Decorating kids bedrooms is always tough because they grow out of things so quickly. If you ask them how they want it decorated, they’ll like it that way for 6 months and then decide that they’re too old for that style now and they want something more mature. It’s a constant battle, particularly when they reach their teenage years and their tastes seem to change week to week. You don’t want to be decorating it every year but it’s important that kids have a space that they can call their own where they feel comfortable, so you do need to update their rooms every now and again. These are some of the quickest and easiest ways to update a kids bedroom.
A New Bed
There are a lot of cheap tricks that you can use to update your child’s bedroom but the one expensive change that you do need to make is getting a new bed. Good sleep is important for everybody but it’s particularly important for growing kids. If they’re not getting a good night’s sleep, they’ll struggle at school and it can seriously impact their development. That’s why you need to upgrade their bed once they start to grow out of it. As they get a little bit older, you can add a double bed to give them more space and make the room feel a little more luxurious. If they’re stuck with a tiny bed, they’re not going to be able to sleep properly so this is very important.
Plain walls are pretty boring but it’s always a risk to use patterned wallpaper or paint murals on the wall because it’s a pain to change when they decide that they don’t like it any more. But you can find a good middle ground by using borders in the room instead. You can get some great ones with all of their favourite TV and movie characters on and they’re not that expensive. When their tastes change, it’s easy to take them off and replace them with some new ones, rather than having to paint or wallpaper the entire room.
Posters are another simple way that your child can put their own personal stamp on their bedroom, and they’re easily changed. Sites like iPosters have a huge ranged of posters that fit all tastes. If you put them up around your child’s bedroom, you can brighten up the bare walls without spending much at all. If you want to make it look a bit more mature, you can frame the posters as well.
One of the easiest ways to freshen up a room without spending anything at all is to just rearrange the furniture. When your kids are young, having a good area for playing is the most important thing. But as they get older, they’ll need a study area for school. If you just rearrange the furniture to suit their needs as they grow older you can keep their room looking fresh.
Updating a kids bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive, you can just use these simple tricks instead.