Camping can be a blast – especially if it’s a night spent in the comfort of your own bedroom! Capture the style of the great outdoors, sans the need for bug spray, with help from lifestyle blogger Lia Griffith as she shows us how to make happy campers right at home.
A Fresh Take On a Campsite for Kids
Designing a kids bedroom that won’t get old in less than a year can be tricky. Our teammate, Anna, wanted to update her son’s room in a theme that suited him and his adventurous nature now … and for the next five years! The idea of creating a camping-themed bedroom seemed ideal, and we couldn’t believe how many products we found on Hayneedle that suited our plans perfectly.
Setting Up Camp
Our first thoughts focused on the color palette. We didn’t want to be too obvious, so we chose a strong palette of navy blue, red, and grey with a touch of forest green and a woodsy shade of brown, for good measure. Great room design has just as much to do with texture as color, so we concentrated on bringing in items made from wood, galvanized metal, and faux fur to make the room work.
The Tree of Life Wall Panel, the Rocky Mountain Canister, the cute Rizzy Home Tree Pillow, and the Flokati Shag Rug were great starting points on which to build our room. We complemented these with wood-grain wallpaper, which we used to cover the closet doors and drawer unit. We then brought in a number of utilitarian products like the Townsend Bookcases, the Maxwell Desk, Kenroy Home Desk Lamp, wire baskets, and lanterns. Every camper needs a tent, and the teepee was just perfect for our room; it’s made from durable cotton canvas that can handle any amount of play and can even be taken outside should your camper want to venture out.
For me, a well-designed room includes lots of little details that come together to perfectly complement one another. Our handmade felt bunting, “Great Outdoors” wall hanging, and “Camp Adventures” flag help soften the metal of the desk, bookcases, and lanterns. When designing your own room, think about balancing textures, colors, and prints in the same way.
The gorgeous bed we chose is a twin-over-twin bunk bed in a charming dark blue color—perfect for sleepovers. Made cozy and inviting with the Lamont Home Diamante Coverlet Set, the Plaid-Printed Flannel Sheet Set, and a mix of pillows—like the fab RELAX pillow—this becomes the perfect space for a little camper to read, relax, and drift off to sleep to dream of his or her next adventure …
Get the look for your little explorer! Visit our Kids Bedroom for Happy Campers Idea Board to shop the look for your space.
— Lia Griffith, lifestyle blogger, liagriffith.com