It can be a bit of a bother attempting to come up with different ways to shake up the look of your child’s bedroom, but both of you are sure of one thing: the room is stale and something needs to be done with it! Redecorating can be a pain when nobody in your home has the necessary skills to carry it out, but don’t worry, you won’t have to splash paint all over the room to get it to feel a bit more ‘new’ – though we’re not stopping you if that’s what you want!
Here are a few ways you can bring the fun back into shaking up your child’s bedroom; or even for your own, who are we to judge?
Jazz Up Their Bed
The centre point of any bedroom – the clue is in the name – you can do a lot by replacing your child’s bed with something a bit more adventurous than four posts and a headboard. Turning their resting place into a princess carriage or a race car is certainly one way to do it, but what child wouldn’t love the idea of bringing a playground into their bedroom? Achieve just that by purchasing a Steens bed with slide.
Sick of staring at the same old pillows? Throw them out and create your own. This is a fantastic craft activity to take part in with your child, let them make all the decisions on what fabric to use and how the design should be. Everyone loves an arts and crafts day and they’ll be incredibly proud to be sleeping next to upholstery they’ve helped to stitch themselves.
Create Their Own Personal Art Space
Going off the last point, if your child is already the creative type and absolutely loves to draw – why not hang their artwork in their own room as a decorative piece? Frames for their artwork are cheap enough to buy and they can even personalise them if they want to – art knows no bounds!
Reinvent Common Furniture
Repurposing your child’s old furniture into something completely new or multifunctional can be a great way to shake up their room – you can either turn this into a short-term or long-term project depending on how dedicated you are. For example, adding a mirror to the back of a fold-out table can make your very own nightstand. We recycle stuff all the time, let’s not stop at furniture.
Be Bedding Beautiful
You’d be surprised how much new bedding can completely change the appearance of a room and for fairly cheap in most cases, too. It’s important to get your child to have a say in what they want their bedding to be like considering they’re the one who’ll have to see it the most. Reversible bedsheets that has two completely different patterns are a popular choice – different designs for different moods!
Waste Not, Want Not!
If you’re looking to find new furniture pieces for the room, in keeping with a colour scheme you’re looking to adopt and you don’t want to pay over the odds, I have two words for you: garage sale. You’ll find a treasure trove of hidden gems in places like this and for a fraction of the price you’d pay on the high-street. Same applies to if you want to get rid of any old kid’s furniture, sell it instead of sending it to the scrap yard and let another family have their fun with it.
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