Children grow so quickly and with that, their tastes change too. The good news is if you choose good quality neutral flooring, walls, and furniture it will last a long time and grow with your child. There are a number of ways you can quickly and easily update your child’s bedroom when they decide they want a new theme. Take a look at five ways to quickly update a kid’s bedroom on a budget for ideas:
I’ve based these ideas on quickly updating a children’s bedroom but they could be applied to most rooms in the home. I’ve created a “Natural Outdoors” theme featuring mountains and maps, but again these ideas will work for any theme (such as a Rainbow Themed Room) or colour scheme.
Five Ways to Quickly Update a Kid’s Bedroom on a Budget:
1. Add a Wall Sticker
It’s so quick and easy to update the walls in a child’s bedroom by adding a wall sticker. Tenstickers sell a wide range of Original Wall Stickers so there’s something to suit every theme and colour scheme. I love this Outdoor Nature Landscape Wall Sticker, which is available from £3.25. It would look great in a nursery, kids room and even the bedroom of an outdoor adventure loving teen. You could apply it behind the bed or to a feature wall. It instantly brings the room together. In a few years time when your child outgrows their room theme again, it will be easy to take down and swap for their new choice. Tenstickers also sell Personalised Wall Stickers, such as their Graffiti Name Customisable sticker for that extra personal touch.
2. Buy a New Quilt Cover Set
Buying new (to you) bedding is an instant way to update a bedroom. There are a number of places to buy good quality and affordable bedding. Take a look at Dunelm, George at Asda, Aldi and Primark for ideas. This World Map Easy Care Reversible Duvet Set Single is currently available for £10 from Asda. You could buy two sets for ease of washing or choose a second set with a mountain or different outdoor adventuring theme.
3. New Curtains
Some people like to choose new patterned curtains to match the theme. However, I find by buying plain curtains in a coordinating colour they have more longevity as they may still fit in with the new bedroom theme in the future. Alternatively, they’ll also be easier to repurpose in another room in the home. Also, I find plain curtains help make a room look less busy and give a classic look. These Arizona Chambray Blackout Eyelet Curtains are available from £3.75 at Dunelm. As well as Dunelm, George at Asda and Ikea are also good places to look for children’s bedroom curtains.
4. Add a Rug
As I mentioned earlier, it’s always a good idea to choose good quality neutral flooring. That way when you redecorate you only need to change the rug (or add a rug). This Children’s Kids Scandi Rug Durable Cream Grey Mountains Stars Moon Bedroom is available from £14.95 from Amazon. Tenstickers also have a great range of World Map themed Vinyl Rugs.
5. Personalised Accessories
You don’t want to need to replace accessories every time you redecorate a bedroom. Instead, consider adding skins or vinyl stickers to your belongings. For example, you could add a vinyl sticker to a plain lamp or clock. For teens, you can also buy customisable laptop stickers (from £2.75) or games console skins (£8.99). It’s a great way to keep belongings both personal and coordinated, with the benefit of being able to change them easily in the future.
Updating Your Child’s Bedroom on a Budget
As you can see, it can be quick and easy to update a child’s bedroom on a budget. Remember to shop around, choose items that can be changed easily, always compare prices and use the “Search from low to high prices” filter when choosing items for their bedroom.