Bello! Bring the loveable yellow characters to life with these bright and colourful bedroom ideas for Minion movie mad kids
Ever since we met Felonius Gru, the super villain with a big heart, in the much-loved movies Despicable Me and its sequel Despicable Me 2, Minions have been a firm character favourite amongst children and adults around the world.
Kids love the yellow beings, who have evolved from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, and their cheeky slapstick humour, colourful cylindrical appearance, infectious laughter and the fact they live to serve other mischief-makers.
So popular has the Despicable Me franchise become that the Minions landed their own spin-off Minions Movie for themselves, which has fuelled the craze for our favourite Minion trio, Stuart, Kevin and Bob. And with movies, of course, comes merchandise; there is now a huge range of Minions wallpaper, Minions curtains, Minions bedding and more to feed your children’s Minion Mania.
‘Lightbulb!’ as Gru would say – we’ve found our favourite Minion furniture, accessories and ideas to create colourful and fun Minion-themed bedrooms that are simply ‘Kumbaya!’ – Minion for just great… or something like that?!
The easiest way to create a Minion bedroom is by purchasing merchandise. Being so popular, many high street stores have their own ‘Minion Departments’. Here are some favourites that will transform your children’s bedroom into a room full of the happy yellow ‘buddies’ in no time at all.
B&Q offers a whole range of Minion favourites, including fun graphic Minion wallpaper, Minion duvet sets and matching Minion curtains. Minion Made Wallpaper, £10 per roll; Minion Made curtains, £21 per pair; Minion Made single duvet cover, £22, all B&Q.
For just a touch of Minion, these Minion wall stickers for kids from Despicable Me 2 are super fun. They are removable and repositionable, easy to apply and can be placed on any smooth surface, from walls to doors. Despicable Me Minion Wall Decal, £10.99, RoomMates from Amazon.
The 3D Light FX Minion Bob is an ideal night light and kids will love that thanks to a cracked wall decal (included) it looks like Bob really has
just flown into your wall and got stuck. Inside Bob’s tummy are some super bright
LEDs that cast a gentle glow through his yellow skin and big eyes. Red5.
Posters are always a good choice as they are so versatile. You can choose to have this poster laminated, framed, float mounted or
made into a cork pinboard or magnetic notice board. Despicable Me 2 I Love Minions Poster, from £3.99, iposters.
Create a Minion ‘chill out zone’ in your child’s bedroom with a comfy Sea of Minions Bean Bag, Asda George Home.
The Despicable Me Minions Projector Alarm Clock can project the time and cool graphics on the ceiling and plays four amazing Despicable Me sound effects when you press the Minion character. Push the base to switch on a cosy night light that lasts for up to 15 minutes and it also has a built-in scan FM radio. £29.99, Very.co.uk.
Minion bedroom colour scheme ideas
If all the Minion merchandise is a bit too brash for your tastes, why not create an original and tasteful room scheme using a Minion colour palette. Choose a pale grey for walls then add pops of denim blue and infamous ‘ban-nan-na’ yellow. As a compromise introduce just a few of the friendly goggled faces that can be updated easily as your child’s tastes change.
Twin Jenny Lind Yellow bed, £400, The Land of Nod; Prestigious Polka Dot wallpaper, £28, Fashion Wallpaper; Denim Cushion, Tesco; Mono (218), Trumpet (196), Deep Space Blue (207) from £66 for 5 litres of matt emulsion, Little Greene. Hemnes three chest of drawers, £90 Ikea. Wall stickers, Tech2Mix, Etsy.
Turn the Minions into a force for good by upcycling old furniture into colourful replicas. We love this simple nightstand made by American furniture company, Re-D-fined Furniture.
And for true Minion-Mad fans why not check out some professional Minion inspiration by visiting the Kids Minion Suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® Florida. Here you can stay in a specially designed Despicable Me Kids Suite where the rooms capture the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s Laboratory.
Adjoining the adults’ more stylish ‘grown-up room’ is the ultimate Minion bedroom where little guests can sleep like Margo, Edith and Agnes in custom-designed missile beds with Minion-inspired bedding complete with Gru’s scarf. Prices cost around £495 per night for a family of four in September via Booking.com