You may or may not have seen the ridiculously cool Pottery Barn Kids Star Wars Room, but it was the source of inspiration for a bedroom makeover in our home. Needless to say, I wanted this Jedi room as much as a my two young boys do, but I didn’t feel like I can justify thousands of dollars on it. So when it was time to upgrade their room into our favourite theme, I did it on a budget instead. Here’s how…
Star Wars Room on a Budget
True story: since we converted our youngest son’s nursery into this Star Wars room, our boys have not slept apart in over a year. They both love Star Wars so much that our oldest decided to ditch his own room to sleep on the “Dark Side” with his younger brother. It’s easy to create a themed room with just new bedding and wall decals. And it’s the least expensive way to update. There isn’t even a need to change the paint colour as long as you have something neutral or one that compliments your colour scheme.
Old Meets New
Twin White Bunk Bed with stairs
I did some hunting and found a white bunk bed with actual stairs (not a ladder) from only $850 and FYI The Pottery Barn one is $2,899! Let’s be honest, my kids are pretty clumsy and I wanted something a little less accident prone. I can vouch that this bed has been an awesome focal point for their room. Another great feature is that the stairs are drawers! Yahoo for extra storage! We ordered the bunk bed without the extra storage underneath and saved a couple hundred dollars. Instead, I bought a zippered storage drawer from Ikea and we use that to store summer clothing and toys. Like most furniture ordered online, the bed will arrive on pallets and you’ll need a few hours to assemble it.
Bedding adds an easy upgrade to any room and it can be very inexpensive for twin beds. After doing a little research, we realized that we needed a lower 6″ twin mattress so that it would not be too high for the bunk bed rails. I did a lot of web surfing and found that Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s have the best selection of affordable themed bedding. You can choose from the more classic Star Wars characters of Darth Vadar, Luke Skywalker and Yoda or the new age Kylo Ren and Rey.
For curtains, I purchased these grommet black-out panel red curtains from Walmart in-store. I couldn’t find the exact set online but I did link something similar. My kids love the crimson represented “Dark Side” and even though I was a little wary about how this deep red would look with our baby blue walls, I think it turned out great!
Wall decals, posters, pillows, blankets and rugs are fairly cheap and easy to decorate with. I even found these great clocks on our local buy and sell website, Kijiji. With all the hype for the new movie, there is Star Wars everything, everywhere. Just be on the lookout for a sale or clearance item when you are out shopping!
Need some new clothes to go with your room? Check out my previous post for Star Wars clothes for the whole family.
May the Force Be With You!
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