How to Decorate Kids' Rooms in a Dog Theme

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How to Decorate Kids' Rooms in a Dog Theme
Use your family dog as the inspiration for your kids' bedroom decor. (Chris Amaral/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Decorate a child's room in a dog theme if you want a gender-neutral room or a room your child will likely enjoy just as much in a few years -- or simply because your child loves dogs. Use a specific breed to focus the room around if your child has a favourite, or use a variety of different breeds for added interest. The room can have as many dogs as you desire, or keep the decor concentrated to only a couple of images, such as if you're using the family pet as the room's inspiration.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paint or wallpaper
  • Furniture
  • Linens
  • Wall decor
  • Accessories

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    Paint the walls a light neutral colour, such as light yellow or beige. Neutral colours go with your dog theme and allow you to easily update the look of the room later without too much expense or hassle. Alternatively, paint a mural on the wall with dogs running through a field chasing butterflies or playing tug-of-war with dog toys. A simple wallpaper border featuring different dogs or paw prints is another option.

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    Include your children's furniture in the design of the room by adding black spots to white furniture to look like a Dalmatian or switching the knobs of the dresser or nightstands to novelty dog- or paw-shaped knobs. Novelty furniture is available, such as beds or toy boxes that look like a doghouse.

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    Dress up the beds with dog-themed sheets and comforters featuring various breeds or the breed of your choice. Bones, paw-prints or other dog-related images are another option. Alternatively, use neutral bedding, such as plain black, brown, blue or red and add a couple of dog-shaped pillows to the bed if you have a busy mural on the walls.

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    Frame posters or pictures of dogs to hang on the walls if the walls don't have a mural. Peel-and-stick decals are another option. Create personalised decor that display your kids' names in the shape of bones, paw prints, dog food bowls or collar tags to hang above their beds.

  5. 5

    Accessorise the room with dog-themed lamps, light switch plates, nightlights, toys, banks and stuffed animals.

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