1. Purchase or paint a wall mural of a western scene. Frame it with rough boards to depict a “window” surrounding the view. Create a western feel through the use of western, south-western, Native American, or Navaho area rugs. Use western blankets and throws over a chair or bed. Use two western blankets or throws, and convert them into curtains.
2. Log beds and rustic furniture work well with a cowboy theme bedrooms. Another option is standard wood furniture. You can purchase twisted wire or cowboy boot drawer pulls, or steer skull knobs to dress it up. Search for rustic, rugged unpainted wood basics for bedroom furniture, and apply a simple varnish or stain. Use a rustic country shelf as a wall accent. You can purchase wooden shelves at crafts stores. The shelf can be painted in a coordinating color to the room. Lightly sand the edges to create a worn rugged look. Replace light switch covers with western style covers.
3. Find western scenes, cowboys, horses, in magazines and books. They can be cut out and framed. You can also purchase amazing photos online through web sites that sell stock photography. Many of these photos are available for a few dollars, and they can be printed, framed and hung on the walls, or clustered in small groups on dressers. Think wild horses, old worn out saddles, teepees, horseshoes, and old west and rodeo scenes. Have your child help you!
4. Some accessories to consider when designing cowboy theme bedrooms: vintage western boxes, western clocks, cowboy light switch covers, rustic hardware, cowboy mirrors, western and rustic lighting, rustic throw rugs, a lasso, saddles, spurs, vintage or rustic picture frames, old guitars, sheriff badges, lanterns, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, faux animal hides. Take an old lamp, and apply rope to the base, keeping rope well away from light source.
5. Use a pencil and loosely write your child’s name on the wall. Apply glue, and glue a twisted rope onto the lettering.