Kids grow up very quickly and their tastes change just as quickly as they grow. It can feel like kids grow out of their bedroom every year and it gets quite pricey updating their bedrooms with their every whim. If your kids bedroom is starting to look a little outdated you don’t have to spend a lot of money to transform it. There are plenty of crafty ways that you can change the decor in their bedroom to suit their ever changing tastes without spending a fortune. Decorating with arts and crafts is also a great activity for you and your child to do together and gives much more personal results than simply buying items for their bedrooms. Here are our top 5 crafty ways to brighten your child’s bedroom on a budget.
Kids love to draw all over things that they shouldn’t. By investing in a pot of chalkboard paint and painting one wall of their bedroom, or a section of their wall in chalkboard paint your kids can express themselves by drawing and writing on the walls without getting told off! Chalkboard paint doesn’t have to be restricted to the walls though, use it creatively to jazz up any old furniture or accessories. Paint the body of a table lamp in chalkboard paint and write a bedtime message on it or paint an exposed side of an old wardrobe or chest of drawers if you’re reluctant to paint the walls.
A simple, effective and personal way of brightening up your child’s bedroom is by hand-painting cushions or pillows. This can be done either by you or your child depending on their age, or you could make a day of it and sit down and paint them together. Use brightly coloured fabric paints on plain cushions to create a unique design that reflects your child’s personality and character.
Wall stickers can be bought in a huge variety of different designs. Even the fussiest children will be able to find a design that they love! No matter how big or how small the space you need to fill is, there will be a wall sticker that will fit in perfectly. Popular kid’s wall stickers include whimsical images of trees, birds and flowers for girls and superheroes, cars and dinosaurs for boys. You can also purchase personalised wall stickers that combine your kid’s name with a fun design. Wall stickers are a popular decorating option for parents because of how simple, easy and mess-free they are to apply to the wall, and once your child’s outgrown them they can even be removed without damaging the wall.
Streamer bed curtains
Colourful paper streamers can be bought very cheaply from craft shops and party stores. Hang them around your child’s bed to create a cheap and fun bed curtain that will brighten up any bedroom.
Handmade wall canvases
Blank white canvases can be bought very cheaply from discount stores and craft shops and then decorated by you or your kids to hang on their bedroom walls. Try collaging pages from an old favourite children’s story book or family photos onto your canvas, or create your own masterpiece with acrylic paints. For very young children get them to print their handprints or footprints onto the canvas in brightly coloured paints or create a picture using finger paints.
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