Outer Space Theme Bedroom Ideas for Boys and Girls
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: Amazon.com. 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
A Complete Be Set is a Convenient Way to Dress Your Space
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'
Glow-in-the-Dark Set for More Drama
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.
Using Sheet Sets to Decorate
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.
Study Your Options for the 'Same' Bedding
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?
Little-to-Big Kids' Decor
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.
An Ideal Bed Set for Larger Bedrooms
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.
Table Lamps: Ideal for Smaller Bedrooms
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
Unique Themed Pieces: Decorating for Now & Later
Standard Size 36" x 24" Poster
Standard Size Nebula Space Poster
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
Huge Space Theme Wall Art: Wall-Sized Space Mural
Outer Space Themed Wall Decals for Boys' Rooms
Planet Models for Space Theme Bedrooms
Space Decor for Boys' Rooms: Planet Models
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
Inflatable Space Shuttle: Installation Art Piece
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.
Boys' Space Rug: Planets Named to Learn By
Space Rug with Labeled Planets
How Old is Your Space Fan?
How Old is Your Space Fan?
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!