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How to Create a Space-Themed Bedroom

A space-themed bedroom will inspire your child's imagination every time he walks into his bedroom. Decorating the room in this manner is an opportunity to learn about the Earth's solar system, planets and star constellations.

Paint the room a bold color. If you're working with a small space, be aware that a dark color will make the room seem smaller. Consider painting the walls a pale blue and the ceiling dark blue.

Add a mural to one of the walls. Space-themed murals are an easy do-it-yourself project. Purchase large circle stencils of varying sizes. Trace the stencils on the walls for the moon, sun and planets. As you paint them, you have an opportunity to teach your child which planets have rings and how many moons each planet has.

Purchase coordinating bedding. Several options work well in a space-themed bedroom, including Star Wars, rocket ships, stars or simply colors that match the paint theme.

Place glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling in the formation of popular star constellations.

Tie fishing line to toy rockets and hang them from the ceiling. For a personal touch, you can paint your child's initials and age on them for the rocket's "name."

Frame pictures of the solar system and individual planets for wall art.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint and painting supplies
  • Space-themed bedding
  • Circle stencils
  • Toy rocket ships
  • Fishing line
  • Pictures of planets and the solar system
  • Frames
  • Glow-in-the-dark star stickers
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