time you plan to use your kid's space theme. I'll talk about these options as we go along. It's true that the design on this space themed comforter set is for little boys but you can use wall art and accessories that will last into more mature pieces of decor. Keep one piece like this bed set age-appropriate, then come time for a change out simply make up the bed with grown-up bedding. Viola! New big boys room.

A Complete Be Set is a Convenient Way to Dress Your Space

Kreative Kids Space, Rockets, Planets, Aliens, Twin Comforter Set (5 Piece Bed in A Bag)
Kreative Kids Space, Rockets, Planets, Aliens, Twin Comforter Set (5 Piece Bed in A Bag)
Much like its neighbor, this cute outer space bedding set is an ideal way to set the stage, opening the door to a space-themed bedroom. This space-themed comforter for little boys includes a matching sheet set, making it quite an investment with less work looking for matching linens.

When Decorating for Little Kids' Spaces

Much like its neighbor, this cute outer space bedding set is an ideal way to set the stage, opening the door to a space-themed bedroom. Ideally, you should start with a 'bang-up' bedding set, as its your bedroom's biggest asset.

With toddlers and little kids, especially, this outer space comforter features a planetary design for younger kids and includes the must-have sheet set we need plenty of in case of 'accidents.'

With complete bed-in-a-bag sets you'll get the most for less and you'll save time looking for matching linens.

The Importance of Space-Themed Bedding: Getting the 'Wow'

Going Bold with Your Bedroom's Focal Point

As I just touched on above, bedding has quite the job ahead of it in your themed bedroom--really any bedrooms space. You really want a bed set that seemingly blasts off (I couldn't resist) from your kid's wall in a 'look at me' fashion.

The outer space bedding sets I've included here have the bold hues you need for that oh-so-important first impression. Bedding is your space's host, it's star attraction.

Go universal with it.

Getting the Most Out of Your Outer Space Sheet Set

Much like the outer bedding, be it a comforter or duvet, using highly visual sheet sets that share the space theme can save you big on your decorating budget. You can use a nondescript comforter that's solid blue and turn down its corner to expose this great themed sheet set underneath.

Later, as the space theme interest wanes, you've a versatile comforter to contribute to your next venture. A Win-Win.

Not All Bed Sets are Created Equal

I'm a big fan for those customary 'bed-in-a-bag' bedding sets. It's with these sets that you'll get the most value for your decorating budget. But like most anything, the bed-in-a-bag might be defined as having a matching sheet set and bed skirt (these are the customary sets) while others may have decorative pillows but no sheet set.

Read about what's included carefully and proceed according to your needs and decorating goals.

Using Space Themed Pieces

Keeping Your Outer Spaces Theme Within Limits

Futuristic Decorating - Toddler Decor or Going Long Term?

Disney Mickey Mouse Space Adventures 4 Piece Toddler Set, Blue
Disney Mickey Mouse Space Adventures 4 Piece Toddler Set, Blue
Decorating for several years' interest is the most economical way to go when incorporating key pieces in your child's bedroom. While this ideal may seem counter-intuitive with this toddler size Mickey Mouse comforter set, I've included it because it's really low~priced and you can begin your space theme around it while still keeping the toddler bed. I suggest using some of the outer space wall art or other themed, key pieces that you won't have to change out any time soon. The color of this set will support the darker planetary decor, too. With young children, decorating with educational pieces will get your little one off to a good start . . . er, take off . . . with thinking, wondering and absorbing information. All this from decor? As a mom, I'll take it.

Your Space Theme and Decorating for the Long Haul

This Angry Birds Star Wars Comforter is an ideal example of decorating for several years beginning with preschool~aged kids, where you'll get a lot of use despite growing interests and taste~changes.

The Angry Birds' design captures the interest of kids from wee to tween and promises to survive changes in taste.

The deep hues in this bedding set will support both dark and primary color decor, so you can go either way depending on your child's age and interest.

Bathe walls in sunny yellow, galaxy blues or Mars reds; the choice is yours and success is a given. I favor comforters such as this one where versatility abounds.
From younger to older, paler to bolder; you'll have your way with space themed bedding that sports many colors and infinite possibilities.

Keeping Your Space Theme within Boundaries

Having themed pieces can be a nice way to easily tie everything in without a second thought. BUT I'm not a big fan of several look~alike pieces, especially in smaller spaces. I often advise against using more than three matching coordinates, as doing so lessens the decorating effect of other, more substantial elements in your kid's bedroom.

You want a cohesive, pulled~together look without being obvious and blinding with red, blue and green rocket, here a rocket, there a rocket, everywhere a rocket, rocket!

See? Even repetitive words are over- the-top and best left on the pages of a Dr. Seuss book.
Just sprinkle a few like designs with mostly plain, nondescript pieces and you'll achieve a balanced look that's soothing--not scathing.

Less is more.

Lighting: Making Decisions About What's Best for Your Space

Spaceship lighting adds to a convincing theme in your boy girl's bedroom while serving as decorative element and utility piece. For very young children, I suggest forgoing a table lamp where little ones can burn their fingers and bulbs can be broken.

A ceiling fan can fill the void for safe lighting while serving as a cool decorative piece in your space.
For older kids, table lamps are ideal for bedside lighting. If you'll be hanging a poster above a nightstand, consider the up-light; its beam will illuminate the wall art and make a real outer space look your boy will love.

I think they'd say, "Cool!"

Using Proper Lighting for Your Bedroom, Space and Light

Space Ceiling Fan: Your Best Bet for Form & Function

We all know ceiling fans like this themed piece are fabulous for saving energy and comfort but much like this space-theme fan, they've really come along since their 1980s 'hoorah' with great style, functionality and features.

If you've a two-story or more home, ceiling fans are a must for distributing comfort levels among the higher and lower spaces. In my own experience with multi-level houses, I've been chilled to the bone whereas my kids upstairs are uncomfortably hot. It's spaces like these where I've used ceiling fans to balance the comfort level.

Unique Lighting for Kids' Space Bedroom

Uncle Milton Moon in My Room Light with Remote Control
Uncle Milton Moon in My Room Light with Remote Control

Unique Themed Pieces: Decorating for Now & Later

Moon In My Room Remote Control Wall Décor Night Light - Uncle Milton
Moon In My Room Remote Control Wall Décor Night Light - Uncle Milton
I love this Uncle Milton Moon in My Room light for its decor value as a space-themed piece. But this moon light is a great night light for kids of all ages and it will surely be one of those decor pieces that will earn its keep with its longevity, as kids of all ages--even into teen age--will find a place for this moon light. I can see this light in a dorm room (I know; it's scary to broach that idea). Can't you?

Now & Later: Ideas for Saving on Themed Wall Art

Having kids, I know that today's "I'll die without it" pledge is quickly abandoned for a more mature decor item. Like I've said, "Bambi today, Bieber tomorrow."
So, getting the most for your decorating dollar is always on the forefront when planning for kids' rooms. Wall posters come in a range of sizes, proffer a lot of visual interest and can easily lend to the overall space theme with minimal cost.

I strongly suggest you opt for the standard~size, 24" X 36" posters. Buy the cheap poster frames for a great clean~line, finished look verses taping the poster directly to the wall where in my experience, it curls and tears in odd places that leave you shaking your head in bewilderment.

Posters almost always come in the standard size and if you keep to the 24" X 36" prints, you can reuse your poster frames again and again.
You'll have a new sizable, piece of impressive wall art with a quick change out; simply remove the old poster and pop in the new. Viola!
The poster frames are super~cheap at big box craft stores, especially if you use one of the weekly coupons they often have.
I like big, bold and bargain!

Glowing Outer Space Wall Decals

Glow-in-the-Dark Outer Space Wall Decals (link below)
Glow-in-the-Dark Outer Space Wall Decals (link below)

Outer Space Themed Wall Decals for Boys' Rooms

Outer Space Large Wall Decals / Stickers
Outer Space Large Wall Decals / Stickers
Sometimes using items not defined as decor pieces can make a great impression and bring your space from flat to fun. I've used pinatas as decor elements in kids' bedrooms! Really, anything with the right color, texture, shape theme, etc. can breathe life to dull walls and into the space. While it may be more convenient to go with prescribed wall decor, always consider those 'out of the box' possibilities for space decor. You may be surprised what you find. These planetary wall decals, inflatable space shuttles and planets can do the trick. I recommend hanging the inflatables by clear, fine fishing line in a prominent corner. Be sure to consider your room's available space and choose your decor accordingly. For best results, I suggest placing any of these pieces in a corner. The space shuttles will look great hung at an angle and pointing slightly downward a though it's coming from the wall. You'll get a lot of decor value for very little investment.

Planet Models for Space Theme Bedrooms

Space Theme Decor & Art Ideas for Boys' Rooms

I've often said, "Put a frame around 'it' and you have art." And indeed, that's often true, as beauty is in the eye of the beholder and should your boy say his new art form is art, then so be it.

I'm modifying my ideal just a bit here with, "Put a string on the end of 'it' and you have kinetic art."

It's here where you can visualize the art-on-a-string thing. These planets will make really cool art forms in your boy's bedroom. Transform lackluster corners into planetary wonders your kid can learn by.

You might also consider a paper mache project to create your own planets on a string.

Think Outside the Box for Unique Ways to Decorate for Less

Awe-Inspiring 'Light' Idea

As I mentioned above, you can put a fishing line or very thin string on this space shuttle and create a fabulous accent corner piece. I suggest adding a portable light, either of the new lighting strips, string or tap lights will do as well for uber cheap.

Hang at a slight angle for a convincing, budget- friendly look in your kid's space room.

How Old is Your Space Fan?

How Old is Your Space Fan?

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I truly hope you found the perfect space theme outer space bedroom comforters, bedding and outer space decorations that are as unique as your child. Outer space decor is a great fun way for kids to learn as they enjoy decorating their new space room! Space decor has the advantage of growing with your child and who knows, you may just have a future astronomer or rocket scientist on hand! Dare to venture into outer space with these fun ideas and I hope you enjoyed perusing this space theme bedroom article as much as I had writing it!


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