Superheroes rank high on the lists of many kids when it comes to favourite toys. Those same heroes provide lots of inspiration for a themed bedroom. The superhero theme is flexible because there are so many heroes to choose from. Whether your child is obsessed with only one hero or loves them all, you can incorporate them into all aspects of the room decoration.
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The colours from the costume of your child's favourite superhero make a logical choice for the room's colour scheme. For example, a Captain America room lends itself well to a red, white and blue palette. If you're including several superheroes in the room, look for common colours that all of them use in their costumes. Another option is to pick a colour from each hero, making sure the selected colours work well together. Use the colour scheme for the paint colours, bedding, curtains and other details in the room.
Most superheroes are known by a particular symbol. Batman has his bat signal, Superman has the giant S on his chest and Captain America has a star on his shield. Whether the superhero bedroom focuses on your child's favourite hero or several of them, the associated symbols make a good inspiration for a wall mural. An overhead projector allows you to project an image of the symbol on the wall so you can trace it. The outline then just needs to be filled in with paint and outlined again in black paint.
Gotham City Skyline
Another superhero mural idea is to paint the Gotham City skyline along one of the walls. The skyline can be as simple as painting a series of tall rectangles in varying heights. A picture of the bat signal shining up into the sky is a key component to this mural idea. If you aren't comfortable painting the mural yourself, look for a local muralist or art student to paint it for you.
You'll find several options on the market in superhero bedding sets. If your child has a particular hero he is especially fond of, a bedding set depicting the character is a good choice. The other option is to go with plain bedding in one of the colours from the room's colour scheme. Add a few superhero pillows to connect the bed to the room theme.
You'll have several options for curtains in the superhero theme room. Many superhero bedding sets also offer coordinating curtains. This is the easiest option, and you'll know the two will coordinate. If you want to make your own curtains, look for superhero fabric at the local craft store. You can hem the edges to make simple panels for the windows. A third option is to choose plain curtains in a colour that coordinates with the other decor. You can either leave them plain or dress them up with superhero patches.
If the bedroom includes a walk-in closet, turn it into Batman's batcave. A coat of paint to the outside of the door with the bat signal on it gives a clue to the closet's secret identity. Inside the closet, a cave-like paint job makes the closet resemble the batcave. Paint on images of the computers and high-tech gadgets in Batman's hideout to complete the look.
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