5 Ways To Make-Over Your Child’s Room Without Breaking The Bank.

Bedroom Make Over

Perfect colour schemes, lovely pictures of animals or trucks or ballerinas, creative decor with just the right balance between old-school chic and contemporary ‘wow’… We all know those gorgeous Pinterest posts of children’s rooms that look like they come straight out of a home decor magazine; images of fabulous kids’ rooms that we see plastered all over social media. The ones that make us green with envy. OK, let me not project… they make me green with envy 🙂

Every time I walk into my kids’ bedrooms I’m always thinking of all the things I would love to do, but never get to do because 1. It will cost a fortune and 2. The time it will take to do a total make-over (my kids will probably be in varsity by then).

I’ve been searching for ideas and inspiration for my children’s bedrooms, and I finally realised that with 5 kids, I am going to be broke by the end of it all!

So, what can I do to brighten up and organise their rooms without breaking the bank?

1. Fresh Linen and Curtains.

Choose a theme your child loves and get shopping. Taking down old curtains and removing drag bedding can brighten up and refresh any bedroom.

2. Storage.

There are so many cute and adorable storage units on the market today. What better way to organise  hide all those toys, books and bits and bobs. The right storage creates a clean look and turns the bedroom into a calm space. It’s also so easy to revamp “old” furniture into new and revitalized bedroom pieces.

3. A Centre Piece.

Whether you have tiled, wooden or carpeted floors, a lovely centerpiece can make such a big difference in a room. It can also double up as a play area or a reading spot. A brightly coloured carpet or a wooden table and chairs. And you are set!

4. Wallart.

Why spend money on wall stickers and paintings when your own child creates the most gorgeous artwork? Frame these pieces and hang them on the wall. Want to spend a little more? Have them copied onto canvas instead.

5. Accessorise.

This is a great way to fill the space and add a personal touch! Pillows, throws, beaded wall hangings, fairy lights, lego figurines, the list is endless.

I guess it all comes down to our creativity, but we don’t need to break the bank and spend money on “custom” created goodies to give our children their dream bedroom…

Shower curtains, Bedroom Curtains, Block-out curtains.




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18 thoughts on “5 Ways To Make-Over Your Child’s Room Without Breaking The Bank.

  1. I think besides breaking the bank, when you do more stuff yourself, it’s more special and it’s great to inspire creativity for the kids as well.

  2. I use to love the large removable stickers you can get for kids rooms. They’re cheap and once the kids are fed up with the design (usually 2 weeks after doing it) you dont need to redecorate, just remove them.

  3. Love this post. I love being able to refresh rooms quickly and cheaply. I am a huge fan of decals for this in the kids rooms as they are dead cheap and easy. #globalblogging

  4. I think storage is the number one thing to make a room look less cluttered and give it a fresh look – no matter what type of room it is. Just de-cluttering makes such a difference.


  5. Great ideas Jacqui! I think storage is the biggest problem in both my girls’ rooms as they just have too much stuff. We do a clean up twice a year where we donate to charities but it is an endless problem. We’ve also been framing their favourite art pieces to go on the walls #globalblogging

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