What is his favorite show or color? Is he into spaceships or trains? Ask yourself and your son similar questions. By age 3, kids can speak in short sentences and express several emotions. He should be able to tell you his interests to give you an appropriate idea for a room and what things to incorporate. To help, look at room ideas online or in catalogs together. Ask him what room he likes the best from the pictures. His input should influence the room idea.
Cartoon Character Rooms
At the age of 3, most little boys are infatuated with a certain cartoon character. A favorite cartoon character from a movie or television show could be an ideal choice for a room's theme. A bedroom featuring his favorite character will make the room more inviting and comfortable for him to sleep in. Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Bob the Builder, Finding Nemo and Go Diego Go! are popular favorites among preschool boys. For the little boy who loves superhero cartoons, Spider-Man and Batman may be the perfect choice. Cartoon character bedding and furniture are very popular in several mass merchandise retail stores such as Target. A cartoon character room is hassle-free because everything from a Cars toddler bed to a Mickey Mouse television can be found in stores or online. To make the room simple, buy several or a few of the character's bedroom paraphernalia such as wall borders, blankets, wastebaskets and floor mats to accessorize the room. Bedroom walls can be painted to complement the character bedding and furniture.
Three year-olds are developing cognitively and participating in make-believe play. Your little boy may imagine he's a train conductor or taking a trip on an African safari. A room with a make-believe theme will make his imaginative thoughts become reality. Unlike cartoon character rooms, rooms with generic themes are easier to grow into and allow him to have the same room theme for several years. Space, sports, army camouflage, construction work, safaris and trains are some of the many themes that young boys adore. For the room to look as realistic as possible, consider special assets in the room. For example, stuffed monkeys can hang from bed posts in a safari-themed room, or a train-themed room could include a train-shaped bed. Several stores and online sites offer boy's bedding and furniture. Murals can also be used to give the room a more realistic vibe. If you have an artistic hand, consider creating one yourself on the room's wall or purchase a store-brought one.
Young boys may change their minds about their favorite cartoon or interests. Now, he likes Spider-Man. Tomorrow, he likes Disney's Cars. For the child who constantly changes what he likes or dislikes, a basic room may be an ideal option for his bedroom. Instead of a Bob the Builder theme or space theme, the room could be very simple. Bedding, furniture and floor mats could be patterned with stripes or denim or include one primary color like blue or green. Walls can be accessorized with framed posters of his favorite character at the time so it can be easily changed when he changes his mind. Stay away from anything too permanent with this idea such as a hand-painted mural or car-shaped bed.
All rooms should include basic items for your 3-year-old son such as a toy organizer, a hamper, a wastebasket and a nightlight. A kid's desk and table is essential for him to draw, paint and create. A personalized name plate for the door and light switch cover will add unique touches to his room.