5 Tips to Save on Kids Room Decor
Children grow up so quickly, it can seem like one moment you have a baby’s nursery, and the next, a teenager’s fortress. It just doesn’t make sense to spend large amounts of money on interior design throughout their childhood, but luckily, there are ways to save on kids room décor. Here are five inspired ideas to help you transform a child’s room without breaking the bank.
Paint is a cheap and easy way to make a huge change very quickly. Whether you are painting the walls of the bedroom, or some of the furniture, or the floor itself, it is a small investment and a big color payoff. Many parents try to stick to more neutral shades on the walls to avoid frequent re-paints as the child grows up, but it can be fun to completely alter the base of the room’s color scheme. Try a statement wall or even just a backsplash behind the crib, bed or dresser, for less effort and a great new look.
If you aren’t interested in buying all-new furniture every time a child ages out of a crib, for example, consignment shops can be a fantastic way to acquire replacement pieces at a low cost. Often, these shops will have high-quality, if well-used, furniture at very reasonable prices, though you may need to give them a bit of elbow grease or even refinish items before they are usable.
Some people and kids especially would prefer not to buy pre-used furniture. For those times, try your favorite kids furniture store, like IKEA, but keep an eye out for voucher codes, which work like coupons to give you an extra discount. A little web search for promos for your web shop of choice can save big! Keep in mind, some assembly may be required with newly-purchased kids furniture.
Accessories can make or break a room’s overall look, as any interior designer will know, so look for inexpensive pieces that can be placed on bookshelves and dressers using a simple process of reasoning. Does the item match the overall décor? For example, is it a nautical piece to coordinate with a nautical-themed room? Secondly, does it match the color scheme or can it be repainted to match? If the child in question loves elephants, but a silver metallic finish won’t work in the room, you can always spray-paint it to blend better with the room’s look. (Always use non-toxic paint, and if the child is very young, it may be safer to avoid painting anything they could fit into their mouth.)
And for a trendy look at a very low price, try creating your own gallery-style wall art. Simply look for old frames at garage sales or thrift stores, then spray-paint them all bright white or a series of coordinating colors, arrange on the wall and you’ve got personalized wall art! Leave the frames empty, fill with family photos, pieces of fabric, or scrapbook paper as you desire – it’s quick and easy to customize to your own tastes.