Train theme decorations are fun for your kid’s bedroom because the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. There are so many fun train items to choose from, and you can create your own too. Here are great ideas for decorating your kid’s bedroom with a train theme.
Peel and stick wall decorations are an excellent choice for decorating with a train theme. You can either buy preprinted designs or you can have them custom made. They're especially smart if you think your child will grow out of the train theme. Peel and stick decorations can be removed without damaging walls, paint or wood work. Be careful with ceilings, however, since ceilings usually have a more friable surface than walls or wood.
Train-themed bedding abounds. Even if you can't find any at your local department store, there are lots of options online. Sheets, pillowcases and comforters are just a start. Look for throw pillows and even train-themed bed frames. Be sure to buy two of each. If bedding is going to be the predominant way you incorporate your train theme, you'll want to have a second set for washday. Curtains are another great way to add trains to your child's bedroom. You can either buy train-themed curtains or make them yourself.
You can really get creative with paint. For example, you can paint railroad tracks across the walls. You don't necessarily need to be a skilled artist to do this. Just sketch out your plan on paper first, then transfer it to the walls with a pencil. You can always hire a local artist to do a mural, as well. It might not be as expensive as you think. Many artists will perform the work knowing they can use it as an example of mural work.
In addition to the walls, you can also paint an existing headboard or dresser with a train theme. Again, consider doing this yourself. If your renderings are less than perfect, that may be okay. It depends on the effect you want to achieve.
A visit to an antique store should net you lots of train pictures. Another way to get train pictures is by purchasing books. Cut the train pictures you like out of the book and frame them. You can use full-sized photos or, if all you have are smaller images, you can create a collage.
Have your child draw pictures of trains. Turn their creativity loose by letting them work in all sorts of mediums. Watercolor, charcoal, pastels, oil and even crayons will get them excited about creating their own train art. Then, select the best and have them framed. Not only will you have train-themed decorations, your child will be proud to see their work on their wall.
Bandanas, conductor hats, bib overalls hanging from a hook and other articles of clothing make great decorations for a train-themed bedroom.