Decorating your child’s bedroom does not have to be expensive. You can transform a space without damaging your wallet. The key is to think functional and not trendy. Kids can go over the top with their requests so you may have to tailor down the demands to come up with more affordable solutions. Here are some creative children’s bedroom decorating ideas that are both cost-effective and impressive.
Children’s Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Attractive Wall Decals
Do your kids have any favorite cartoon character like a Disney Princess, Spiderman or Winnie the Pooh? Paste on a wall sticker of that character or maybe recreate a small scene using several stickers. A ‘birds and butterflies’ or ‘alphabet tree’ arrangement would look very attractive too. You can adorn two adjoining walls or for a more striking effect or paste them on to just one blank wall. Use wall decal only on walls painted in solid colors and not on wallpaper because the effect would be too confusing. You can buy repositionable wall stickers that can be removed and pasted somewhere else for a change.
Kids Artwork Displays
While you can buy vintage posters or paintings to adorn your child’s room, why not let them paint something themselves instead? A set of three or four paintings can be arranged symmetrically or just one beneath the other, along the length of the wall. You can also get them to do hand and footprints on fabric or handmade paper and frame them with cute little sayings. String a line of cord across two nails or buy an art hanging rail. This can be used to hang drawings and paper craft work.
Colorful Patterned Accessories
Keeping the main elements of the room plain and simple is a good way to reduce the expenditure of redoing it every time your kid outgrows old interests and develops new ones. Walls can be painted ivory or cream. Furniture can be painted over to match or better yet, left in their natural shade. Play with patterned accessories to create a vibrant and colorful space. Polka dot pillow covers, patchwork quilts, graphic prints on cushion covers, embroidered duvet covers and brightly colored rugs are a great way to make a room look bright and attractive.
A simple bunting can make such a difference against a blank wall or over the headrest of a bed. You can do it yourself at home with different pieces of colorful fabric, for instance embroider each triangle with letters from your child’s name for a pretty personalized bunting. Go online and browse for cool bunting ideas. You can also buy designs like alphabet card bunting, handmade gingham, baby boy or baby girl bunting, decorative flower or heart bunting and so on.
Kids love to doodle and what better way to get them to pass those rainy days indoors by drawing on their very own chalkboard. You can get a small portion of the wall painted with special chalkboard paint or do up one side entirely. This is not just a decorative addition to your child’s bedroom but also a useful one. Children can write out a to-do list, make notes or write their time table for quick reference, aside from drawing.