As kids grow, so do their needs in a bedroom. A teenager’s clothes, for example, have a hard time fitting into dressers designed for nurseries. Once you have your budget figured out, you can sit down with your child and find ways to get creative with the funding.
Doing a lot of the work yourself will help you stretch your budget to fit your, or your kid’s, vision. You can refinish the current furniture if it meets your needs, or you can find a consignment store full of gently used items in a variety of styles. These stores are also a great source of décor elements that you and your child can craft to match your design and you may be able to sell your current items.
The foundation of your child’s room should be able to grow with them, meaning that you will not have to repaint walls and furniture frequently. For example, if your daughter wants a neon pink princess room, use white furniture in a pale pink room and build an ombre effect with curtains, pillows and decor. If she decides the next year that she hates princesses and loves mermaids, then you can replace the neon items with shades of blue and teal without expensive or time-consuming repainting.
The simpler the storage solutions in your children’s bedrooms are, the more likely they are to use them. Organizational experts often advise open shelving and lidless bins for kids, as well as storage where they use items and within reach. Use the redecoration process as an excuse to purge the piles of broken or unused items and display cherished toys as part of the décor.
Redecorating a child’s bedroom can be expensive, but it does not have to be when you can get creative and crafty with it. It is a good idea to start with furniture and paint colors appealing to adults and then layer themed items to avoid the cost of repainting in the future and you can visit second-hand stores for décor to stretch your budget further.