Raising kids can be costly. But thankfully, decorating their rooms needs not to be. Rather, decorating your kid’s bedroom can be a fun, creative and extensive exercise even for the whole family. Decorating your kid’s room doesn’t have to be expensive; you can easily create a colourful and attractive haven for your child with creativity and imagination.
The most important thing is to research decor themes comprehensively while putting your children’s interests into consideration. However, you still have to take care of most of the details because, when children grow up, they’d prefer to have their own space in their room.
Fortunately, there is a wide range of kid-friendly furniture, upholstery, bedding, rugs, lighting fixtures, wardrobes, and even en-suite bathroom fixtures in the market that you can use to liven up your kid’s room. Always try to complete the picture-perfect balance of practicality when designing a kid’s room. It has to be appealing for both the child and the parents.
When planning, emphasise a colour or theme your child likes and use that as a baseline for your decoration exercise. The furniture, bed, desks, nightstands, bookshelves and dressers should complement each other to create a theme. All these items can be purchased over time to be used throughout the child’s life.
If you are on a tight budget, you can scour through thrift shops, flea markets, garage sales, and craigslist and score on some good furniture pieces. Remember, some items can be easily fixed up with paint, thus saving money. Below are ten inexpensive ways to decorate your kid’s room.
1. Use colourful accents in your child’s room.
If you love playing around with colours, creating an awe-inspiring look for your child’s room can’t be hard. Kids love having their rooms decorated in unique, colourful themes. They particularly like bright and bold colour accents.
To create a relaxing and lively space at the same time, you could use a blend of neutral and bold accents. Softer colours are preferred for babies to help them sleep, while orange hues are ideal for preteens. They are well-liked by both boys and girls.
2. Select furniture that lasts.
Most of your budget should ideally be spent on high-quality furniture that can grow with your child (such as a sturdy dresser or side table). On the other hand, you can save on items that they would outgrow quickly, such as a crib or a toddler bed and accompanying bedding.
Pick furniture pieces that play multiple roles, such as a bunk bed with shelves, creating space for storing books, toys and other items. Apart from their unique style, bunk beds are also great space savers as they utilise vertical space leaving more floor space to be purposed for other uses.
3. Frame their photos.
Look through your family photos to find ones that you can use. Some of the best choices to consider include photos taken on vacation or at a zoo. You can also spruce up the images with cool effects and edits before printing them. But this does not mean that you can only use pictures o your kids; you can also go online and find excellent photos that work well with your theme.
4. Wall decals
Decorative wall decals can add a lot to bare walls. From flowers and birds in flight to pictures of superheroes, bringing the walls to life has never been easier. Even if you have to switch your child to another room, it is easy to transfer the decals from one room to the other. Wall decals are affordable.
5. Make your headboard.
It is easy to create custom DIY headboards for your child’s bed. While it is easy to find other pieces of furniture that reflect your child’s preferences, the same cannot be said of the bed. Many times, you may have to sacrifice quality when buying a fancy bed. So why not invest your money in a high-quality mattress for your child and decorate it with a headboard that reflects their personality?
6. Four poster bed
To make your little princess feel special, a four-poster bed works a lot better than than the single bed concept. Most children approaching the teens prefer four-poster beds, especially if they have seen their parents in them. This is also an excellent financial investment since the child’s room can easily be turned into a guest room when they are away.
7. Use art.
Turning your child’s room into a mini art museum is easy; you can stick your kid’s painting with wooden frames and hand them on the walls. This type of wall decoration can encourage creativity in your child and inspire them to create an exciting collection of artwork that can be framed every day. You can also prepare images from a calendar, old book or greeting card or download photos and artwork from the internet.
8. Use multiple types of unique lighting fixtures.
Proper lighting is required for different purposes in a room. The central lighting fixture can keep the room illuminated and supplement daylight hours. But specialised lighting fixtures such as reading lamps are also required in your kid’s room. The switches should be properly accessible. Los and soft light is preferred at night to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.
9. Patterned paper
The pattern paper is very versatile, and if you have a little time, you can easily use it to liven up your kid’s bedroom. Stiff patterned paper can be easily cut into all manner of shapes to create unique decorations.
For instance, you can use a lever punch to make stars hung from a ceiling using a ribbon or pasted onto the paper and framed to create an eye-catching work of art. You can also use patterned paper to create unique patterns spelling your child’s name.
10. Re-purpose remnants of your carpets.
If your kid’s room has a hard surfaces floor or a stained carpet, you can easily add colour, comfort and a welcoming feel by visiting carpet stores that sell their remnants for next to nothing. You can then create incredible rugs by cutting the carpets in various shapes and taping them at the bottom.