Decorating kids' rooms with an army theme

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Decorating kids' rooms with an army theme
Decorate your child's room with an army theme. (camouflage image by KALISTE A from Fotolia.com)

Themes provide guidelines for choosing a colour palette and give structure to the kinds of accessories you choose for the room. An army-themed room brings to mind certain colours and images. This theme allows for modifications over the years so the room remains age-appropriate for your child. You may, however, go overboard with theme decorating. A little planning and a light hand with patterns go a long way toward keeping your army-style bedroom tasteful and fun.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Paint
  • Rags
  • Camouflage bedspread
  • Striped beige-and-green bed linens
  • Solid-green bed sheets
  • Camouflage netting
  • Area rugs
  • Accessories

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Paint the walls a light beige colour, and the moulding and trim varying shades of green. Create a mock-camouflage effect on the trim by painting it dark green, dipping a rag in lighter green paint and rolling the lighter paint over the first colour.

  2. 2

    Spread a solid-green top sheet over the bed's box springs so that the ends hang over the sides of the bed, covering the frame. The hanging sheet should look like a tailored bed skirt.

  3. 3

    Cover the mattress and pillows with striped bed linens. Cover the bed with a camouflage bedspread.

  4. 4

    Hang camouflage netting over the windows as army-themed shears. Drape them over existing curtain rods and arrange them so they cover the entire window.

  5. 5

    Place themed area rugs next to the door and bed. These may include a simple eagle insignia, or the traditional Army star. Set a green-shaded lamp, small plastic army tanks and fake plastic grenades on furniture as accessories.

Tips and warnings

  • For a girl looking for a more feminine army theme, use pastel green, blue or pink camouflage for your colour palette. Hang vintage Rosie the Riveter and Air Force posters on the walls.
  • Choosing linens with stripes that match an army colour palette play to the theme without allowing typical army patterns to become overwhelming.

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