Kids’ Bedroom Decor

Kids’ Bedroom Decor Made Easy

How to Decorate Your Child’s Bedroom Simply and Inexpensively by

Decorating your child’s bedroom without spending a fortune can be quite the task. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep everyone smiling.

Trucks, trains, superheros.Horses, princesses, and fairies. Children’s favorite things can change rapidly, so how you choose a theme and decorate their bedroom should take that into account. You do not want to be left with a closet full of accessories when the next fad comes along. Children’s bedroom themes need not be as difficult as it seems or expensive. Here are a few hints to keep in mind as you begin your project:

  1. Keep the room’s theme broad. A child may have a much longer interest in trains than Thomas the Tank Engine or construction trucks longer than Bob the Builder. Keeping the theme broader may be in your favor. If your child must have a specific character, use items that are more easily changed such as a lamp or a framed poster.
  2. Transform the wall. One of the easiest transformations for a bedroom is the wall. A fresh coat of paint to change the color can change the entire room. Using borders or wallies (applied and removed easily with water) can inexpensively accent a theme of your choice. Stencils, murals, large posters, and simple framed photos or prints can highlight a room’s theme too.
  3. Keep Bedding Simple. Bedding need not be overdone. Having bedsheets of a kids’ choice usually gets them pretty excited, which makes a matching comforter unnecessary. Using a neutral color for the comforter versus one with many colors and patterns will be easier to use with future themes. This will enable you to get more use out of it and make it easier to accent the room in the future.
  4. Hand-me-downs. If you know of someone whose kids have outgrown their decor, you may be able to acquire them and incorporate them into your own kids’ rooms. Tag sales, consignment stores, thrift shops, and even online services may help you find items you need for a fraction of the cost of buying it new. You can also use other on line services to list items you may be looking for.
  5. Room accents. Items that can easily be changed as a child’s interests change are perfect room accents. Theme-specific lamp shades, dresser knobs, small rugs, throw pillows and light switch plates can be found at many discount stores. Small toys, action figures, or dolls from a favorite movie or television show can add to the room’s theme easily. Books within view on a shelf can also highlight a theme inexpensively.

Remember to keep your kids involved in the choices, especially if they are older, so they feel they have contributed to creating their own special space.

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