Updating The Kids Room On A Budget - It Can Be Done!

Like many mums, we’re working on a budget. So, when it comes to redecorating the kids room or just thinking of a few updates, the cost can quickly add up. So, we’ve come up with a few wallet-friendly ideas of how you can update your kids rooms without breaking a sweat or the bank!

The skirting boards
Yes! It might sound a little odd, but the skirting boards in any room play a vital role in protecting the walls from damage from things like furniture and scuff marks. They get tired and grubby looking very quickly so why not update the ones in your kids room? Skirting board updates are a quick and easy room update that can be done within a weekend. For some skirting board ideas click here.

If ripping out your old skirting boards sounds a little too time consuming, then consider simply painting them. If your child’s room has a particular theme going on, then go for a colour that will compliment this.

Hang some art
We’re not talking the Mona Lisa, but if your kids are anything like mine, then they’ll have writing pads filled with pictures, paintings and arts and craft things that they brought home from school or nursery. Instead of finding somewhere to store them, why not display them?

The beautiful works of art can be hung on a string that runs the length of the room. Or you could make your own frames for these unique pieces and create a gallery wall. Think washi tape, clip boards, even magnets. Make it fun!

Their bedding
One for the bigger kids, you could transform their bedroom by introducing some new grown up style bedding to the proceedings. If they can bare to part with their Paw Patrol or Peppa Pig bedding, then try putting some of your own bedding on there instead. Large double sheets can easily be folded, and pillowcases are usually the same size. You could give them the spare double duvet as well to make them extra cosy. It’s incredible to see the transformation that tired old character bedding to crisp white linen can make.

Shop at home
Put down that credit card and instead of shopping online or on the high street, see what you have in your own home first! You’d be amazed at what you can repurpose. If your child’s bookcase is looking a little full, then why not switch it with the one that’s stood idly in the corner that’s collecting dust and old magazines? You could go a step further and even paint it. It could be anything, from photo frames to ornaments and rugs.

The tried and tested method. When we were kids, if we wanted a change, my mum would simply, swap the beds around, move the rugs to the other end of the room, swap the pictures and change up the toy boxes. It’s also a great opportunity for a good deep clean as well!

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