You might try your hand at painting a barn and sky mural. If you’re not great at painting a puffy cloud-filled blue sky, green grass, apple trees, a red barn, and farm animals, you can buy a printed mural that will be the focal point of the room. A variety of fun murals that will enhance the theme can be found by searching online. You might add a cornstalk, pig, rooster sticker, or decal to add a bit of whimsy and decorate an additional wall.
You can also commission a trompe l’oeil-painted mural of a farm scene looking out the door of the barn. Calming as well as beautiful, a painting of the countryside will add pastoral serenity to the room.
One can find a variety of beds for sale that include themes of tractors, red barns and more. Or if you are familiar with woodworking, build a barn bed yourself.
Add a toy box made of metal, a real bin used to feed animals. Or make one out of wood and decorate with the red and white barn theme. A cow chair, there are a few on etsy.com, adds a delightful and whimsical, though useful prop, to your barn theme. Go all out with a wine barrel vanity or add fun for the little one with a cow rocker; there is much out there to inspire you in your farm or barn theme.
There are many fine and inexpensive canvas and wood decorative items that would be suitable for your barn-themed room. From cow painting prints to country whimsical, posters and prints are ideal to enliven the room and add to your theme. You can even have your child paint his or her favorite farm animal and have a canvas print made to adorn the wall. Signs with simple sayings and country fun can also enhance the theme of the room.
Building It Yourself
If you decide to build an enclosed barn bed with a sliding door painted in red and white, you can begin by buying the right sliding door hardware, red and white paint and any other building supplies that might be needed for this fun project. Add a cute sign to the sliding door and gingham or black and white unique “cow” bedding, and you will have a bed to delight any child as well as make sleep time more fun.
You should be able to find lots of inspiration on the Internet as well as places to buy building materials, murals, props, pictures, signs and more. With a bit of creativity and a sense of humor, you can decorate your child’s room in a barn theme and make it a place they will enjoy for play as well as sleep and relaxation. Whether the outside of your home overlooks a traffic jam or the countryside, a barn theme is easy to carry out and will provide fun, relaxation, whimsy and charm to your home decor.
Author’s Bio: Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in interior design, DIY, and wellness.
When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.