How to decorate a kid's bedroom in military camouflage

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How to decorate a kid's bedroom in military camouflage
A camouflage bedroom theme can be the perfect choice for a boy whose father serves in the military. (camouflage pattern 2 image by JoLin from

To decorate your kid's room with a military camouflage theme, use store-bought decor or make your own, to put together a one-of-a-kind bedroom that he can be proud to call his own. Incorporate a variety of camouflages from the greyish-desert camo to the forest-green or jungle camo.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paint
  • Border/wall decals
  • Furniture
  • Bedding
  • Accessories

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    Paint the walls in a light colour found within the camouflage you're using. For example, if your son's room is based around the light greys, tans and black of desert camouflage, paint the walls a light tan, cream or grey. Paint a camo design on the lower portion of the wall as a border around the room, or on an entire wall if you want something busier.

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    Hang a border or removable adhesive decals on plain walls. Choose camouflage or military shapes such as tanks, jets, helicopters or stars. Some wall decals can be removed and reapplied numerous times, which would allow your child to actually play with the wall decor. Frame posters or pictures with military images or stretch camouflage fabric over wood panels to adorn the walls.

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    Place the bed inside of a tent if there's room, or create a camouflage-upholstered headboard for the bed. Paint a camouflage design onto wood furniture such as a dresser. Change doorknobs to novelty military-shaped knobs. Metal or chrome furniture might give the bedroom a barracks atmosphere.

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    Finish the bed with a camouflage bed set or duvet that features military vehicles or symbols. The bedding should match the curtains and complement the mood of the room, whether it has been adorned with cartoonish military vehicles or real military insignia.

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    Accessorise the room with novelty items such as a lamp that looks like an old-fashioned lantern, or real military items such as old canteens, compasses and other gear passed down from a relative or purchased at a surplus store. Spray-paint a 55-gallon drum with a camouflage pattern for use as a laundry hamper, or purchase military netting and hang it below the ceiling for an authentic feel. Put together military model vehicles with your child and place them on shelves. Make throw pillows out of real military shirts that have been passed down.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose a specific style or mood, such as a particular branch of the service.
  • Blue and pink camouflage are available if your son or daughter would prefer an out-of-the-ordinary version of camouflage.
  • Use camouflage sparingly, or the entire room will be overrun and the individual items won't stand out.

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