If your child’s bedroom is looking a little worse for wear or has been outgrown, the thought of redecorating may be a worrying one. While naturally, you want to give your child the best of everything. If you’re short of cash, unexpected costs, like bedroom revamps, can be tricky to cover.
But, there is no need to worry. Redecorating your child’s bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive, there are plenty of ways you can create a fantastic kid’s room on a budget.
For our guide to eight fantastic budget decorating tips and ideas for kid’s bedrooms, have a read of this.
Start with paint
A fresh coat of paint in a new colour goes a long way. Using a new colour of paint can give your child’s bedroom a whole new look, so always start by re-painting.
Paint is not expensive to buy, and can be picked up cheaply at most DIY and home stores. Before going out and buying a new can of paint, ask friends and relatives whether they have any old paint that they would be willing to sell.
Create your own wall art
Instead of going out and buying wall art, get creative. Cut out and frame old pieces of your child’s artwork and hang it on their bedroom walls. Or, if this idea isn’t popular, create a photo collage or photo canvas for their bedroom instead.
Invest in long-lasting furniture
Instead of buying furniture that will only last a couple of years, such as a child-sized desk, invest in pieces that will last for years.
Furniture made from solid wood is a good choice, as it will stand up to wear and tear and last for a long time. Although, good-quality pieces of furniture will be more expensive to buy, they are a worthwhile investment.
Make your own rugs
Instead of paying out for an expensive rug, visit your local carpet warehouse and ask to buy some of their carpet off cuts. Most carpeting companies sell their off cuts for next to nothing, which is ideal if you are on a budget.
To create rugs for your child’s bedroom, cut the carpet off cuts in circular or square shapes and voila, you have your rugs.
Buy good quality bedding
Instead of skimping on cheap bedding, invest in good quality sheets, pillows and comforters from Richard Haworth. Although these may cost more to buy than cheap bedding, they will last longer. Plus, good quality bedding is more comfortable and will help your child get a good night’s sleep.
Buy your child two 100 percent cotton sheets, two pillows and a comforter for their bed. As well as, a good-quality duvet cover. You may think that investing in bedding is an unnecessary buy, but good-quality bedding will last for years, and is more than worth the cost.
Shop at charity shops and boot sales
Shopping at charity shops and car boot sales is your best bet when decorating on a budget. You can pick up accessories and pieces of furniture for just a few pence a piece, which is ideal for when money is tight.