So, your kiddo has outgrown the Disney characters and stuffed animals and wants to update their digs. However, if you’re trying to keep the refresh inexpensive (perhaps they’ll change their mind in a year!), don’t fret: here are eight dreamy ways to update a kid’s bedroom on a budget.
One surefire way to refresh a bedroom is with a new colour. Painting an entire room can be a big project, so you might want to consider an accent wall, like this slanted blue ceiling. That way, if your little one picks a colour they only like for a year or two, it won’t be too hard to change.
Same goes for wallpaper. Covering an entire room with wallpaper may be an extensive and expensive project, so an accent wall might work better. There are plenty of bold print wallpaper ideas that’ll please the young (and young at heart). There are also removable wallpaper designs for a more temporary solution.
Your kid’s bed is likely the focal point of the room. So, switching up the bedding is a reliable way to give their room a fun refresh. If you’re hesitant to make bold choices with bedroom paint or wallpaper, here’s the place where you can experiment with creative colour palettes and prints.
Stencilling a design on the wall or ceiling is a popular (and budget-friendly) choice in kids’ rooms. How about some trees on the walls? Or some stars on the ceiling, like in this swoon-worthy bedroom? All you’ll need is a stencil (you can even make your own), paint and brushes.
One way to give your wee one’s room a bit of creative flair is by installing a chalkboard or magnetic wall. You can buy the right paint at the hardware store and they’re relatively inexpensive. If you’re feeling extra inspired, do both and create a magnetic chalkboard wall.
Something that will transform your little one’s room and also inspire learning is to set up a homework or reading nook. A homework area would have a desk, chair and some good lighting, a reading space would have a comfortable place to read and shelves to feature their favourite books.
One whimsical and inexpensive way to makeover your kid’s sleeping quarters is to add a canopy over the bed. Think gold and purple for a royal vibe, green and brown for a woodsy feel or blue and red to fulfill their superhero fantasies. We may steal this idea for the primary bedroom too. To see more of this kid’s bedroom, check out these photos.
Dramatic lighting can change the vibe of an entire room. Fixtures can be expensive, but you can often find deals online and at thrift stores. You’d be surprised at the number of options out there: there’s everything from mini chandeliers to fixtures shaped like balloons, baseballs and more.