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How to Decorate a Wolf-Themed Bedroom

Faye loves to help her daughter decorate the rooms in her old farmhouse and to share what they have done with others.

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

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

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!

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 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.

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.

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!

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 pillowcases.

Posters are an inexpensive and easy decorating idea. This poster of a wolf and birch trees is over the desk.

Posters are an inexpensive and easy decorating idea. This poster of a wolf and birch trees is over the desk.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

© 2009 Faye Rutledge

Comments

Madison K on July 08, 2020:

I like the wolf themed but i am trying to figure out how to do it for a adult but look nice

Phoenix Wolf on January 14, 2019:

That's really nice I am getting a wolf themed room too!

Wolfgirlizzy on November 09, 2017:

I love the wolf room!!! Im also 10 years old and am obsessed with wolves!!! I love them with all of my heart i think you and vicky did a great job! I was thinking of redecorating too! (And obviously its going to be wolf themed!)

Maggie Cawthorne on August 18, 2017:

wow! that was great!

aleecia on June 02, 2017:

that is the best i love everthing to it!!!

Link on January 27, 2016:

Have to do something similar to my room!

Cecilia Karanja from Nairobi on July 10, 2014:

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

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on June 26, 2014:

Love the wolf bedroom!

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on March 23, 2014:

@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. :)

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on March 23, 2014:

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

wolfie451 on March 21, 2014:

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 on March 03, 2014:

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 on January 28, 2014:

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!)

Renee Dixon from Kentucky on January 26, 2014:

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

noner on December 05, 2013:

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.

PattiJAdkins on December 02, 2013:

Amazing and beautiful!

anonymous on October 04, 2013:

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

anonymous on October 03, 2013:

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!

Meganhere on September 03, 2013:

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.

ghoststorylover on August 20, 2013:

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 :)

Rose Jones on July 20, 2013:

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 on July 19, 2013:

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

anonymous on July 14, 2013:

@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

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on May 26, 2013:

@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 on May 25, 2013:

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!

Mary Collings from Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland on April 21, 2013:

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

LiliLove on March 26, 2013:

I LOVE this! Wolf themed bedroom looks amazing! Awesome lens!

Vikki from US on February 21, 2013:

Wow. that's simply amazing. My sister would so LOVE this bedroom theme.

JessStone on February 19, 2013:

Amazing lens! My sister loves wolves and I am always looking for wolf gifts for her, this lens is perfect!

tobydavis on February 11, 2013:

Fantastic way to personalize a bedroom - love all the tree trunks on the walls!

cutethings on February 06, 2013:

Wow, it looks great.

ngallahar on January 31, 2013:

This is a great lens!

anonymous on January 28, 2013:

Thank you for putting all the links and info on how you decorated the wolf room! You've just made a future decorating project TONS easier!

persistance lm on January 20, 2013:

Wow, the room looks like it's coming alive. What a great renovation.

anonymous on January 19, 2013:

my son would love this

HelloKittyCat on January 08, 2013:

When I saw the intro photo, I thought it was a real life wolf! What a fantastic bedroom.

CoolFool83 on November 24, 2012:

Some really unique and cool themed bedrooms. A wolf, I like!

askformore lm on November 14, 2012:

Thank you for a great lens with a lot of general information decorating ideas. And a lot of relevant useful products.

ATTHED LM on November 07, 2012:

love wolves, great theme and some cool stuff

ShineRita on October 27, 2012:

cool!

anonymous on October 20, 2012:

Fantastic bedroom for a kid!

Stevenghareeb on October 20, 2012:

nyc lens

FancyThatUK on October 14, 2012:

What a beautiful bedroom, lucky girl! I love the wall decals and the bedding is great

anonymous on September 30, 2012:

Love Wolves! Cool bedroom!

Grandma-Marilyn on September 28, 2012:

Really cool bedroom. Next best thing to sleeping outdoors.

KimGiancaterino on September 21, 2012:

You did a beautiful job on the bedroom. I love wolves, and I've always liked those birch tree wall cutouts. They look very nice together.

The One Stop Shop on September 21, 2012:

This lens is awesome! You did a fantastic job!

unipsycho on September 20, 2012:

Lacey is adorable! The room reminds me of The Witch and the Wardrobe series, it just absolutely comes to life off the pages! The wolf next to Lacey looks 3-D. You can see by the picture how delighted she is with the results, and I can totally understand her being comforted by the theme and setting. I'll bet Lacey will be a leading wolf expert someday, and conservation for this grand beast will be at the forefront of her career. Thank-you for sharing the step-by-step process...it looks like fun work!

CoolFool83 on September 20, 2012:

This is a very original lens. I enjoyed it.

ismeedee on September 16, 2012:

It's so good to hear your granddaughter loves wolves. And her bedroom has turned out beautiful!

Nyathearai on September 16, 2012:

Wow!! Lucky Lacey! Vicky evidently went all out on the creativity. I particularly love the wolf among the birch trees, and the full moon chimney-hole cover! Very well done indeed, both on the room itself and the presentation of this lens. Very helpful!

anonymous on September 15, 2012:

Returning to congratulate you on front page honors and your purple star...a good excuse to enjoy your very cool wolf theme again!

Essentially Ind on September 15, 2012:

of course i was here and read this nice LENS, wallpaper is looking too good.............:)

Shannon from Florida on September 12, 2012:

Very nice!

RedHairedRockHead on September 12, 2012:

This is so much better than buying a bunch of matching girly room stuff at a big box store, it's creative and unique and I'm sure Lacey feels very special and cherished.

Kim from Yonkers, NY on September 12, 2012:

Well I've got a Wolf throw.. & Secretly the only reason I went to my H.S. is it was Wolves (the other schools mascots were lame) adding to my about me lens as I'd love to do this with a room.

anonymous on September 12, 2012:

This is a great theme - I like wolves too.

anonymous on September 12, 2012:

I think it would also be the best selection for the twilight.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 12, 2012:

Love the idea of wall decals. They look great.

ohcaroline on September 11, 2012:

I like the birch trees...but I don't think I would want to wake up in the middle of the night and see a life sized wolf staring at me. Does the dog get jealous of the wolf?

anupma lm on September 10, 2012:

very beautiful. Love ur theme.

betterbjj on September 10, 2012:

Great lens and the bedroom looks stunning.

Cheryl Fay Mikesell from Mondovi, WI on September 09, 2012:

This awesome! I'd have never thought of it. Great Lens!

thedancebuzz on September 09, 2012:

What a wonderful bedroom for a kid! My favorite part is the birch trees!

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on September 08, 2012:

@SandyMertens: So glad you love the bedroom...and glad it has that "wow" factor!

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on September 08, 2012:

@sunny saib: Thanks for your visit and comment. Yes, Lacey is a happy girl. :)

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on September 08, 2012:

@Sylvestermouse: Hi Sylvestermouse! Thanks so much for leaving your blessings!! I'm glad you share Lacey's love of wolves. :)

Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on September 06, 2012:

All I can say is "Wow" I really love that bedroom.

sunny saib on September 05, 2012:

The room looks wonderful..and Lacey happy for sure! :)

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 04, 2012:

Everybody knows how much I love wolves so no one will be surprised to see that I have returned to leave my blessings :)

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on September 04, 2012:

@anonymous: Ali, I'm so glad you got ideas for your son's bedroom here. I'm sure he'll love it!

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on September 04, 2012:

@elyria: Thanks, elyria. My granddaughter has enjoyed her new bedroom.

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on September 04, 2012:

@JoshK47: Thanks so much for returning and for the blessing!! :)

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on September 04, 2012:

@WriterJanis2: Thanks Janis. Yes, she does love her wolf room.

Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on September 04, 2012:

@DecoratingEvents: Yes, she does love it! :)

Lisa Auch from Scotland on September 04, 2012:

Oh I love this, Laceys room is Fantastic! lucky her to have such a wonderful decorated room!

Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on September 04, 2012:

The perfect bedroom for a wolf lover!Squid Angel Blessed! :)

DecoratingEvents on September 03, 2012:

Your granddaughter looks like she absolutely loves her wolf themed bedroom. Too cute!

WriterJanis2 on August 24, 2012:

Awesome room. She must love it.

JoshK47 on August 23, 2012:

Love this lens, which is why I'm revisiting! - blessed by a SquidAngel!

elyria on August 15, 2012:

Wow, such a unique and beautiful theme for a bedroom!

anonymous on August 12, 2012:

My son wants a wolf themed bedroom and this has given us some fantastic ideas - thank you very much.

GramaBarb from Vancouver on August 11, 2012:

Love the birch trees and the wolf combo! Glad I stopped by.

SteveKaye on August 10, 2012:

You have brought the outside indoors so that it can be enjoyed all the time. What a great idea! Thank you for publishing this lens.

Fay from Cornwall, UK on July 28, 2012:

What a beautiful room. Wolves are magnificent creatures.

remicallens on July 22, 2012:

First time visiting this site. Lots of fun. For gift ideas with images of wolves, please visit http://www.zazzle.com/wildlifeearth*/wolf+gifts

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on July 09, 2012:

strange idea but i love it. thanks for step by step instruction for this wolf theme.

dream1983 on June 11, 2012:

I really like Wolf Light Switch Covers! Great lens, Squidlike

anonymous on June 10, 2012:

When i was ten i was half asleep, turned over in my bed, and saw a tall indian man just standing over me, just looking at me. He had a large headdress on, and it was wolf headdress. He also had a long staff that had wolf carvings on it. My sister that lived on a reservation, said that he was my gardian. I always wondered why i liked wolves.

anonymous on April 01, 2012:

Wolves are awesome!!!

anonymous on March 27, 2012:

Returning to enjoy your wolf themed bedroom, you put it all together wonderfully!

luniarose on March 26, 2012:

I love wolves very much. I would really want to make my room this way. Thanks for sharing

Ladyeaglefeather on March 22, 2012:

I love wolves myself, very pretty room. Thanks for sharing.

LouisaDembul on March 21, 2012:

What a wonderful wolf bedroom, they really worked hard to fulfill their little girl's dream!

domain19 on January 16, 2012:

great lens... thanks for share

acliff on January 13, 2012:

I love the painting on the wall and wolf pictures! This was definitely a neat idea and nicely done!

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on January 10, 2012:

What fantastic inspiration created this extra special wolf-themed bedroom. I love it. Quite the labor of love. Very nicely done!

Delia on January 04, 2012:

Great wolf theme decorating, nicely done! I have painted many animal murals and themes...check out my Wolf painting on my "Delia the Artist" lens and see my painting "Alpha's catch"

Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on December 31, 2011:

Sleeping with wolfs? Very intriguing idea! It worked for Romulus and Remus, right? I like it:)

Thrinsdream on December 24, 2011:

I love the idea of having a themes roomed house, brilliant. Also I love Casey, what a lovely looking dog she is. The wolf room is inspired and I will be showing my daughter this later today. Thanks. Merry Christmas to you, your daughter Vicky and her family and tell them I think their house is wonderful. Have A Great Christmas Cathi x