If you’re looking to fix-up your child’s bedroom then the costs can soon pile up.
Whether it’s a lick of paint, colourful storage solutions or ways to make the room just a little bit brighter, we are bursting with fun and almost-free ideas to spruce up their all-important bedrooms and play rooms.
These ideas are simple tricks and tweaks that don’t cost the earth – but they can have serious style impact. We’ve covered space-saving ideas and ways to make the most of a small child’s bedroom, along with decorating hacks and quick updates that won’t break the bank but that they will love.
From done-in-a-day to longer weekend projects, don’t start work on your child’s bedroom without taking a look at these nifty ideas…
A wall of storage cubes is perfect for displaying pretty objects as well as stowing away toys and books. If you’re not DIY shy, build your own wall of ‘boxes’ against a wall, then use leftover pots of paint to carefully fill in a few of the backs in a vibrant colour.
This study area in a teen’s room has been given a makeover with bands of blue, grey and yellow highlighting the shelves above the desk. Re-create the effect using leftover tester pots from previous decorating projects to keep costs down.
Make a feature of a chimney breast or simply break up a blank space with a wall sticker. There are hundreds of fun designs for children’s bedrooms to choose from and they’re easier to put up than a roll of wallpaper.
This wallpaper is designed to be drawn on, so your kids can let their creative sides run wild. Alternatively, save the expense of buying photo frames by sticking prints inside the ‘frames’ of the wallpaper.
Plain curtains can be transformed for a child’s room at hardly any cost. Try cutting out shapes from different fabric remnants and stitching them on to the lower half of the curtains – leave the edges raw to add interest. Stripes, checks and spots all work well.
Give a changing table or other nursery furniture a simple makeover by sticking a colourful patterned wallpaper on the inside. Use leftover wallpaper or pick up remnants from your favourite home interiors shop.
Line a wall in a children’s room with a low storage unit, which can also be used as a bench or a place to set out games and toys. Keep clutter at bay and hide bits and bobs in the easy-clean colourful boxes.
Invest in toy chests to sit at the end of beds in a twin room as a compact storage solution. They also give children their own place to display their favourite things – important if they are sharing a room.