A Fire Engine Themed Bedroom for Boys – Kids Bedroom Ideas
A Fire Engine Themed Bedroom for Boys
A fire engine room is an excellent theme for a little boy that adores anything related to fire engines. Design his room so it can be fun and educational at the same time. It is fun because he can get to indulge in one of the most popular childhood fantasies and that is to portray a community hero. What better model for your son than a brave fireman? It is also educational because you can incorporate in the fire engine room ideas about fire safety. At the same time teach your son about a possible career option when he grows up. Enjoy this guide on how you can make a fire engine themed room for your son.
The Wall – A lot of fire engine related stuff already uses red so it is only natural that you choose a contrasting color if painting the walls. Yellow is the obvious choice in order to contrast with the red. If painting is not an option you can readily purchase a fireengine themed wallpaper online for your son’s room.
The Bed – If your son has an ordinary bed you can use a square or rectangular piece of wood for the headboard and simply paint it red so that it resembles the color of a fire engine. Once you’re done painting you can then draw the profile of a fire truck complete with wheels. You can also include ladders and hoses as part of the whole design.
If you are not the artistic type, and are willing to purchase a new bed for your son, there are many fire engine beds available online. Some of these come complete with bells and ladders.
When choosing a fire engine bed, be sure to check the dimensions of the bed first in order to ensure it will fit into your child’s room. The more elaborate fire engine beds tend to be expensive.
A fire engine bed would not be complete without the appropriate bedding. There are comforters, bed sheets and pillowcases available that are designed with a fire engine theme. An alternative design would be black and white Dalmatian spots so that it gives a nice contrast to a red fire engine bed.
The Accessories – You can install a hook on your son’s door and hang a toy fire truck hat and coat. Certainly hang some pictures of fire trucks and fire stations. If your son has an extensive fire truck collection then by all means proudly display them as well.
There are various fire truck inspired products available online. These include lamps and toy chests shaped like a fire truck. One of these toy chests strategically placed at the bottom of the bed will give your son an incentive to clean up after he plays. You can also purchase some toy hoses and a nice touch would be a toy fire hydrant beside his bed.
What a fantastic teaching aid a fire engine themed room can be to teach youngsters fire safety. Number one rule to learn is that young boys don’t play with matches. Otherwise of course they as the trusty fireman will be rushing off to rescue injured little boys and put out fires in family homes. Teach your young fireman to keep his fire truck bed neat and tidy. Surely their fire engine needs everything in place and in order in the event they are called out to put out a fire. So their bedroom cannot only be a safe haven where they can safely spend hours dreaming and fantasizing of great futures for themselves. It can also be a teaching aid that will make Mum and Dads job that much easier.
Credit : Howard, Michelle. Kids Room Ideas.