Redecorating a child’s bedroom is both highly exciting and very stressful. You want to do the best you possibly can, but sometimes your child’s imagination runs away too much for your budget and your decorating abilities. Decorating on a budget is always tricky, but doing so for a child is even harder. You want them to have a dream room, one they’ll love for their whole childhood. There are plenty of ways you can create a beautiful bedroom without a seriously high budget – you just need to be willing to put in lots of work, and not be afraid to try different methods from normal.

Wall coverings

Painting a room is hard work, it’s expensive and it causes a lot of disruption. So, if you can’t see how you’ll raise the funds or the time to repaint your child’s room, don’t worry about it. As long as the color isn’t wildly hated, you can go about covering it up instead. Wallpaper is usually a cheaper method, especially if you go for a ‘feature wall’ design. Then, you only need to paper one wall, rather than them all.

If you can get away with it, you could help your child to cover a wall in tasteful cuttings and art prints, making a gorgeous collage. It creates a unique look that your child will never forget. If you can include some photographs of you and your family, it’ll be even more special.

Carpets and curtains

Carpets are a hard one to replace: they’re expensive to both remove and to fit, and they’ll require the room being emptied. So, see if you can buy modern rugs to suit your child’s room instead. From thick and fluffy, to covered in their favorite animal or design, your child will love having a rug on the floor. Plus, it’s easy to change. So, if the fad your child was going through when they chose the rug ends abruptly, you don’t need to change much when they move on.

Curtains are much easier to change. Picking lovely, bright colors will help add a bit of sparkle to your child’s room – especially if you let them choose. Make sure that whatever you choose has blackout features, so you can give you child an uninterrupted night’s sleep, even in the middle of summer.

Throws, bedding and furnishings

Arguably the most exciting part of redecorating a room is picking out new bedding and new cushions. By now, you’ll know what sort of colors to stick to, what style to pick, and if there are any animals or characters you need to include. If you want to get a plain quilt set, but your child wants something livelier, then compromise: get the sensible bedding, but let them choose a more adventurous throw. That way, if and when they get bored of whatever’s on the blanket, you’ll be able to fold it up and store it away – and not have lost a lot of money on quality bedding! Don’t forget all the matching cushions too: as fluffy and soft as you can find them, of course.

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