If you have children, you will know that they are always changing their favourite like and dislikes, while developing new interests. The room you decorated for them as a toddler, might not be what they want today. However, you do not have to employ an interior designer to do a makeover; you can easily do it yourself with these handy hints.
If your child has decided that they want to have a new theme for their room, you can easily find something that will work. Hunt through the products on sale in your local DIY store for cheap paint that will fit into the theme. You might even be able to mix them to create the colour you want.
By painting one wall a different colour, you can create a separate area in the room to use as a den or activity area. If you cannot do the painting yourself, there will be local tradesmen who can paint the room for you at a reasonable price.
If your child wants to have a princess or pirate theme in their bedroom, why not try to find accessories that will fit into the topic? Scouring around local charity shops will help you to pick up some bargains you can use in the room. It may be some plastic jewelry or an old box which can be turned into a treasure chest. It will all make the room even more special.
You can pick up posters quite cheaply from some discount stores. If you find one that they will like, you can buy a cheap frame and hang it on the wall. The good part is, when they change their mind, you can simply change the poster and repaint the frame. You can even do a collage of their favorite family photos to make it more personal.
Another chance to hit the sales is for bedding. There are usually cut-price deals on bedding in most stores, and if you are lucky, you will find just the right one for your child’s room. It is amazing how a change of bed linen can make such a difference to a room. It is worth buying cheap bed linen that is generic so you can change the bed and wash the other one, and also not worry about your children accidentally damaging the fabrics with pens, etc.
5 Creative Storage
Just because you have storage in your child’s room, doesn’t mean you cannot adapt it to fit in with the theme. Using plastic containers for toys can be a good way to keep them tidy, and you can paint them to blend them in with the room or cover them with stickers. To create more space, you can always put containers in the wardrobe to keep things tidy and out of the way.
These are just five of the ways you can transform your child’s room on a budget. They will get such a thrill from seeing their new room, and you will have fun hunting for all those bargains. Remember, it is also fun to include the child in the redecoration process as they may wish to voice their own quirks and ideas.