Do it yourself kids theme bedrooms: Tropical sea fish furniture crafts and decorating
Fish themes are very popular Theme for a child’s bedroom. Here are some ideas for furniture, decorations and other crafts to turn your child’s room into an undersea delight. Creating an undersea world for your child’s bedroom can be easy and fun. There are most ways to turn their personal space into an underwater world, complete with tropical fish and other sea life. This does not have to be expensive, either. Most things can be purchased cheaply or made and decorated with you. Make sure to have your child’s involved with the choices. It will help him her feel like they contributed to the room and put their individual stamp on it.
The first place to start is with the walls. There are several options here, but a good place to begin is painting the walls a deep, sea blue. This does not have to be a dark blue a light blue will work just fine. Have your child’s help choose the color. Paint the woodwork around the windows and doors a fresh, crisp white to contrast nicely with the blue. Some options for adding fish to the walls include buying a tropical fish border and placing it at chair level around the room, or using stencils to put brightly painted fish either at random all over the walls. Still another choice would to be painting sea life and vegetation all around the room, using the base of the wall as the bottom of you sea if you can afford and want to add to the whimsy of the room buy grass green or dark blue carpet to accentuate the fish theme.
Furniture can be fun, too. Purchase a white painted wood bed, dresser and other pieces that your child’s will need. Again, you can stencil fish on the headboard, doors and drawers of the furniture to tie it in with the walls. Purchase fish shaped drawer and doorknobs that can be found at most larger hardware or home center stores and replace the plain knobs. Cute accessories, such as a wastebasket decorated with fish and a white wicker hamper shaped like a fish to hold dirty clothes will add to the décor. Buy a plain mirror with a wooden border and paint it white. Then, add 3 dimensional plastic fish with your glue gun or using white craft glue and place them randomly around the edge of the mirror.
A bed in a bag set that features fish would be great for yours child bedding. However, if you can’t find one locally or online, blue bedding that matches the walls could be substituted, or if you know how to sew, you can buy some cute fish fabric and make a comforter, toss pillows for the bed and floor and matching curtains. Since curtains can often be expensive, an inexpensive alternative is to use new sheets. Buy them with the design or color you want, using whatever size sheets will cover the window. Many windows can be covered nicely with two twin bed size sheets. The advantage to using sheets is that they already have a pocket sewn in that you can use to hang them from the rod. Cut them off at the desired length and hem up the bottom edge on your sewing machine.
For a few additional touches, add a fish shaped rug for their floor. In a corner, hang up a piece of fish net to hold their stuffed toys up and out of the way, or decorate it with all manner of sea life that has been “caught” in the net. Some cute fish prints can be matted and framed in white and hung on the walls. Find an old lamp and recover the shade with fish fabric and hanging beads, using your craft glue or glue gun. Purchase some glow in the dark fish from a novelty store and place them on the ceiling to give the room a “fishy” glow when they are lying in bed at night. Turn their plain old toy box into a treasure chest by painting it, and gluing on some gold coins, strings of beads and an old lock to the sides and front.
Fish themes are so popular right now that it is very simple to find accents and accessories to decorate a child’s room. By using your imagination, you can turn their room into the room of their dreams.