Kids Bedroom Ideas

Look! I’m a … . Bedding you can be!

A lot of kids bedroom themes are based on some dream job the child thinks they want someday. (My niece wants to be a purple unicorn. Just saying.)

So, it’s no wonder space, auto racing, ballet and under water themes are among the most popular. And I absolutely am in love with two lines of bedding that take the “wanna be” concept just a bit further.

With each of these, the bedding puts a dressed up body on the top of the duvet cover or comforter, with a “head” design on the pillow right where your child’s head would go. Every night, they go to bed being an astronaut or mermaid or whatever else tickles their fancy.

There are two different brands at work here. The Snurk ones take a more simple approach with just the costume on a plain white background. All of Snurk’s are duvet covers sized for US bedding – mostly twin, although they have started releasing a few bigger sizes. The Dream Big brand puts your child in context under the water or at the race track, all on a twin comforter. Bonus of adding more colors and action, as well as not having so much white in a child’s room.

I’ve arranged the ones available right now by design so you can see the two astronauts and two princesses side by side. Those are the only themes that overlap between the two brands. I could so see cowboy joining this list since it has the requisite specialized headgear. But I have to admit I’m failing to think of others for girls. Ideas?

Girl Bedroom Ideas

Think bamboo bedding for a panda-themed room

white bedding with green bamboo design

Mourning the loss of the Animal Planet panda bedding set lately. It was perfect – purple, panda, bamboo. A great centerpiece to the panda bedroom idea I dreamed up ages ago.

But, designs move on and so must we, unfortunately. (I’m always sad when people ask me where to find old bedding designs that just aren’t available anywhere anymore.)

So color me happy when I ran across the green and white bedding set pictured here. It’s a great shade of green in a design that looks enough like bamboo growing to work in an Asian or panda-themed bedroom. There are splashes of yellow, turquoise and purple to add some extra color and provide some directions for your color palette. Although it fits right in with the greens and pinks of the room design I came up with since most of the pink was in the bedding.

I like the way they pulled the blue out from the comforter to paint the walls, but you could go with one of the greens if you preferred. Definitely calls for a color on the wall behind the bed, though, to contrast with all that white.