Post # 1
We’re moving into a new home next month so Darling Husband and I are re-decorating our 5 year old son’s room. We’ve never really had a theme to his room or gone over the top because he is my step-son and until recently we lived too far away to have him that often. We’ll now have him every week so I want this to be a really playful, functional and well decorated room for him now that he’ll actually be spending time in it.
My husband is a firefighter and because of this our little guy loves anything firemen related. He also loves transformers and other car related things as I’m sure most boys his age do too 🙂
I have a collection of items I have saved over the years related to movies. One thing I thought we could dig out and possibly incorporate is a large movie banner that was from the premier of the 101 Dalmations remake with Glen Close. Its about 5 feet wide and 6 feet long so it would cover a good portion of one wall. It’s a computer animated poster of the adorable dalmation puppies. I’ve been trying to think of other ideas on how to get this firemen theme going. Do you think this will go?
I can’t find an exact photo, but the background of this one is very similar. Picture it minus Glen Close and the umbrella and you get the picture. The one we have is just puppies falling in the sky with that blue backgound.
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. I have about 2 weeks before we move in. Thanks everyone 🙂
Post # 3
I love this print:
it has the same sky blue-ish color as the puppy poster and gives you some more colors to work with. I’d imagine a pallette of the light blue, red, mustard yellow. maybe something like this photo below but withthe firefighter pictures instead of the planes.
Post # 4
How old is he?
I am always a little cautious about themed kids rooms because they grow out of them and need to have it redecorated.
But paint is a really easy way to theme it up and cheap to re-do later. You cold paint a hydrant on one wall.
Hang a ladder (easy to remove later) horizontally and hang S hooks from them and use them for hanging buckets to store toys or as a coat hanger
Not sure how that poster ties in to fireman though
You could install a firemans pole in the corner. It would be fun to swing around.
Post # 6
He just turned 5 and will be starting kindergarten in the fall. I thought by hanging the poster and adding other fire realted items we could easily avoid a whole redo paint job in the future. It’s going to be a loose theme with just a few ideas thrown in the mix. The poster has no writing and it’s just the dalmatians. We thought that it tied into the theme because fire departments around here all have dalmatians. I thought that was the same everywhere? I should also mention that he loves puppies so I think he would really like the poster.
I’m going to just get some standard bedding in the colors we want to use them maybe add some throw pillows with the firemen theme on it and possibly find a fun throw rug. I’ve got some poster frames from his old room, so I was thinking about switching out the younger posters for some firetruck ones and maybe find a firetruck transformer?
Thanks for the ideas so far 🙂
Post # 7
@melodicsighs1: I’m loving that link. We have a double bed for him and I was totally invisioning a set up similar to that with just a bit of the fire theme and that cute poster on one wall.
I’m hoping some of you have some other ideas too. Maybe some storage solutions to tie into it all? Any other ideas are also appreciated. I’m going to browse around this weekend to see if anything else inspires me.
Post # 8
@west.coast.blonde: oh duuhhhhh dalmations! I was just being stupid. That makes sense.
How about wall decals then? They are easy to remove.
Red bedding is a good idea and then maybe you could find a short with a firetruck on it. Then stuff it and sew up the holes for a fun pillow in the theme.
Post # 9
@lefeymw: Cool thanks for the ideas 🙂
Post # 10
I think you are on the right track in keeping the paint and the bedding neutral and bringing in your theme with accesories. Easy to cahnge in a few years.
Your banner gives you all the colors you need , blue, black, white, with red as your accent.
You could get a standing clothes pole and spray paint the upright part in a brass color like the fire pole. Add a firefighter’s helmet on top and a pair of black rubber boots nailed to the base for storage of small items.
White dresser with black round handles-also easily changed out in the future.
Ikea has great storage units designed for bins which, of course they also sell.
You could get red bins.