Halloween Decs for Kid’s Bedrooms

Halloween Decs for Kid’s Bedrooms

Halloween Decs for Kid’s Bedrooms

Halloween for kid’s rooms

Rooomy brings you top Halloween decorations and activities

to help make the most of a spooky half term with your children 

 

After a year of scuppered celebrations, all the birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries and more that have been missed, and we know Christmas is awaiting us at the end phew.  But let’s not forget that Halloween is coming up at the end of the month, yay!  Are you like me and decorate during the day of the 31st?  I always have great plans for pumpkins, but everything ends up a little last minute.  Or have you found yourself following in the Americans footsteps going all out with the decs early?

Well this year after all the indoor parties ( I had a birthday banner up for 6 months, I’ve told you before I don’t win any interiors or organisation awards) and with Halloween falling at the end of half term, I think it’s the perfect opportunity to have a little fun and make the most of the decs with the girls.  If you’re thinking this sounds like a plan to you then I’m here to help with some great decorations ideas for you to check out.  Each will be able to be stored and re used for all your Halloween celebrations to come plus there is some helpful pumpkin decorating advice, especially if you have any left-over paint from this year’s interiors projects.

 

meri meri balloon garland for kids rooms

Balloon Garland

Meri Meri

More and more birthday pics are featuring balloon arches and they look fun but either a lot of effort to make it look good yourself or expensive to outsource.  Well Meri Meri have this sorted for Halloween, bringing you a balloon garland PLUS hanging bats at the bargain set price of £25!! If you love party balloons, then this is the Halloween party decoration for you! This easy to assemble kit of 40 balloons creates a terrific balloon display featuring black, silver, orange and pre-filled confetti balloons and 8 fabulous hanging bats.

 

Peg Dolls

Little Peg House

All the classic Halloween characters in one little peg doll family.  These characters will at home in your child’s room or anywhere else in the family home.  Not a pink fairy in site, it’s just not Halloween is it?  I think kids’ can get away when they’re 2/3 years old.  These little faces bring colour and cuteness at a scary time.  You will be able to start building your Halloween decorations collection just like your Christmas ones. 

halloween peg dolls for kids bedrooms
Halloween Decorations featuring Decal Folks

 

Spooky Decals

Decal Folks

Decals are great as they don’t damage the wall cab be put back on their paper rolled up and brought out again next year, they allow you to add details to a larger space creating the spooky atmosphere eve quicker.  This pack comes with bats and pumpkins in different sizes and you can choose the colours for each of them, you can go traditional black and orange if you want or you can style them with your décor, fun!!!

 

 

Boo Letters 

Little England Gifts

Kid’s names in wooden letters have been popular for several years now and over the last few Christmas has joined in, so why not add Halloween into the fun? Just like the peg dolls they will go into your collection and come out every year.  BOO is the perfect little touch for your kid’s room, it’s not too scary for the little ones and will still be a fun addition when they’re older and wanting more of a spook these will be a timeless edition to your collection.

 

 

Boo Letters for kids rooms at halloween
Halloween garland from Nelly's Treasures for kids bedrooms

Spooky Garland

Nelly’s Treasures

Garlands make such wonderful borders and wen decorating it looks awesome when some height can be added to the space, it takes the eye on a journey round the whole space, that way all your hard work get noticed and is thoroughly enjoyed by the beholder. This garland from Nelly’s Treasures is cute, big, bold and I love the colour palette.  It is a complete bargain for £7 which also means you could buy a couple, what a treat!

Hocus Pocus Colouring Book

Squidgearoo

Whilst you are decorating and probably trying to get some work done during the half term then this gorgeous colouring book is just the ticket, adorable doodles that your child will love to fill in.  Each design has been hand drawn and comes on its own page so you can cut it out and put it on the wall or send to someone, perfect to add to the decorations.  The book is A5 size so it will fit perfectly in your bag for those days when you are on the move.  Printed on quality card and wrapped in a bellyband your little ones (and you!) will have hours of fun.  You can also add on a pack of Stib Positive Worded pencils in either a mini travel pack or jumbo pencils. 

halloween colouring book from squidgearoo for the kids during half term

Pumpkins

If you want to make more of your DIY skills and if we’re in lockdown over half term then there may be time for a few more crafts activities in the build up to the big night.  Pumpkin carving is always great fun but it also take a lot of effort and some parents are worried about the safety side, especially for younger ones.  Painting your pumpkins is a wonderful way to bring the festivities into the home plus they are big too, so very satisfying.  Kid’s can have free reign on how theirs looks which is wonderful autonomy for them.  And the toddlers can always join in by adding to yours, Ava did this a few years ago now and it was a really lovely afternoon chilling in the kitchen, music on and having some fun with the paint.

Pumpkin Painting for kids and toddlers rooomy magazine
Pumpkin Painting for kids and toddlers rooomy magazine
Pumpkin Painting for kids and toddlers rooomy magazine

Pumpkin Stickers

Doodle Moo

If you want to join the kid’s I highly recommend it, it’s great to get creative I think as adults we don’t spend nearly enough time doing the things we loved as kids.  Plus, it’s perfect modelling for the kid’s too!  If you want some tips on how to make them look great then Emily of Doodle Moo has your back plus some awesome free printable stickers that you can cut out and stick onto your pumpkin to enhance your design.  Emily recommends using up any left-over interior paint and acrylics always work well too.  Always leave time for coats to thoroughly dry before adding details on top, making this a great project for half term!

Doodle moo pumpkins
doodle moo pumpkins

Pinatas

Doodle Moo

And one last treat, I highly recommend are Emily’s Halloween pinatas, another fun project and a great game for the big night, something for you to prep yourself or you can get them to decorate their own.  They might even like to decorate, fill with a few sweets and your child could drop it off to a friend during the half term break, it’s always nice to get surprises and everyone get to enjoy the gift of giving, passing the positivity forward, which we need to do more than ever right now.

doodle moo pinatas, kids crafts for halloween

There you have it, great decoration to add to your Halloween collection and some fun craft projects for the break.  If you go forward with any of these ideas I’d love to see your pics you can email them in or tag us on social.  If you use any of Emily’s please give her a shout out @DoodleMoo

Have a wonderful Halloween and stay safe.

Best wishes

Rachel

Ps You know it’ll be the C word next, I’m just saying, only two pay slips to go, eek!

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which will bring the sense of deep sea adventure or chilling on the beach.

Whales have always seemed amazing to us: the largest mammal on earth, their under-water speech, the sheer mass splashing down in the ocean to their calm, large glide through the water. With Finding Nemo, Pixar have helped take them to a new level where we now feel we are all able to speak whale which is fantastic.  Here at Rooomy we’re  great at speaking whale, some better than others of course.  This wonderful design manages to encapsulate their fun side.  The design is also available in grey.

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Under the sea does not need to mean The Little Mermaid or Finding Nemo. Maybe the pattern of wallpaper is just not for you. With this sea cave mural you can help your child go on an under the sea adventure of their own, available for any size wall. For your teenager this will bring a great sense of calm to their space when they are stressing over exams and all the other hurdles that go hand in hand with hormone surges.  Who knows it could inspire some scuba diving training?

So many wallpapers are not considered for kid’s rooms – too fancy, too grown up (whatever that mean). If you’re a fan of the beach and your kids love making endless sand angels, rock pooling and cart-wheeling along the beach then this design could be for you. Its warm rainbow tones are perfect for happy daydreaming of seaside adventures, but from the comfort of the carpet or cosy in bed. Their imagination, memories and creativity will all be firing away! Maybe you can join them for a lazy daydream? Cornetto, anyone?

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When it comes to designing rooms for little ones, it can often feel as though there are so many practicalities to consider. From layouts to colour schemes, bed types to themes, it’s so important to work out what matters most to you and your child. Once the ‘sensible’ boxes are ticked, it’s time for the creative part to start!

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Why not start by creating a mood board together? As well as being a fun crafting activity, it’s such a creative process that can really help spark imaginations, and may even result in some unique art work for their walls!  

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Walls
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They’re mad on pirates

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Inject a nautical twist into the study space with hand painted deep horizontal stripes in Indigo blue. ‘Sea Forever’ canvas from Love to Home.  

For an instant refresh and to give new life to old chests of drawers, try adding some quirky nautical style drawer handles.

Blankets can provide an instant room revamp by adding layers of texture and colour. Try the Elephant Stamp for gorgeously classic stripes.

Finally, a few words of practical advice for achieving nautical style for your mini mariner:  Keep it simple. A reduced three colour palette can work wonders in creating a pulled together room.

Embrace the stripes! Horizontal bands of colour instantly say beach, and work fabulously with ditsy whale prints and plains to break up all the pattern.  Whether you choose laid back beach vibes, pirate, or whale schemes, one thing’s certain, the nautical theme has so much variety that should serve them well for years to come.

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, nature will play a big part – woodland motifs, natural woods and textured prints are all there, but it’s also playful. Teepees and tents and accessories, such as bunting and hanging plants, are just some of the fun ways to help you bring the outdoors in for your little ones to enjoy until they can happily waddle off to play outside in the warmer months’ ahead.

This bed doubles up as a tent to create the ultimate hideaway. All you need to add are oversized scatter cushions, beanbags and simple wooden accessories.

Pale, textured woods will instantly bring nature into the room, consider adding pops of mustard and burnt orange to draw your eye across the room. I love the prints with the matching frames.

“Nature will play a big part – woodland motifs, natural woods and textured prints
are all there, but it’s also playful”

Textiles are probably the easiest (and cheapest) way to update a space. Layer rugs, cushions and blankets in different textures and patterns to create fun space to cosy up in.

Small, upholstered pieces of furniture are a great way to bring pretty botanical prints into your child’s bedroom. All you need to accessorise with are plants, we love these glass ones, be sure to hang them out of reach.

Create a mini-getaway in the corner of a living room or play room with a teepee. Throws and fairy lights will keep it looking magical as the night draws in.

Adding pastel accessories to minimal spaces gives a room a stylish Scandinavian feel, bunting and animal prints here keep it all looking playful and light. Check out that toy box, storage for unwanted clutter will help keep the space looking calm.

A monochrome colour scheme will always look fresh and modern, and it allows you to be more playful with pattern. We love the animal cushions, fun ornaments and abstract mountains here.

Tree-printed wallpaper adds warmth to this otherwise white nursery whilst the stag head brings some unexpected quirkiness. Decorating above key spaces like changing areas are ideal for creating a focal point in a room.

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