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Where the Wild Things Are Theme Bedroom for Boys

Updated on October 20, 2015

Is Your Little Boy a Wild Thing?

The Caldecott Medal winning Where the Wild Thing Are by Maurice Sendak has been a children's favorite since it was first published in 1963. With it's unique illustrations and a story that every little boy - and his mother - can relate to, it quickly became a classic. If you are getting ready to change your little boy's nursery into a big boy room, consider going with a Where the Wild Things Are theme. There are lots of products readily available to make it easy.

Start with the classic book- "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. Find it for less here on Amazon!

...his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around.

Wild Thing Wall Decals and Borders

Many professionally done "Wild Things" themed rooms start with blue walls as the backdrop. You can easily match the color in the book by bringing your copy to any paint store where they can match any shade from your book.

With the availability of wall stickers that can quickly and easily transform a room, there is no need to spend a fortune painting Wild Thing Murals in your son's room - unless you want to.

Try the decals below, first. Or click here to see all available wall decals on Amazon.

Leah Flores "Wild Things"
Leah Flores "Wild Things"

Available in a range of colors to match your decor, this wall decal with the classic phrase from "Where the Wild Things Are" is sure to make an impact in your room.


Where the Wild Things Art

Frame and hang your favorite scenes from the book

Whether you cut out and frame pages from your own copy of the book, or choose one of these poster prints below, nowhere the Wild Things Are room is complete without some of Maurice Sendak's classic illustrations.

Where The Wild Things Are - Max Be Still Poster Poster Print, 36x12
Where The Wild Things Are - Max Be Still Poster Poster Print, 36x12

Poster prints like these from Amazon are far more affordable than you think. Click here to shop now.


Try a few of these posters in inexpensive frames that you can easily pick up at Ikea or Target for a gallery style homage to Max and the wild beasts.

This is a quick, inexpensive way to add a lot of impact to your room and stay true to your theme.

Where The Wild Things Are - Hanging From Trees Poster by Maurice Sendak 36 x 24in
Where The Wild Things Are - Hanging From Trees Poster by Maurice Sendak 36 x 24in

A classic scene from the book! Buy it online and frame it inexpensively for a great focal point of your room.


Bedding for a Wild Thing Bedroom

Looking for a comforter set for a Wild Things themed bedroom? Unfortunately there are no licensed bedding sets to match the illustrations from the book. I would take a cue from the illustrations of Max's room and go for a solid or striped coverlet in classic matelasse or quilted cotton.

Here is my top pick in muted color schemes to echo the books illustrations.

Stone Cottage Fresno Quilt Set, King
Stone Cottage Fresno Quilt Set, King

The color palette on this quilt set is the perfect match to the illustrations in the classic Maurice Sendak children's book - Where the Wild Things Are. A great pick for a themed bedroom.


And an adorable plush throw pillow to go on top? Try this officially licensed embroidered pillow with Maurice Sendak's lovable characters. This pillow also makes a great travel pillow for sleepovers and travel.

And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!

Find Toys Your Wild Thing Will Love

Max's character is the king of imaginative play. Whether he is drawing pictures of "wild things", dressing up in costumes or running around waving a fork or a are some toys that will capture your little boy's imagination as well.

Where The Wild Things Are Deluxe Max Costume
Where The Wild Things Are Deluxe Max Costume

Little boys love to play dress-up. Let him with this great Max costume available on Amazon.

Indian Teepee Tripod Play Tent Kids Hut Children House by Unknown
Indian Teepee Tripod Play Tent Kids Hut Children House by Unknown

Every Wild Thing needs a hide-out. Get him this amazing play teepee to create a secret spot of his own.


Don't forget to get these arts and crafts toys for your little boy. A creative outlet will allow him to focus his energies when it is not time for a wild romp!

Find more great toys that will stimulate his imagination and creativity. Everything you can imagine Max playing with when he's not romping with The Wild Things, below.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel, Arts & Crafts, Easy to Assemble, Builds Fine Motor Skills, 47" H x 27" W x 26" L Assembled
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel, Arts & Crafts, Easy to Assemble, Builds Fine Motor Skills, 47" H x 27" W x 26" L Assembled

Every boy needs an art easel. Let the creative juices flow while he creates his own masterpieces with this standing easel by Melissa and Doug.


...when he came to the place where the wild things are they roared their terrible roars

Find Stuffed Wild Things on Amazon

Fill your room with their terrible eyes and claws!

My son loves these terrible wild things, and so will yours! Fill your Where the Wild Things Are theme room with cuddly, terrible Wild Things. They are fun to play with and make a great decorative accent heaped up on the bed.

Where the Wild Things Are Moishe Plush Toy, 15"
Where the Wild Things Are Moishe Plush Toy, 15"

Find Moishe and the entire cast of Wild Things on Amazon. Pus get Free Shipping with Amazon Prime.


Best "Wild Things" Rooms from Around the Web

Here are some great examples of Where the Wild Things Are themed rooms. Remember, you don't have to go all out to give your little Max a room that he will love - but here are some of the best examples out there.

A retro example from Australia including an interesting way to camouflage a wardrobe.

Here is a nursery example with an amazing painted mural by Sean Quigley.

Check out the moon shaped night light in this great room.

Oh please don't go--we'll eat you up--we love you so!

Is your little boy a Wild Thing? - What kind of room are you planning?

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      5 years ago

      @Lensmaster...This is terrific territory! What curious little wild boy wouldn't groove on this? A fun Lens!

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      6 years ago

      This book was a favorite of all of my kids.


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