Etsy Finds: Circus Themes for Kids Rooms

Etsy Finds: Circus Themes for Kids Rooms

Roll up, roll up, it’s cir­cus time! Grow­ing up in the UK, I used to love going to the pan­tomime at Christ­mas; it was such a treat. There’s no equiv­a­lent in France, I don’t think, so for my own chil­dren now is the time that the cir­cus comes to town. I guess you either love or hate this world, but my three kids are always captivated.

Creepy clowns and bearded ladies aside, the cir­cus is a great source of inspi­ra­tion for dec­o­rat­ing a child’s room, if you’re so inclined. I think we can all prob­a­bly recall see­ing at least one amaz­ing circus-themed room makeover, so I thought it would be fun to see what I could find on Etsy, too.

Of course, not every­one is into red and white stripy big tops and vin­tage car­ni­val games, so I tried to find some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, more mod­ern, prod­ucts that will hope­fully make you smile whilst giv­ing a gen­tle nod to what some might describe as the Great­est Show on Earth.

Curious Lion Pillow via Etsy

Curi­ous Lion Pil­low
avail­able for $25 from blita

The house lion tamer seems to have done an excel­lent job with this friendly-looking feline. He’s curi­ous, cute and col­or­ful, wait­ing patiently for cud­dles or to be proudly placed on dis­play in your lit­tle one’s room. A cheer­ful, fun acces­sory that kids will love for sure.

Vintage Circus Seal Pillow via Etsy

Vin­tage Cir­cus Seal Pil­low
avail­able for $15 from art deco dame

No cir­cus or circus-themed room would be com­plete with­out a skill­ful, ball-balancing seal. This charm­ing vin­tage softie-pillow looks tailor-made for a retro circus-inspired play space or bed­room and would def­i­nitely make an inter­est­ing fea­ture or shop prop.

Vintage Bell Ringer Clown Pull Toy via Etsy

Vin­tage Bell Ringer Clown Pull Toy
avail­able for $76 from oh, alba­tross

I’m not a great lover of clowns, but this Czech wooden pull toy is adorable. His paint is chipped but bright and he still swings from side to side and rings his bell when trundling along. For dis­play rather than play, this lit­tle chap would look lovely on a shelf or bookcase.

Vintage Marquee Light via Etsy

Vin­tage Mar­quee Light
avail­able for $199 from vin­tage mar­quee lights

Granted, this is not the cheap­est bed­room acces­sory but you cer­tainly get plenty of wow fac­tor for your money. This orig­i­nal, vin­tage C for Cir­cus mar­quee light is just per­fect, and I’m sure many a child (and a few par­ents) would love to see it shin­ing on their bed­room wall at night.

Foxy Pouf via Etsy

Foxy Pouf
avail­able for $33 from minime­try

Pol­ish Etsy seller Minime­try offers a selec­tion of very cute children’s poufs in eye-catching, mod­ern fab­rics. Although not specif­i­cally circus-themed, the bright col­ors and pom­pom trim­ming make the cush­ion look fun, like a jester’s hat, and I think that it would go well in a child’s circus-themed decor. I love the lit­tle han­dle on the side of the pouf for easy transportation.

Painted Lady Circus Performer Art Doll via Etsy

Painted Lady Cir­cus Per­former Art Doll
avail­able for $55 from blue rasp­berry designs

I am smit­ten with Valentina Felce’s art dolls and this cir­cus per­former is no excep­tion. Per­haps more suit­able for an older child / teenager (or adult doll col­lec­tor), she stands approx­i­mately 15 in. tall and is adorned in beau­ti­ful hand­painted flow­ers and tat­toos. Blue Rasp­berry Designs sell a strik­ing selec­tion of hand­made soft char­ac­ters, all of which would add a spe­cial touch to a circus-themed space.