If your young son loves soldiers and the military — and most of them definitely do — then a wonderful way to help build his pride in his bedroom is by decking it out with all sorts of military-themed accessories. This way, he’ll not only love where he plays and sleeps, but he’ll love keeping it clean to. With a little touch of USO flair, you can easily have your little guy’s room looking like a super cool military barracks. A comfortable military barracks, of course. And thankfully enough, it’s a very easy theme to recreate, and we’ll talk about a few super simple ways to make your miniature man feel like an elite member of the Army Ranger’s Special Forces every time he tucks in at night.

It doesn’t have to be hard to get that military-style look that your son will ove, and there are a lot of ways to repurpose things that will help set the tone just right. It’s more than likely that you live in the vicinity of at least a few military surplus stores. They’re fairly common and not hard to find at all — a quick search on the Internet or even the Yellow Pages will point you in the right direction. You can use these kinds of stores to find all sorts of equipment and materials that can be used or converted into something else. What’s great about a military theme is that distressed is often best. If things are worn, nicked, frayed, or scraped, that’s OK! It just menas that your little guy’s gear has seen the ravages of battle, and have lived to tell the tale on top of it! Another great thing about the military surplus store is that, depending your kid’s size, you might be able to find some super cool army wear that’ll make for some fun costume time.

Another great way to drive home a military bedroom theme is by using choice wall decals. A cool bullseye or target range can give him a great place to practice his marksmanship with a Nerf gun. Some cool camouflage or something that gives the illusion of forestry would also guarantee that he’ll have a great time playing pretend in his room.

Canvas is another really great (and surprisingly affordable) way to deck your boy’s room out so that he feels like a true soldier every time he goes to bed. What’s better is that like some of the other gear, any canvas that you find doesn’t really have to look new. Heck, it doesn’t have to be in great shape at all. In fact, torn or netted canvas is just as good as solid canvas, depending on what you want to use it for. Whether you festoon it from the ceiling or use it to decorate the bed, a good touch of canvas here and there adds a military spirit to pretty much any room.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to create a themed bedroom that your little guy will go nuts for. There are plenty of retailers and outlets — from the army surplus store, to an online shop like camotrading.com — where you can find the perfect gear and equipment to make his army dreams a reality!