The trouble with some theme ideas is they go out of fashion long before the room needs another makeover. This can be a bit dispiriting, especially after you’ve spent so much time and money getting everything just right.
Even if your theme of choice does manage to stay in vogue there’s also the the added problem that kids grow up fast and what was cool and trendy 2 years ago can be considered naff and childish.
With Star Wars you don’t have to worry about either of these problems. The movie franchise has been going strong for 20 years and, likely, will continue for as many years again. It’s also a theme idea that stays contemporary from kids aged 5 right through to teenage years – and sometimes beyond!
There is already an abundance of Star Wars theme ideas and merchandise out there. And, with the forthcoming release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens you’re not going to be stuck for choice.
The only downside is the Star Wars franchise is a huge enterprise and everything has to approved. This means that, unlike with more generic themes, it’s going to be much harder to find anything really original unless you make it yourself?
That said, there is still plenty of scope to create a theme that wows without spending a huge amount of money. Here is just a small sample of what’s available.
If you really want to go to town you could start with a Star Wars themed bed like this X Wing Star Fighter model? At £299.99 it may be considered an indulgence too far but if they need a new bed anyway why not?
There is a cheaper option of a standard bed with graphics on the head and footboard though for around £170. And you can also buy a fabric canopy modelled on the AT-AT combat vehicle for less than £80.
Star Wars 3D Wall Lights
Lighting is always important in a kid’s room and it also lends itself to a few novelty ideas. These 3 dimensional wall lamps are one such example you’ll see repeated across a few theme ideas.
The idea is a simple one and the effect is achieved with a combination of a wall sticker and a light fitting. It really does look like the character of choice is bursting through the wall!
Another thing about lighting is that it can serve a dual purpose. These mood lights, for example, don’t just provide soft lighting they’re ornamental too, almost like collector items.
On the same theme, but a whole lot cuter, these table lamps are both fun and practical. Powered by batteries, or via a USB adapter, they emit a soft glow. Choose from a Storm Trooper, Darth Vader or Yoda. Priced at around £20 or less from amazon.co.uk
Star Wars Bedding
A new duvet cover and pillowcase is the easiest and most cost-effective way to transform a room. And the good news is there are more Star Wars designs than you can wave a light sabre at!
So if your child is an easy to please toddler or an awkward, moody teenager you’ll have no trouble finding a suitable design.
Star Wars Alarm Clocks
Rescuing a princess from a far away galaxy is nothing compared to the task of getting a child out of bed on a school day morning and an alarm clock is an essential room accessory. They look great too and all the main characters are represented. Priced from £17.99 – £34.99 from amazon.co.uk
Star Wars Wall Stickers
Wall stickers are another quick and effective way to transform a room. And with Star Wars as a theme there is plenty of scope. Choose from simple lettering in various colours to cute characters and graphics. There are plenty of more examples to suit all age groups too.
Of course, if money’s no object you are only limited by your own imagination. But just one each of these accessories will transform a plain and ordinary bedroom without costing the Earth.
May the force be with you!