Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Room...

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:54 AM
  • 9 Replies

My son just turned 6 and has slept with me his entire life. Now I know most of you will say that that is not right, but you have to remember everyone's situation is different. I am trying to get him excited about sleeping in his own room. I have never bought him a bed before or any other bedroom stuff. I gave him options on what kind of room he wants. He decided he either wants an underwater room with whales, fish and whatnot or an outerspace room with planets, solar system and whatnot. I just can not seem to find ANYWHERE that has these themes. If anyone could give me suggestions on this that would be great!

by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:54 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-9):
Kam06
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 1:06 PM

http://www.olivekids.com/dr-ootw.html  <--outer space bedding

http://www.olivekids.com/dr-pira.html  <--pirates

Couldn't find any underwater stuff.

NoahsMommy7974
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 1:17 PM

This site is so cool

http://kidsthemebedrooms.com/underwater/ocean-fish-theme-decorating-ideas.html

Space Murals: http://www.fundecorforkids.com/s-23-murals.aspx?pagenum=2

Sea Murtals: http://www.fundecorforkids.com/s-23-murals.aspx?pagenum=3

This is a how to on making things for an ocean room: http://www.hgtv.com/decorating/underwater-boys-bedroom/index.html

Space stuff: http://www.sweetpeachesbedding.com/outer-space-childrens-bedding-680.html

Space: http://www.thespacestore.com/bedding.html

kelli0585
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Sometimes, you just have to get creative.

Instead of looking for theme specific bedding, you could do a solid color, and find (or make, if you're handy with needle and thread) pillows to fit the "theme."

If you have access to a printer and ink (or a kinkos), you could also make your own pixelated (rasterized) mural, using a free online application called "rasterbator."  You can print them up on regular paper, and piece them onto the wall like a puzzle, or in individual frames.  You can use any image you like, and make it as big or small as you like.  I did this to my son's room, and it turned out amazing. 

Here are some examples:

This one's a bit extreme, but you get the idea:

This one would probably use a lot of ink. . .

This one is in individual frames, which I like:






toniandrobbie
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 3:55 PM

 have you checked online? goto bing and type in what you are looking for.

And I see your point I have a 4 yr. old that has slepted with me and when you have a small place or a 1 bedroom it is hard.

grawets
by on Feb. 23, 2010 at 12:52 AM

Thank you ladies so much for all your help!!! I will post pictures as soon as I am done with the room! I got everything ordered and it is all on it's way! I can not wait to put it all together!!!

AMsMommy212
by on Feb. 23, 2010 at 5:15 PM

 

Quoting grawets:

Thank you ladies so much for all your help!!! I will post pictures as soon as I am done with the room! I got everything ordered and it is all on it's way! I can not wait to put it all together!!!

 whoo hoo!! Cant wait to see it! I love awesomely decorated rooms.. If Only I owned my place then I could just paint it all up LOL

JessO919
by on Feb. 24, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Just a little advice if you still have trouble having him sleep in his room after you've gotten it all decorated and everything.  My parents had the same problem with me when I was little and they weaned me out of their room slowly.  First I had to sleep on the floor in their room, then outside the door.  I finally realized that it was just silly for me to sleep on the floor outside their room when I had a comfortable bed in my own room! 

tyfry7496
by on Feb. 24, 2010 at 7:57 PM

 My son slept with me until the same age. I let him pick out his bed and bedding. He got a racecar bed and race car bedding. He also had a tv/vcr combo and he got to watch a movie for 30 minutes before he had to go to sleep at night. He usually fell asleep within 10-15 minutes of the movie being on. He snuck in bed with me once in a while after, but usually when he was sick or scared.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)