A themed bedroom revs up fans of dirt bikes, both young and old. Incorporating a favourite hobby such as dirt biking makes a bedroom more inviting for the child who sleeps there. Whether your young dirt bike fan actually races the machines or simply enjoys watching the sport, you'll find several simple ways to transform his bedroom into a dirt bike haven. You can give the room an entire dirt bike makeover or choose a few elements that fit your budget.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Tape measure
Measure the bedroom to ensure you can accommodate everything in your bedroom makeover plan. Note the locations of doors, windows and heat vents to avoid covering them.
Select a colour scheme for the dirt bike bedroom. Consider the child's favourite colours, the colours of his favourite dirt bike team or a colour scheme based on sponsors of a favourite dirt bike racer. Vibrant colours are often found in the dirt bike world, making them good choices for the themed bedroom. Chrome and other metallic finishes also work well with the theme.
Choose a base colour for the walls. Orange, red or light blue will work well depending on the rest of your bedroom decor. Cover a small dirt bike tire with brown paint and roll it along the walls to create dirt bike tracks. Add mud splashes along the base of the wall or at various spots along the tire tracks.
Choose a shiny metallic bed frame for the room. Add a dirt bike-themed bedding set. DirtWerkz carries dirtbike-themed bedroom decor including bedding sets. Also check local department stores in the bedding section. (See Resources) You can also choose a solid colour bedding set that fits the overall colour scheme of the room.
Use a metal tool chest as a night stand, especially if the child enjoys working on dirt bikes. He can keep his treasures in the drawers, and it fits the theme well.
Carry the dirt bike theme to the windows by using handlebar grips at the ends of the curtain rods. Hang a dirt bike-themed curtain from the rods. DirtWerkz also sells dirt bike curtains that go with the bedding sets. Another option is to purchase dirt bike-themed fabric from a local fabric store and sew your own curtains. Use a chain from a dirt bike as a curtain tie back.
Choose wall decor to finish off the room. Tools, dirt bike tires, chains, handlebars and other parts from real bikes make interesting wall decorations. Also consider posters and other images of dirt bike racers and related items.
Install lighting fixtures that reflect the dirt bike theme. Choose a light fixture with a chrome look. For task lighting, mount a dirt bike helmet to the wall that has a light attached to the top.
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