Celestial theme accents can hold a wide range of uses for most rooms in your home. You can decorate with the theme in classic or child-appropriate styles, using as many or as few stylistic sun, moon, and star elements as you desire for your achieved effect.
The sun, moon, and stars can represent many things. Culturally, the sun and moon typically represent man and woman, respectively, making this a theme appropriate for a neutral-gendered room or a room shared by two people of the same or opposite sex. Suggestions follow for use of this theme in various rooms.
Often seen in pastels, nursery décor is widely available in celestial themes. As the theme is gender neutral, you can start decorating your new baby’s room as soon as you’re ready. The vibrant yellow of the stylized suns, moons, and stars complement either gender and most other nursery-friendly colors. If you’re on a budget, decorate with celestial accents: a lampshade, crib sheet, and closet poster matched with basic paint or wallpaper will work well for a nursery. Stars are also simple, basic shapes that are easy to stencil, draw, and paint yourself. Caution: Refrain from using stick-on stars that cling to the wall. These are small and if they fall on the ground or into your baby’s crib, there is a danger of the child eating them.
Most bathrooms are among the smallest spaces in the home. For bathrooms that have showers, there are a few decently-priced outer shower curtains that feature a bold blue background and vibrant yellow celestial objects. Any gold or brass type highlights in the bathroom, such as a towel or toilet paper holder, would go well with these colors. Blue towels are also among the most popular colors for bathroom use-if you are already using blue and/or yellow towels, you will not need to purchase new ones. Other small details, such as sun and moon stylized pictures, can be hung above the toilet area or near the sink. Because the shapes of the theme are easy to make, consider making and framing your own art for a bathroom celestial theme-it’s the perfect family project.
Some stylized celestial art focuses on the balance and harmony of the sun and the moon, each having its own time of the day in equal part. The tranquil blue color often associated with a celestial sky also makes for a calming bedroom atmosphere. Consider using heavier, more serious celestial elements in an adult shared bedroom, emphasizing grandeur, balance, and serenity.
Parents always complain about their teens wanting to stick posters and other art all over the walls. With a celestial theme, why not let them? Teens can take the ‘star’ theme multiple ways, including posters of musicians such as John Lennon or Bob Marley right in with the décor. You can also purchase and decorate with glow in the dark stars that stick to the wall with non-damaging, removable putty. As celestial objects are easy to make, consider a stenciling project with your teen so that he or she can have most of the input on his or her room’s theme.
Once you know which room you’d like to redecorate, do some research. Check out retail stores such as Target and Bed Bath & Beyond to get general prices on celestial décor options.