Get The Look – Coolest Star Wars Kids’ Room Ideas Of 2016

When I first became a parent, I thought that I had at least until the teenage years before my boys deemed me highly uncool. But, no. My eldest is just five years old and already I catch him rolling his eyes at some of my suggestions, particularly when it comes to his bedroom.

I adore the latest looks – monochrome, geometrics, a focus on nature and bringing the outdoors in – but I also believe in longevity, so creating a room that your child will love beyond the next few months or crazes.

But, my little dude? He has other ideas.

Well, one idea in particular … Star Wars. He can’t get enough of it. Requests for Star Wars wallpaper, bedding, lights, posters, toys and t-shirts have been coming thick and fast.

George at Asda Darth Vader mug(image created by blogger)

So, how to mix the two?

How to do cool, Star Wars chic without investing a lot of money or needing to completely redecorate when his affections switch to Kung Fu Panda 3 (five year olds are extremely fickle with their affections).

I believe that success lies in the accessories. My advice, especially when your children are young and prone to changing their minds, is to keep the walls and furniture as plain and pale as possible. That way, they make the perfect backdrop for any decorative elements that you bring in to add that touch of WOW that your little one is looking for.

When I saw this monochrome, geometric bedding in George, I knew, with a couple of cushions, it would be perfect. It’s cool but not childish. When his love of Star Wars wanes, I can simply swap the stormtrooper cushion for his new favourite and nothing else needs to change. It’s an easy way to keep his room up to date.

George at Asda geometric bedding(image created by blogger)

I applied the same method to his chest of drawers. With the addition of a Death Star mood light, some of his favourite Star Wars toys and Darth Vader mug, it gives the illusion of the room being Star Wars-themed when in fact, those items can be very easily swapped out and at very little cost.

And see the cute wire basket? That would be great for storage in any room of the house, so I’d suggest looking beyond the children’s ranges for ideas, too.

George at Asda Star Wars toys(image created by blogger)

Staying with storage, these colourful boxes (also in dark blue and pink) are great for adding a splash of colour to a child’s room and are particularly good for moving toys around the house. My boys pop their favourite toys in them and then bring the box downstairs. And then it’s quick and easy to pack everything away and take them back to their rooms at the end of the day. We all love a toy-free living room, don’t we?

And when they get a little bit older, they’ll make great baskets for storing books, magazines or even phone chargers and iPads. Thinking about the long-term, again!

George at Asda storage(image created by blogger)

There you have it. My top tips for creating a cool kid’s room. I hope they’re helpful. May the force be with you!

George at Asda stormtrooper toy(image created by blogger)

Rachel has been writing her award-winning family life and interiors blog, The Ordinary Lovely, for 18 months. She’s a sweet-toothed, glue gun-wielding mama to two cheeky boys and likes messy beds and old-fashioned drinks cabinets.

Rachel

Rachel has been writing her award-winning family life and interiors blog, The Ordinary Lovely, for 18 months. She’s a sweet-toothed, glue gun-wielding mama to two cheeky boys and likes messy beds and old-fashioned drinks cabinets.