If you’re currently in the process of doing a bit of remodeling to some of the rooms in your house and the next one on your list is your child’s bedroom, you’ll be glad to read this article. That’s because it’s going to provide you with five tips for how to not only decorate their room in a way that they will love, but do so in a way that you can also afford. That way, you, your child and your bank account will all be happy!
Repaint the walls. Something that will totally change the appearance of any room is a fresh coat of paint. So, if your child has a room that currently has white walls and you’d like it to look a bit more youthful, start by either painting the entire room with a new colorful hue or creating an accent wall. As far as the paint, make sure that it’s low-VOC; it’s healthier for your family as well as the environment. When it comes to selecting the right color, Houzz has a great article on color psychology and how it affects children. Go to the site and put “kids’ room color wisdom” in the search field. Also, if you’d like some creative ideas on how to accent a wall, visit Curbly and put “DIY accent wall treatment ideas.”
Purchase thrift store furniture. Whether it’s a chair for your child to sit and read their favorite books in or a table for them to color and play games on, you can find inexpensive-yet-sturdy pieces at your local thrift store. If you’re worried that the items won’t be in perfect condition, you can always refinish wooden furniture or reupholster fabric pieces. For tips on how to refinish furniture, visit Family Handyman and search “how to refinish furniture.”For tips on how to reupholster furniture, visit Mother Earth News and put “how to reupholster furniture” in the search field.
Design your own headboard. If you need a headboard for your child’s bed, but the ones that you’ve seen at the store or online are a bit on the pricey side or they don’t quite look the way you want them to, you can always make one yourself. Initially, that might seem like a lot of work, but with the help of some plywood, batting, foam and a few other items, you can have one done in a matter of a couple of hours. You can get instructions on how to do so by going to Good Girl Gone Glad and putting “upholstered headboard” in the search field.
Upcycle items. When it comes to home decor, sometimes there are things right under your nose that can make a room look absolutely amazing. For instance, if your son likes cars, you can cover his drawers with maps and hang license plates on his walls. Or, for your daughter, you can turn a picture of her and her friends into a giant poster to hang on an accent wall. Then you can string some Christmas lights around her bed (just make sure they have a timer on them). Upcycling – taking something old and giving it a new purpose – is the next best thing to recycling!
Shop at Target or Walmart for accessories. If you’re a fan of wall decals, you can always go to a site like Words Anywhere. But if you’re looking for other things to decorate the bedroom, don’t hesitate to go to Target or Walmart to get everything from affordable bedding and light fixtures to little knickknacks to provide special touches to your child’s room. They have a variety of options that are extremely cost-effective. Happy decorating!