One of the best themes for a little boy’s room is the vacation cabin kids’ rustic bedroom theme. This was selecting my son, Dakota, and we stood a great deal of fun achieving the “lodge” search for his room. What I liked best over it, was that it was suitable for the young boy, but works as well for an older boy. There is a large amount of room for creativity using a rustic style theme room. Lots of boys prefer to camp out, go hiking, fish, and explore the outdoors. The room can be produced to seem like your son or daughter is experiencing a wilderness adventure every evening!
Some design tips and suggestions are listed below:
1. There are so many choices for bedding that can be suitable with a rustic look, including comforter sets which include bear, moose, elk, deer, and camping scenery. Log cabin quilts are another option, high a variety of log home and rustic theme quilts available. Denim bedding or plaid flannel patterns for bedding and linens could also be used. Homespun fabrics in ticking stripes also work. For my son’s room, we used a solid print earth tone comforter, an attractive rustic coverlet with moose inside a fall scene, plus a variety of throw cushions with wildlife and Navaho prints.
2. Rustic wood beds, heavy timber-look bed frames, or handcrafted log beds work the very best for your rustic bedroom theme.
3. Walls might be painted in earth tone colors, like tan, rust, copper, or warm shades of brown. A color scheme of red and hunter green contrasts well with wood tones. Choose a color from your bedding if at all possible, or even a complimentary contrasting color. Wallpaper borders are available with everything from a bear, moose, elk, camping scenes, snowshoes, forests and trees, and trout. Another fun option to use log wallpaper. This is best suited whether it is run partially up the wall. The paint above might be a neutral creme or tan color, to avoid the area from aiming to dark. Wood paneling or rough-sawn plywood panels may also be used. Try painting log ‘beams’ on the ceiling.
4. A stone fireplace running up the length of one wall creates a cozy feel. Fake stone can also be purchased. Wall art could be purchased with wilderness scenes, animals, the woods, etc. Photos may be eliminated from books or magazines, framed, and hung on the walls, or clustered together in groups on dressers and bookshelves. We used prints by Bev Doolittle for my son’s room, as we both loved the color and scenery. Stock photos might be purchased online of bear, moose, and deer, for a minimal price. They can be printed and framed. Rough frames could be made yourself. Small tree branches may be used as curtain rods.
5. Use stuffed animals, such as beaver, bear, moose, elk, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, and owls. Throw pillows sticking with the same animals could be used about the bed or grouped for the floor. Hang fake geese in mid-flight through the ceilings. Use old trunks to store toys.
6. Try painting an outside scene about the wall, or buy a mural in the forest. This can then have a ‘window frame’ used on the surrounding edges. Accessories may include vintage signs, country cabin or wildlife rugs, rustic lighting, and decorative lanterns.
7. Wooden furniture works the very best inside the log cabin theme room. Simple squared-off furniture in oak, pine, or rustic furniture. Vintage things around the house, tackle, canoe paddles, or a set of weathered snowshoes can be hung around the wall. Canoe bookshelves work effectively in this space.
I do hope you find these pointers helpful. Have fun!