The reason we love to decorate a kid’s room more than our own bedroom is because it gives us an opportunity to channel the spirit of youth and bask in the beauty of play!
In fact, decorating a kids room is a great excuse to spend hours looking for cute, creative items on Pinterest, window shopping online or breaking out the arts and crafts.
Sure, you can get the kids involved if you really want to or, alternatively, enjoy some play on your own while they’re sleeping.
We all deserve playtime, so why clean the house when you can make a mess with cut outs, colours and paints? If you’re on a budget, there’s also no need to venture out to expensive boutiques either. Today, the bargains you can discover online from the comfort of your own home are incredible.
Spending a little is much more fun than spending a lot!
These are our favourite tips to decorate a kids room on a budget:
If you’re shopping online and you see something beautiful that you want for your own child, but either can’t afford it or can’t see the value in buying it, have a go at doing it yourself. Often, it’s easier than you think.
Have a good look at the materials used and think about how you can replicate the look at home.
2. Pick a colour theme
Sure, pick one colour if you like, but think outside the pinks, blues and reds and think how you would if you were hosting a birthday party. Pick 2-3 colours (choosing white as the third colour is often easiest!) and match your child’s room around those colours. That means, if you spot a bargain in red, black and white (like cherry bedsheets or striped curtains!) you can match any pattern with the colour theme you’ve chosen.
Make everyday one your child can celebrate!
3. Use layers
Include items of furniture of different sizes and shelves at varying heights then place ornaments, teddy bears, dolls, toys, mobiles, cushions, throws and rugs from the ceiling to the floor. That way, you can choose which items are purely decorative (and therefore out of reach of little hands that break things!) and which are available to play with.
It’s not about cluttering the room nor is it about having to buy heaps of products to fill the space.
In fact, it’s about making the room look refined and planned. Minimalism does wonders for a budget.
4. Hang some fun art
No kid’s room is complete without art. Artwork, no matter your child’s age, is a wondrous way to develop a sense of respect for their surroundings.
It gives kids a sense of place and a feeling of belonging. It also gives their room a splash of colour and fun.
Hanging a few pieces of affordable kids artwork creates endless ways to enhance your chosen theme with all the things kids love – from cute animals and fairy castles to rockets, robots and pirates.
5. Make over tired items
Kids might get tired, but their youth and energy sees them bouncing back in no time and with a little TLC, so can their bedroom. So if your child has just turned 8 and her bedroom is still aged 5, it’s definitely time for a make over.
This doesn’t have to mean purchasing all new furniture. It simply means giving old furniture a lick of paint or taking down tired decorations and putting new ones up afresh. You might even want to pick an entire new colour theme!
If your child has just turned 8 and her bedroom is still aged 5, it’s definitely time for a make over.
6. Go op shopping!
It can be hard for children to let things go. We’re not talking about them giving up their favourite toy, but it could mean them giving up their least favourite 12 toys.
The concept of giving a few things away to invite new things in is an important lesson for kids.
It will help them take pride in their room and avoid cluttering and hoarding into their adult life.
This is also an ideal opportunity to teach your kids the concept of giving to charity. Go op shopping together! When your child sees something they love at an op shop, give them an opportunity to decide what they’d like to swap it for.
Whether you want to decorate a kids room on your own or are keen to involve your kids, know that it’s okay if you’re on a tight budget to avoid the boutique stores.
All of us deserve lovely spaces in which to live, learn and play, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to create this for your kids.
Have you redecorated your children’s bedrooms lately? Please SHARE your ideas below.