Horses are beautiful creatures that lend themselves well to a variety of children's bedroom themes, and furniture, accessories and wall decor are readily available. Whether a bedroom is for a boy or girl (or both) who loves history and cowboys or pastel colours and flowers, there is a horse theme for every individual.
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Cowboy bedroom themes can focus on horses with other elements including bull riding, clowns and cattle. These themes are perfect for rough and tumble children who like outdoor activity.
You can use leather or denim inspired bedding and linens and add cowboy tools such as lassos, cowboy hats or chaps as decor on the walls. Barrels or saddles can serve as decoration or as functional furniture.
You can add a mural to one or more walls featuring a "Wild West" or rodeo image, including cowboys, campfires or horse herds. Horse shoes make unique wall decor and can double as functional drawer pulls on furniture.
Rustic bedroom themes share some similarities with cowboy themes but have a homier feel. Rustic themes may evoke old-time farms and pastures. You can purchase furniture sets that mimic old-style barn architecture. The idea of an open barn window (through which a horse might be looking) is common in rustic bedroom themes.
You can spin the rustic theme to be better suited for girls with a mural or wall art depicting horses in flowered fields or a more aggressive horse corral.
You can add additional detail with horse light switch covers, lamps or busts. Saddles and cowboys hats may also be appropriate in this theme.
Ponies offer a feminine portrayal of horses. You can decorate a girl's room in pastel shades or bright colours featuring images of pony toys or actual ponies. Glitter and rainbows are appropriate, depending on your child's age.
You can border the room with decorative wallpaper or stencil lighthearted images of ponies.
Choose colourful linens featuring ponies; add pony pillows to complete the look. You can choose linens with colourful plaid designs or floral motifs.
There are many stuffed animals from which to choose for your pony-themed room. Consider plush ponies, stuffed animals on which your child can draw, and oversized pony toys that she can ride.
Carousel themes are great for smaller children and can incorporate other aspects of carnivals as well.
Look for wallpaper or stencils of carousal horses and lights or lamps that reflect moving carousels on the walls. You can also add a carousel clock and brightly coloured canopies over windows or walls.
You can purchase carousel themed furniture for younger children. Add playful touches with a pop-up circus tent and focus your room with a carousel horse rug. Cheerful music boxes also go well with this theme.
Look for rideable carousel toys. You might consider purchasing an actual decommissioned carousel horse to install in the room.
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