As a child I always dreamed of running away to join the circus, the glamour, the fun, the colours! A circus theme can help alter a child’s bedroom in to a truly magical place with very little effort, fulfilling many children’s dreams of experiencing life at the circus. As with most themed bedrooms, it’s all in the details and a neutrally decorated room can be transformed with just a few key pieces to bring their fantasy to life.
Light fittings and soft furnishing are the easiest to change, and change again when your child grows out of them, all for relatively little cost. This light fitting from Amazon will bring the Big Top to their bedroom, giving their overhead light a quirky overhaul.
For the smaller tots, cot bedding from Amazon comes in a few circus friendly designs. Our favourite is probably the SoHo Circus Nursery Bedding, a ten-piece animal covered bedding set designed to fit any baby cot or toddler bed.
Surprisingly, there isn’t that much circus inspired bedding available for older children, Sheridan’s Hoopla circus themed duvet set via The Linen Store is great for the boys, bright and colourful.
For the girls, perhaps think about evoking the Big Top with some striped bedding by using something like Marks and Spencer’s striped duvet cover (with a second spotted cover also included) and employing everyday items to bring the circus to life.
Powell Craft Circus bunting from Amazon is four metres of circus themed bunting with elephants embroidered on flags and a lace trim; hang around the door or window for that perfect circus feel.
Personalised name circus prints can be used to identify rooms or just as a piece of wall art. This one from Not On The Highstreet is a vibrant design conjuring the Big Top and comes in a choice of colourways to suit any decor.
Circus Art Print by Modo Creative that would make a great addition to an older child’s circus themed room. In fact, I might just have to get one of these for myself!
Display items that can also be played with really help to bring a theme to life. This Jack-in-a-Box from John Lewis comes in a brightly coloured tin and will pop up to the traditional Pop Goes The Weasel song to keep everyone entertained for hours on end.
Not On The Highstreet’s circus party bag is actually just a great buy for any circus mad child, containing everything they need to get started from soft, professional juggling balls and a spinning top to a wooden clacker and circus themed pencil. All contained in a circus themed bag that can be hung on the wall or reused.
Also available is this great wooden train set, perfect for the circus and train mad as they can transport their circus animals wherever their tracks may take them, compatible with other wooden tracks this is one toy that can grow and grow and grow!
If you’re looking to go all out with your decorating, try Wallpaper Direct’s range of circus inspired wallpapers. Beautifully designed and available in several different styles and colours they’ve got something to suit every taste. Favourite amongst them is this beige and white design depicting circus inspired images including horses and stars.
Or just brighten up bare walls with these wall decals to bring the circus swinging to life across your child’s bedroom. Bright and colourful they’ll provide endless hours of inspiration, are easy to adhere to the wall and just as easy to remove when the time comes to redecorate. Until then, roll up, roll up! The circus has come to town!
More Circus Themed Ideas
Circus Themed Rooms
Add more excitement to days in the garden with the JumpKing 10ft Deluxe Circus Tent. The tent fits over the safety enclosure and adds colour and imagination to your trampoline. The tent has diamond shape windows so that parents can easily check on their children. Circus tent is made from 190T Polyester PU and meets EN -71 standards, providing UV protection.
Run away and join the circus, with French inspired Fille Du Cirque Russe, a brightly coloured circus art print.