Room décor tips for the ultimate digger fan

We have compiled a list of ideas below on how Diggerland Theme Park can help turn your child’s bedroom into a magical, digger-themed world!

A recent survey commissioned by Next has found that parents’ most popular dream theme when decorating their children’s rooms is “Animal” followed by “Jungle/Forest”. 

But we know better than anyone that a lot of kids are very into diggers and JCBs, jumping at the chance to have a digger-themed space. But what does that look like, exactly?

Read on for some tips on digger-themed décor; what furnishings to go for, what colour scheme is best and what products we recommend for the ultimate digger fan.

Paint decorating - Diggerland Theme Park

Colours & Walls

When it comes to colour, we recommend opting for a yellowy/beige colour scheme to match the typical colour of diggers and JCBs.

In fact, nowadays over half of parents opt for neutral or bright colours like yellow, as opposed to traditional pinks and blues. In a shift away from traditional gendered colour schemes, 57% of parents prefer greys, yellows or other neutral shades to decorate a child’s room – according to Next’s survey. 

What’s more, yellow is “energising and uplifting” according to colour psychologist June McLeod, suggesting this particular scheme will have a positive impact on your little one’s mood. 

If you’re using paint, find one that’s free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) as these can let off harmful gases. Alternatively, invest in some digger wall stickers (Pinterest has some great ideas for how these can be used to jazz up the décor). Wall stickers are great because they’re easy to apply and remove, and since parents redecorate their children’s rooms and nurseries every 23 months on average, it’s important to invest in décor that can be altered and changed with ease.

Toys & Stationery from Diggerland Theme Park

Just because the bulk of the room is likely to be more neutral doesn’t mean to say bright colours shouldn’t be present. We recommend introducing the full spectrum of colours via toys and furnishings. Young children love to play with colourful toys while older children tend to express themselves in many different ways with colour. What’s more, brightly coloured toys and equipment can be easily moved or stored away to create a more restful atmosphere for quieter times. 

Ultimately, toys are a fundamental part of a child’s room and make the space feel homey and personalised – and for digger fans, there’s a wealth to choose from. 

At Diggerland Theme Park, we’ve got teddy bears and soft digger toys to make those restless nights a little more bearable for your tots. Meanwhile, retro Top Trumps Adventure Days offers hours of weekend fun.  

If your child is in primary school, get them kitted out with digger-themed stationery. These may just make those projects and homework assignments slightly more fun and enjoyable!

Child playing in nursery - Diggerland Theme Park

Clothes

Update your child’s wardrobe with digger-themed clothes – this might make morning wardrobe battles a little more bearable! You can find a range of clothing options on both the Diggerland website and on Next too.

From wellies and socks to different types of tops, Next have the ultimate digger fan catered for – and their pieces will no doubt add a bit of colour to your child’s wardrobe. 

You can even create a personalised digger top (a great Christmas present for digger fans!) 

Mum & Son at Diggerland Theme Park

We hope we’ve given you some food for thought when it comes to decorating with the ultimate digger fan in mind.

Have a look at our Christmas Gift Vouchers and come and visit us at the Diggerland Theme Park in February!

Wonderfully written by our guest blogger Tasman Hogan