Kids grow up quickly, and before you know it, they’ve outgrown their nursery, and they’re asking for a new bedroom. If your decor is dated, and you’re looking for affordable ideas to create fun and unique rooms for your children, look no further. Here are some tips to help you produce a spectacular makeover on a shoestring budget.
Channel your child’s interests--
When you’re thinking of ideas, consider what your children like doing in their spare time, and take note of any hobbies or interests. Are they a mad sports fan or do they love animals, space or science? If they have particular interests, use these to shape the overall theme of the room. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you don’t need to buy car-shaped beds or a princess castle wardrobe. You can keep the design minimal, and add touches that carry your theme. Use wall stickers to create a jungle mural, and add animal-shaped cushions and rugs. Hang a pair of binoculars over the bedpost and a potted plant.
Add a personal touch--
Personal touches will make your child’s room unique, and ensure that they feel like it’s their haven. There are loads of ways you can personalize your child’s room, from hanging baseball or football shirts with their name printed on the back on the wall to displaying their glass trophies in an engraved cabinet. You can design a sign to hang on the door, print out some customized band posters or use letter cushions to spell out their name.
Upcycling is one of the best ways to achieve incredible results without spending a fortune. If you have creative talents and pieces of furniture going spare, you can bring about remarkable transformations. Take an old wardrobe, for example. You may think that it’s not fit for use, but some basic repairs and a little imagination can go a long way. You could turn it into anything from a beach hut or an ice cream stall to a doll’s house or a robot. If you’re not the most creative person, don’t worry! You’ll find some amazing ideas online.
If you search online for children’s bedroom ideas, you often come across designs that look incredibly expensive but are actually affordable if you’re prepared to do the work yourself. Take teepees, for example. The teepee is having a moment, and it’s all over children’s bedrooms and nurseries on sites like Instagram. You can pay hundreds of dollars and order one ready-made, or you can get your sewing machine out and make your own. You can also use your DIY and design talents to make a princess-style bed with draped materials or create bespoke cushions, throws, or blankets.
Every parent wants their child to have a beautiful, fun bedroom, which reflects their personality. If you’re planning a mini makeover on a budget, hopefully, these ideas have given you some food for thought. Look online for ideas, and make the most of your creativity and skills. Use their interests as inspiration, and you’ll have a gorgeous new room in no time!