25 October 2016

Kit Out Your Child's Bedroom the Cheap Way with These Tips

When your child’s bedroom needs to be redecorated, it can be a big task. You need to make sure that the bedroom does what your child wants it to. But you also need to get the work done without breaking the bank. Getting that balancing act right is not always easy. In fact, it can be very hard indeed. So, you’re probably wondering what you can do to cut the costs and still create a satisfying and creative design for the room. Worry no longer. Here are some tips and tricks to help you do exactly that.

Use Stencils on the Walls
Stencils offer cheap and easy ways to brighten up the walls of your child’s bedroom. You can buy or even create your own stencils easily enough. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, so you will be sure to find something that your own son or daughter will be pleased with. It’s something that will then allow you to make the room look professionally designed. You can do that even when there were no professionals involved. Once you have the stencils, all you need are some different coloured paints. Give it a try and see how it looks.

Install a Chalkboard
Chalkboards can add something completely different to a room. You should definitely think about adding them to your child’s bedroom. They can be used to add designs and patterns. And they can be wiped clean, and new things can be added to them. They can even be used as homework aids, and that can only be a good thing for your children. They fill up some wall space, meaning the walls won’t look quite so plain and dull, which is often a problem when trying to design a room.

Do It Yourself
By doing it yourself, you can save a lot of money. You don’t need to hire decorators to get the work done. They cost a lot of money, and they do the kinds of jobs that you can get done in your own spare time. So, take the time and effort to do the job alone and make things cheaper. On top of that, you should also think about using your DIY skills to create a few new items. You can easily put some shelves or cupboards together with some wood, nails and bonding adhesives. That will save you some money because you won’t need to buy brand new furniture.

Remember That Simple Things Make a Big Difference

Sometimes, the simplest and cheapest things can have the biggest overall impact on the room. So, you don’t need to carry out big and complicated changes if you want to make the room better. In fact, focusing on these small things can often be the best approach to creating a new design. A simple coat of paint can completely change how a room looks and feels, so this should always be the place to start. It doesn’t cost much at all to buy some paint and a paintbrush, so remember how useful these kinds of changes can be.

Use Patterns to Brighten Up Conventional Pieces
You should always use plenty of interesting patterns if you want to create a visually interesting design on a budget. There is no need to go over the top or do too much. There are plenty of ways in which very simple designs can be harnessed in order to make the room fresh and interesting. For example, you could have some simple designs printed onto cushion covers. These can then be placed on a conventional bed or piece of furniture to add something new and bright to it. It’s a very simple and very cheap way of giving a conventional item something different, so give it a try.

Create an Adaptable Design
If you create a design for the room that will be out of date in a couple of years, the whole room will need to be decorated again. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that the room is as adaptable as it possibly can be. When you do this, some minor changes will be able to make the room a little more grown up in the future as your child grows up too. It’s best to stay away from design choices that feature their favourite movie or television show. These are the kinds of design choices that will be useless in a few years time. Don’t give into that temptation, no matter how much your child begs and pleads with you.