Whether your child’s favourite superhero is Ironman, Hulk, Superman or Captain America – here are five DIY décor ideas to create the ultimate superhero base.
We decorated Jackson’s bedroom and decided not to focus on just one character as he has a new favourite superhero every week!
1. Feature Wall
We decided to decorate a feature wall and found a retro comic style wallpaper, which we hung behind the TV. The wallpaper had a bright and bold print making it eye catching as soon as you walked into his room.
We loved the wallpaper so much, we used it in other accessories in the bedroom. We cut out individual comic covers from the wallpaper and framed the prints with white gloss picture frames.
We also cut out and glued wallpaper to some 3D letters. We painted the side of the letters in bright red paint and spelt out Jackson’s name. He loved the personalised touch.
- Wallpaper – Wilko
- Picture Frames – The Range
- 3D Mache Letters – Hobbycraft
- Paint (tester pot) – The Range
2. Storage Boxes
Boys have so many toys – lots of little cars, action figures, and Lego. We needed some storage to keep all of his bits and bobs organised.
We already had a white cube storage unit and decided to design our own storage boxes to fit into it.
We purchased four brightly coloured storage boxes, which were perfect for children. Made from canvas they were light enough for kids to pull out their toys with ease. And put their toys away, more importantly! 😉
Having printed them, we outlined the stencils onto felt sheets and cut them out. We used fabric glue to attach the felt logos. Superman is my favourite.
- Cupboard – Ikea
- Storage Boxes – B&Q
- Felt Sheets – Hobbycraft
- Fabric Glue – Hobbycraft
Jackson loves wearing his superhero costumes so we knew we wanted a dressing up area in the bedroom.
We decided on making the Hero-Up changing corner to hang his outfits up on display.
We used two white coat racks and a large vinyl Hero-Up sticker. We pasted the vinyl above the hooks and added two framed pictures, using the comic design from the feature wallpaper.
It was his favourite part of the whole room, so I would highly recommend creating one! And best of all, it was so simple!
4. Up-cycled Furniture
We already had two pine chests of drawers. They mismatched the rest of the furniture in the bedroom.
We wanted to up-cycle them rather than buy new furniture. We painted the outside of the cupboards in white gloss to match the white gloss TV table and storage unit.
We painted each drawer in bright and bold colours with contrasting coloured handles.
We came across superhero logo stickers that fit perfectly in the centre of each drawer.
The furniture was eye-catching and stood perfectly amongst all of his superhero accessories.
- Paints (tester pots) – The Range
- Stickers – Kapow Boom Graphics
We didn’t need to purchase many accessories as Jackson already had a lot of superhero toys, books and costumes already.
We did buy some finishing touches, such as matching bedding for his bunk beds. We purchased a light shade, red curtains and a striking Captain America rug which set the room off.
We mounted three night-lights on the top bunk bed. Each night light came with a vinyl wall crack giving it a realistic 3D effect.
The night lights were another of Jackson’s favourites. It was worth doing as it made great props, as well as being comforting to fall asleep.
- Bedding – Amazon Kidco
- Sheet & Pillowcase – Amazon Tim’s Textiles
- Lamp Shade – Next
- Curtains – Amazon Rayyan Linens
- Rug – Amazon Lily &her friends
- Night Lights – Amazon Menkind
Creating a superhero haven was worth the effort to see his big smile.
I would urge you to decorate your little superhero’s bedroom even if you are on a budget! Most of these ideas are inexpensive, or you can buy second hand to keep costs down.
I would love to see your superhero inspired DIY projects! Feel free to leave a comment.
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