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5 Tips to Save on Kids Room Décor

| November 28, 2016 | 10 Comments

 

5 Tips to Save on Kids Room Decor

 

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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.

Painting

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.

 

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Consignment Shops

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.

 

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Online Promos

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

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.)

 

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Wall Gallery

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.

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Kristi says:

    Really good tips. My favourite two ways of changing up the room are painting and adding in new accessories, it can really change things!

  2. jan says:

    Paint really is a great and fairly cheap way to change it up completely. We love to do a chalk board wall too so that they can continuously change one wall.

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Good ideas, might be implementing some of these for myself 🙂

  4. KD says:

    I hadn’t thought of looking for voucher or promo codes. Thanks for the tip!

  5. Carole Dube says:

    I really like the idea of Chalk board wall. Painting can transform a room and it’s affordable.

  6. Cheryl says:

    Thanks for the tips I love the idea of spray painting the yard sale finds.

  7. loriag says:

    Consignment Shops is my favourite of your tips. I love the deals I can get.

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    All great tips and ideas, it would be cool to paint one wall with chalkboard paint and they can draw or write notes!!

  9. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Your tips are great and so true. I especially like the consignment shops or second hand stores because I’ve got some fabulous finds at those kinds of stores and they are usually easy to fix and transform into a great item.

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