Trends in Decorating: Simple Ways to Transform Your Child’s Bedroom
For some, decorating your child’s bedroom can be a daunting task – and an expensive one. But to create a designer look, you don’t have to have loads of cash sitting around. In an effort to save money in the long run, many parents are decorating children’s bedrooms with core furniture and pieces that can last throughout the various stages of life, from baby to school-age kiddo to tween to teenager. That doesn’t mean the bedroom looks the same the entire time – in fact, far from it. By using the following decorating tools, parents can makeover their children’s rooms without breaking the bank:
· Paint: Nothing transforms a room more quickly than a new coat of paint in some fresh color. The color of a room’s walls can make the room calm or full of energy, depending on its tone and vibrancy. And the best part about paint is it can be relatively inexpensive and you have the option of only painting small sections of the room (e.g., an accent wall) but receiving a large return for the effort. For kids, neon is in this season, as are stripes, which work in a variety of color schemes and go well with other patterns such as floral.
· Artwork: Decorating the walls of your child’s bedroom can get pricey, so purchase picture frames that can go with any color scheme – like white, for instance – and then find different scrapbook paper patterns or cheap artwork to fill them. These can be switched out easily whenever you or your child feels the need for a little change. Also, mini art galleries are quite popular right now; to create one, use an assortment of small artwork pieces, mirrors, photos and wall hangings and arrange them on one wall in a grouping that will draw a person’s eye upon entering the room.
· Wallpaper and wall decals: Wallpaper may sound old-fashioned, but it’s coming back into style with a bang. It’s available in all sorts of kid-friendly themes and patterns and in many cases is sold as self-adhesive temporary wallpaper. Customized wall decals and personalized growth charts are other simple, fun and temporary ways to add flair and personality to your kiddo’s room.
· Accents: If you can find basic furniture pieces – a bed, dresser, bookcase and desk – that will serve as staples in your child’s room despite his or her growth, then you will save a lot of money in the long term. That’s where accents play a role. Lamps, throws, pillows, curtains and knickknacks in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes can be easily switched out, remade and repurposed throughout your child’s stay in his or her bedroom. And depending on your bargain shopping and DIY skills, you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a chic, stylish room, no matter your kid’s age. Rugs are also a fast and easy way to transform the look and feel of a room. They are a centerpiece that can be used as the inspiration for your color and patterns schemes.
Most parents today will tell their kids they aren’t made of money, but that doesn’t mean they want to deny their children a place to call their own. The trouble is, kids can change their minds frequently and they grow up so quickly. By holding onto the mindset that it’s possible to decorate your child’s bedroom in an affordable way and by keeping in mind these simple decorating tools, you can help your children express themselves through the makeover of the place they call home.
Author Bio: Heather Hewitt is a seasoned writer and guest author who enjoys connecting people with thoughtful products, services and ideas as they relate to crafting, photography, gift giving and personal expression.