Incredible though it may seem, Star Wars bedding remains in fashion for the younger generation, decades after the first film first hit the silver screen in 1977! The franchise has become huge since then, and even young children today, especially boys, love both the alien and human characters. Give a boy a set of Star Wars bedding this Christmas and he’ll be grateful the year round!
How Much is Enough of Star Wars Bedding?
You could easily fill the entire bedroom with Star Wars-themed fabric, wallpaper and furniture. However, it’s worth trying to limit your youngster’s enthusiasm and just choosing a few key pieces. Make the bed and kids bedding the main focus of the bedroom (after all, it’s the biggest piece of furniture in the room). Go all out and get some snazzy Star Wars sheets along with some coordinated pillowcases and comforters. Another alternative is to choose either white, or a plain color like dark blue, to coordinate with the themed fabrics, and you can save a bit of money (and have sheets that can still be used once the Star Wars craze is behind your offspring!).
Star Wars Bedroom Walls and Ceilings
Reflect the Star Wars boys bedding by painting the ceiling a deep, dark blue and either adding white or luminous stars, or let your child design his or her own planetarium-style sky. This way, while they’re sleeping under their Star Wars comforter, dreaming of being a Luke Skywalker-style hero themselves, they can imagine they’re flying through the night sky in a state-of-the-art craft.
Star Wars Comforters and other Accessories
You could go mad any buy a Star Wars comforter, lampshades, and all sorts of other bits and pieces, but it’s usually best to leave the smaller items so that friends and family can contribute to the room for birthday and Christmas presents. This way the theme improves over time, and will probably last longer in your child’s favor than it would if everything arrived at once!
You can also get in on the act and borrow the Star Wars theme bedding when it comes to creative leisure time—making models of the characters, human and alien, or Darth Vader costumes and light sabers, is a great way to keep your children and their friends occupied with making and designing, and an excellent alternative to TV or computer time. And they’ll love the fact that they are helping to make their bedroom their own!
Giving your child the bedroom of their dreams won’t do them any harm, as long as they understand that they may have to live with it for quite some time. You don’t want to be redecorating and re-theming every year, do you?). It might even help them to sleep better, and it will certainly encourage them to go to bed with less of a fuss than usual. But it’s always best to be a little on the understated side when planning a child’s room, so that when they do tire of it, changing the decor isn’t a major task in terms of either money or time.