Planes, Trains and “Tucks”: Designing a Transportation Themed Room

I recently spent time with a friend who has an energetic and curious two and a half year old named Finn. As I entered Finn’s playroom, formerly his parent’s basement, I noticed everything was trucks, trains, or cars. My friend told me that when he was younger, anytime she and Finn were in the car he was always memorized when a truck would drive by. She would say to him, “that’s a truck” and after saying it hundreds of times Finn’s favorite word when he started talking was, “tuck”. So as I was playing with the train set with Finn he would constantly stop to point to the cement mixer and oil tanker toys on the train set mat and yell, “tuck, tuck”. I gathered from that experience and from my friend’s story that Finn loves trucks! The visit with Finn inspired me to write about designing a bedroom or playroom for boys who love all things transportation. Planes, trains, trucks and cars present a fun theme that will captivate your little boy’s interests and enhance his growing imagination. Here are some ideas for designing a transportation themed bedroom or playroom.

DwellStudio’s Modern Transportation Bedroom: At Rosenberry Rooms we all have a great appreciation for DwellStudio because of their modern designs and bright colors! The Transportation Duvet Bedding Set by DwellStudio features retro silhouettes of trains, planes, blimps, bikes and other modes of transportation. The great part about DwellStudio is in addition to children’s bedding they have kids furniture, wall art, toys, kids rugs and storage options that come in the transportation pattern. Your entire nursery or bedroom can be completely Dwell! I also love Dwell Studio’s Orange Bus Bookshelf. This bright orange bookshelf adds a pop of color to any room and is a stylish organizational piece to accent the room.

The Traditional Transportation Bedroom: For a more classic spin on the transportation room, try accenting with bright colors in red and blue. Start with the Cars and Trucks Twin Quilt by Whistle & Wink. Vintage cars drive across the timeless Cars and Trucks Quilt! When the weather changes you can switch out the quilt with the Windowpane Plaid Duvet in red, white, and blue 100% cotton percale with red cord piping! Also, I love the Sport Racer Pedal Plane by Airflow Collectibles. This item is not only a great decorative piece, but it will also provide hours of entertainment for your child. Pair it with other vintage inspired décor, such as the Speed Limit Canvas Reproduction and the Vintage Stripes on White Base Lamp by Oopsy Daisy.

An Educational Yet Fun Transportation Playroom: We have some great interactive rugs that will work well in a transportation playroom. The Ride the Train Play Carpet and Race Track Play Carpet by Learning Carpets are my favorites because both are perfect for your little boy’s mini race cars, trucks and trains as it features swirling curves. Organize all of your child’s cars and trucks with our Boys Personalized Storage Crates by When I Was Your Age. The possibilities are endless with these Personalized Storage Crates because you can choose the color and text to match any theme! Lighting is important in any room where you little one will play so go with a great overhead light. One of my favorite ceiling fixtures for a transportation theme is the Helicopter Three Light Chandelier in Satin Nickel!

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