I don’t know about your children but if they are anything like mine, they change their minds a lot. Over the years my kids have gone through various phases where they have been desperate for their bedrooms to be kitted out in the theme of their favourite TV show or colour, and I’ve ended up wall papering and fitting curtains only for them to grow out of it, or change their minds, just months later.
After four children I have realised that there are several ways to make over your childs bedroom without making permanent changes, or costing a fortune, and I’m here to share those tips with you now.
1. Add some character with wall Stickers
Using wall stickers on plain walls is a great way to inject a little character to your child’s room without making permanent changes. They can easily be applied and removed, are inexpensive to buy, and can bring a little fun to your child’s bedroom theme. We had them in the children’s nurseries and they can be so effective!
2. Introduce colour with soft furnishings
With neutral walls, curtains and carpets, you can introduce flashes of colour with duvet sets, cushions and rugs. Again, they don’t have to cost a fortune but can completely transform a room to suit all ages and trends.
3. Don’t forget to use feature light fittings
Light fittings can often be overlooked in bedroom makeovers but they are a great way to switch up the feel of a room and create a completely different look. Lights.co.uk have the most amazing range of children’s ceiling lights from footballs to clouds and pirates to polar bears! Choosing the right lighting for a room is so important so I definitely recommend really taking your time to choose something which is perfect for your child and their room lay-out.
4. Replace the flooring
Replacing the flooring can make a huge difference to your childs bedroom. Personally I think carpet is far warmer and comfortable for children, unlike hard wooden flooring. Many parents shy away from carpets due to worries of spillages, muddy footprints, and accidents but actually, with the correct carpet care, carpets can be just as hard wearing and equally affordable. An easy and effective way to keeping carpets clean and smelling fresh is by regularly using carpet cleaning products, such as 1001 Carpet Care their products are child safe too.
5. Upcycle old furniture
Up-cycling old furniture is a great way to makeover a room without having to splash out on new furniture. Chalk paint is a great way of transforming old furniture and using a fresh white can really brighten a room and create a more spacious feel. We are in the process of chalk painting our existing pine furniture white and it’s incredibly easy!
So there you have it, five easy tips to makeover a children’s bedroom without making permanent changes. I look forward to hearing how your bedroom makeovers have gone!
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