Camouflage bedding can be a tricky choice to decorate around. You have several options, either going full-out with the camouflage theme or using it as a single element in an eclectic bedroom. Camouflage bedding and decor is a theme any young boy or teenager may enjoy in his room. Teenage girls may also like the look of camouflage sheets with other elements.
If the room is for a young boy or girl, consider adding army-themed posters as a decorative touch. Look for classic "I Want You" Uncle Sam posters or more modern images from the United States Army. An older person may appreciate vintage-style posters from World War I and World War II. If anyone in your family served in the armed forces, consider hanging framed pictures of them in uniform on the wall.
Keep up the Army theme for a young person's room by adding some army men figurines to a bookcase. If you feel creative, try gluing the figurines to one wall in a fun arrangement. The glued figurines will add a bit of texture and design to the room. You can also glue the figurines around the border of a mirror if you don't want to attach them to the wall.
If you're going with the traditional camouflage style on the bedding, paint the wall a neutral shade such as beige or a light green. If you really want to get into the Army theme, you may consider painting the walls with a jungle or army mural. Before you do anything too elaborate, keep in mind that a child may quickly outgrow the theme and you may need to paint over it in a year or two.
It's possible to go overboard with camouflage. If you have camo-print bedding, use that as the focal point of the room. Instead of investing in camouflage print curtains, furniture and rugs, choose solid colors that coordinate with the shades in the bedding. For example, hang olive green curtains in the window. Add a dark green or brown throw rug in the center of the room. Stick with solid colored furniture too.
Camouflage bedding belongs in the room of the teenager with massive style as well as the room of any Army fan. Teenagers who love punk music may appreciate camouflage bedding along with posters of their favorite bands, a few bean bag chairs and music equipment.
Camouflage comes in more than just the standard dark green and brown shades. Over the years, it's been given a make-over so that it belongs at home in almost anyone's room, not just a person who's excited about the Army. Purple and pink camouflage printed bedding works well in any pre-teen girl's princess themed room, for example. With the unusual color choices, the camouflage pattern becomes just another design.
Traditional camouflage can simply serve as a pattern, much as tiger-print sheets or plaid sheets would. Cover camouflage printed sheets with a solid cover quilt or comforter to tone the pattern down. The sheets do not have to serve as the focal point of the room or your design choices.