Thomas the Tank Engine Room Decorating Ideas

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Thomas the Tank Engine Room Decorating Ideas
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Deciding on a specific theme such as Thomas the Tank Engine for your child's room eliminates many of your decorating dilemmas. You can simply incorporate Thomas the Tank Engine for most of the room's essentials and accessories. But not every item in the room has to be Thomas-themed; you can use other railroad decor as well as the speciality Thomas the Tank Engine components in the room for your young railroad-lover.

Wall Mural

A wall mural creates a focal point in the room. Paint a mural that contains a scene and covers an entire wall -- for example, a large painting of Thomas the Tank Engine and a railroad track -- in your child's Thomas the Tank Engine room. Find a Thomas picture that your child likes and transfer it to the wall using an overhead projector. Trace the picture on the wall and use craft paints to paint the mural.

Wall Decals

Arrange decals that feature Thomas the Tank Engine and other railroad graphics on the wall. You can purchase wall decals in a variety of sizes, ranging from small to large. Simply peel the paper away from the back of the wall decal and stick it to the wall. Or, opt to create a border around the room using wall decals or place them close together to create a large wall decoration.


Incorporate a train bed in the room. If your child is a toddler, you can purchase a Thomas the Tank Engine toddler bed at a children's furniture store. Purchase Thomas bedding and a comforter for the bed, and immerse your child in his favourite theme. For an older child, consider a train-themed headboard for her room. Select bright, bold, colourful bedding for an additional decorative touch.


Incorporate a variety of Thomas the Tank Engine accessories in the room. Thomas the Tank Engine accessories include lamps, ceramic figurines, switchplate covers and toys. Toys double as room decor because children often play with their toys in their bedroom. You can purchase or have a craftsman build a large, low table specifically for your child's collection of Thomas the Tank Engine railway tracks, bridges and trains.

Small Furniture

Place Thomas the Tank Engine furniture accessories in the room, including a toy box and table and chair set to create specific places for toy storage and a craft space for your child. Incorporate a Thomas the Tank Engine bedside table if desired. Alternatively, purchase a bedside table in a railroad theme or use craft paint to paint an engine "face" on the surface of a plain, unfinished table.

Window and Floor Treatments

Hang Thomas the Tank Engine curtains. If the bedding in the room contains bright, bold colours, complement it with bright, bold curtains. You may purchase Thomas the Tank Engine curtains at many children's furniture stores or department stores. You can purchase Thomas the Tank Engine rugs or throw rugs with a railroad theme at many home improvement stores; your child can use the "tracks" on the rug when they play with their Thomas trains.

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