How to Turn Your Room Into the Night Sky

Written by laura leiva
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If you have an interest in outer space or want to design a child's bedroom, turning the space into another galaxy is one way to appeal to your interests or make a fun-themed bedroom. Creating a night sky can be done as simply as you want, with just a few accessories or wall art, or you can get creative and change out furniture and use a variety of wall coverings to create an outer space theme.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Paint
  • Sponge
  • Stick-on stars
  • Mural
  • Motorised mobile
  • Bedding

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    Paint the walls with a dark blue paint in either flat or satin, depending on whether you want a matt look or a slightly shiny finish. Create the look of outer space by soaking a large sponge in water, wringing it out thoroughly then dipping it into white or silver paint. Pat the sponge on the wall lightly to create a misty-looking atmosphere.

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    Cover the ceiling in glow-in-the-dark stars to create the look of constellations. Use stick-on stars and constellations on the walls and ceiling. You could also use silver paint to add small stars by hand throughout the room in the form of constellations. Display a moving solar system in your room by setting up a motorised mobile on the ceiling and watch planets orbit around the sun.

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    Purchase a space-themed mural or poster as an accent piece on one of the walls. Murals range from solar systems viewed from the Earth, to views from the space station, the shuttle or images captured by the Hubble telescope. Murals are available from home decoration stores that sell wallpaper or online through wallpaper, poster or museum websites.

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    Replace the furniture in a child's bedroom with outer space-themed designs. Spaceship or rocket beds can enhance the look of the room; but if you're on a budget, you can change out current bedding to one that features planets, stars or rocket ships. For younger children, choose space-themed bedding with well-known characters, such as Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

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