Regular readers of this blog will know that I have previously fostered two children. It’s a very special thing to do, and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants some extra love in their life. Where does that link into today’s post? As the title suggests, we’re talking about decorating a kid’s bedroom or just designing one from scratch. It’s something that all foster parents will find themselves doing as they bring a new child into their home. Unfortunately, this can be a costly process as you’re basically remodeling a room. Plus, kids have certain tastes that often make their rooms more expensive than others.
Keeping all of that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to provide some neat tricks to save money when decorating a child’s bedroom. Hopefully, this lets you create a wonderful space for your little one without running through your life’s savings!
Decorate for the future
Avoid the mistake of pandering to trends. It’s very tempting to decorate the room using loads of colors and patterns that children typically love. Or, you might want to put up some wallpaper that’s got the latest hit cartoon on it. All of these ideas come from a good place, but they’re flawed. Within a year or so, your child might have grown out of these trends and styles. Instead, you have to decorate with the future in mind. Consider things like the Legacy Collection that provide you with more long-lasting bedroom furniture sets. They will still look great in a kid’s room, but the color scheme is more neutral and modest. This way, you won’t have to keep spending money on renovations every time your child grows out of a trend.
Do it all by yourself
Even if you’ve never embarked on a DIY project in your life, you should be able to decorate a bedroom. In fact, this is the perfect place to begin your DIY journey! All you really have to do is paint the walls/lay down the wallpaper. That’s going to be the main part of the room decorated already. You might need to put down some new flooring, which may stretch your talents a little bit. It probably makes more sense to get someone to do that part for you. As for everything else, you can easily move furniture around and design the rest of the room. For me, it also makes this more meaningful as you’ve literally created the room on your own.
Find as much free stuff as possible
Do you have older children who have grown out of their kiddie things? If so, you can move them into this new bedroom for your new child. Or, if you have family members that have some old kids’ toys ask for them. Get as much free stuff as possible to avoid spending money on accessories and extras for the room. It’s a simple tip, but you will be amazed at how much money this saves.
At the end of the day, this is a very exciting time for your family. So, take your time to create the best room for your new child. They’re bound to appreciate it, and you can save money at the same time.