See, once they outgrow the comic-book character themed stuff, there are two themes for decorating boys' rooms: sports and war. Either you decorate your son's rooms with baseballs, footballs, soccer balls, tennis balls, or I've-got-big-balls. Or you use camouflage. There is nothing else. If you want to decorate your son's bedroom in anything other than Ode to Testosterone, you're S. out of L. And probably gay.
And now, for color choices: You get navy blue. Or khaki. If you like anything else, you are gay. And so is your son.
But we are rugged individualists here in Buxomland. First of all, what's wrong with being gay? We're all gay here. I'm a total dyke, my husband is a Nancy-boy, my daughter plays Femme to my Butch, and my son? Well, his favorite Teletubby was Tinky Winky. And his favorite color is purple. So he must be gay.
Did you know that at the mass market level, purple is a girl's color? I didn't either, until I started looking for sheets and curtains for my son's bedroom.
The best I could do was a set of purple and white tie-dyed sheets and duvet cover ... and a heathery purple flotaki rugs. I was going for a puka-shell wearing skater boy/gamer vibe. Because although my son neither surfs nor skateboards, he does play a lot of Nintendo games ... on his purple
So I set up the room, and my son and the rest of my alternative family were pleased with the effect. But. If you are an indifferent housekeeper, DO NOT BUY A FLOTAKI RUG. They shed. And shed. And shed and shed andshedandshedandshedandshed. My children, who went out for Halloween last year dressed as Bart and Lisa Simpson, will be going out this year as as Patty and Selma Bouvier.
I've got it all worked out. I can make their wigs out of the purple fluff that is taking over my house.