Kids have a lot of likes and dislikes, and those preferences can change, and frequently do, on a whim. However, if there’s one thing a kid can be positive about, it’s what they want their bedroom to look like. And parents in the business of remodeling a child’s room can do so on a fairly strict budget.
Utilize An Accent Color
For instance, Debbie Greasly, owner of U.K.-based business Debbie Greasley interior Design and Property Presentation, suggested “investing in low-cost paint options and cheap—but sturdy—furnishings.” Choose two colors for the room and designate one of them (generally the brighter color) the accent color. Use the main color for three walls and the biggest furnishings, then use the accent color for a single wall and some interesting accessories (pillows, lampshades, throw blankets, knick knacks, etc.). Greasley suggested putting the bed on the accent wall to help balance the colors. And remember, the colors you choose should either be contrasting or complementary, and you might even consider consulting a color wheel to determine which colors look best together. If you want to make the colors last longer, try to choose some that are versatile—could please a boy or a girl—or that could last longer than a single age—teenage girls will likely be less enamored with pink than they were as toddlers.
Try Wall Stickers
Need another easy way to decorate a room? Wall stickers. These have become popular in recent years and are available in a variety of shapes and themes. They work best on walls with little or no texture, however, or else some additional adhesive may be required. Stickers may be a good choice for a child with a transient mind, as they are easy to remove and change out as the child’s tastes change or they grow older.
Install Laminate Flooring
Greasley had another novel idea for sprucing up a child’s bedroom: replace your carpet, which can stain easily and wear out quickly, with laminate flooring. Laminate comes in a wider range of colors, patterns, and textures, and can even mimic other materials like stone or wood. It is also low-cost and easy to clean up.
Purchase Multi-Use Furnishings
There are a few furnishings you might consider purchasing because of their versatility. A short bookshelf, for example, can hold containers of toys when the child is young and transition to books as they age and their needs change. A chest might start out as a receptacle for toys and might end as a clothes container or extra storage space.
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