Decorating Your Child’s Room on a Budget
Decorating a child’s room can be an exciting and bonding experience especially when the child is actively involved in the process. The more you incorporate his/her inputs and ideas, the happier s/he’ll be with the results. Below we look at a few tips on how to decorate a kid’s room on a budget.
Start with the Walls
Changing the color of the room gives it a completely new look. If not in a position to paint on a new coat of paint (in case you’re a tenant and your contract does not allow it), you can just go for a wall paper. They are easy to install, come in different designs, colors and textures, and are temporary.
Affordable Wall Art
Instead of buying expensive wall hangings, just frame images from old magazines, books or your child’s artwork. Some printing houses allow you to paint poster-sized photos of your kids that you can use as wall hangings. You can also go for bible verse wall decals displaying your child’s favorite bible verses.
Go for Versatility When Buying Furniture
Go for cribs and dressers that your child will not outgrow in a few years. You can go for a 4-in-1 convertible crib that converts from a crib to toddler bed to a day bed to a full-size bed, for instance. The initial investment may be high, but you’ll save at the end of the day if you consider that these pieces will serve your child up to his/her teen years.
Go for Second Hand Deals and Bargains
You do not have to buy everything you need from the shop. While shopping on a budget, second hand is the way to go. Mtumba markets are a gold mine. You can get high quality items at a fraction of the price. OLX is also a great place to look for bargains.
Make use of Stencils
These are removable wall decals that instantly change the look of the room. From princesses to other Disney characters, animals to other images, you’ll find one that’s meets your kid’s taste.
Until we see each other again,