Car Design Ideas for a Kid's Room

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Car Design Ideas for a Kid's Room
Many kids want a race-car theme in their bedrooms. (historic race car image by Christopher Dodge from

Many parents decorate their children's bedrooms in themes. Car rooms are a common decorating style for kids, especially for little boys' rooms. There are many ways to design a room around a car theme---from elaborate race-car beds to simple decorating touches that add a sense of racing adventure to a kid's room.


Place a rug in the shape of a race car or a large area rug with a racetrack design in a kid's car-themed room. You can also paint road lines on a basic rug, or use rugs that have street signs and road motifs. Other ideas include placing a miniature race-car track around the baseboards to circle the room or adding pit-stop doormats at the room's entrance.

Walls and Windows

Many car-themed rooms have creative decorations on the walls and windows. If the child is a fan of a particular race-car team, paint his room in the team's colours. Put racing decals, race-car posters and racing calendars on the walls. Life-size, race-car mural wall stickers are also available, and most will not damage wall paint. You can also place oversized traffic signal lights and road signs on the walls. The most popular type of window dressings for a car room are black-and-white checkered flag curtains.


There are many race-car beds available in a wide variety of colours and sizes. If you don't want to purchase an actual car bed, consider adding headlights to the standard bed's foot board. Add sheets and bedspreads with a car design to the bed, along with black-and-white checkered throw pillows. Other car-themed room furniture is available to make or purchase such as small table-and-chair sets, bookshelves and dressers. If you really want to be creative, you can use old-fashioned gas pumps as furniture or large, metal tool chests in place of standard dresser drawers, which the child can decorate with decals and stickers.

Miscellaneous Decorations

Once the basic decorating items are in place, there are many ways to add touches of car flair to the room with miscellaneous items. You can add all types of car collections and car-themed books on shelves or add race-car photo frames to the decor Consider also decorating the room with car-themed lamps, nightlights, clocks, light-switch covers and car-shaped cabinet drawer knobs.

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