If your child’s bedroom is looking a bit tired or they’ve simply outgrown the décor, it may be time to think about a redesign project. The worry for many parents is that it will cost a lot of money to make any significant difference to the room, but luckily, that’s not the case. There are plenty of simple tweaks that you can make which don’t need to break the bank. In fact, working to a tight budget and having to be more creative in your approach is the best way to create a room which is as unique and special as your child. If you’re still lacking in inspiration, here are some great ideas to get you started.
Be Creative with Wall Art
Artistic wall murals are really popular, but commissioning an artist to create one for you will be expensive. Instead, why not try using washi tape to create fun patterns and shapes. It’s available in a huge range of colours and patterns and leaves no damage or trace behind when you peel it off the wall. Alternatively, you could try using different paint colours to create a more interesting effect.
Upcycle Used Furniture
Old furniture can usually be given a new lease of life with some simple care and a lick of fresh paint, so don’t be too hasty to throw out versatile furniture. There are also plenty of buying and selling websites with some real bargains to be found. One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure, after all.
Think About the Future
Parents know better than anyone how quickly children grow and change, so what they need now will not be the same in a few years. Eventually, you may want to introduce a desk for homework or a dressing table, more storage or even a bigger bed. Try and find multi-functional pieces of furniture which can be adapted as needed, such as a desk or bed with storage. Off-floor storage like baskets, hangers and hooks are great for maximising storage and floor space. You may also want to hold back from theming the room as your child’s tastes are likely to change as they grow, and you don’t want to be redecorating every year! Instead, let them choose their soft furnishings and art which can be easily changed as needed.
Remember the Accessories
If you haven’t got the money to spend on new paint, bedding, curtains, carpet or furniture, this doesn’t mean you can’t make a real difference to the room with the accessories you choose. Lamps, rugs, pictures mirrors, quirky curtain poles, the list of possibilities is endless and need not cost much at all. For example, there are some great value, high-quality curtain poles on offer at Poles and Blinds to suit most interiors. Similarly, charity shops may have some ornaments or art which will look much more pricey than they actually were!
Try Some Crafts
Decorating a child’s bedroom is all about celebrating what makes them unique, and what better way to do that than to create bespoke arts and crafts which no one else in the world will have? This could be as simple as creating some homemade fabric bunting and stringing it across the ceiling. You can embellish it with their name or their favourite animals and use whatever fabrics you have around the house. You can even get your child involved and create some art together which you can frame and display on the wall.