A few months ago my oldest son (he is 5) decided he wanted to redesign his room in all things Star Wars. Being the cool mom that I am (at least I like to think that I am cool) I couldn’t say no. So of course, I said yes and started working on his room right away. With the new movie releasing in just a few short weeks I thought now was the perfect time to finally share this Star Wars Room redesign. By the end you will be saying “The Force is Strong with This One”…
When I first started thinking about redesigning my sons room I thought really hard about the color scheme. Luckily his walls were already painted green and beige so I figured we would be okay there. But I really wanted an authentic Star Wars look and wanted to stick with those bold colors for the rest of the design. My initial instinct was to start with the bedding and go from there and I am SO GLAD I DID!
Upon searching I landed on this Star Wars Reversible bedding. I also bought the matching sheet set which can both be found at Kohl’s. I then pulled up the image found online, saved it to my computer and then made myself a color scheme pallet so I knew which colors I was working with. It made the entire design process so much easier!
Great shelving, storage, and lighting can go a long way. I had the colors I was working with so I needed those must-have Star Wars decor items to really pull the room together. I set off to browse the internet and quickly found so many things I wanted. Seriously, it was truly hard to stop myself from buying because everything is SO COOL!
Storage wise, I wanted a bookcase that would display all of my son’s books, create his own personal book nook, and also be a great way to showcase his newly found Star Wars collectibles. I ended up going with this Altra Kids 4-shelf Bookcase and this side table from Overstock.com. Fabric bins and Star Wars Photo Boxes tied these together and gave a more “grown up” feeling to the design.
I also totally had to have this Darth Vader Chair. We’ve seen it before in Toys R Us so that was among one of the very first items I got because who wouldn’t want to sit on Darth Vader’s face?
Oh the walls… Walls are the structure that hold the room together (literally) so they have to be treated as such in a design. Walls can also be extremely awkward and throw off a design if not utilized properly.
Prior to this redesign we had Dinosaur wall decals on the walls and well, dinosaurs and Star Wars don’t really go together (although, that would make an epic movie). So we tore those down and instead placed these Star Wars Typography Collection Wall Decals (I found at AllPosters.com) around the entire room. I have to say, these are MUCH larger than I expected and they are also MUCH cooler in person. Seriously, I love these.
Upon above my son’s headboard I actually used a Star Wars woven tapestry and just nailed it to the wall. Cool idea, right?
I then added this very cool Stormtrooper Clock right above my son’s dresser. It is seriously the coolest clock I could find. For right now, my son cannot tell the time with it but who cares? It’s awesome!
The Final Touches
Once the bedding, walls, and furniture were complete it was all about adding those final details to pull the room together.
I settled on a few pillows, like this custom designed Star Wars Pillow from Stanley Print House. Along with a BB-8 Alarm Clock, Star Wars Coasters (AllPosters.com), and a BB-8 Cardboard Lifesize Standup (AllPosters.com). I even added in some round circle blue rugs.
For the collectible items, I got this C3PO Pop Vinyl Figure (AllPosters.com), a BB-8 Pop Vinyl Figure, this Star Wars Force Awakens Figurine Play Set, and you can’t have a Star Wars room without a Millennium Falcon Bluetooth Speaker!
In case you are curious what it looked like before, here is what the space used to look like:
Such a transformation, right?
I truly love how this ended up turning out. My biggest suggestion to you is to start with the bedding so you have a color palette to go from. It truly makes everything so much easier.
Now my son can have the force even when he sleeps and now yours can too! I can’t wait for the next DIY project! Until then, xoxo!
Disclosure: I received several products in this publication for free in exchange for a feature in this post. The opinions remain my own.