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. Switch up the lay-out
Without spending a single penny you can make over a child’s room simply by moving the furniture. I often use computer software to input the measurements of our rooms and have a play around with the furniture to find the best way to give the children optimum space. Just by moving the position of the bed or larger furniture items you can bring more light into the room and really open up a smaller space.
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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