Last updated on February 23rd, 2023 at 01:09 am
We all want the very best for our children, but when you’re on a tight budget, you need to think outside the box in order to get things done. Updating a kid’s bedroom doesn’t have to be a drain on your finances. There are plenty of ways you can make use of what you already have, and add a few simple extras to completely transform your child’s space into the bedroom they’ve always wanted.
Saving money on a bedroom update doesn’t mean your little one has to miss out. Check out these five ideas for updating a kid’s bedroom on a shoestring budget.
Updating a Kid’s Bedroom on a Budget
Update the Walls
If you’re not able to paint their bedroom walls or hang wallpaper right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t update the walls of your child’s room to give them a new look. Decorating their bedroom with photos means they can choose their favorite snapshots and memories, and decorate their room with them.
For example, these hexagon picture tiles can be arranged any way you’d like, and they can be taken down and rearranged to freshen up the room periodically. Maybe your child has photos of days out with family, pictures of them with their friends, or special moments like birthdays and Christmases that they want to display. Using favorite photos in a unique way (like on these fun tiles) is a great way to update any room.
Again, if you’re looking to transform the look of a bedroom without picking up a hammer or a paintbrush, adding some wall decals or stickers can breathe new life into a tired old bedroom space. Wall stickers don’t damage walls, can be moved if required, and are available in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and designs.
Update the Furniture
Whether it’s covered in pens, crayons, or stickers, it’s safe to say that children’s furniture goes through a lot. So much so, that it doesn’t take much for it to look tired and dated. Thankfully, you don’t need to stretch your budget by purchasing an entirely new furniture set. Updating your child’s bedroom furniture with a bit of paint and new hardware can add a touch of personalization and quirkiness to their room.
You could paint their drawers to match their favorite superheroes colors, or change the handles, pulls, and knobs to complement their favorite cartoon character. Let your children choose the colors, and if they’re old enough, they can even help paint. An easy furniture re-do is simple, rewarding, and won’t break the bank.
Add Some Color and Texture
Sometimes, accessories can do all the hard work for you. By adding new, fresh colors and interesting textures, you can update your child’s room without a lot of expense or effort. Consider adding a colorful new rug, some extra throw pillows, plush throws or blankets, bean bags, and even new curtains. These new additions will make their room extra cozy.
Update the Storage Options
Often, keeping toys and clothes off the floor is the only update you need. Prioritize keeping the clutter tidied away, and the room will always look fresh. Purchase some toy bins, boxes, or storage units to give your child’s room a new lease on life.
Updating a kid’s bedroom on a shoestring doesn’t have to be difficult. Do you have any other frugal decorating ideas for freshening up a child’s room? Share your ideas by leaving a comment below.