As your children grow up and get older they easily and quickly grow out of their toys, clothes and even their bedrooms. Your little princess may love Pink on her tenth birth – but by her twelfth birthday she prefers green! We always want to keep our children happy too – and it’s so important to make sure their bedroom is a place where they can study, relax and spend time happily.
Redecorating isn’t cheap though and for many of us it’s simply not a financial viable option to be redecorating the entire room every year. There are some great ways you can spruce your child’s rooms though without spending a fortune and without taking up a lot of time either. Here I’ll run through some easy ways to keep the children happy (and keep the bank happy too)!
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Posters don’t have to be stuck up on the wall with blue tack at a jaunty angle. You can buy cheap plexi-glass clip frames for extremely cheap – and it means you can easily and quickly update the walls of children’s bedroom as their interests change. A simple poster can make a huge difference to the room and to your child’s happiness too! And the best bit…. A poster costs as little as £1!
2. Coloured rugs
An easy way to quickly change the look of a room is to change the colour or texture of the rug in the room. In the winter you could buy a big sheepskin rug to keep them cosy and warm, but in the winter you may want to buy a bright colourful rug to lighten and brighten the room.
3. Photo Frames
Photographs are a great way to make a child feel at home in a room. Printing off images is very cheap now (Boots and Snappy Snaps do an instant service at bargain prices) and you can grab cheap frames from Primark or Wilkinson’s for under £5. A couple of photo frames around the room will make your child smile – as they can remember all the wonderful memories you’ve made with them!
4. Accent wall
If your child is always changing their taste, why not have an accent wall? This is one wall in the room which can easily be changed and painted whenever you want to – but that need little paint to cover it (saving money) and that accentuates the room without painting the whole thing (saving time).
Just remember to keep things fresh and updated every now and again and your children will love spending time in their room. The easiest way to get children excited about studying, is to create a great environment for them to study and work in – and their bedroom makes the perfect place for this. It doesn’t have to be an expensive thing though – so don’t worry that it does. Following my simple steps will keep your children happy all year round!
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Paint Your kids furniture. This is a very easy way to update their room. This piece above is a Campaign desk.
Wallpaper and fabric can add a lot of interest in a room. Make your own roman shades from the fabric you adore, and which can also be very neutral in his or her room for several years. -Picture Credit Homes & Gardens, March 2010