Ideas for Decorating a Low-Cost Child's Room

You can change your child's room into something amazing with a little money and a lot of imagination. Try out these low-cost kids' room design ideas.

1. Pattern Combination

When it comes to matching, we feel that too much of a good thing may quickly turn into a terrible thing. In reality, blending colours and patterns within a space is an excellent way to add pzazz and individuality to a place. This is advantageous to your budget. Instead of purchasing all new linens and paintings to properly suit your child's room, mix and match things from your own collection for a sassy, eclectic style.

2. Showcase What You Already Have

Rather than spending money on costly artwork to fill a wide, empty wall, install affordable shelves and decorate it with pieces you already own. A wall of wood hexagon shelves in this kid's sitting room is loaded with children's books, plush animals, toys, and little houseplants. Choose your favourite items to showcase and style them to seem balanced.

3. Refinishing Antique Furniture

Renew weary, old furniture with a new coat of paint. It's less expensive than painting a full room, yet it has the same effect. Consider a vibrant colour, such as the coral hue of this dresser, for a kid-friendly look.

4. Get the Sewing Machine Out!

Changing out textiles, particularly throw pillows, is the simplest way to introduce new colour and pattern into a space. Instead of spending a lot of money on a new set of pillows, use your sewing talents to cover existing ones with fresh fabric. If you're feeling really handy, consider making new curtains, seat cushions, blankets, or bedding.

5. Make Your Own Enlargements and Frames

This one does not require you to be a skilled photographer. All you need is a high-quality photo that is meaningful to you, such as a breathtaking scenery photograph from your last vacation or a candid family snapshot from your garden. Purchase an enlarged print of the photograph online and frame it yourself in a low-cost frame. Give yourself a pat on the back for creating personalised artwork.

6. Include Houseplants

Houseplants are a terrific way to liven up a drab environment, and with a little shopping around, you can get a large plant for a reasonable price. Consider where the plant's presence will be most effective, and select one to fill the space adequately. In this space, for example, a tree would be too intrusive to the view out the window, but a leafy, lower-profile plant is ideal. Remember that your choice will be in your child's room, so make sure it is not poisonous.

7. Just one wall should be wallpapered.

I'd like to share an outstanding mathematical computation with you: You may
wallpaper one of the walls for a fourth of the expense of wallpapering your child's complete room. Isn't that groundbreaking? In all seriousness, this is a designer-approved method for both children's and adult rooms. To create a statement, use a colourful, graphic print and keep the rest of the walls neutral.

8. Just the ceiling is wallpapered.

Another way to save money on wallpaper is to merely cover the ceiling. Though this might be used in any bedroom, it is especially appropriate for one with a sloped ceiling. The pattern draws the attention upward, emphasising the intriguing building and making the area look bigger.

9. Use Your Imagination With Paint

Instead of painting the entire room one colour, why not try three? The bottom walls in this room are a dark, inky blue, and the top walls are a fresh, dazzling white. A baby blue line separates the two colours for a visually appealing appearance, without the need for other ornamentation. Take out the painter's tape and go to work, you clever parent.

10. Showcase Your Prized Possessions

Is your child on the rise? Display their enthusiasm by displaying instruments of their profession as (free!) art on the wall. If kids will need to access the things regularly, make sure they are placed in a convenient location. Three guitars make a stunning, personalised vignette over the bed in this boy's room.

11. Getting the Most Out of Your Book Collection

Instead of storing books, put them on display for all to see. This is a quick and inexpensive method to cover a blank wall. While you're about it, make use of that torn, old favourite that's become unreadable by cutting out the pages and decoupaging them onto craft shop cardboard letters. Make a word out of your gorgeous letters and display it next to your book collection.

12. Make Your Own Decorated Garlands

Handmade garlands may make a big impression on a tiny budget. With this entertaining idea, the possibilities are unlimited. Make bunting out of scrapbook paper or yarn tassels and pom-poms. Looking for a more relaxed, Scandinavian vibe? Twine is wrapped with wooden beads. These handcrafted beauties may be hung throughout the space to provide visual interest and reduce the need for wall art.

13. Over Time, Collect Pieces

Instead than purchasing a matching furniture set, use different pieces amassed over time. Not only is this a great method to save money, but it also looks better than a room full of furniture clones. The furniture in this girl's bedroom coordinates wonderfully without exactly matching, adding visual intrigue while being coherent.

14. Make a Map Frame

Looking for a low-cost but personalised method to design a bedroom wall? Search the internet or local thrift stores for an unusual map of a favourite location. Consider a location that is extremely meaningful to your kid or family. Frame the map with a simple frame, use our world map . It doubles up as decor and learning material.

15. Showcase Children's Art

If a map doesn't feel young enough, consider filling a blank wall with your child's own artwork. Hang a big corkboard if you want to change out the display on a regular basis, or frame and hang your favourite pieces for a more permanent option. Your child will enjoy seeing his or her own work showcased.

16. Allow your child to design a wall mural.

This is for you, right-brained parents (and perhaps you, left-brained parents). Is it my suggestion that you let your child colour on the wall? I am, indeed. First, have your child create a design on paper, being sure to clearly identify the section of the wall you'd like to fill. Then take a step back and observe the creative process. Did I mention this is a free option?

17. Include a Canopy

With a simple mesh canopy, you may create a romantic retreat for your child. A canopy creates a big aesthetic impression. Layer cushions, blankets, or an existing beanbag at the bottom to make the space seem more cosy and comfortable.

18. Make a Gallery Wall.

Walls ornamented with gallery-style wall décor are always popular, and the greatest thing is that it honours many forms of art and doesn't have to be expensive. An accent wall with framed photographs, prints, and posters, whether monochromatic or colourful, is a terrific way to upgrade any child's room.

19. Make Your Own Cell Phone

Make a handcrafted mobile to add whimsy to your child's room. Modern mobile phones with creative forms, clean lines, and bright colours are quite trendy right now. An embroidery hoop, yarn, thread, and construction paper are all you need to make this charming kite-themed version.

20. Accept a Simple, Modern Design

Choose a design style that fits your budget when designing your child's bedroom. Are you looking for a less-is-more strategy to your decorating? Aim for a contemporary or Scandinavian look. These designs favour minimalistic furniture, minimalist décor, and general functionality.


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