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Budget Friendly Ways to Decorate a Young Child's Room

by Marie Vonow (follow)
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It can be fun to decorate a bedroom in anticipation of the arrival of a baby. You may want to jazz up a room for a young child who is no longer a baby. Decorating can be done on a budget.

Budget friendly ways to decorate a young child's room

Perhaps you want to be a bit creative but are not really the artistic type. You may want to utilise some things already in your house rather than buying stacks of stuff brand new (think of the environment). Here are some tried and tested ideas you may be able to adapt to suit your style.

Child's book case
These toys can soon be replaced with lots of books. Image by Marie Vonow

Whether you are decorating a room for a baby or a toddler, or even a somewhat older child, old furniture can be painted to give it a new lease of life. Let friends and family know you are happy to accept furniture they no longer want. Alternatively, check out local garage sales or Gumtree.

The colour you choose to paint the furniture is up to you. Furniture can be decorated by the addition of stenciled designs. Stencils can be bought at stores like Spotlight. Alternatively, you can cut out cartoon characters or other motifs from self adhesive paper (contact paper) to add some fun to the furniture.

Child's book case
Set of drawers decorated with cartoon characters cut out from 'contact' Image by Marie Vonow

Flat pack furniture is readily available, and very affordable. They can be decorated in a similar way if you want to add a bit of personality, or they can be left plain.

If you are assembling a flat pack book case or set of shelves, you can use wall paper or self adhesive paper to decorate the inside of the back of the shelving before you nail it in place.

A cheap wall hanging can be made from a piece of brightly coloured material. This could match the curtains or a cushion if desired. Wall hangings can be made from felt cut outs sewn onto coloured burlap or other fabric with an interesting texture.

Even a piece of interesting wrapping paper can be attached to a piece of beading and used to decorate the wall. This works well if you want to change wall decorations on a frequent basis.

Child's book case
A piece of brightly coloured fabric can make a fun wall hanging Image by Marie Vonow

The amount of furniture you have in the room will depend on its size. Where there is plenty of space you may be able to have a small table and a chair for creative play, art work etc as your child grows.

An armchair, perhaps surplus from your sitting room or the home of a friend or relative, can be useful as a place to sit and feed baby. If the rest of the house is noisy it can be a nice place to retreat to with your baby. As he/she grows it is a lovely place to sit and look at books together.

There are plenty of ideas in magazines, books and of course, the internet for decorating a youngster's bedroom. Keep in mind that littlies grow up very quickly so it is good to be able to update the look with the minimum of fuss.
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