We are about to move both children out of their shared room, into their own bedrooms, so we are looking at decorating each room and making them special for each child, whilst working within a budget. This helpful collaborative post is has useful tips for decorating your child’s room…
It’s nice to spend time designing and decorating your child’s room so that it is as personal as they are. This room should be their own personal space and give them a lot of pleasure. It should also make them feel secure and comfortable. However, it’s easy to get carried away which is why this guide will focus on tips which can be used to decorate a child’s room on a budget.
Use of Colour
If the walls are already in pretty good condition then you might be able to get away with a lick of paint to brighten up walls. Paint can be just as impressive as wallpaper, while being cheaper and easier to do. The whole room doesn’t need to be painted the same colour either. Contrasting colours can be used on different walls to make rooms appear larger and more spacious. You can even get your child involved to help choose the colour of the walls.
Use Stickers to Add Interest to Plain Walls
With wallpaper being so expensive and difficult to put on the wall, painted walls are often desirable. You can add interest to any plain walls by simply using stickers. These stickers are available from many shops and websites to create a theme for any room. The best thing about these stickers is that they are self adhesive, simply peel them off the backing and stick them to the wall for an instant update to your kids room. Stickers are available in a wide variety of designs to suit everyone’s tastes.
If your kids love to draw then you will quickly be overrun with dozens of different paintings and pieces of art work. If you’re running out of space on the freezer then consider using them as part of your kids room decoration. You can mount and frame any of their good drawings and display them in their own little art gallery. Not only is this a free way to personalise any room, but it will also make them feel proud. You can even swap the paintings on a regular basis and have different displays.
Blackboards are only normally used in very young kids rooms, but they are actually suitable for any age. Instead of using small easels, consider painting a wall with blackboard paint. This paint is inexpensive and a great way to have fun at home. It’s even possible to get creative with blackboard paint, you don’t need to paint a whole wall. Instead you could paint picture frames on the wall for your kids to decorate. Include some small shelves to store chalk and you’ve got a fantastic kids room. Your kids will have endless hours of fun drawing on the walls.
Shop the Sales
If you need a piece of furniture or soft furnishings for your child’s room, then consider shopping in the sales. There are some excellent bargains to be had at certain times throughout the year. There are also discount and outlet stores which offer some great prices and can save you a lot of money.