When it comes to decorating your kid’s bedroom the one piece of advice I have is … enjoy the process!
With all the rooms in your home the bedroom is the most personal, for everyone. But for kids it’s their private space a space where they get to put all their stuff, exude their personality and have control over.
And it’s a great opportunity to embrace their ideas and inspire them along the way.
In an earlier post I talked about getting a study space ready and today we’ll finish that thought with a kid’s bedroom update.
A kid’s bedroom at any age just seems to scream for a few diy or up-cycling projects.
Get Thrifty …
Check out your local garage sales, swap meets, church bazaars or thrift stores for some special finds. Plus it’s a great way spend some time together.
And you may find out that your child really likes thrift shopping or they may not, lol!
Either way, grab a meal or ice cream to end the day!
I really like this a lot, using a pallet for a shelving area behind desk.
I think this is a perfect spot to pin selfies too!
Just make sure you take out any nails or splintering wood first!
Be Crafty …
Craft stores have a gazillion ideas that are fun to tackle together. Browse around for inspiration.
My super simple tip ~ while on vacation look together for an unframed print, even a postcard. Then buy a frame with a matte from a local craft store to frame it. It’s a meaningful keepsake.
A no fail decorating tip … use your child’s artwork and display it proudly!
Below I picked up 2 note cards while on a trip to Puerto Rico of Old San Juan. Then I had them framed at my local frame shop.
This print I picked up on vacation at Cape Cod. Then purchased a frame (on sale) from Michael’s. Such a simple diy full of memories.
Grab a paint brush …
A super low-cost way to change the vibe of any room! And remember you can always paint over it next time.
Paint an accent wall -and/or- paint a piece of furniture!
I re-finished the dresser below with Annie Sloan chalk paint. It was a fun Ikea Hack!
Your Kid’s bedroom also needs a good dose of inspiration
Take a cue from their interests …
Gain inspiration from you child’s interests.
Do you have a budding fashionista? Inspire them with fabrics, then build the room’s color palette around the fabrics.
My Simple Real Life Truth ~ Decorating my kid’s bedroom
When my boys were growing up we moved a lot. Moving kind of gave me a good excuse to update their rooms. Well the truth is they were pretty little and really were not too interested in decorating, so I took my cues from their likes and dislikes.
During a Ninja Turtle phase, I painted my son’s room in a neutral palette then made drapery panels from Ninja Turtle Sheets. A low cost quick way to make a room fun!
Think outside the box …
Shop at the end of the season for outdoor furniture pieces that would work in your kid’s bedroom.
The outdoor ottoman from Crate & Barrel below is a perfect piece, especially on sale for a kids room. It’s sturdy construction for outside should certainly withstand a kids room for years!
Check out Clearance areas at your local stores …
While your on the road make sure to check out the Clearance section for some unique finds!
Go Mobile …
Find some sites that spur your imagination on-line, like ours! with lots of diy and up-cycling ideas.
Below I purchased a $25 desk at a local barn sale. Then refinished it in white enamel paint.
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Hope everyone had a great weekend 🙂 Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home