Redecorating your child’s room is something that will no doubt be requested over and over, you will just get it decorated and they will want something new. I’ve always been really strict with the boys, their bedroom is decorated in a modern but stylish manner and I let them choose their artwork and decorations, but I won’t let them choose character things – mainly because since last Tuesday Toby has decided he’s not all that interested in Superheroes or Ninjago, he loves Dinosaurs more than ever… However next week, we’ll be full pelt Spider-Man and Thor again. I just can’t keep up with them.
Anyway, over the years of reading and loving blogs, staring glazed-eyed at stylish home magazines and re-decorating my own home time and time again, I have come up with a few solutions to re-decorating your children’s spaces WITHOUT much effort or breaking the bank.
1.) Wall decals – the sky’s the limit!
You can change wall decals until you are blue in the face. You can do it over and over again and it will never cost you the same amount as wallpapering – in money or effort. My favourite new savvy spot for for buying wall decals is the ingenious Room to Grow, who design the amazing and FREE wall decals and send them to you to print. Not only does that make them far better for the savvy parent, because you can print them over and over, but it also makes it a far more eco-friendly process and much, much quicker. We are the digital age after all.
2.) Utilise paint, especially mini test pots.
You’ve seen the boy’s room (if you haven’t it’s here) so you know how I feel about feature paints and walls. The children like yellow this quarter? No worries, a yellow feature wall coming up – for as little as £10 the whole room is transformed, and it won’t cause you any trouble to paint over it. You don’t even have to go for a feature wall, why not create a large rectangle and add decorative shelving for their favourite toys (like this) or art work (try these and these). When I did this in the boy’s room, I used one small £2.49 pot of paint, and it looks amazing!
3.) Change bedding and accessories, with a white back drop of course.
Paint all the walls white, then accessorise! You can have art work galore and then ALL their favourite things from Dinosaurs to Lego to Captain America, everyone can have a feature and there is no need to chop and change. Super simple. I also think that buying themed bedding (if you can stomach it – I refuse to allow it because I can’t stand it) will give your kids an option of whatever favourite character it is on that day or week.
So there you have it, 3 easy steps to meeting the ever changing bedroom decor demands of the small tyrant you house!