Tips for Decorating Your Kid’s Room on a Budget

Decorating your kid’s room can be a huge challenge when it comes to giving your child the best of everything. Their rooms should be full of creativity, but also have all of the necessary things that a bedroom requires, such as a sturdy bed for jumping, a good study table, and enough storage for clothes and toys.

But, for parents who are working with a tight budget, giving their kids a great room without spending a fortune can be a challenge. So, to help you create a wonderful room for your kids while sticking to a reasonable budget, here are some useful tips to follow:

  • Use secondhand furniture. Used furniture is a lot less expensive than new furniture. Be patient and search for high quality secondhand furniture because you can find styles that are similar to newly built ones. Shop around your area for used bed racks, children’s table, and cabinets, especially during garage sales. Or, you can ask neighbors who have older children if they would be willing to sell their older furniture.
  • Paint instead of buying artwork. Paint a wall mural or image that sets a fun tone for your child’s room. That way, you won’t have to spend money on paintings or other wall art that may be outdated from an age perspective in the near future.  Or, you can simply display your child’s artwork by framing it or hanging it on wires using clothespins.
  • Go for fun color instead of character bedding. For boys, blue or green bedding or checkered designs are usually timeless. For girls, go for pastel colors or floral designs. Fr one thing, it is much less expensive to purchase, and it becomes even more economical when you don’t have to switch it out as quickly as character bedding.  You can still incorporating their favorite characters by placing action and dolls on or near the bed.
  • Make use of what you have. If you want to place a rug in your kid’s room, reuse those from your living room or bedroom.
  • Use dual-function furniture. For toy storage and seating, use a toy chest with cushions on top or a rectangular built in with storage beneath it. This way, you can buy less furniture.
  • Watch out for sales. You don’t have to buy everything at once when decorating your kid’s room. A gradual transformation can spread out the cost and even allow you to include more things by finding individual items at lower prices.

Heather & Alan Davis
Oklahoma City Realtors


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