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How to Decorate a Wolf Themed Bedroom

This is 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!

The wolf pen & ink drawing over the bed was bought from a local artist. The birch tree decals and wolf blankets were ordered online.
The wolf pen & ink drawing over the bed was bought from a local artist. The birch tree decals and wolf blankets were ordered online.

Getting Started

First, we had to do some preliminary work on the walls, filling in cracks and sanding. Also, we gave the room a general clean up and moved out most of the furniture.

For the paint, she chose a light gray (this was Lacey's choice) 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, 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 using that 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 theme 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!

For an Amazing Wolf Room

1. Wolf

2. Birch Trees

3. Full Moon

This life-sized wolf is really a wall mural. See how big he is and how real it looks? I think it would be scary to have a wolf in your room, but Lacey thinks he keeps her safe.
This life-sized wolf is really a wall mural. See how big he is and how real it looks? I think it would be scary to have a wolf in your room, but Lacey thinks he keeps her safe.

A Wolf Wall Mural Can Be Main Focus of the Bedroom

This life-size wolf will certainly draw attention to your room. It looks so real or like it was painted 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 for a beautiful scene. My granddaughter loves hers.

Wild Gray Wolf Sticker Mural
Wild Gray Wolf Sticker Mural

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.


Birch Tree Wall Decals
Birch Tree Wall Decals

This wall mural set includes: 7 large, 7 medium, and 7 small birch trees. They are already pasted, which makes it easy to put them on the wall. Best part is, they don't leave a sticky residue when you take them off.

 

How to Put a Decal on Your Wall

Unsure if you want to try adding a decal to your wall? This video shows you step-by-step, how it is done.

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.

Moon In My Room Remote Control Wall Décor Night Light
Moon In My Room Remote Control Wall Décor Night Light

The Moon in my Room will automatically light up when the room gets dark and has an auto-shut off. Also, it will show the 12 phases of the moon by remote control or automatic.

 

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!

3 Basic Decorating Tips

1. Bedding

2. Posters

3. Accessories

Use wolf blankets to decorate your room.
Use wolf blankets to decorate your room.

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 pillow cases.

Wolf Family Super Soft Polar Fleece Throw Blanket Wolves Gift Idea 50x60
Wolf Family Super Soft Polar Fleece Throw Blanket Wolves Gift Idea 50x60

This is my favorite wolf blanket. It is a lightweight, fleece blanket with a beautiful design. Machine washable.

 

Posters Are an Inexpensive and Easy Decorating Idea

This wolf and birch trees poster is over the desk.
This wolf and birch trees poster is over the desk.

So Many Choices

Posters are an inexpensive way to decorate your room, and there are so many choices, 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!

We bought this cool desk at a used furniture store, and added wolf bookends, figurines, and other accessories that we found at various places.
We bought this cool desk at a used furniture store, and added wolf bookends, figurines, and other accessories that we found at various places.

Using 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, book ends, 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

 The wolf plate set on the hutch was bought at a local antique store. The wolf decals were ordered online. The blue bins are from a discount store.
The wolf plate set on the hutch was bought at a local antique store. The wolf decals were ordered online. The blue bins are from a discount store.

How It Was Done

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

Lacey loves to read (mostly about wolves!) and already had the child-size recliner chair and books. We found the table at an antique store. Can you see the howling wolves in the lampshade?
Lacey loves to read (mostly about wolves!) and already had the child-size recliner chair and books. We found the table at an antique store. Can you see the howling wolves in the lampshade?

Accent With a Beautiful Wolf Lamp

Gray Wolf Bust Table Lamp W/ Nature Print Shade
Gray Wolf Bust Table Lamp W/ Nature Print Shade

This table lamp features the bust of a gray wolf. It measures 18 1/2 inches tall, including the shade. It will make a beautiful accent to your room.

 

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 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.

Meet Casey

Casey is Lacey's pet German Shepherd dog, the closest she could come to having a wolf! Casey loves to relax on the swing.
Casey is Lacey's pet German Shepherd dog, the closest she could come to having a wolf! Casey loves to relax on the swing.

Summary

To summarize, you can easily decorate a bedroom, or any room, in an amazing wolf theme by adding a wolf mural, birch tree decals, 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.

© 2009 Faye Rutledge

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Cesky 2 years ago from Nairobi

Wow. A very interesting read. Wolves never looked so good


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SusanDeppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

Love the wolf bedroom!


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Faye Rutledge 2 years ago from Concord VA Author

@Kanalka: Hi Kanalka, Thanks for your visit and nice comment. I'm so glad you find these decorating ideas useful. I hope Katy will enjoy her wolf room. :)


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Faye Rutledge 2 years ago from Concord VA Author

@wolfie451: Hi Abbey, thanks for your visit and comment. I hope you'll enjoy your wolf bedroom as much as Lacey enjoys hers. :)


wolfie451 2 years ago

Hi, i am Abbey but most people i know call me Wolfie:) And i love your bedroom and everything in it! I am also 10 years old and a wolf lover with all of my heart! I will have to use your ideas for my bedroom also:)


Kanalka 2 years ago

Lacey and my daughter Katy sound like kindred spirits. Katy is almost 10, loves wolves, and loves to read. I'd really like to decorate her room with a wolf theme. I was looking for ideas and I never expected find a wolf-themed room for a girl. These are great ideas. Thanks!


susan369 2 years ago

I've never met anyone who was into wolves! What a quirky and cool choice! You did a great job with the deco and Casey is adorable! (sorry about the exclamation marks, bad habit! oops! not again! - oh, I give up!)


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Zeross4 2 years ago from Kentucky

Wow this was really awesome, loved the rooms and all the wolf things. Such a great article and great ideas!


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noner 3 years ago

That room is AWESOME! I tried to make a wolf themed room once but never got past some wolf pattern sheets and blankets and a few decorations.


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PattiJAdkins 3 years ago

Amazing and beautiful!


anonymous 3 years ago

I'mmmmmmmmmmm back! Squidluv left! Have a wonderful day!


anonymous 3 years ago

Drats, I am at my daily limit for squidlikes, but will drop in tomorrow to leave some squidluv!Thank you so much for dropping by!


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Meganhere 3 years ago

Lacey has one of the coolest bedrooms I've ever seen. Such a nice change from princess pink! I love those birth trees and the wolves, of course.


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ghoststorylover 3 years ago

I love wolves too, they are such beautiful animals! I know about those glass doorknobs you talked about, one house we lived in had them too :)


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Gypzeerose 3 years ago

So, so cool. Pinned to my home beautification board. BTW - I didn't know that Buckhawk Center was located in Southern MO - maybe I will go visit it when I go home.


dellgirl 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing this beautiful lens, its really interesting! I like what you've done here, enjoyed it a lot.


anonymous 3 years ago

@Faye Rutledge: HI! Thanks for your response. I just happened to look again with my daughter, thought I had checked 'notify me' with new comments... I will certainly send photos when we have the room completed. We're getting lots of great ideas and are planning to copy a few of yours. She really wants a 'wolf den' theme. We'll see what we come up with! Rob


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Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA Author

@anonymous: Hello Rob, thanks for your visit and nice comment. I'm glad you like the room. I've never seen wolf wallpaper, but if you check your local paint stores you may be able to find it, or order it. If she wants more than just a border, and you can't find wallpaper, I will suggest purchasing wolf wallpaper decals and adding those to your painted walls. These are small enough that you could place them randomly on the walls all around the room. I have added them to this page, and you can see them above. (They are below the photo of the hutch.) I hope this helps. If you get your room decorated, I would love it if you contact me by going to my profile page and using the contact button. I'd love to know how you decorated it and see photos if you can email them. Best wishes.


anonymous 3 years ago

Hi, great site! I couldn't believe it when I first came here as I thought my daughter was the only one wanting a wolf-themed room...:) I have a question for you -- do you happen to know anywhere to actually find wallpaper (not borders) with wolf themes. I love your murals, but my daughter is stuck on having actual 'wolf wallpaper'. Thanks for any help!


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faeriesong7 3 years ago from Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland

What a stunning bedroom - my husband would love this...he's crazy about wolves.


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