Get into the hype of Wimbledon and turn your child’s room into a tennis-themed playpen.
Every June and July, thousands gather around TV screens across the country to watch one of the biggest sports tournaments of the year. Wimbledon marks the start of the summer and a time to feast on strawberries and cream in the sun. If only it could last all year.
If your kids are more than part-time tennis addicts and love the game year-round, then why not turn their bedroom into a tennis-themed palace and encourage them on the journey to becoming a pro? Or perhaps their passion – or yours – is for another sport, such as football or motor racing. Well, we’ve got some great sports-themed room ideas to get you started.
While the athletes at Wimbledon dress in pristine whites, the tournament is far from a monotonous affair. As well as the famous purple and green stripes, royalty and celebrities use the event as a chance to stand out from the crowd with their fashion statements in heritage colours.
To ace the tennis-themed decorating scheme in your child’s bedroom, capture the bright green of Wimbledon’s grass courts with finesse by painting your walls with this vivid Enchanted Eden from Dulux. You could use it as an accent wall and pair with the soft and subtle Apple White, or bolder Putting Green to add balance and contrast. Alternatively, use a bold Purple Pout for a statement wall for depth and to perfect the traditional Wimbledon colour scheme. Keep in mind that a room with bright colours can prevent your children from sleeping, so think about balancing colours, and positioning the bed in a way that won’t be directly facing the brightest wall.
New balls please
Once you’ve set the mood, introduce accessories such as tennis balls, framed photos of your favourite players, or a duvet that captures the typical colours of the tournament. The elasticity of a tennis ball makes it easy to cut with a slit and turn into a unique key holder – a craft tip from the queen of home decorating, Martha Stewart! If you are feeling a little less sure of your craft skills, then this elegant print by Mixpixie from Not on the High Street is a great idea to motivate a budding amateur to learn more about the anatomy of a tennis racket. Or why not try hanging tennis rackets on a wall in interesting shapes for added flair? You could even turn them into picture frames.
Take the game beyond your interior wall décor ideas and recognise that a bedroom is your kid’s private sanctuary with this stylish solid brass door knocker in the shape of a tennis racket from the British Ironwork Centre. You’ll have to knock to enter. We love this playful clock from Heal’s as it conjures up images of a tennis ball and will ensure that your little ones get to P.E on time!
It’s good to include your children in your sports themed room decorating ideas. Keep things simple to start with and introduce personalised touches such as framed programs from any matches they attend, or signed photograph of Novak Djokovic or their other favourite players.
Game, set and match!
Sport is an energetic activity and colour can be used in a room with confidence to create drive and vitality. If tennis isn’t your kid’s thing and they are more of a football fan, wny not paint their room in the colours oftheir favourite team? If they follow Manchester United, then red and yellow is the way to go. To honour Chelsea, use red and gold tones against walls of a deep Atlantic Blue from Dulux. Fans of Formula 1 who follow the McLaren team could paint a bold Tangerine Twist on their walls. And here’s a simple idea incorporating the lines of a running track for a sports themed room with pizazz. Remember, if you are decorating a child’s room, make sure you use Dulux Easycare Washable, with its innovative stain repellent technology, to alleviate against all the spills and keep their room the way that you painted it for longer.
And it doesn’t have to be all about the kids… It’s Pimm’s o’clock come Wimbledon tournament time, and the perfect excuse to celebrate your hard work in your child’s bedroom. Throw an al fresco party with your family and friends! Skip the long queues to the All England Club and take the game out to your own back garden as the sun beats down on Centre Court. Relax with fresh strawberries and lashings of cream. Use these brilliant tennis-themed salad servers from Not on the High Street to serve up a picnic laid on a nice gingham cloth during the final – come on Andy Murray!