How To Decorate A Kids Bedroom On A Budget
Kids bedrooms are a little like kids clothes. It isn't long before they've grown out of them. One minute they love trains or princesses, the next they want something a little more grown up. Unlike clothes though, bedrooms are a little more costly to update.
It is possible to redecorate a child's bedroom with a limited budget though, you just need to get a little bit creative to maximise your money and make it work a touch harder.
Here's a look at 5 things that you can do to redecorate your child's room that offer maximum impact yet don't require you to spend much money.
All of the ideas below work equally well for a kids, toddler or nursery.
- Change the colour of the bedroom
- Use some decals/sticker for very small budgets
- Try a new light fitting
- Get creative with carpets
- Wall art for the win
Change The Colour
We live in fairly neutral times. Many houses and rooms are painted in shades of white. It's difficult to make any noticeable change whilst walls remain the same colour, after all - the walls are essentially the biggest thing in any room.
Paint is one of the quickest, cheapest and easiest ways to update the feel of the room and you don't need to paint the whole room.
Paint A Single Wall
A flash of colour on a single wall can really bring a room to life, especially when budgets are tight. A small pot of paint can be bought relatively cheaply.
Chalkboard paint is great for a feature wall and it's fun for the kids to play with too! You can even get a little creative with the chalkboard paint and make circles or other shapes for the kids to draw in. It doesn't have to take up the whole wall.
Take a look at these brilliant examples of creative uses of paint in children's bedrooms…
Decals and wall stickers offer a refreshing way to introduce a little personality to a room. The possibilities with decals are endless: from personalised name decals to characters, patterned wall stickers and a lot more.
Decals are easy to apply, stick to most surfaces and even better, they can be removed and don't leave a mark. They also tend to be cheaper than paint and don't take very long to apply. They're brilliant if you're short on time and budget. You can even go one better here and get a personalised wall sticker to really make their room unique.
Here are some great examples of decals and wall stickers that really bring these bedrooms to life...
Lights, Camera, Action
When you're working on a budget, it makes sense to look for the things that will have the biggest impact for the lowest cost. Lighting fits into that category perfectly.
A new light fitting can have a large impact particularly in the winter months when lights are on for more of the day. Look for fittings that not only look great but also change the mood of the room when the light is on. Here's a little inspiration for you...
We've looked at walls and lighting next up is the flooring. While wooden floors are spill proof and easy to clean (a godsend at times) they don't provide the warmest of feels to a room.
Carpets are relatively cheap to buy and fit. They can give a real homely feel to a child's bedroom and they won't break the bank. We'd recommend looking for carpets that mask spills and stains well (we've all been there) yet still look great. If your child's room is quite small you can even look at offcuts at your local carpet shop for a bargain. It's not uncommon to find something you like at a fantastic price.
Carpets needn't be boring either, take a look at this...
One way to really involve your child in the process of decorating their room is to let them loose on a canvas. Blank canvases can be bought very cheaply and they're a great way to get your child involved without letting them loose on the walls.
You don't need to resort to just painting either, you could create a collage together or even glue down pieces from an old puzzle game that's not being used.
So there you have it, 5 ways to redecorate your child's room that are inexpensive yet offer maximum impact. You don't need to put off that redecorating, there are always options even for those on the smallest budget.