A Nature Explorer Bedroom For Kids
For The Little Ones Who Love Nature & Adventure…
We recently moved into a new home and left our son’s bunk bed in Texas.
In the midst of packing and unpacking, we still haven’t had time to go out and find a new one, but after looking around, we figured out that we had everything we needed to give our son a room he’d love!
Our little boy wants to be Paleontologist, loves Indiana Jones, Dinosaurs, Crocodiles, and Nature, so it made sense to turn his room into a Nature Explorer-Adventurer’s Campsite using our family’s camping and outdoor gear.
TO MAKE THE NATURE EXPLORER BEDROOM FOR KIDS, WE USED:
- 1 x Embark 4-Person Dome Tent
- 1 x Coleman Full-Sized Mattress
- 1 x Parsons-style End Table
- Standard Full-sized Bedding
- A Small Area Carpet
- Fave Nature & Adventure Themed Toys & Books
- Spare Blankets & Quilts (To “Sandbag” The Inside Of Tent)
AND HERE’S HOW WE USED THOSE ITEMS…
First, we set-up the 4-Person Tent in the middle of the room. We laid down the area rug to help the mattress stay in place, to protect the tent floor, and to give our son something soft to walk around on inside his new bedroom tent.
Once we blew up the mattress and positioned it in the center of the tent, we put on our son’s bedding.
(Mom Confession! I was tempted to purchase new dino-themed bedding, but stopped myself. The goal was to make use of what we had on hand to make this bedroom!)
Once the bed was set-up, we “sandbagged” the edges of the tent with rolled blankets and quilts to aid stability. This actually was a help for Mom since I was running out of places to store the extra linen!
We placed a small bedside table next to the mattress with a T-rex nightlite, a flashlight, and his favorite animal stories.
His yellow lawn chair fit the theme perfectly so we positioned outside of the tent for reading, and for holding his safari vest and adventure hat.
We reserved a space in the room (not pictured) for him to display his favorite dinosaurs and crocodiles, and to store his habitat-building kit, books, and a small bin of kinetic sand.
This was a simple and inexpensive kid’s bedroom solution and our children absolutely love it!
The best thing about it is that we can keep the tent up as long as he still loves it, and then pack it away for family camping trips!