Tips on Decorating your Child’s Bedroom on a Budget

children-bedroomWe all know kids can be demanding at the best of times, and when it comes to their bedrooms and the décor, it's no different. The thought of spending an excessive amount of money may seem daunting, but the good news is, you don't need to spend a fortune in order to decorate your child's bedroom. Here are some tips to help save you time money whilst decorating.


When painting the walls, choose a neutral color, such as beige, cream or white. Although girls may want a pink themed bedroom, and boys may opt for blue, the chances are, in a year or so they'll probably have changed their minds. Use cost effective wall decals to add style and creativity. Choose from a range of styles, designs, colors and sizes to suit your child's interests. Due to their unique versatility and quick and easy application, decals can also be placed on walls, mirrors, bedsteads, wardrobes, and doors. Alternatively, use stencils, canvases, and photo frames to freshen up your walls.


If a child's curtains are rather dull, the good news is you don't need to splash out on expensive new ones. Accessorize by adding ribbons, breads, jewels and diamantes for a quick and easy revamp. Shop curtains are expensive, so alternatively if time allows, make your own. Look for remnants of material of sufficient quantity,or simply buy one or two patterned or plain flat sheets to match your color scheme. Attach your curtains to a rod using evenly spaced curtain clips, available from hardware or home decor stores. If you do not have a suitable rod, a length of dowling cut to size, painted or varnished, is equally as good. Plain fabric can be transformed with a border of inexpensive children's iron-on motifs which can be found in a craft or hobby store. Add wide ribbon tie backs, to which you can attach bows using a little Velcro fastening.

Bean bags, pillows, cushions, and bedding are one of the key attributes to making your child's room special. Opt for simple patterned bedding, then decorate with throws and cushions of your child’s choice. This way, you won't need to change the bedding if your child decides they prefer something else.


Invest in good, solid furniture that will stand the test of time. Although the racing car bed looks tempting, the chances are your child will get little use out of it. Opt for furniture that will be around in many years to come. It will save both time and money in the long run


Don't change the lights if there is nothing wrong with them. Instead, change the light shades for an instant boost to your child's décor. You can find great bargains on auctions sites such as eBay, or search second hand shops for bargain shades.

The author of this article, Ms. Alison is passionate about all things Décor - she has written this article on behalf of

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