Updating Your Child’s Room on a Budget

Posted on 20/08/2021 by Room to Grow

Updating Your Child’s Room on a Budget
The key to updating your child’s room on a budget is planning. Decide how much you have to spend and how long you want to take. If you child is younger, you may find it easiest to choose a time when your child is at camp, at grandma’s, or away for a school function and complete the task while they are gone. You may wish to enlist the assistance of your older child to make sure they are pleased with the results. Teens can be picky when it comes
to their room’s style and colours. Updating your child’s room on a budget does not need to take a great deal of time and effort if you follow the tips in this article.

Girl Painting Wall Pink

Choose a Theme to Update Your Child’s Room
Whether it is a colour, pattern, sport, or movie character, choose a theme for your child’s room. You may wish to get your child’s input on what they would love and then look for bedding and accessories to compliment your choice. Another option is stencils or a wall border to highlight your chosen them.
Update Storage Options
Toys, clothes, art projects, and books are just a few of the items found in an active child’s room. It doesn’t take long for clutter to ruin the appearance of the best planned room. Adding storage options is an inexpensive and attractive way to organize the mess. Check dollar stores for cleverbaskets and bins.
Use Colour to Update Your Child’s Room
Probably the quickest, easiest, and most inexpensive update for your child’s room is to change or refresh the paint.
You can make your child’s room
look larger by painting one wall a darker colour. Don’t forget the ceiling; try clouds or a starry sky. If you really feel adventurous, try glow-in-the-dark, magnetic, or sparkling paint.
Update Bedding
Bedding comes in all sorts of styles and colours. You can find patterns and characters. Some have matching curtains or you can make your own out of sheets. You may wish to let your child select the bedding they want.
Improve and Update Lighting
The light needed for a preschool child whose parents read a book before bedtime is different from a school-aged child doing homework and reading on their own. Use lighting to highlight areas of the room. A dimmer switch is an inexpensive way to vary the amount of light in your child’s room. It is also good to have sufficient light from natural sources if possible, so windows and blinds should be easy to open.
Update and Re-purpose Furniture

Repaint old furniture or add stencils to create a brand new look. Get rid of outgrown furniture or repurpose. For example, cut the legs down on a changing table to create a storage shelf or turn a chair that is too low into a stool by cutting the legs shorter.

If you do need to replace some furniture items, try
the following:
  • Check discount furniture and thrift stores.
  • Purchase from a wholesaler.
  • Visit yard and garage sales and flea markets.
  • Let friends know you need new items as they may have some they will let you have.
When you have chosen a theme, provided storage options, and added colour, it is time to accessorize. Paper flowers, stencils, coloured lighting, and your child’s artwork are only a few of the items that will add a personal touch to your child’s room. Updating your child’s room on a budget can be a fun experience for both you and your child and one you will probably repeat as soon as their interest and taste changes.

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