How to Decorate a Wolf-Themed Bedroom
How We Decorated a Bedroom With Wolves
My granddaughter Lacey loves wolves, and she wanted to decorate her bedroom in a wolf theme. This page includes ideas for painting your room and how to use a wolf wall mural, birch-tree wall decals, a full moon, posters, bedding, and accessories to make the best wolf bedroom ever! Lacey slept on the sofa in the living room for a month while all of the painting and decorating was done. She didn't look at the room until it was finished, and boy was she surprised!
I'll show you a few of the ideas we used to make a fun bedroom for a 10-year-old girl, and how you can do it, too! All it takes is an idea and lots of shopping to find just the right decorations!
Clear Out the Furniture and Paint the Walls
First, we had to do some preliminary work on the walls such as filling in cracks in the plaster and sanding. Plus, we gave the room a general clean up and moved out most of the furniture.
For the paint, Lacey chose a light gray, and it worked out beautifully with the other wall decorations. I was a little unsure about the gray, but the dark-blue curtains brighten it up. As you'll see in the photos, it's the perfect color for a night sky and full moon!
We used BEHR paint from Home Depot. I can't say enough about how much we loved this paint. It goes on easy and doesn't drip or splatter. We used a primer first and then one coat of flat enamel paint. The flat enamel is a washable flat paint. For the woodwork, we used a primer and then semi-gloss enamel in Candlelight Ivory.
Next Comes the Shopping
After the painting was done, then came the fun part: shopping and more shopping.
My daughter Vicky had a vision of how she wanted the room to look, and she did a great job! It took a lot of shopping for just the right things! She discovered that many wolf-themed items can be found online by visiting only one place: Amazon. But she also spent many hours looking in thrift shops, antique stores, craft shows, Lowe's, and K-Mart! She wanted to find unique things to make this room special!
A Wolf Wall Mural Can Be the Main Focus
This life-sized wolf will certainly draw attention to your room. It looks so real (or at least like it was painted directly on the wall)! But it's actually a peel-and-stick wall mural. We found it to be very easy to apply. Combine it with the birch-tree wall decals and a full moon for a beautiful scene. My granddaughter loves hers.
This mural can be used inside or outside. The self-adhesive sticks to any clean, dry surface: just peel and stick. Complete instructions are included and we had no trouble putting this on the wall.
Birch-Tree Wall Decal Set
The birch trees are a pre-pasted wall mural set. We also found these to be very simple to apply. They can be easily removed later if needed, without ruining the wall.
We used them on one long wall and the adjacent short wall in Lacey's bedroom. Since this room has such high ceilings, the trees had to be pieced together, but you can't notice it at all. We did the piecing near the bottom rather than the top, so it's mostly behind the bed. It took more than one set for us, but how many sets you need depends on how large your room is and how many walls you want to put them on.
This is a 20.5-in x 18-ft roll of peel-and-stick wallpaper. It's easy to stick to the wall and then move if you make a mistake. The best part is it doesn't leave a sticky residue when you take it off.
Video: Wall Decal Installation
Add a Full Moon
Every wolf-themed room needs a full moon! We made our own, but if you don't feel that adventurous, you can buy one. Amazon has one that was recommended to us by friends, but we decided to make our own since the place we needed to put it is a little tricky. You can read how we did it below.
How to Make Your Own Glow-in-the-Dark Full Moon
Vicky made her own glow-in-the-dark full moon. Here's how: There is a chimney hole high on one wall (where a stovepipe originally went in) with a tin cover over it. Vicky used some originality to turn that cover into a full moon! She cut out a piece of foam core board the size of a dinner plate, painted it in a pale yellow glow-in-the-dark paint, and then glued it to the stove cover. If you don't have a stove cover, just hang it on the wall. A wolf room really needs a full moon, and Lacey loved it!
It's Easy to Decorate With Bedding
An easy way to decorate is with wolf-themed bedding, including quilts, comforters, blankets, and sheets. You could also use a throw or quilt as a wall hanging or over a chair.
Vicky used blankets with a howling wolf design on the bed rather than a comforter or bedspread. She used dark-blue and gray sheets and pillowcases.
This is my favorite wolf blanket. It is a lightweight, fleece blanket with a beautiful design. And it's machine washable.
Put Up Posters
Posters are an inexpensive way to decorate your room, and there are so many choices that you are sure to find one you love. You can find a large selection at most discount stores or online. All Posters is one of my favorite places to find art of any subject. We chose two beautiful wolf posters for Lacey's room and put them in frames from Wal-Mart. It was so easy!
Use Accessories to Decorate
Vicky picked up unique wolf items to make Lacey's room special. We had fun shopping in all of the local used furniture stores to find just the right desk. We added the wolf-themed lamp, decorative plate, bookends, pencil holder, various trinkets, and figurines as decorations on her desk. Simple things can be used to decorate and carry out the theme of your room. Note the wolf calendar and light-switch plate in the photo below.
Remodeling an Old Hutch for a Wolf-Themed Room
This was originally a dining room hutch, and Vicky painted it in the same paint as the woodwork. Next, she spray painted the hardware and added wolf decals on the drawers.
She added a bulletin board by removing the glass doors and shelves and gluing on rolled cork. She then used flat molding around the edges to hold in it place.
The blue vinyl baskets on the shelves make great storage for toys. Lacey's TV, DVD player, and DVD collection are kept on the shelves behind the doors.
The wolf plate set on top of the hutch was purchased at a local antique store, but you can also find them on Amazon. Lacey already had the stuffed animal and alarm clock sitting on the hutch. Artwork was done by Lacey.
Add a Reading Center
A Little History
This house belonging to Vicky (my daughter), Scott (my son-in-law), Scottie (grandson) and Lacey (granddaughter) is a 100-year-old farmhouse with large rooms and high ceilings. It has the wide baseboard and still has the original glass doorknobs! However, it was in bad need of some tender loving care, so they are re-decorating it room by room.
Each room has a theme. So far, they have done the master bedroom in Romantic Cottage, Lacey's room in Wolves, Scottie's room in a '50s theme, and the living room is in a Route 66 theme. Since Vicky chose her favorite things for the master bedroom, Scott got to choose the theme for the living room. They used Route 66 tin signs, model cars, and other vintage items in this room. This page is about how we decorated Lacey's bedroom in a wolf theme.
To summarize, you can easily decorate a bedroom—or any room—in an amazing wolf theme by adding a wolf mural, birch-tree decals, a full moon, wolf blankets, posters, and other unique accessories. I hope these decorating tips have helped you with ideas for your own room. Thanks for your visit.
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