Children's bedrooms are often hard to decorate due to the fact that what a child likes will change as they get older. One year they'll like one cartoon character and the next they'll want nothing to do with that character. And then there's the issue of a child getting older and outgrowing their decor. Keeping up with a child's likes can be expensive. Luckily, if you're trying to decorate a child's room in a budget, there are a few very inexpensive ways you can add a personal touch to just about every area of a bedroom. Here are three creative ideas:
One of the best ways to create your own decorations for a child's bedroom is by using arts and craft supplies. Beads, for instance, are an inexpensive way to decorate curtains, doorways, and ceiling fixtures. Simply use a sturdy twine and a broad selection of beads to create beaded curtains for doorways or shorter strands of beads that can be used to accent curtains and fixtures. If your child is old enough to help you place beads or pick out beads, make sure to have them assist you. Choose their favorite colors, shapes, and textures. Bonus tip: Choose bright, metallic beads that will cause their room to sparkle when the sun hits you child's windows. Be sure to contact outlets such as Mayer Import Co Inc Imitation Stones to select the best beads for your needs.
With a few favorite photographs, poster board, and stickers/construction paper, you and your child can create inexpensive murals that can be used to decorate every wall of your child's bedroom. Make copies of favorite pictures and cut them into fun shapes. Back each with construction paper to create a colored "frame", and glue each to the poster board. Use stickers and construction paper shapes as colorful accents. As your child gets older, you can add new posters for each of their school years.
All children's rooms need shelves in order to help keep books, collectibles, and toys off the floor. Bookshelves can take up a lot of space and can be quite expensive, but one way to save money and space at the same time is to use wall shelving. Purchase decorative wooden wall shelves at your local hardware store and use metal brackets to securely fasten each shelf to the wall. These shelves are relatively inexpensive and easy to put up yourself. If you're feeling creative, you can use unfinished shelving and paint them your child's favorite color.
It's important that every child—no matter how long or old—has a room that helps express their personality. This lets them feel safe while encouraging them to always be resourceful and creative. With the above do-it-yourself decorating tips, you can help turn your child's bedroom into their own, private sanctuary where they'll learn, grow, and look forward toward a bright future.