Every kid wants a fabulous bedroom, they see their favourite TV shows or their friend’s room and all of a sudden they want a room just like it. This week they want a pink canopy bed, next week they want black and white painted walls and the week after they want a set of grown up pine furniture – there’s only so much you can indulge them before you run out of money and patience.
Here are 7 ways you can decorate your kid’s room without breaking the bank that can also be updated really easily.
Kids can be very territorial in a house where they have little say so start with the door so they know you know this is their room and their special place. A door knob can be picked up for pennies at your local hardware store and if you go to a larger store you’ll have a huge choice. Attach a chalk board or white board to their door too, this way they can leave you messages (‘go away, I’m going my homework’) or you could leave them messages (telling them what’s for dinner and making sure they remember their gym kit)
Children’s tastes in beds change from one month to the next; they might want a four poster bed one minute then a bunk bed the next so keep the basic frame natural. Headboards are really easy to customise and a basic headboard is cheap. Cover it with fabric, attached patterns to it or just paint it, if you’re really handy with some power tools you could even saw some shapes into it.
Hand Made Quilt
Beds are also really easy to accessories and a new bed spread can change the tone of the whole room. Even the most basic seamstress can make a patch work quilt which can obviously be completely customised to fit the decor of the room. One really cute idea that both girls and boys will love is to use their old favourite t-shirts and clothes from when they were smaller – this saves on fabric costs for you and is something they’ll likely treasure enough to take it off to college years later.
Just like the quilt, cushions are also really easy to make. Just buy some really cheap basic cushions and cover them with a fabric matching the decor of the room. If you’ve got little girls this is a great way to introduce them to sewing, give them the basic case and they can add their own ribbons or buttons to make their own covers exactly how they want them. This is also going to help them get in the habit of making their bed in the morning too.
Take a regular plain cheap window blind and customise it like you did with the cushion. As the blinds is going to be sat in the window for the whole world to see you want it to look good from the outside too. Something as simple as adding a coloured ribbon around the edge of the blind can be enough to give it character. If you’re more artistic paint a few decorations onto the blind itself to compliment your colour scheme.
Touch lamps are great for kids bedrooms especially for younger children who might struggle to reach or fiddle with the switch. They can simply role over in the middle of the night and turn the light on with a tap which is especially helpful if they’ve just had a bad dream.
Being a teenager is tough, not many kids get through their teenage years without feeling self-conscious or insecure at some point. Get some cheap frames from the pound shop or Ikea and print off some famous inspirational from the internet – next time they’re feeling a bit low it’s a great way to inspire confidence and they can be printed in any colour to compliment the colour scheme.
Sadie writes for Home Furniture Range who have a great children’s bedroom furniture including stunning oak bedside tables – we’re always happy to give a discount, all you have to do is ask.