Di S
Di S
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Asked on Jul 31, 2012

any ideas how to turn a room into a jungle room

Di SSpiffed-up SpacesJeanette S
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my son wants his bedroom redone for his birthday. he wants a jungle room but not one that is babyish more of an teen/young adult jungle room. any idease would be greatly appericated.
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  • Spiffed-up Spaces
    on Aug 1, 2012

    I'd suggest using natural elements and nature-inspired colors - greens, brown/tans and maybe orange/red-orange and golden yellow accessories, art for pops of color. You can consider a grass-cloth wallpaper on one wall (or all depending on size), sisal -either in a rug or wall hanging, Bamboo and greenery (large palm leaves, etc). A suspended bed or a hanging cocoon-type chair would be fun; animal print or leather hides for rugs, throws , pillows, etc. Hope this helps!

  • Z
    on Aug 1, 2012

    How old is your son and where do you think he got the idea from? That could help me and others brainstorm. A few things that come to mind would be aging any wood furniture he has with the vinegar and steel wool method. But really most jungle ideas I can come up with are more childish. Do you have a picture of his room and it's furnishings?

  • Great ideas, Put in a small tent so he feels like hes camping. You can also purchase some stockade fence along the wall so he feels like he is in a camping environment. I am sure you can also get murals of jungle themes that can be put on wall. This can be fun thing. But it is normally short lived, so be sure of what ever you do can be changed back easily. Be sure to show us your final results!

  • Jeanette S
    on Aug 1, 2012

    If you are handy with lumber, build a bed on stilts with his private space underneath. Surround his private space with some privacy fencing with a gate that closes...this could be his tree house. His private space could either be a desk, etc. or if too convential for him, add a couple of bean bags and a small TV for games! A repurposed old hanging light fixture could have vines draping from it over to other parts of the room. Paint the ceiling blue with some clouds and his walls could be shades of light green (almost white) on which you put some large palm leaves! Let him pick some of the elements! Even an old tree branch set in a pot could serve as a coat/bookback rack! Some short branches screwed into a board attached to the wall could be a hat rack or could hold string bags for sports equipment. The possibilities are unlimited. In fact, he could help build some of these items and have a real sense of ownership.

  • Di S
    on Aug 1, 2012

    thanks for the ideas... as to his age he is 13 yrs old and got the idea of it from watching the marine training videos with his soon to be step dad. so i am not sure if he meant jungle or miltary theme but any suggestions will help right now he room just consist of a futon and tv stand we just moved in a month ago and told him we would do it any way he wanted to do it will keep everyone posted and will show the end result when it gets done.

  • Spiffed-up Spaces
    on Aug 1, 2012

    Di, I'd ask him some specific questions about what he would love it to look and feel like. Military themed is quite different from jungle. But, you can still really do some cool things. If he wants more of a military/combat feel, see if there is a local military surplus store near you. They have all kinds of fun things and you can get really creative with all the stuff...Here's a link to an on-line one: http://www.armysurplusworld.com/?engine=adwords!758&keyword=*military+surplus*&match_type=&s_kwcid=military%20surplus|3178888112&gclid=COWlkO-_x7ECFYTd4AoduVkAFg A friend of mine, who "didn't really want to go all out" with the theme did hang a camo net over her son's bed - just one idea.

  • Di S
    on Aug 6, 2012

    thank you everyone for your ideas i took your advice and got a better idea of what he wants and how to do it...will post pictures when the room is done

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