Decorate A Child’s Room On A Budget

Every parent knows that trying to decorate a child’s bedroom is a never ending saga.  As soon as you have designed it with one theme, they will want something different.  Their latest music or sports idol can change before the paint has even dried out!

But fear not help is at hand.  Read on and I’ll show you how to implement some clever and creative ways which will keep both your child and your wallet happy!

Stick with a neutral colour on the walls and either paint or paper one feature wall with your chosen colour scheme.  Then you only have one wall to paint if you want to change the colour scheme.

Keep hard surfaces neutral and introduce colour using bedding; drapes and soft furnishings.  While the walls and floor in this room are kept very neutral, the bedding and colourful rug really bring the space to life.

Wall murals are a great way to theme a child’s  bedroom.  Sweet Dreams Ireland have a fantastic selection which include everything from scenic landscapes, to your child’s favourite cartoon character of sports team.  They even have an instructional video walking you through the steps required to fit your mural.

Wall stickers are another great and inexpensive way to transform a room. And they can be changed as often as your child changes their mind 🙂

Personalisation is key.  There are plenty of inexpensive yet creative ways to add interest to your child’s space and accentuate their hobbies or interests.

Picture Ledges from Ikea provide a great display for this little boys toy car collection.
Here painting blocks of lime green on the wall shows off this teenagers tennis trophies perfectly.

I love this pin board head board.  Save your walls from your child’s memorabilia by incorporating a memory board into their headboard.  Use decorative moulding to create a frame.  Cover the bottom half with fabric for the head board and the top half with cork board.

Incorporate as much storage as you can, little folk tend to have a lot of stuff!  Here simple boxes painted in alternating colours makes a amazing impression in this otherwise neutral space.

Finally I recently discovered this wonderful paint finish called Idea Paint.  It’s a Dry Erase White Board paint which turns your wall into an erasable canvas.  Now instead of screaming at the kids when they draw on the walls, you can encourage their creativity.

I’ll leave you with one final tip.  Involve your child as much as possible in the selection process.  It will develop their decision making skills and make them more confident, plus they will be less likely to tire of it if they chose it themselves.  That’s the plan anyway 🙂

I hope I’ve given you some ideas for decorating your child’s room on a budget.  Will you or have you tried any of these tips.  Please leave a comment as I’d love to hear your thoughts.

About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.


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