If you're looking to remodel your child's room, it's hard to go wrong with a Minecraft theme. The game appeals to boys and girls across a wide range of ages, and the geometric themes are easy to reproduce in your home. All you have to do to create the theme is keep your eyes open for the right styles of furniture and accessories, and be open to doing a little creative work yourself. Take a look at some tips that will help you pull together a Minecraft-style room that will delight your little gamer.
Achieving the Minecraft look depends on choosing boxy-looking furniture. Luckily, this is easy to do. Choosing a simple wood or metal bed frame is best. Choose a headboard with a built-in bookcase, preferably one with square-shaped compartments. Once it's set up and filled with books, it will be reminiscent of the pixelated building block look that you're going for. A solid-color footlocker at the foot of the bed will complete the look, and give your child plenty of storage space for their toys and treasures.
Instead of a large rectangular dresser, try two or three small, cube shaped dressers with cubbies. These are an especially good choice for smaller children, as it will be easier for them to reach and open the drawers. Square, cushioned ottomans that serve as footstools for adults can function perfectly as seats for small children, and they'll provide even more storage space – always important in a child's bedroom. Talking to professionals, like those at Design Center Furniture, can also help you make your furniture decisions.
Start with square shag area rugs to liven up the carpet and create texture. One or two is fine for a small space, but if you have a large floor area to cover, you could choose two rug colors and lay them out in a checkerboard pattern to create a play space. Hang a square mirror above the dresser, and hang dark-colored floating shelves to contrast with a light-colored wall. This will give you a space to display your child's trophies, models, or statues. Consider using wall lanterns instead of hanging lights for a more authentic Minecraft look.
If you're worried about the walls looking bare, you can create fabulous wall hangings of Steve, zombies, or creepers with some inexpensive plywood and paint. Just draw a grid onto a 21x21 square of plywood. Draw the lines one and a half inches apart from each other. Use painters tape to block out the hair and facial features, then just paint in the lines. When they're dry, hang several next to each other on a long wall, or one each on smaller walls.
You have plenty of options when it comes to choosing colors for your child's Minecraft-themed room. Some obvious colors to keep in mind are gray, black, white, brown, blue, and green. Paint three of the walls light gray, then add contrast with a forest green accent wall. Choose tan or brown carpeting (or hardwood flooring) then go with green, black and white when you're choosing area rugs. The gray walls and tan carpeting are good foundation colors for a Minecraft room, but they're also neutral enough to serve as the background for a new style when your child is ready to move on to something else.
Look for bedding and curtains with blue and green geometric patterns on a white background, and add in emerald green and sky blue throw pillows. Paint wooden furniture white with black trim. Solid colors and bold contrasts will bring the room to life and bring to mind the computerized world that you're imitating.
You'll be surprised how easily you can find furnishings and accessories that fit the theme that you're looking for. Start checking out your favorite furniture stores for the beds, dressers, shelves, and other large pieces that you need, and the rest of the room will come together quickly.
My name is Ian Flaherty and this is my home and garden blog about painting. Many people don't enjoy painting the rooms in their house, but I think it's a very relaxing task that I often do after work. I frequently change the colors of the rooms in my home and every time I do, it gives the home an entirely new appearance, I learned how to paint rooms many years ago when I first started changing the paint colors in my house. When I was first learning how to paint, I had a few mishaps, but then I would do research to learn how it's done right. If you want to discover a whole new world that can be achieved with paint, I hope you'll read my blog and apply these tips and ideas.